Lesley Curtis Portrait
This week we turn Kool Country’s “Spotlight on…” UK Americana legend Lesley Curtis…

Who inspired you to go into the world of music?
Nobody did, I always wanted to be a singer.

What made you choose Country music?
Right now I would say that it chose me as I evolved as a singer/songwriter through all my experiences in rock, pop, folk and blues music.

At what age did you want to become a singer?
My first recollection of saying that’s what I want to do is when I was 4.

What is on your iPod’s most played list?
Cara Dillon, Dixie Chicks, Hayley Westenra, Sade, John Martyn, the Eagles, Kirsty McColl and Trish Yearwood.

What was the first record you ever bought?
Maggie May by Rod Stewart

And the last?
Cara Dillon’s latest album

If you could play any instrument, what would it be?
Piano – I’ve tried loads of times

What’s the one thing you can’t live without?
Words

Do you prefer “Classic” Country or “New” Country? Do you have any superstitions or routines that you do before you perform?
I don’t have a blanket preference in country music, I love everything from Patsy Cline to Lee Ann Womack

If you could work with anybody, who would you choose to collaborate with and why?
Gary Barlow – because he is a brilliant songwriter

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
Still writing, still singing, still recording, still exploring

What do you do to “relax”?
I walk in nature

What is your favourite holiday destination?
The West coast of Scotland. I’ll be there in a few weeks

'Looking For The Girl' Album artwork
Lesley Curtis’ latest album Looking For The Girl is available now from her website and iTunes.