Entries by 7 Star Arts

“Success is having the creative freedom to express yourself and play the music you love the most” – interview with Liza Bec

Ahead of Spiral Dial’s concert at The Jazz Room, a chance to get to know alternative multi-instrumentalist Liza Bec, her influences and inspirations, and a major challenge to her music career which she has overcome with an innovative and creative approach to music-making Who or what inspired you to pursue a career in music? As […]

“I live for music” – interview with singer Elena Lorenzi

Singer Elena Lorenzi conceived and performs in 7 Star Arts’ new show Cabaret Beyond Borders which receives its UK premiere on Friday 24 January at Russian Culture House of London Who or what inspired you to take up singing, and pursue a career in music? It was life itself that showed me music as a […]

Meet the Artist – Alex Hall

I’m quite meticulous about repertoire. I take into account venue size, who I’m performing with, even the day of the week, promoters, general audience etc. I think people are collectively much more in an upbeat mood on a Friday evening compared to Monday so it’s important I don’t ‘offend’ them with a 250BPM aggressive bebop track on a Monday evening, for example!

“For me, success is journeying towards ever more authentic and creative personal expression” – interview with Jasmina Kulaglich of Trio Bohème ahead of their concert at The Jazz Room on 9 July

Who or what inspired you to pursue a career in music? My cousin, a pianist, put me on the piano at the age of six. I immediately fell in love with the instrument because of the range of colours that can imitate the whole orchestra. For me, one of the great challenges for the pianist […]

“I’m a balladeer at heart” – interview with Matthew vanKan

Ahead of his Nat King Cole Centenary Celebration at The Jazz Room at The Bull’s Head, we caught up with singer-songwriter Matthew vanKan to find out more about his musical influences and inspirations….. Matthew vanKan Nat King Cole Centenary Celebration is at The Bull’s Head on Monday 24 June. BOOK TICKETS Who or what inspired […]

Meet the Artist – Mei-Ting Sun, pianist

Mei-Ting celebrates the birthdays of Franz Schubert and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in a special concert on 27 January. Find out more about Mei-Ting’s musical influences and inspirations…. Who or what inspired you to take up the piano and pursue a career in music? I started piano when I was three, so the question wasn’t so […]

Interview with Rick Simpson, jazz pianist

Award-winning jazz pianist and composed Rick Simpson makes his 7 Star Arts debut at The Jazz Room at The Bull’s Head on 26th June Who or what inspired you to pursue a career in music? Hmm…that’s hard to say. I think by the time I knew I wanted to music I hadn’t really met anyone […]

Meet the Artist – Natasha Hardy, singer-songwriter

I just love performing wherever I have an audience We talked to Natasha Hardy about influences, inspirations and more ahead of her Lost in Love concert at The Jazz Room on 20 May….. Who or what inspired you to take up singing and pursue a career in music? The thought of singing and acting appealed […]