Shamir Bailey on some of the singers who have influenced him
“I listened to a lot of people like Nina
Simone( right) and other androgynous voices to make me feel like I’m notalone. She hada very distinctive voice, which I’m sure she got a lot of flak for. But she knew how to use her voice, eventhough it was unusual.
“My favourite singer ever is Ari Up from The Slits, hervoice is amazing.
“I covered Lindi Ortega’s Lived and Died Alone because I really liked her approach to the song and about not wanting to be alone. It’s like a perfect song for me.”