The daughter of UK legend Steve Marriott – frontman of the Small Faces – Mollie Marriott is now embarking on her own career with new single ‘Transformer’. Take a listen to the track below, and then have a gander at our interview.
- Where and when did you first discover your interest in music?
It’s been drummed into me ever since I was born really, I had no choice. My Father was always touring so my mother and I would go with him and my Mother was a pianist and singer also.
it was part of my life from day one just like a first breath.
- What are your main ambitions in the industry?
To make the music I want to make, thats real and true to myself and to be accepted for that. To also inspire others to show that you don’t have to hide behind the shadows and step out in your own skin.
- When did you start writing your own songs/music?
I remember the first song I wrote I was about 7 and I’d had an argument with my mum and went upstairs and wrote out my anger ha! A song called The Midnight Hours. I can’t remember what it was about but I always think looking back that title was quite grown up for my age.
- What would you say is your music career highlight to date?
Gosh, thats a hard one! My whole career is a highlight really. I’ve worked with some amazing people and performed at some of the best venues in Europe but to be honest my favourite moment was the day we finished the album. The only way I can explain it is like giving birth to a child.
You are so stressed and you put your all into it, into getting it right. Every ounce of your being nurturing it, every second you can. There is even a moment of ‘I can’t do this’, however, the minute its over you know it was all worth it, its utter relief and joy and pride followed by utter exhaustion and fear that you just might screw it up.
- Who will we hear in your songs? What are your influences?
My biggest influences are Stevie Nicks, Sheryl Crow, Susan Tedeschi, Alanis Morrisette and Tori Amos. I think they are apparent but I have my own twist on things. Im inspired by people who are not afaid to speak the truth, to show their weakness. I love people who stand up for what they believe in and don’t back down under any strain. No frauds! Stephen Fry is a big hero of mine… as is my daughter
- What’s the most important thing you’d want to tell people about your current release?
It’s true, honest and from the heart. Even the bad things that you don’t ever want people to know it’s all there.
Who else can you recommend from your genre or local area for people to have a listen to?
I highly recommend an amazing talent that is Mo Evans. He is very up and coming and has a big career ahead. His music is hauntingly beautiful poetry
Any gigs coming up?
I have the great honour of playing The Half Moon in putney on February 23rd with my band. I cannot wait. They are amazing!
- Where can we find/follow you online?