EXCLUSIVE: Interview with Amy Danielle

Amy Danielle is a singer/actress from Manchester, the young rising star will turn 18 next month.

The talented singer is releasing a charity single called ‘It Gets Better’ which will be released soon. The song will raise money for ‘Ditch The Label-Anti Bullying’, Papyrus-Suicide prevention’ and ‘ Ronald McDonald House’.

Amy is currently signed to ‘Cloud Records’ a label set up earlier this year by Amy and her father.

Here I Chat to the the charitable rising star, about her music, acting and what the charities she is involved in mean to her.

You have a charity single coming out soon, called ‘It Gets Better’ What was the inspiration behind the song? 

Well I was bullied at school, and have also struggled with depression and self harm. I know lots of people who have too, so I thought that I could raise both money and awareness for three charities, that myself and my friend, Megan chose.

How did you get involved in the charities?

We knew the kind of charities we wanted to raise money for, so we sat down and found the perfect ones. Which believe me was difficult! I asked my Twitter followers and noticed these charities came up a few times, when I looked into them, they were so special! If I could go back and talk to my 15 year old self, I’d tell her to reach out to ditch the label and papyrus! The Ronald McDonald House has helped many of my friends family when they had operations in the past too!

Do you do any work with any other charities?

I do, I took part in the Manchester Midnight Walk for St Ann’s Hospice. There’s also a charity called Daniel’s Shining Star which was set up in memory of my friend that sadly passed away from cancer a few years ago, who I’ve raised a bit of money for!

How old were you when you first sang live?

Oooh, My first ever live performance, was when I was around 10. I was actually a dancer first! My first performance on stage was when I was 13.

How would you describe your sound?

I’d like to say original. I think that I have similarities with lots of different artists. Lily Allen is someone I get compared to vocally, but musically I think it’s more a mix. Even though I have been releasing lots of pop, some of the things I have in the bag are very different.

Would you ever consider entering a talent show such as The X Factor?

Haha, well I have actually auditioned for Britain’s Got Talent around five times and The X Factor once, and have been turned down every time. I just got rejected from The Voice UK, this week too! I’m cool about it all now, I’m lucky that I’m quite a strong person, and a TV show not wanting me isn’t the end of the world.

If you could perform at any venue where would you choose?

Honestly for me, any venue is fab! As soppy as it is, as long as my friends, family and fans are there, I’m not bothered!  
Who are your musical influences?
This is a tough question, because I take inspiration from every song a listen to. I absolutely LOVE music and spend my life finding new artists, so anybody I’ve ever listened to has given me ideas.
John Mayer’s music calms me down and gets me in the mood for writing. So if I had to choose, it would be John!
Who is your current favourite singer/band?
Well if the Loveable Rogues hadn’t of split up it would have been them. At the moment I’m loving Tori Kelly’s new album!
If you could collaborate with anyone who would you choose? 
Beyonce
What TV show is your favourite?
F.R.I.E.N.D.S
What would be your dream role?
Elphaba in Wicked!
Would rather win a BRIT or OSCAR? 
BRIT
Would you consider moving to LA for your career?
Of course. I’ll go wherever it takes me!
Do you prefer acting or singing?
Both haha! I actually study Musical Theatre, so I spend my life acting, singing and dancing at the same time!
What would you like to have achieved in ten years time? 
I want to be able to do what I love for a living. Whether that is through music or theatre.

You can follow Amy on Twitter here: @Amyy_Daniellee

For more info on all the charities listed above you can view their websites here:

https://www.papyrus-uk.org/ http://www.ditchthelabel.org/ http://stdavidshospicecare.org/what-we-do/in-patient-services/ https://www.justgiving.com/daniels-shining-star/

 

Written by Laura Klonowski

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