Loretta Maine talks Pain & Country Music ahead of her Soho Theatre show
Car-crash comedy queen, Loretta Maine presents her latest show, Bipolar; a non-stop rollercoaster full of heartbreak hits including “These Ain’t My Tits” and the infamous “Chicken Shop”. Catch Loretta at the Soho Theatre from 12-16 March 2013.
We caught up with the country music star outside a Morley’s Chicken Emporium and bribed her with some cheap plonk to answer our usual bunch of inane questions. (EDITOR’S NOTE: We represent her words in exactly the way she spat them at us!)
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What inspires you to write music?
MaiNly PAiN. AnD One DireCTioN. THey NEeD TO BE TakEn OFf THe ChaRts And I aM thE GiRl TO do THat.
Who are your musical influences?
AlAniS, Courtney LovE and MichaEL BuBle.
What makes you happy?
Is THiS A TriCk QuesTiON?
Tell us about your favourite secret/offbeat places in London?
I LoVE FaVOUriTe ChiCkEn on SOuTh LAmbeTH RoaD, IT haS the BesT chICkeN In ToWn. I lIKe thE allEyWay wiTH aLL THe sEx ShopS IN SoHO beCauSe IT makeS ME FeEl SlUTTY anD I likE The CavenDiSh ArMs in StocKWeLL BecaUSe TheY havE DiscO FrieS anD BuTTerScOtcH VODKa. HELLo!
What are your favourite things to do for free or little money in London?
BUsK, BeG anD LiE UnDeR a BuSh In ReGenTs ParK.
What’s your ultimate London confession?
I OnCE WaS SiCk On a STaTue OF WinStON ChuRChiLL. I FeLt Bad. WiLL I gO tO PRiSon Now?
What event or product of your own would you like to pimp on To Do List?
I Am DOiNg My ShoW AT THe SoHo THeaTRe THiS Week – MArch 12- 16th. COMe PLeaSE! I sINg SOnGS about WIne anD LoVe anD PolITics> It’S AWESoME.
I am Joint Editor at To Do List. I like free, cheap & offbeat London, especially: cabaret, art, theatre, pop-ups, eating out, quirky films, museums, day trips, social enterprise & much more.