Birthday Bash star Alyssa Reid would love to work with Lady Gaga, she reveals during trip to Scunthorpe
Canadian singer Alyssa Reid travelled the furthest to the Scunthorpe Telegraph’s 75th Birthday Bash celebrations at the town's Baths Hall.
And she had a word of praise for all her fans in this area.
The 19-year-old star told entertainment reporter Selina Maycock: “Fans in the UK are much more dedicated.
“I came here once and in that time I established probably the same amount of fan base as I have in Canada. There’s of course a lot more people here, but they’re a lot more dedicated to music, which is very nice.”
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Alyssa is looking to returning to Canada and says she misses her pet.
"I would love to just travel the world with my cat, but I feel that probably she needs to stay at home," she said.
“After performing at the Olympics I’m going back to Canada and writing my second album and that should take a little bit of time.”
She said: “To get inspiration for my songs I write about life experiences. A lot of songs written on my last album were about family, relationships and friendships.
“I’m sure my ex-boyfriend knows which songs are about him, but my family doesn’t know the songs that are about them so that’s probably a good thing.”
Alyssa has had ups and downs in her life and divulged what makes a party great for her.
She said: “The people that are there and the memories that they make. The only parties that have stood out to me have been the ones where really funny things have happened – usually embarrassing things.
“I’ve done a couple of things that I’ve thankfully gotten away with. I’m not going to reveal them - OK. At one party I forget what happened but I got really upset, and I locked myself in my best friend’s father’s bedroom and sat there and cried for a good 30 minutes. I don’t even remember what happened to make me so upset. I just like waited until my face wasn’t red like a pink cow anymore then I went out like nothing happened."
Alyssa keeps herself focused on future goals.
“I’m a huge fan of Lady Gaga so I would absolutely love to do something with her” she said.
“I don’t know if that’s exactly going to happen but that’s definitely on a ‘to do’ list and of course a drop from Nicki Minaj on a song would be so cool.
“I never would have thought a month ago that I would have Snoop Dogg on my song. He’s awesome - he’s exactly what you’d think he’d be. He’s like the laid back too-cool-for-school kinda guy.”
(BLACK) HEART TO HEART WITH STOOSHE
A girl-band with attitude and enough style than the wardrobe of any shop-a-holic - that's Stooshe.
Looking all glam backstage at the Baths Hall, the girls talked about their burst of fame and what they love about the Stooshe ‘bubble’.
Karis said: “When we put out Black Heart we wanted top three or number one, but it’s been in the charts for more than five weeks in the top five.
“It means more to us that people are still buying it, and it even went to the top three midweek in the fifth week so longevity – quality over quantity - is with us.
“Both songs going top five have been incredible for us, a massive achievement, but I think us three being together, having fun, everything kinda boils down to one. We live in a big Stooshe bubble and everything’s good which comes out of it, it’s exciting and it’s fun.”
Karis said: “We’re shooting the video for our next single in LA in a couple of weeks. Then we’re going to have the album out in September, so we’re just working toward that lots of promo gigs and festivals.”
While they’re travelling the country the girls miss sleeping and eating the most, aside from family and friends.
Courtney said: “We get to sleep at home a fair amount but you’re literally just sleeping because you’re up and out the door the next morning. I think the main things we miss are probably just family and friends and not seeing them as much as you would but they’re supportive and I think they understand. Eating? We never have time to eat properly or think about it.”
Meanwhile, anyone in Scunthorpe looking to follow in the heels of Stooshe, should heed this advice...
Alex said: “Develop yourself, make sure you don’t rush into anything and know what you want to do in terms of the sound you want to create. Don’t just make music because someone wants you to make a certain sound.”
Karis advised: “Be yourself, have fun and find your own niche - and don’t take yourself too seriously.”
Don't miss the souvenir 12-page Birthday Bash supplement in the Scunthorpe Telegraph on sale from Thursday, July 26. And keep an eye out for more interviews with the stars this week on this website - plus more pictures from the gig.