When did you know a life in music was for you?
I was in my late teens, still trying to figure out what I wanted to do. Making a living as a musician didn’t really occur to me, oddly enough – although music was already all-consuming for me. It was a boyfriend, and later other friends, who took me aside and said, ‘you know you could really do this for a living’. Once that idea was planted in my head I never looked back. I made a half-hearted attempt at going to university, but I was already playing in the bars by then, which was much more fun.