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Interview: We speak to upcoming pop superstar Mackenzie Johnson

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Singer-songwriter Maggie Cubillos is currently a junior at Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. The 21-year-old Colombian/Cuban/American vocalist grew up in Hermosa Beach, a small Southern California coastal town, with its own rich musical history steeped in both Jazz and Punk Rock. Give us a potted history of youself I’m Maggie Cubillos a singer-songwriter from Los Angeles! I have …

16 year old viral teen sensation Havanna Winter, is a musical artist, actress, and influencer. In 2020 she gained worldwide attention after going viral on TikTok and currently has a fanbase of over 6 million followers across her social media platforms. We put some questions to Winter to find out a little bit about her for …

North Easts Bigfatbig are due to go on tour in October supporting Durham’s rock band Martha along with releasing their debut EP the following month. The group tell us about their love for Hannah Montana and keeping the fans hydrated. Give us a potted history of the band We started writing for bigfatbig in late …

Lux Jury is a vocalist and guitarist who’s set to bring her angular, queer-positive musical take on life to the masses. We caught up with her before she gets far too famous and in demand to bother answering our questions. Give us a potted history of yourself Hey Craig and Backseat mafia I’m a vocalist …

East London singer-songwriter LIZZI has just released her debut EP ‘After Hours’, which mixes up a range of influences and Pushes them through a new soul hue. It’s more than that though, with her songs having the sort of immediately engaging smart yet introspective soul/pop music that’s been attracting attention from tastemakers and those close …

Every song is a puzzle. It isn’t often you get to meet your musical hero, much less one who taught you one of the essential tools of being a writer. Pål Waaktar-Savoy is the quiet, talented one in A-ha, who wrote or co-wrote the most of their hits. I was thrilled to meet him and …

Aimee Mann has been a constant on the music scene for many years. From her beginnings with her former band ‘Til Tuesday, she has carved out a long-lasting solo career, with nine albums to date. Her latest is the more stripped-back sounding ‘Mental Illness’. We caught up with Aimee the week before she released the …

Hi Janet, thanks for talking to us. No, no! Thank you so much for taking the time to talk to me! You’ve just released your second collection of Christmas songs. Why is that important to you? After I realised “December Daze” last Christmas, I decided to have a listen when I got home for the …

Its not often you get the chance to speak to a bona fide legend, a real one mind, not just someone to whom we bestowed that title to entice more people into reading it (actually, we don’t do that – but you know, if we did) So when we got the chance to have a …

After posting a few articles about Mackenzie Johnson’s original songs and cover versions recently, I was lucky enough to speak to Mackenzie for an interview on aspects of being an artist and a listener. Taking a change in direction from some of the standard questions that get asked, here are a few that lead way …