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many extraordinary musicians who are still singing in bars and pubs, and what inspires me is that they sing for pennies but they still didn’t give up. There was also a pianist I met in Italy from Cuba who told me he practises music for 17 hours a day. That’s true dedication and passion. What are some of your interests outside of music? You recently went to the OZ Comic-Con – are you interested in comics or science-fiction? I did! I dressed up as Sailor Mercury and people still recognised me, even with the blue hair. I do love scifi but I’m only new to the comic/anime scene. I went to AVCON last year and as a performer, it was fun to wear a cosplay and portray a character, like acting. And the atmosphere is really enthusiastic. I also love to ice skate, which many people would be surprised to hear, and swim when I can find the time between What advice would you give to a young person who wants to become a singer? Work on your artistry as much as possible and work with other artists. Ask questions about the industry and learn all you can. If you are just starting out, get as much exposure as possible BUT it has to be the right kind of exposure. Trust your instincts. It’s a hard, unpredictable road to go down, but it’s always worth it if you’re doing what you love. What are the things in life that you find inspiring? Music is the most inspiring thing in my life. If I listen to a song or hear about someone’s experience that astounds me, then I want to achieve the same things and drive myself to do it. I also love hearing about other people’s stories behind music. There are so study and music.