1 – When did you first get into music? What or who Inspired you?
I have been into music all my life, my first love was when I was about 2 years old and I first started singing to Abba, I would sing every word from every song round the house, my mum was a massive fan and she was a singer to so I would just copy her.
2 – Who did you grow up listening to, and does that impact on what you create now?
I grew up listening to all the female divas, like Christina Aguilera, Lauryn Hill, Mariah Carey, Shania Twain I was really into the female power houses and I always wanted to be like them, I would pretend that I was them, Christina Aguilera and Lauryn Hill have the biggest impact on me, When I perform live I like to challenge my voice and play around with the vocal acrobats but my tone is very soulful.
3 – How long have you been playing/writing?
I have been performing since I was very young, When I was 9 I started doing local stage productions because it was a chance to get on the stage and perform and I just got stuck in that side of performing and I trained in musical theatre up until I was 21, I still knew though that the music industry was where my main focus really was so it wasn’t until I graduated from Mountview which is where I trained in Musical theatre for 3 years that I realised it wasn’t what I wanted to do, I wanted to do music and perform as myself as an artist, So I started to mainly focus on being an artist in the music industry and that is absolutely what I want to do, I’ve been doing gigs all around London for over a year now and then started to write my own material with my guitarist who is also my co-writer.
4 – How often do you play live (include details and links for any upcoming gigs)?
I love doing gigs, it is my favourite part of this whole musical journey, I try and gig as much as I can, but recently it has been a lot of work behind the scenes I have been able to work with amazing people, writing and creating music in Glasgow and soon to be filming my first music video for my track ‘Backsliding’. Gigging at The Archer Street in Soho which is run by singer/songwriter Portia Emare and it is an amazing platform for artists which is organised by the music industry, so I am very excited about performing there.
5 – What has been your favourite moment in music?
My absolute favorite moment in music so far was spending a week in Glasgow at producer John McLaughlins studio writing and creating music with hugely talented writer and producers Jud Mahoney who has worked with Michael Jackson, Chris Brown, Mariah Carey and Dolly Parton to name a few! and Natalie DeLucia who is associated with Britney Spears, It was the most surreal week! It was then when I thought I could absolultey get used to this! They had billboard awards for songs everywhere, very surreal and just amazing. I cant wait to get back in that studio soon with those amazing people.
6 – Where is the best place to find you online?
You can find me on Twitter @scarletbaxter,
Facebook at ScarletBaxtermusic and my website www.scarletbaxter.co.uk 🙂