Meet London-born UK Open Mic performer, Sheena-Rae:
Hi Sheena-Rae, thanks for joining us! Let’s get into it:
Do you play solo only, or also in a group?
How old are you?
Where were you born?
Where did you grow up?
How did that place influence your music? (if at all!)
I listen to UK artists
Where are you based now, and why?
What got you into making music in the first place?
I’ve always been singing and always wanted to record music when I sung in the studio at age 8 covering ‘When there was me and you’ from high school musical, and ‘Single ladies’ by Beyoncé age 10, I knew I wanted to be recording and making music. I started releasing music during lockdown.
What instrument/s do you play?
Who would be in your top 10 musical influences, and why?
Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj, Doja Cat, Amy Winehouse
Do you write your own songs?
How many years have you been writing songs for?
What process, or processes, do you often find yourself using when you write songs?
I often topline to beats online, then work with a producer to make these ideas come to life.
Why did you get into playing them in the first place?
I want to promote myself and my music, and meet likeminded artists to network and collab.
What advice would you give new performers who are just starting out playing their first open mics?
Relax and have fun!
What’s the hardest thing, for you, about playing open mics?
Playing my original music for the first time to a new audience because I don’t know how they’ll react.
If it’s not already, are you hoping to make music your full-time career?
What do you currently find the hardest and biggest obstacles to moving your music career forward?
Promoting my music and getting myself out there and known.
What’s the one truth about you that people often find surprising?
I was on TV on a show called Romeo and Duet
What’s the most exciting project you’re working on at the moment?
A couple new singles, I have one called ‘Wasted Energy’ releasing on the 26th May.
Do you have your own music video, channel or playlist you’d like to share?
Do you have music on streaming? What’s you main streaming channel to send people to?
Where is the main place should people go to find out more about you?
What other sites/profiles should people go to to find out more about you?
We’re done! Anything else you want to share before we go?