Young singer Ella Eyre has a lot to look forward to – and still has her eyes on more.
The 20-year-old sold out her first UK tour earlier this year, after appearing on Rudimental’s number one single Waiting All Night.
She arrives in Sheffield tonight in the midst of her second UK tour, and is then off to America – on the back of just three solo singles, including Comeback which entered the UK singles charts at number 12 following its release last week.
However, the Londoner admits her dream was always to appear in musical theatre on the West End stage.
She says: “My album is almost ready, and we’re looking to release it early next year, but I’ve got a lot to do before then.
“I’ve got my tour at the moment, then I’m going on tour with Bastille for three weeks around America.
“I’ve been so fortunate to get in this position,
“I sold out my first UK tour earlier this year, without having released a single of my own, so that was amazing.
“I’m supporting Basement Jaxx at the O2 London, so I can’t wait for that. I’ve got a lot to look forward to.
“I did always want to be in the West End though and it was my dream to one day be a leading lady.
“I loved musical theatre and I still do, but it wasn’t until my last year at school that I realised how hit and miss the whole thing is.
“There were so few jobs and roles and, realistically, I was never going to get to the level that I wanted to be at.
“There’s only so much you can do, and I wanted to be more creative and write my own songs, I felt I had things to write about.”
Comeback is one of those songs – Ella says: “I wrote it for all the people who get taken advantage of and screwed over by people they’re in relationships with.”
Ella Eyre is at Plug, Matilda Street, Sheffield city centre, tonight. Doors open at 7pm and entry is £13. Support comes from Seinabo Sey.