If you are a local musician, chances are you have heard the name Sally Rivers. Not only is Sally an amazing vocal coach, she performs herself with The Rock Divas. We got Sally to sit in the 10 questions chair to find out more
1. What got you into the music game?
My dad was a voice teacher & professional singer & literally all of my earliest memories were based around watching dad sing. He was amazing. I spent much of my childhood on tour & feel incredibly fortunate to have experienced so much so young. I started coaching for labels when I was 18 & I have always done both with equal passion. Music is not what I do, it’s who I am.
2. Who was the first singer/band you saw live?
The first proper concert I went to was ‘King’ in 1984. The music still holds up & I love Paul Kings voice.
3. What was the first record you bought?
I desperately want to say something cool but unfortunately it was David Essex, Silver Dream machine. In fairness, I was a child & my taste was not developed!
4. Who do you think is the best frontman/fromtwoman?
It would be Freddie & Beyonce for me
5. Where was the first place you performed?
A hotel in Newquay with my brother when I was was 7. We had a regular slot there. Tbh I probably performed before that, but that was my first proper paid gig. I toured when I was 15 & saved every penny I earned which I proudly used to pay for my higher education.
6. What is the best lyric you have ever heard?
How could I ever single out one? There are waaay too many
7. Who have you worked with over the years?
I’ve worked extensively in film, theatre, in studios…where to begin?! I worked in the West End for Really Useful, worked with actors Keanu Reeves, Russell Crowe, Jeff Goldblum. Singers, lady Gaga, Annie Lennox, Paloma Faith, Avril Lavigne, Anastasia, Eminem. Hundreds & hundreds of singers, speakers, actors over a 30yr plus career
8. What song do you wish you had written?
Darkness I believe it a thing called love. Ps I beat The Darkness in a battle of the bands comp back in 89 haha
9. What venue would you like to perform?
I’ve played most of the big stadiums in the UK & we play amazing festivals with Meatloud & Rock Divas so…prob just more festivals
10. What band/singer would you like to support?
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