Step By Step say hello to Leah Haworth singing sensation


Today we caught up with one of moofest’s youngest performers Leah Haworth to ask her a few questions and find out a little more about her.

Who are you what do you play?
I am Leah Haworth and I’m a 15 year old acoustic singer/songwriter.

What inspired you to make music?
I have been singing for as long as I can remember but was specifically inspired by Katy Perry when I went to her concert when I was 11. I was so amazed by how one woman can bring together so many people in union and harmony and it made me want to do the same so since then I’ve been working my absolute hardest to thrive as much as I can at this age in this industry

How has your music evolved since you first began playing?
I have definitely evolved since I first started writing songs, singing and playing guitar at age 11. As I started to get into my teenage years I noticed a dramatic change in my writing and playing skills and singing abilities – my voice just started to do more of what I wanted it to (after much hard work of training it to!) My writing skills have also definitely matured as I’ve started to listen to a range go singer songwriters and taking inspiration from them all.

What did you have for breakfast this morning?
For breakfast this morning I ate an apple and had a McDonald’s cappuccino (they are so good).

What’s your favourite breakfast cereal?
I don’t really like cereal but if I had to eat one, it’d probably be Frosties!

What’s the worst job you ever had?
The worst job I’ve ever had was putting peed-on bed sheets into a bin bag… I’m only 15 so I’ve never had a proper job.

What would you do if you were invisible for a day?
If I was invisible for one day I would definitely spy on one of my teachers to see what they are actually like outside of school (although most of my teachers are pretty cool anyway).

What’s your favourite ride at the fair?
My favourite fair ride has got to be the Waltzers or the Pre-Miami Xtreme, but I love all fair rides and rollercoasters so no offence to the others!

Have you ever milked a cow?
I have never milked a cow nor thought about milking a cow… (Maybe I could be taught how to when I sing at MooFest!)

What’s your favourite cheese?
My favourite cheese is cheddar cheese, but I’m not fussy… Unless It’s that one with mould in it, ew.

What’s your favourite sandwich?
My favourite sandwich is either a crisp butty or a beef and onion butty.

Do you have a nickname at school?
At school my friends call me multiple nicknames – Leanne, LeeLee (how cheesy) and my friend Maisie also calls me the ‘Grandma’ of the group… In Primary school though I used to get called Tree or Green Giant because I was really tall with curly hair! I’m usually just known as the singer now though haha.

Have you ever written a fan letter?
I have written a letter being the fan… I gave one to Katy Perry at her concert in 2014 and she took it off me and carried it off stage with her. I also gave Gabrielle Aplin a fan letter which she took off me on stage leading to a full on conversation between us!

What’s your most disgusting habit?
My most disgusting habit is probably biting my nails, I’m always getting told off for doing it hahah!

If you were a domestic appliance what would it be?
If I was a domestic appliance I would probably be a freezer because I’m so cold hearted – joking! (That’s about as funny as I get)

What’s your favourite word?
My favourite word would either be narcissistic or idiosyncrasy.

Can you think of a good poem about moofest?
A MooFest poem by Leah Haworth –
Roses are red
Violets are blue
When you come to MooFest
get ready to hear the cows moo!

Tell us a joke?
“Who’s there?”
Shi Tim Ish

What advice do you have for people who want to form their own bands?
Advice I would give to people wanting to form their own bands is to learn great jokes. Just kidding (see, hilarious). I would say to just really learn who you are and what you want to stand for and master that craft. You will be up against so many people but don’t think of it as a competition, work with the people you’re up against and befriend them. It’s better to have allies than enemies. Be yourself and don’t think you have to change to become what you want to become; stick to your instincts and trust your gut.

How can the moofesters get hold of your music?
The MooFesters can get hold of my music via Youtube and Facebook for my covers and live performances, but for my new EP – Step By Step – iTunes, Google Play, Spotify and Amazon. They can also follow me on Twitter (@Leah_Haworth) or add me on Facebook/like my Facebook page – I love to hear what people think about my music and covers etc!

Any last words?
Hope everyone has a great day, week, month, year, life and I look forward to looking back on this cool little Q&A when I’m older and cringing at my answers! SEE YOU ALL AT MOOFEST!!!! (This has been so fun to answer omg.)

There we have it folks 20 questions and answers with the highly talented Leah. Now you know a little bit about her, her famous pen friends, her worst habits and how to get her music. Now get yourselves over to Leah’s youtube channel to take a look and also get over to i-tunes to purchase the debut EP ‘Step By Step’. Thanks to Leah for her time and we can’t wait to see her live at moofest. If you can’t wait until then Leah is playing at this years Darwen Live at Darwen Library theatre on 29th May.

Leah will be appearing at moofest on the Sunbird Records stage on Sunday 10th July. To get tickets go click here.

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