Introducing Interview: Twinnie Lee Moore

Known for her role as Porshe Mcqueen in Hollyoaks, Twinnie Lee Moore has now made her debut in the world of pop music with her single, ‘Cool’.

Although widely known for her acting capabilities, Twinnie’s heart has always been in music, and her first single showcases her country-inspired pop style alongside her charming, fluid vocals.

We caught up with Twinnie to find out more…

Hi Twinnie, how are you today?
I’m perfect, absolutely buzzing about the response I’ve received from the stream of my track ‘Cool’ going live!

You are best known for your stage and screen roles, what made you want to turn towards music?
Not many people know this but music has always been my first passion, especially writing! I’m signed to Universal Publishing. I started out when I was just 5 when one of my poems got published, so I’ve always had a flare for it. It’s been a massive part of my life, growing up I watched old school musicals like Singing in the Rain – I always wanted to be that kind of a performer, I suppose that’s how I fell into musical theatre. So, in every job I’ve done music has always been in the background bubbling away.

It must be sad to be leaving Hollyoaks though?
I am sad to be leaving my friends, but I think I quickly found out that I missed live performing. I will be forever grateful to Hollyoaks. The job gave me a great stepping stone and such a huge amount of support! Also I’m grateful to the producer Bryan Kirkwood, he was very big supporter of my onscreen work. I will miss seeing my character on screen, but I won’t miss getting up at 6 everyday!! Haha.

With your time with Universal Publishing, would we have already heard your songs without realising it?
The Shires most recently – a song called ‘Black and White’. Ben Earl is the guy in the band and we actually started the country duet and then I left. It then became The Shires!

How would you describe your sound?
It’s very much country-pop. I aspire to be like Shania Twain, but the British version.

Are there any artists in particular you think have influenced your style?
Yes I think people like Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Carpenters, Dolly Parton, Joni Mitchell, Billy Joel, Adele. Sheryl Crow. These people are icons!  It’s all about their voice and the songs!  Nowadays I find it’s a competition of how high you can sing and how many riffs you can fit in a verse that sometimes leaves me cold.

With it being January, do you have any New Year’s Resolutions?
Do what makes you happy, within reason. Life is too short; I’ve lost people this year and it really does make you think! Be happy and healthy!! That’s it really!

What are your plans for your music in 2016?
We release the single for download this month, and the EP in February. I’m going to the States for a while and I’ve got a couple of gigs lined up over there. I’ll be doing some gigs and festivals when I’m back in the UK and, let’s see… More writing and hopefully a date on the album release!

Huge thanks to Twinnie for answering our questions! 

‘Cool’, the debut single from Twinnie Lee Moore, is out 29 January on TLM Records.  

Mari Lane

Mari Lane

Editor, London. Likes: Kathleen Hanna, 6Music, live music in the sunshine. Dislikes: Sexism, pineapples, the misuse of apostrophes.