Tuesday, April 29, 2008

29 Apr: Duffy bans family from gigs... apparently

This was mentioned in several places on the web today... The Metro offering is pasted below (as if their pic of Duffy from Coachella). Does anyone have the original New! magazine this appeared in? Does it have any pics? ;-)
Duffy bans family from gigs?
It seems Duffy's family are not allowed to watch the singer when she plays in public.

The Welsh star, whose real name is Aimee Duffy, told New! magazine that she hadn't invited her family to see her landmark gig support Paul Weller at the Royal Festival Hall, and liked to keep them "away" from her music.

"I didn't invite any of my family and there's a part of me that thinks maybe I should have," she told the magazine.

"I have never really included friends and family. I like to keep them away from my music. I have never been much of a home bird," she admitted. "I just call them up all the time and try to see them when I can, but I can't say that I am pining for them because I still have lots I've got to do."

But the soul singer, who has reached No 1 in both the single and album charts with Mercy and Rockferry respectively, said she was keeping her family away out of shyness.

"I have a lot I need to learn before I can present myself to them and I need to get a little more confident."

In spite of her success, the singer insisted that she was staying true to her musician roots and wouldn't be swayed by fame.

"You don't really feel any different. Your world changes around you, but inside you still want the same things: to sing and make music."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

As you say "apparently" .... the Pembrokeshire contingent were at the Aberystwyth gig. I don't know about her dad though, I've got a feeling he is the guy in specs cheering at the end of the wawffactor clips.