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It’s so difficult to name influences, but here goes!
As far as songwriting is concerned I love the great songwriters from the first half of the twentieth century - Cole Porter, Gershwin Brothers, Irving Berlin, Hoagy Carmichael, and all of the Tin Pan Alley songwriting teams… Johnny Mercer, Harold Arlen, Jerome Kern, Harry Warren.. there’s loads, I could go on forever!
Then there’s all the 50s/60s stuff that has been a love of mine since forever — The Beatles (same as everyone else!) Françoise Hardy & all the Yé-yé girls, Serge, Buddy Holly, Joni, Dylan, The Stones, girl groups, Motown,… basically whatever was in my parents record collection.
Also, I have a great big soft spot for Ella Fitzgerald, my favourite vocalist.