The 'Jazz Smile'.
During my teens I would beg my dad to go clothe shopping miles away, on mini adventures to the countryside, or just anywhere far enough for us to drive. I was obsessed with my dads CD collection, and I knew by going on long car journeys I would have the chance to rummage through them for hours. His collection featured artists such as Nina Simone, Dionne Warwick, Otis Redding, Amy Winehouse, Bob Dylan and Fats Domino. Each artist revealing such vulnerability within their expression and lyricism, that I couldn't help but fall in love with their stories (never sell your CD collection dad). This is when I realised my love for music.
My mum, Felicity Kally, has always been so supportive in regards to my music career, she saw my love for music and despite my self-doubt, insisted I apply for piano lessons. When I finally began piano lessons I was ecstatic. I can't thank you enough for your continued support Mummy and I hope I will always make you proud! I soon began vocal lessons, and within two years I was fortunate enough to complete my Musical Theatre and Classical voice qualification. In 2015 I began my degree at Leeds College of Music studying Jazz, in which my vocal teacher referred to my smile as the 'jazz smile'.