The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - Stellar - - Columnist - with JEMMA RIX

Youthe Ja­pane­seonce starred the­atrein pro­duc­tion of Wicked. How tricky was it to master the lyrics on a scale of one to 10? A 10! I learnt it from rep­e­ti­tion but to be hon­est, they had sub­ti­tle screens just in case the au­di­ence couldn’t un­der­stand me. Were you a mu­si­cal buff from an early age? I watched Carousel, The Sound Of Mu­sic, An­nie and Ok­la­homa! on re­peat. There are hours of fam­ily video footage of me singing into a hair­brush mi­cro­phone – al­though I’ve locked them away so no-one can ever find them. Next you’re ap­pear­ing as the wicked witch in The Wizard Of Oz. Weren’t you se­cretly ter­ri­fied of those fly­ing mon­keys as a was child trau­ma­tis­ed­like us? I too by the fly­ing mon­keys and the wicked witch. But the evil char­ac­ters are so much more fun to play. Do you re­mem­ber the first al­bum you ever bought with your own pocket money? Salt-n-pepa’s Very Nec­es­sary. I prob­a­bly lis­tened to it more than 1000 times and learnt all the lyrics by ear, in­clud­ing the rap­ping. Jemma Rix’s de­but al­bum, Grav­ity, is avail­able now on itunes.

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