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Fast Five: Ayala



When did you begin making music, and did you ever ponder a different career?

I began singing when I was very small. I first sung a solo at school aged about 5 and that was it- no turning back! I use to make my own little songs all through my childhood and began writing little piano pieces at 13, and proper songs at about 14.

How would you describe your music?

Little expressions of something from within… I always find style hard to describe but it definitely has influences from soul, jazz and Latin in there somewhere.

What have you been up to so far and what can we expect over the coming months?

I have been putting together an album- So I’m just working hard on that at the moment- in the studio a lot. I’ve been loving the co-writing experience too as I believe that when you really share that process with another human or in a small group you can expand the power of what can be endlessly. We are releasing my first single in October, I plan to release another few singles to prelude the album early next year…

If you could duet with anybody who would it be and why?

Ooh the answer to that question would change every day you asked it! Today I’m going to say, Jason Mraz because I love his style, his songwriting, his positivity, his voice…

What’s your desert island disc and why would you take this one album?

Again, there would be a different answer every day probably. But one album that has stuck with me over the years is an old Take 6 record called So Much To Say. The stunningly crafted vocal harmonies inspired me greatly, musically when I was younger and the lyrics and spirit of the songs have kept me going through many hard times. It’s an album that satisfies me musically, intellectually, emotionally, spiritually- what more could you hope for from a record! Lol I have others on my shelf like that, that I could have answered with too though! It’s tough to only pick one!!