” For me, rockabilly is very, very exciting music. It’s electric and kind of wild, you know? It’s ‘make your hairs stand up on the back of your neck’ kind of music. “


” Don’t lie – when you are 105 years of age – on your deathbed, thinking, ‘I should have done a few things!’ I would like to think I tried as much as I could. “


” My parents never told me to get a real job. They always said, ‘Go for it! If this is what you want to do, work hard.’ They were always very supportive. “


” I love the shape of ’50s fashion: the clothes are very flattering, they let you out in the right places. I love high heels, too, as I’m only five foot three, although I always tell people I’m five foot five. “


” You have to change your life for yourself, and it’s about the fun of getting there – sitting in the tour van, breaking down on the side of the road, you know, having a laugh with the guys in the band, making mistakes with nobody watching. “


” I was brought up with old-fashioned values. I wasn’t allowed to have a boyfriend until I finished school. I wasn’t allowed to wear make-up: the nuns would scrub your face if they saw it. “


” When I was a teenager, I had a record company after me. They wanted me to be a pop act. They said they wanted me to be the next Sonia. I was 16 at the time. I said, ‘No thank you.’ “


” I couldn’t think of anything worse than hating your own music and having to play it every night. It would be a nightmare. “


” I started gigging when I was about 16, and I was way too young to be in the clubs. “



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I started gigging when I was about 16, and I was way too young to be in the clubs.
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