Bashema

Bashema played at L Fest 2015 on the Green Stage

What is your artist name? 

Bashema

How would you describe what you do? 

A jazz influenced soulful songstress with an edgy twist and kick-ass piano skills.

How long have you being performing/working?

I've been performing since 18, started at local open mic nights just playing piano.

What has been the highlight of your career to date?  

Performing at Glastonbury Festival.

Have you worked/performed for/with anyone famous?

I was luckily enough to support Toploader in 2010. I also met Ludovico Einaudi & gave him on of my CD's which he listened to & complimented me on my piano work. Recently, I had the pleasure of looking after Heather Peace when she performed in Bristol.

If you could perform/work with anyone, who would it be?

If Nina Simone was still around definitely her, otherwise my top second is Muse.

What is your guilty pleasure?

Cider or Rum, mmmmm! 

Tell us one secret about yourself?

I am the only female I know who doesn't like chocolate, not allergic, just don't like the taste. 

How and why did you get into this profession?

I've been playing piano since I was 4 years old. I started doing music as a profession cause I realized I'm no good at anything else, so thought might as well try at the one thing I am good at.

When you're not working what do you like to do to chill out?

If it's sunny, pub/park, drink, food, if not, bed, films, food.

Where can we find out more information?

Via my website, www.bashema.com also here's a link to my music video, Go With The Flow.