Take 5: Kellimarie

Singer/songwriter Kellimarie is no newcomer to the music world, writing since the age of 10 she’s has captured the attention of audiences across the UK and Ireland.

2019 promises to be an exciting time for Kellimarie with the release of her first single LOOK AT ME, out now.  She will also be performing at shows supporting Shawn Mendes, Olly Murs, Rita Ora, Years And Years, Britt 2019 winner George Ezra and Take That, all this at the age of just 16 and still an unsigned artist! This girl has it all going on. Time to find out more with a Take 5…

When did you realise that you wanted to be a music artist? What or who has inspired you ?

I realised when I was very young! My first performance was when I was 3. I was always interested in the concept of getting on stage and performing, whether it be singing, dancing or acting. When I was younger I used to attend some of my mums gigs, I think seeing her on stage and showing people what she could do inspired me into wanting the same. I honestly couldn’t imagine myself doing anything different! We are quite a musical family with my grandad, mum, my auntie and my brother all sing.

Who, living or dead, would you dream of collaborating with?

Ooo this is a good question, there are so many people. My top choices are definitely: Shawn Mendes, Julia Michael’s and maybe Demi Lovato. I’ve always been a fan of those! But if I got the chance, I would’ve loved to collaborate with Eva Cassidy! They are all extremely talented and different and I think getting the change to do any sort of collab with them would be an insane opportunity.

Tell us about your single –’Look At Me’-  what is the song about?

My single Look At Me, is a song for those who feel like they are not getting that same attention back, although you can interpret it however you like! When I wrote this song, I was in a sort of habit at the time, where I was stuck Writing slow or sad songs, and my head was just not in the mindset for writing an upbeat song like look at me… well it happened, and since then I’ve been on a roll!  

Tell us five things you love about the city you live in, and why……

Unfortunately, there’s not a great deal of things happening in Coventry… but I am lucky enough that most of my family live in this one city, and it makes us closer as a family. I suppose you could say that Coventry is very much a multi-cultural city which is why we won city of culture 2020. I found this question very hard to answer, to give any more reasons… haha. Maybe because I spend most of my time up the road in Birmingham as that is where I went to school.

What are you most looking forward to this year?

 This year overall, I am just very very excited! It’s more less the new start for me and my music, more singles will be coming out, that means more videos… and they will only get better! I’ve also got a couple of secret plans ahead, and I can’t wait to show you guys what I’ve been up to soon!