Tallia Storm wants to prove herself
Tallia Storm thinks the time is right to prove Sir Elton John's faith in her was right
Tallia Storm wants to prove herself to Sir Elton John.
The 18-year-old Scottish-born singer-songwriter shot to fame back in 2012 when she landed a gig with the 'Rocket Man' hitmaker after he listened to one of her demos and she went on to get signed to Capitol Music Group, and she thinks the time is right now to prove his faith in her was worthwhile.
Speaking to BANG Showbiz, Tallia said: "I still pinch myself the fact that that happened, I feel like it's one of those stories where you're like did that really happen? Yessss, so I feel that now is my time to prove to him, he believed me, he backed the right one so I'm just trying to prove him right."
And Tallia admits Elton is one of her biggest inspirations.
When asked who inspires her, she replied: "Elton John 100 per cent I wouldn't be where I am without him, he's such an inspiration. My family, I also grew up listening to Ella Fitzgerald and Dinah Washington, real jazz greats, I loved for them and the Great American Songbook is my anthem.
"I also like Chance the Rapper - no one deserves more Grammys than him. The fact that he got recognised at the Grammys was incredible, I love his album 'Colouring Book'. [There's also] Kendrick Lemar and Frank Ocean, changing it up a bit."
The 'Still in Love' singer is enjoying the "fabulous" aspects of fame like glamorous red carpet events, but she insists singing is more important to her than anything else.
he said: "For me it's about singing live, no matter how small or how big the gig, music is my passion at the end of the day, everything else is a bonus - red carpets are fabulous but at the end of the day nothing beats just singing live on stage so I can't wait to keep releasing music and see where it takes us."