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INTERVIEW: Bridget Kelly Embarks On UK Tour

October 26, 2015 | D&L

Grammy award winning singer and songwriter, Bridget Kelly, brings her New York City flavour to the UK!

Teaming up with Punch Touring, Bridget will take her r’n’b sound to locations in Liverpool, Nottingham, Birmingham and London, November 21st to 24th, as she takes her latest EP, Summer of 17, on the road.

Arriving complete with a live band, Bridget will be kick starting the tour at Liverpool’s East Village Arts Club and will be bringing the tour to a close at London’s The Jazz Cafe.

With a history of collaborations in her discography with the likes of Jay Z, Kendrick Lamar and Kelly Clarkson to date, plus a feature by none other than Mack Wilds on her current EP, we caught up with the Roc Nation artist…

L’ART: Your latest EP, Summer of 17 is currently out now. Tell us a little about the background and inspiration behind the EP release.

Bridget: I was mid-album and out of nowhere was inspired to do a fun, flirty project for the summer. I feel like a young 29. A lot of my friends are getting married and planning families and I’m still at the club on a Wednesday. I don’t want/need to do what society thinks I should do/be by the time I’m 30. When I was 17, it was pressure to be responsible and mature, go to college and make solid adult choices, so I wanted to revisit my summer of being 17, when I was still having fun, I was carefree, looking for love and finding myself all at the same time.

L’ART: We love when performers come complete with their live band to shows. What can ticket holders expect from your tour appearances?

Bridget: I love my band! My live show is a roller coaster of vibes and emotions. We turn up, crack jokes, get vulnerable and feel sexy. I want my audience to be entranced at every show.

L’ART: Apart from performing, what are you most looking forward to doing during your time in the UK?

Bridget: I’m pumped to visit the radio stations and hang with some of the DJ’s. The UK has always shown me so much support. Then of course there’s Nando’s! I love their chicken. They only have one restaurant in the states and it’s in DC, so I’m looking forward to the real deal as soon as I get to London!

L’ART: You’re known for being a Grammy winning artist, as well as being known for your skills in songwriting, but for those new to you in the UK, what three things would you like them to know about Bridget?

Bridget: I’m fun! I’m personable and honest and love connecting to people, so anyone who comes to the show will have a great time.

L’ART: What key things would you say you have learnt through working with Jay Z and Roc Nation?

Bridget: Patience! You can’t compare your journey to anyone else’s. Also to be true to what I love. When it’s not fun anymore, it’s time to quit and I’m still having a blast, so I think that’s a good sign!

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