We catch up with HanLei one of our special live Pa's ahead of our Groove Odyssey 5th birthday Party !
Q: Is this your first time at Groove Odyssey and are you looking forward to performing there on their 5th Birthday on November 8th ?
ANS: Yes - this is our first time performing at GO and we are 100% looking forward to this event... WHOOOP!!
Q: How has 2014 been for you and will you have any Exclusive new tracks to perform at this even?
ANS: Well this year has been great for us - we are lucky enough to do a job that we absolutely love so that always makes for a better mood lol!! We do have something exclusive for you -so Come down on the 8th and check us out!!
Q: What can the GO crew expect from your set?
ANS: Great tunes and a great vibe!!
Q: Is there anyone you are looking forward to catching at the Groove Odyssey 5th Birthday and why?
ANS: Looking forward to seeing Dj Spen, Neil Pierce, Sean McCabe and Dj Able as we have recently made some hot tracks with them and everybody likes a party don't they?
Q: What are your proudest moments and why? Do you have a particular unforgettable musical career highlight and why is this so special?
ANS: For us one of our proudest moments was being able to take our daughters to a festival with us and they watched us perform. One of our most unforgettable moments was singing with Miss Grace Jones at the Hollywood Bowl in LA.
Q: How and when were you first infected by dance music? and what was your first entree into it? What was your first break and first big record and did it set you on your path?
ANS: We love house music and it has always been our music of choice when we go out! Hannah has been releasing music on and off over the years... Passin Thru (Sean McCabe remix) being the most successful of them, but our debut HanLei writing project was Ain't Got Time Dj Able - which ultimately paved the way to enable us to work with DJ's such as DJ Spen, Sean McCabe and Neil Pierce.
Q: What is your earliest musical memory that springs to mind, and then how did you get into singing ?
ANS: Neither of us can really remember a time when we didn't sing to be honest... Lol but we gave up our jobs in 2007 - to pursue music full time! And here we are lol!!
Q: Who are some of the people you have enjoyed working with in the music business and why? is there one that has stood out the most or as a favourite experience?
ANS: As session singers we have worked with countless artists over the years. Our all time favourite has to be working with Miss Grace Jones who we've been singing with for over 6 years - being a black female icon in the industry who better to learn from.
Q: What’s the driving force behind your singing career and what still drives you? And how would you describe your vocal style?
ANS: I guess our friendship is the driving force behind our collective music career - we are privileged to have a true sisterhood that we are passionate about - and feel this translates in to our music. We are undoubtedly soul singers but take influences from all different genre - we just love good music!!
Q: Who is the most inspirational and influential person in your life and why?
ANS: There is no doubt that our daughters are the most inspirational and influential people in our lives.
Q: And before you leave us, can you tell us something you think we should all be listening to before we head out the door to the Groove Odyssey 5th Birthday party? youtube or soundcloud link would be great
ANS: Well we would suggest that you listen to Ain't Got Time - DJ Able - Passin Thru and Reach Out Sean McCabe and def look out for upcoming HanLei tracks from Dj Spen, Neil Pierce, Sean McCabe and Kiko Navarro.
Q: And is there anything fun or wacky or that we don’t know about you such as something that you really enjoy or collect, hobbies, interests, other work etc?
ANS: It's not fun and wacky but we are mothers of toddlers and as any parent knows that is a fun and as wacky as it gets.. LOL!!
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