Singer/songwriter Correigh eyeing festival chances

Correigh Killick

Correigh Killick

First published in News Bucks Free Press: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

STARS are starting to sit up and take notice of aspiring singer/songwriter Correigh Killick.

She could be in line for a shot at the festival scene after her newest song, Arrows, was chosen as track of the week by Radio One DJ Huw Stephens on his 'Introducing' show.

Feedback on her planned debut album has also been positive, with the management of platinum-selling Rizzle Kicks reportedly expressing an interest in signing up the 23-year-old.

But it's being chosen as one to watch by Radio One that's paving the way for the Farnham Common singer to get noticed, and she was interviewed by BBC Three Counties radio last week as part of the 'Introducing' campaign.

Should that go according to plan, Correigh could be spreading her wings on tour.

She said: "If they show an interest I can do 'Introducing' gigs. They always get a stage at festivals. I know someone that played on Radio One and played at Latitude.

"I would love to do any kind of festival. When I played at my friend's mini festival in front of a few hundred people, that was such an amazing buzz. I'm aspiring to do Latitude or Glastonbury - I've always said if I could do that, that would be my life goal achieved. Hopefully one day I can do it."

Reflecting on the Radio One appearance, she said: "It was definitely the high point - when you clicked on the Huw Stephens website my face was right there.

"I had quite a few Facebook likes from people I didn't recognise afterwards and lots of people shared the link. It was really cool to have people asking about it - 'who is this girl, where is she playing?'"

Music is in the blood in the Killick household, with both of Correigh's sisters also singers, her brother a drummer, her mum a violinist and her dad a keen piano player.

She said: "Growing up, there was always music being played in the house. My dad has hundreds of sheet music books and I began self teaching piano through watching him playing.

"I have quite a wide variety of music tastes because of people giving me different music to listen to throughout my life."

Correigh had planned to study musical theatre at university but winning the Slough Young Star competition in 2008 landed her with a cash windfall to spend on music and instruments to get her career going.

She's been writing her own songs ever since and is hoping to get the first album completed soon.

She said: "I'm aspiring to get an album together and take it to the publishers. I've put the feelers out and sent some tracks in, and they've come back and said they like the sound of it."

You can hear what she's been working on - including a dancier version of the System of a Down hit 'Chop Suey' - at the Half Moon in Dashwood Avenue, High Wycombe, at 9pm on Sunday, May 4.

Follow her progress at www.facebook.com/Correighmusic or on Twitter @CorreighMusic.

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