Interview: Maggi Ronson

Walthamstow’s Maggi Ronson is making a special appearance at Stow Festival at the Hornbeam Cafe on Saturday night. We spoke to her to get the lowdown on her performance.

Hi Maggi. Can you tell us a bit about yourself?

I have lived in Walthamstow for many years and have been to the festival on many occasions,

I have been involved in local community choirs and shows whilst raising my family but this is the first time I have actually been part of the festival. I do buy my fresh organic loaves from the Hornbeam Cafe where we will be performing.

We hear that you’ve played with some pretty cool people in the past. Can you enlighten us?

I have been singing backing vocals for many years and have has the opportunity to sing and record with Mick (Michael) Ronson (my brother), Colin Lloyd Tucker, Philip Pambow, Mick Jones, Glen Matlock, Steve Harley, Joe Elliott and the Spiders from Mars, The Rich Kids, and others.

What is your current material sounding like?

I am currently recording my first Maggi Ronson CD due to my brothers 20th Anniversary of his death in April 2013 as my token of rememberance. There are various musicians playing on different tracks such as Woody from the Spiders from Mars, Walthamstows very own Rod Melvin and Nathan Connelly just to mention a few.

What can people expect from your Stow Festival show?

I am taking part in the Stow Festival with my good friend and great singer/songwriter Colin Lloyd Tucker. We will be performing acoustically a variety of Colin’s songs, with some Lou Reed and a couple of Bowie ones as well. I will also be giving a taste of the forthcoming album with myself performing to backing tracks.

What are your plans for the rest of the year?

My plan for next year is to release a single early on in the year to be followed up with the CD in April and hopefully have the opportunity to perform. I’m looking forward to Saturday!

Maggi Ronson plays at the Hornbeam Cafe on Saturday 22 September from 8pm. Tickets are available to purchase in advance here.

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