Whinnie Williams is a singer/ song writer, lover of all things 1960’s with a thing for Brigitte Bardot. I first discovered Whinnie Williams via her lust worthy Instagram account and was swept away by her vintage style, her snapshots of jelly shoes and daily shenanigans, not to mention her faithful poodle Brian. With her Instagram strapline “Bridgette Bardot and Del Boy’s love child” I couldn’t help but click through to explore her YouTube videos
For the past few years Whinnie Williams has been busy creating new music, posting ‘digital mixtapes’ and short videos drawing in a loyal online following. Whinnie William’s storytelling music videos are kind of “Wes Anderson meets Brigitte Bardot” they take you on a journey, diving right into Whinnie’s cool sea of fun and colourful influences. Whinnie’s music combines a fresh British feel-good pop sound, a playful dash of French femme fatale underpinned with Mod cool drawing from influences from the Rolling Stones and The Kinks.
Whinnie Williams is to release her first official body of work in the form of the forthcoming Bad Girl EP. The EP was written in collaboration with Future Cut, the power production duo behind some of the biggest hits from pop royalty including Lily Allen and Dizzee Rascal. Her debut EP Bad Girl is to be released on the 6th October via London’s Night Beach Records. The EP is available in both digital and super limited edition, coloured 12″ vinyl format. I caught up with Whinnie to discover five defining songs that have influenced, inspired and moved this musical Mademoiselle:
1. What song brings a tear to your eye?Kate Nash- nicest thing, its really sentimental to me
2. What’s the first song you ever bought?Destiny’s child- Independent women part 1 lol! got it from Woolworths!
3. What song would/ did you play for the first dance at your wedding?I wanna walk down the isle to My girl by the Temptations and dance to Stand by me by Ben. E. King. Haven’t thought about it much or anything.
4. What song best describes you?Me and my best friend used to sing Golden touch by Razor light to each other. To me its a song about being a lucky beautiful disaster. What every girl wants to be, no?
5. Which of your own songs do you most enjoy playing? “Stupid Things” I wrote it alone in my lounge, crying my eyes out. After I finished it I could move on. I enjoy singing it now, it reminds me that everything happens for a reason.
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