Pure & simple

Posted onOctober 12, 2020


Next up in the soundtrack of my life feature is Kerry from our social media & events team. Kerry is one of the more cultural members of our team, travelling here, there and everywhere for inspiration and adventure (in non-COVID times, obviously) 

Has her frequent travelling across Europe helped her develop a continental taste for music? 

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The song I wish I’d written

Africa by TOTO - arguably my favourite song of all time. 

The first song I remember hearing

My father was and still is a massive ABBA fan and the ABBA Gold tape was on repeat in the car. So take your pick from: Knowing Me, Knowing You, Lay All Your Love On Me, Thank You For The Music… the list goes on. Oh and then Bat out of Hell by Meatloaf. 

The first album I owned

I couldn’t tell you if it was my absolute first album but I remember getting one called Pop Princesses, released circa 2004 - a compilation of some absolute bangers: Genie in a Bottle by Christina Aguilera, Complicated by Avril Lavigne, Survivor by Destiny’s Child, to name a few. 

The first gig I went to

Hear’Say - pure and simple.  

The song that reminds me of home

If There’s A Rocket Tie Me To It by Snow Patrol.

The song I can no longer listen to

Shape of You by Ed Sheeran - there’s overplayed and then there’s this. 

The song that changed my life

Bring Him Home from Les Mis.

The song I want played at my funeral

Bring Him Home from Les Mis - it’s a family thing. 

The song I listen to before going to work

Whatever the situation Pompeii by Bastille just gets me ready to tackle the day ahead. 

The song I do at karaoke

The honest answer is that I don’t BUT I’d like to think I’d absolutely demolish Adele, Rolling in the Deep.

The song I discovered during lockdown

If The World Was Ending by JP Same and Julia Michaels - heartwarming really. Also, Watermelon Sugar by Harry Styles cannot go without a mention - stunning.