Ticketmaster Rising: Angie A is October’s Performer of the Month

Introducing October’s star performer, as part of Ticketmaster Rising in association with Busk in London.

Angie A has a distinctive voice that greatly suits the music of the 1930s -1950s swing jazz era. As a versatile vocalist, Angie also sings blues, soul, R’n’B and great pop songs. Angie is a singer, songwriter and entertainer who has appeared on Top of The Pops as backing vocalist with Olive who got to No.1 with the song You’re Not Alone. Angie has been on ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent and didn’t get buzzed out, getting to the TV reveal stage.

What artists do you look to for inspiration?

“Ella Fitzgerald, Bob Marley, Jazmine Sullivan, Michael Jackson and Sarah Vaughan.”

What made you want to perform in public?

“To uplift others and myself and raise funds for my chosen charities.”

How do you prepare before a performance?

“Positive thoughts, meditation and yoga.”

Do you have any good luck charms that you have on you during a performance?

“Nothing physical, just my positive thoughts and energy.”

Busk in London Festival 2015 - Angie A

Who did you look to for inspiration when starting out?

“I took inspiration from other musicians I met at jam sessions.”

Do you suffer from stage fright and where does your confidence for performing come from?

“I don’t suffer from stage fright and my confidence comes from experience and feeling good about what I do!”

What are the best three places you’ve performed?

“Top of the Pops, Britain’s Got Talent and festivals”

How would you describe your sound/routine/act in three words?

“Only three words! Jazz, soul and good vibrations.”

If you could tour with any act, who would it be?

“Si Cranstoun”

What is your dream venue to play/perform at?

“V Festival or Wembley…”

What’s the strangest thing that’s happened to you while busking?

“Too many to mention! Strange happenings are part and parcel of a busker’s life!”

Are there any other buskers who have caught your attention?

“There are many great buskers in London but Trev Yeo has caught my attention.”

What would be your advice to new artists starting out in busking?

“Communicate with your audience, be alert and keep your wits about you.”

Have you any top tips for busking and performing live?

“Be yourself and do not be put off by any negativity.”

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