The ferociously fast chatting Chanelle Williams a.k.a Lady Chann is responsible for bashment classics such as 2009’s ‘Your Eye Too Fast’ and 2010’s ‘Sticky Situation’, which earned her plaudits from The Guardian and Clash. Ahead of her performance on the Garden Stage we caught up with her for a little chat.
How did you get into performing?
I studied performing arts in college
Who are your current influences?
Lady Saw, Lady Patra, Beenie Man, Bounty Killer, Vybz Kartel, Lauren Hill, Beyonce, Stormy, Double E, Busy Signal….those are mainly my staples….the list add i’m sure there’s more.
Three festival essentials you can’t live without
Plastic bags, wet wipes and snacks
Which acts do you look up to and why?
Difficult one, because I’m still influenced by the oldies…but i’d have to say Beyonce, her work ethic is amazing and stage show presence, so i definitely have learned over watching her through the years good ways to perform.
If you could collab with any artist who would you pick and why?
There’s loads, from Stormzy to Dj Khaled to Busy Signal…and whoever else in between lol!
I saw you in Berlin lasty ear as part of The Bug’s new albumn launch when can we expect some of that to drop?
Yes we have a track or two in the works. so staaaaaaand by! 🙂
Most embarrasing festival moment
Haven’t really had one tbh, but the only closet thing I can think of is last year at Glastonbury just before I performed, it was so full of mud , that me and my friend pulled up in a nice BMW, and got stuck and then had to await to be retrieved. THEN also enroute walking to the backstage area, my trainers got caught in the mud and my agent had to piggy back me to the stage with my trainers in my hand! Looool!
THEN! when we were leaving Glasto, myself and my mate got stuck in the mud AGAIN and the jeep unit who came to help us, THEY got stuck, and the van that came to help them? THEY got stuck.. and we met about 6 nice lads that ended up pushing our car out of the mud at 6am