Gorleston's Myleene Klass launched her debut classical
album in October.
Moving On is the first release in a six-album
deal with Universal Classics and it quickly reached number two in
the classical album chart.
On Thursday 6 November, 2003 Myleene joined the
BBC Norfolk website team for a live chat. This is what she had to
Host: Welcome to our live chat
with Gorleston gal, Myleene Klass, who is joining us today here
at BBC Norfolk.
We're just looking through your questions now.
Before we get started, here is something one of your fans sent in
to us today:
Hi, I absoloutely love you and well done your album
is amazing. Ive been ill for two-and-a-half years and you have helped
me so so much. I couldn't of done it without you and even though
I've never met you or anything so please can u say get well soon
2 me because maybe if you say it, it might work. Love Faye, aged
Dear Faye, just wanted to say I hope you get well soon and that
I'm thinking of you. Thank you for supporting me.
I'll be supporting you right back. All my love, Leenie xxxxxxxxx
Host: And here's the first question....
Darren_Lee: Hi Myleene, do you have plans
for a second album, if so what pieces are you thinking of including?
Myleene: We're already planning for the
second album which is just amazing. I have tonnes
and tonnes of ideas, but do let me know if you have any of your
Steven_Jackson: At what age did you first
pick up a musical instrument?
Myleene: At four
years old, before I could read. I learnt using colours and balloons,
would you believe it!
Host: How often do you come back to Norfolk?
Do you have a favourite part of the county?
Myleene: I try and come back every free
day I have. My favourite part is the beach, but
I do like going strawberry picking!
Tim in Bristol: What do you prefer yourself,
classical or pop music?
Myleene: Can I have both!!!
The album I made is meant to cross over both genres, so there's
something for everybody. Plus if ET and Lord Of The Rings counts
as classical music, how cool can that be!
Leonie_Batchelor: I think you are amazingly
talented! Where you nervous about how the public would percieve
you as a classical artist?
Myleene: I was nervous
to begin with but everyone has been really accepting which I'm really
thankful for. I have learnt to concentrate on the positive support
and I'm very lucky to have the fans who I have.
Darren_Lee: Which is your favourite classical
piece to play and favourite piece to listen to?
Myleene plays the piano at The Forum in Norwich
Myleene: My favourite
classical piece to play at the moment is Toccatta, the first track
on the album. It's so much fun and challenging and sometime I get
my fingers in a twist!
My favourite piece to listen to is any Linkin Park
track. It certainly wakes you up in the morning!!!!
Steven_Jackson: What inspires
you to create the music which you write?
Myleene: Not only am I a musician, but I'm
also an audience member so I like to create pieces which are entertaining,
that people can relate to but fun too!
Maya_Goodfellow: Hiya Myleene, I was wondering
if you might do a tour?
Myleene: We've got 60 dates
pencilled in next year so keep your ears and eyes open!
Host: Any chance you might be playing at
the Norfolk and Norwich festival?
Myleene: I don't
see why not! Tell them to invite me or I'll just gatecrash!
Claire in Glasgow: Is it true you dedicated
your album to a girl called Jessica, who died of cancer?
Myleene: I gave a special dedication to
Jessica and her family as I had the opportunity to meet her and
play with her and she really touched my life.
white_chocolate: Hey Myleene. What went
wrong with Hear'Say?
Myleene: The million dollar question - answers
on a postcard please! Only kidding :) I used
to think about that a lot but I guess we had our time. Thank you
to the Hear'Say fans for sticking by me. I LOVE YOU!!!!!!
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