Every Monday we will be bringing you interviews with unsigned UK or Ireland artists for Independent Music Monday. Recently we caught up with unsigned Bristol born, Liverpool based singer Molly Green to find out more…
Where are you from and how did you first get into music?
I’m from Bristol and was lucky enough to get into music when I was quite young. I’m from a fairly musical family so have always been surrounded by music. Supposedly, I could hum the Match Of The Day theme tune before I’d turned one, baited my dad out on what we’d been watching while my mum was at work!
Who were your musical influences when you were growing up and who are your influences now?
My Grandpa plays the sax so there was always a lot of jazz about. My mum also used to listen to a lot of r’n’b and soul. People like Tracy Chapman, Dido, Alicia Keys and Gabrielle were pretty much the soundtrack to my childhood!
Nowadays, I listen to a lot of the new neo-soul artists, like Jorja Smith, Mahalia, Tom Misch and loving Maverick Sabre at the moment! I still listen to a lot of jazz and am big into B.B. King at the moment as well.
How would you describe your sound?
Kind of a mismatch of my influences really! I usually say ‘jazzy soul’ when people ask!
What is your latest release called and what was the influence behind it?
It’s called Boogie To The Beat and I wrote it because I was bored of writing sad songs! I wanted to write something more funky and upbeat. It’s about the power of a boogie, a boogie can solve everything I reckon!
What’s your local music scene like?
Bristol has a great music scene. Living in Liverpool I don’t have a great grasp on the state of things at the moment, but when I go home there’s always things going on and it’s still as vibrant as ever, so I think it’s still poppin’! Obviously Liverpool has a great thing going too, although I’d love to see more room for jazz, soul and blues music.
What do you have planned for the next 12 months? Any albums or festivals?
There should be an EP coming your way very soon! And then following that will be the release of my single Dusky Haze in the autumn which I’m really excited about. Unfortunately no festivals planned this year but will hopefully schedule in some little gigs across the summer so keep a look out!
Is there anyone you’d love to collaborate with?
I’ve always said I’d love to sing with Alicia Keys, but we’ll save that for a few years time! I’d really like to work with Maverick Sabre, I’ve loved his music since the beginning and have seen him a few times and just think he’s an awesome musician.
Any funny stories surrounding your live performances?
The first time I decided to whack out the heels for a gig, there obviously had to be a massive hole in the middle of the stage. For the whole gig, I was trying to manoeuvre around this hole, and during the last song, I was so into it I completely forgot, heel was in the hole and I was on the floor.
What is the one thing that you want readers to know about you?
A little like and a follow goes a long way, plus it means you can stay updated with all the new and exciting things coming up! Type ‘iammollygreen’ into any social media and I will appear just like that!