08 May 2007
Obviously your songs are very personal. When you are performing them live do you find yourself getting emotional? And if so, how do you push all of that aside and continue to go on without messing up?
Nettie, Hungary xxx
I do find performing very emotional. There have been moments when I am close to tears but that is usually from a fantastic audience reaction. I often mess up on stage! I think that is one of the exciting aspects of performing live, you never know what's going to happen!
Good luck with the album. Who, in your opinion, was the best Liverpool player of the past 20 years and why?
Cheers, Bernadette xx
Now, that's a tough one! I can't pick just one, can I have three? In no particular order... Ian Rush, Robbie Fowler & Stevie Gerrard. Two of the best strikers and the best mid-fielder of all time. Sheer genius, good blokes and heroes of the kop.
I like how the lyrics in a lot of the songs your new album seem to tell a story, and a track that particularly stood out to me was Carolyna, which I think is a beautiful song. Are the lyrics about a real person or a fictional character and what is Carolyna's story? Good luck with the album hun.
Lots of love, Lou x x x x
Carolyna is a fictional character. I saw a documentary about kids in America who had run away and were living on the streets in Seattle. That was the inspiration for Carolyna and her song. I love this track...it's my first collaboration with Steve Mac and my lead guitarist of ten years (!!!), Paul Gendler. Hopefully, the first of many as, I think you'll agree, WE ROCK!!
Hope you are ok? My question is - What do u see yourself doing in 10 years time? Do you hope to be still releasing music, or are you hoping for a nice quiet life with Tom and maybe a few kids?? Loving the new album by the way!!
Ooh, a bit of both. I hope to keep making and performing great music and have a couple of little uns running around! Ta Shaz
Hi Melanie :) Love you sooo much.
Hope you're doing very well, I've always wanted to ask, if you were stuck in one place in the world for the rest of your life, where would it be? All the best for the rest of the year, and keep being our red girl!
Hmm, that's a toughie Nate. London is pretty good because most people come to visit at some point. But I think I'd opt for Wales in the heart of the countryside. I love it!
Hi Melanie, How are you?
Now that shows like CD:UK and TOTP have gone, do you think it's harder for an artist to promote their music in the UK? Love your new album from what we've heard so far and I Want Candy is great.
Samuel Bennett xxx
Thanks Samuel and yes, it is very hard to promote music in the UK. With a lack of performance TV. Support at TV, Radio & Press is absolutely essential to have a hit record and even then it sometimes doesn't work. It's a changing time for music and I'm lucky to have such loyal fans.
I would like to know what do you like mostly when you perform live on stage? Thanks for answering,
Everything! I love the mix of tempos and genres in my songs. I love my boys! i love my rockin' audiences. And the challenge and physical punishment of it all!
Do you have a favourite track off of the new album 'This Time'? All the best,
All of them! Now we're in rehearsals some are jumping out as special ones, like Understand, This Time, Protected & Carolyna. We haven't even done all of them yet!
I have a silly little question, what has been the most exotic place where you wrote a song or a fragment of a song? Good luck with the single and album!
Anastasia, Moscow, Russia
Greg & I wrote a song in Belfast! Maybe not that exotic. I suppose LA really, up in the Hollywood Hills. Is that exotic of just flash?!
What's the most important thing you've learnt since running your own record label? And how would you like to see it develop? Thanks,
Budgeting! Wow...Making, promoting and marketing records is expensive! You've got to watch those pennies! I'd like to see the company have lots of success to enable us to go on and make lots of different and exciting albums.
Merci beaucoup tout le monde!
See ya soon
MC x x