Unless you have been under a rock, you'll know that international pop sensation IMOGENÉ has been making waves here at The BIT. IMOGENÉ brings her awe-inspiring, live pop concert back in an improv double bill with Waiting for Becky on the 16th August.
We caught up with the elusive artist to find out what really makes her tick.
1. So, IMOGENÉ tell us a bit about yourself, what got you into show business?
You will have heard of me from my tres long and illustrious career a la musique industré. It all started when I was a young personne questing la world, trying to find le real me. I left my humble hometown and travelled le Francaise where I began to busk and sing stood atop cardboard boxes with a humble hand-crafted tinfoil leotard. Les francais persons and le musique scene were tres supportive of my style and my sounds and their faith and their belief helped me to grow in the internationally successful, multi-grammy award-winning, platinum album best-selling, pop sensation that je am today.
It just goes to show that no matter where you come from, no matter who you are, no matter what you've done or did or why, if you have a cardboard box, a roll of tin foil and a voice which would make angels weep tears of glass-like ice, you can make it too. You can.
2. Who are your comedy, music & theatre idols?
J'adore lots of artistes. My girl Beyoncé is a good friend and we talk a lot- you might have heard of her? She's done quite well for herself. Mes other copines Ke$ha, Lady Gaga, Britney, Kylie, Janelle and Miley are all influences on mon style as well.
Comedy? Je don't think je suis very funny but my bitch Imogen Palmer would tell you to watch le Deanna Fleysher (Butt Kapinsky), Zoe Coombs Marr (Trigger Warning), Tessa Waters (Womanz), Hannah Gadsby (Nanette) and Joshua Ladgrove (Neal Portenza). She can't shut up about them. C'est un embarrassment to moi.
My biggest theatrical idol is moiself. I watch moi videos when I am feeling le deflation and they reflate me.
3. Where does the inspiration for your songs come from?
The question I pose for you is: where don't they come from?
Everything is inspiration.
Nothing is inspiration.
You are inspiration.
I am inspiration.
Look in the mirror. Then look through the mirror. Then look around the mirror. There. That is where you find le inspiration. That's all je have to say on that.
4. What are you looking forward to doing on the night?
The question I pose for you is: what am I not looking forward to doing on le night?
Je look forward to seeing my adoring fans and letting my adoring fans adore over me. It will be an evening of j'adoration.
Anyway….I must leave you mes amis. It has been a plaisur but I must ride my Shetland pony to le helicopter now, Barack Obama has asked me to perform a short piece at his daughter's exclusive party tomorrow. Bisous bisous, until next time mes amis!
IMOGENÉ takes to the stage to write her latest album inspired by you, the audience! Tickets are £10 and can be bought HERE.