We caught up with local Consett artist Caitie who just released her DEBUT Single – Live It Up
What first got you into music?
Growing up I have always LOVED music, I would always be blasting it through the house! My older brother also performed in a local band and I used to sit and watch thinking I want to be on the stage and perform to others.
Who inspired you to make music?
Music has always been like therapy for me. There is no one person that has inspired me it’s so many artists out there and also my family. Seeing what music can really do for people (me being one of those) pushed me to make my own music.
How would you describe the music that you typically create?
Mostly pop and current music that connects to people. I write from positive and negative past experiences in the hope that others can relate in their own way.
Who would you most like to collaborate with?
There are so many but it has got to be James Arthur or Niall Horan
If you could go open a show for any artist who would it be?
It would be a dream to open for James Arthur! I feel like I could connect to his audience with the lyrics I write.
Where have you performed? What are your favourite and least favourite venues? Do you have any upcoming shows?
In 2019 I started to do gigs at local bars and restaurants and the same year I performed at Consett Festival, I loved this and hope to do it again with some original material. During this time I also went to Newcastle city centre to busk on Northumberland street. I have got to say my favourite venue was The Cavern in Liverpool where I got the chance to sing ‘someone like you’ – Adele to a big audience. I will never forget the feeling! Any upcoming events or new song releases will be announced on my social media’s @caitiexmusic
What is your favourite song to perform?
Over lockdown, it has given me lots of time to spend with my songwriting and I would love to hopefully perform some of my original music soon. If we are talking covers I do love to perform an Adele song!
Which famous musicians do you admire?
The list is never-ending but to name a few James Arthur, The Script, Adele, Demi Lovato, Ellie Goulding..
What’s next for you?
I am excited to say I have more original music to come this year. I am loving writing and performing in the studio, so the plan is to keep creating and see what happens!