Prinnie Stevens is no stranger to the stage, the established live performer and recording artist is one of the most sort after talents in the country and will be back on the road with her latest sellout show, Music for the SOUL this November.
Prinnie has wowed audiences from stage to screen, from leading lady roles in The Bodyguard & HAIR the musical, to her high energy performances on The Voice Australia she continues to impress fans with her carefully curated live shows.
With her powerhouse vocals coupled with an incredible stage presence, Prinnie delivers a fun-filled evening of live music the whole family can enjoy.
Kicking off in Canberra, the show run will include; Sydney, Cronulla Manly, Bulli, Wyong and Newcastle with more dates to be announced.
"It's great to get live music back on the road, even in a limited capacity. It's been a tough year for everyone, I hope the show will bring some light relief and we can all shake off 2020!" Said, Prinnie.
Music for the SOUL is a stunning blend of soul, R & B and Pop tunes with Prinnie putting her signature style on all the favourites and classics from iconic artists such as; Whitney Houston, Sade, Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin, Donny Hathaway, Etta James and so much more.
With two evening shows and limited tickets due to restrictions, bookings are essential.
Music for the SOUL sold out earlier this year, don't miss your chance to catch this incredible live event.
For all show and ticket information head to www.prinnie.com
Question: How would you describe your music?
Prinnie Stevens: My music is a complete mix of all the wonderful genres that have shaped me as a performer. It's Soul, RnB, Pop and heavily influenced by artists like Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Sade, Donny Hathaway and so many more!
Question: What should we expect from your upcoming tour?
Prinnie Stevens: You can expect to hear all your favourite Soul and RnB. Every song brings along a Memory for me. Memories of listening to these songs at my parents parties, or going through a break up as a teenager. Soul music can move you like no other genre and that's why I've chosen to do this! To move people and hopefully bring some joy, coming out of such crazy times.
Question: Is there a particular message you hope listeners take from your music?
Prinnie Stevens: Hope is the message. Hope that there are better days and better times ahead! The world has been through so much, we have been deprived of things we took for granted. Now it's time to appreciate all we have, music and LIVE music included.
Question: Which is your favourite song to perform live and why?
Prinnie Stevens: My favourite song to perform live is "Natural Woman" - Carole King/Aretha Franklin because as soon as it starts you see every individual find what it means to them. Feeling a whole room feel, is something so special.
Question: If you could have anyone, in the world, attend a show, who would it be?
Prinnie Stevens: I would love to have my Grandfather as a special guest. He's never seen me sing before and it would be such an honour to dedicate a song to him. Even though, I'm sure he is front row every single show in spirit! Lol
Question: What or who was your inspiration to go into the music industry?
Prinnie Stevens: I don't come from a musical family. We only sang in church. Gospel music was my first love, and always will be. The way gospel singers are able to bare their souls in music is so beautiful and so inspiring. As singers sometimes we get caught up in the mechanics of singing. When there is a Devine purpose it becomes Untouchable.
Question: If you could collaborate with another artist, who would it be?
Prinnie Stevens: A current artist I would love to collaborate with would be HER. She is so great! Her musicianship and her vocals are insane and she represents so much beauty and strength in a music industry that lack these things at times
Question: Tell us about your performance on The Voice Australia?
Prinnie Stevens: Which one?? Lol! There have a been a few. Look, I am a huge advocate for the show and I have gained so much from being on the Voice. I met so many amazing artists and I got to know more about myself on the show. Singing in front of Australia is always an honour no matter what the circumstance. I was able to sing Pop RnB Soul on all my performances, and that has always represented who I am and what I'm about. The songs I performed were always about female strength and some even about oppression and fighting through adversity.
Question: Do you prefer acting in musicals or singing?
Prinnie Stevens: They're like my children. I love them all equally! Honestly though, I love being able to do all of it! Being a triple threat always keeps things new and exciting.
Question: Did you have any pre-conceived ideas about the music industry?
Prinnie Stevens: I am a first generation Tongan Woman. I had no preconceived ideas at all! All I knew, was that I loved to sing and dance and that I wanted to fill my days with as much of it as I could.
Question: What's a typical day like?
Prinnie Stevens: A typical day for me, is waking at 5:30 with my baby Hope. Yes!!!! 5am. Getting everyone together with lunches etc. spending the morning with the baby. Usually rehearsing in the day or running errands and then shows at night. I'm lucky enough now that I get to put on shows like Music For the Soul, so that I'm able to work it around my beautiful family.
Question: What has been your favourite part of becoming a music artist?
Prinnie Stevens: My favourite part would have to be creating music and shows and seeing how it can move people. Or even heal others. It is also therapeutic for us as the artist. After we go through the creative journey part of us heals each time.
Question: What's next, for you?
Prinnie Stevens: Touring Music for the Soul through NSW and an exciting show that I will be announcing in Adelaide in the new year!
Question: Can you share your socials? (links please)
Prinnie Stevens: Instagram
Interview by Gwen van Montfort