By Louie Kalvis
Valley News talked to Jodie Hamblet from tribute group We Love Little Mix, who perform at Salisbury City Hall on September 1. Jodie is also an actor who has appeared in TV shows such as Coronation Street, Shameless and ITV’s Home Fires.
What is it like on the road?
We have been busy going from place to place, and a lot has been down south which has been a bit difficult because I’m based in Manchester. But we get some great reactions, so it has been really fun.
What was your favourite stop on the tour, so far?
We were in Malvern on Sunday, August 18, and the town was just so pretty, and there was such a great turn-out for the show which made it quite special.
How many songs are in your set?
It is actually two sets of 50 minutes each, so there is about 26 songs in total. It’s quite a lot of singing and dancing!
Who choreographs the dancing?
Natalie Pringle is a seriously talented dancer who comes up with our dance routines.
What are your favourite songs from the show?
Over you, Power, Salute, are all songs I really enjoy performing.
When was the group formed?
We have only been together on this tour for the past few months but knowing each other before has made this enjoyable as we get on really well.
The four of us have actually known each other for almost four years now which, I think, definitely helps us on stage and on the road.
Who oversees the costume design?
Caroline Peters designs all the costumes, it is a big part of the show and is made better because she is really good at what she does.
How long have you been performing like this?
I have been singing and dancing since the age of 12 but didn’t take it up professionally until around 17 or 18 years old. So, I have been doing this professionally for about 10 years now.
Do you have any other upcoming projects?
I have been cast in the film After the War, but it’s in very early stages right now, pre-production, so at this point that might just be a working title as well. There are some very big names that have signed on which is really exciting.
We Love Little Mix stars Jodie Hamblet as Perrie Edwards, Natalie Pringle as Jade Thirlwell, Carolyn Peters as Leigh-Anne Pinnock, and Lucy Fellows as Jesy Nelson. The show is at Salisbury City Hall on September 1.
For more information and tickets visit: http://www.cityhallsalisbury.co.uk/index.php?page=1995