Introducing Tiggi Hawke. A London-based up and coming singer-songwriter whose synth pop sounds are quickly becoming some of our faves. We caught up with her to chat breaking into the industry, style on stage and what’s on the agenda for the rest of 2016…
What was your big break into the industry?
Becoming a part of Tileyard Studios, definitely. Those guys are awesome, they understand the ups and downs and they know how to get the best out of you while making sure you’re looking after yourself too! My mentors there are fantastic, I could never have done this without them and all the incredible talent at the studios!
What are you working on at the moment?
EP 2! I’m writing non-stop right now which I love, I’m actually heading over to Scandinavia for a couple of weeks to write with some crazy talent out there. Did someone say Smörgåsbord?
What’s on the agenda for the rest of 2016?
You know, I don’t think I can even imagine! This year has been such a whirlwind so far (in an incredible way obviously!), if you told me all this would happen I would never have believed you. I just want to keep writing and performing, I can’t explain how much I love it and if I’m still fortunate enough to be able to do that for the rest of this year, I’m one happy bunny!
Who’s your guilty pleasure most played?
Peanut Butter Jelly! That song makes EVERYTHING better and I don’t think I’ll ever be bored with it, its on all my playlists!
What’s the last thing you listened to?
‘Run’ by Tiggs Da Author and Lady Leshurr, I love walking down the street bustin’ some sly moves to it, especially in rainy London. I challenge you to listen to it and stay still… It’s impossible!!
What song do you want to be playing as you walk into the club?
‘All I Do Is Win’ by DJ Khaled, I’ll admit it, I know all the words thanks to Emma Stone.
What item of clothing can’t you live without?
Loose t-shirts. I actually don’t know what would happen without them but I don’t think that’s a situation I want to be in, it’s a terrifying prospect!
What items do you make sure you pack on tour?
This may sound obvious, but lingerie. I love caged bras and put that with my favourite staples, loose t-shirts, and boom! You have my favourite outfit. Plus lingerie shopping solves everything. Well, that and pizza.
Who is your style icon and why?
Kate Moss. Rock chic personified. Her style just seems to grow, she looks effortless and has done since day 1!
Where do you look for fashion inspiration?
I love Gigi Hadid, Behati Prisaloo and Cara Delevingne’s ‘off duty’ style. It’s relaxed, cool and a teensy bit grunge which is perfect. There’s plenty of pleather and denim and some kick-ass boots, perfect balance of feminine and attitude.
What best describes your style on stage?
Cinematic and unique! I wear things that I genuinely like. Sometimes I’m sure they can be a bit crazy (let’s go with unique!) but I want it to reflect my music.
What’s your favourite fashion trend this season and why?
We’re in festival season again which I love, so I did my annual stalk of everyone’s Coachella photos to see what people are wearing! It’s so wild and creative every year (Kylie’s rainbow hair = love), nothing is a no-go. I’m loving the return of the choker necklace, it’s a throwback to my childhood and it adds a layer of soft grunge to any outfit! I knew there was a reason I kept them around…
If you could steal anyone’s wardrobe who’s would it be?
Have you ever Googled Chrissy Teigen? She always looks stunning, her looks are fire. Plus I bet she has awesome sportswear… Lock your doors, I SPY DRESSES!
Leather or denim? Both = life staples.
Tattoos or no tattoos? No tats, I’m way too scared!
Heels or flats? Flats. Freedom!
Red lips or nude lips? Red
Instagram or Twitter? Insta every day
Kylie or Kendall? Kendall… sorry Kylie!
Rock or rap? ROCK N’ ROLL BABY
Rihanna or Beyoncé? Nope, can’t choose. Next!
Festivals or clubs? Festivals, music and outdoors!
Ibiza or Vegas? Ibiza chicas!
Music or food? It’s gotta be both, pizza is life.
Beach or pool? Beach every time!
Dogs or cats? ALL OF THEM!
Nights out or nights in? Did someone say Hawaii Five-0 and takeaway?
Gold or silver? Silver
Maxi or mini? Mini! I trip over in a maxi every SINGLE time.
Wanna know more? Follow Tiggi on Instagram @tiggihawke
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