2015 – new year, new music; and if you’re looking for new, magnificent music to add to your playlists, musician: Hope Leigh is the artist whose music you will have playing on constant repeat! Say hello to the phenomenal and magnificently talented, Hope Leigh! With her unique folk / pop music and her mesmerizing and stellar voice, Hope Leigh truly stands out as one stupendous musician who is taking the music world by storm. Music has always been apart of the lovely Hope Leigh’s life. At the ripe age of three, Hope entered into the musical world and started to learn how to play the violin; and year after year since then, Hope Leigh has grown into the remarkable musician she is today. In addition to all her awe-inspiring, upcoming projects including an upcoming EP and European tour, Hope Leigh also left everyone speechless as she performed at her good friend, Lance Bass’s wedding. With so many exciting things going on for the marvelous Hope Leigh, 2015 is truly destined to be an exceptional year for this extraordinary singer who is taking over the entertainment world!
I, Alexisjoyvipaccess had the great pleasure to interview the wonderful Hope Leigh! Hope Leigh dishes exclusively to Alexisjoyvipaccess all about what it is like for her performing live in front of all her fans, what it was like for her to perform at Lance Bass’s wedding, and so much more only in our VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE interview! The incredible Hope Leigh also shares some VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE photos! Enter in Hope Leigh’s terrific, musical world through her excellent photos she shared exclusively with Alexisjoyvipaccess and check out our VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE interview below! Thanks for the fabulous interview and pictures, Hope!
Photos And Caption Credits: Hope Leigh
Alexisjoyvipaccess.com Interview With Hope Leigh:
1. What inspired you to focus your life around music?
Hope Leigh: When I was 3 my parents enrolled me in a Suzuki school and I started taking violin, since then I’ve only ever done music. It’s something I consider fun but also lucky to build a career out of.
2. Who are some of your musical influences?
Hope Leigh: BEYONCE. My music may not sound like hers …. but I love her. I look up writing wise a lot to Adele, Sam Smith, Ingrid Michaelson, Gladys Knight – really anything Motown – but if you’re in my car…… We’re probably bumping BEYONCE.
3. How would you describe your music?
Hope Leigh: Sassy – folk – pop . Very literal and honest, pop melodies, and corky instruments. If someone makes my heart or breaks my heart I’ll write a song about it. Recently I was running out of material though- so I wrote about my friend who is 12 struggling with algebra.
4. You just recently performed at Lance Bass’s wedding, what was that experience like for you?
Hope Leigh: I NEVER get nervous to perform, but I was shaking. It was a last minute song change so I had just learned it on uke that day. I kept trying to make sure I had enough champagne to calm my nerves but not too many that I couldn’t play. I looked out right before I took the stage and despite seeing dozens of my idols – I told myself – they are just people. Just people at a wedding. Do this for Lance and Michael. I closed my eyes the whole song to make sure I didn’t cry. Though I had met most of them before – I also can’t say enough how incredibly sweet all of the NSYNC members were to me and hilarious guys – especially on the dance floor!
5. If you could describe the feeling you get when you perform in just one word, what word would that be?
Hope Leigh: Natural. It just feels like – this is what I do. Like any person who goes to work.
6. If you could collaborate with any other musician, alive or not, who would it be?
Hope Leigh: BEYONCE. Did I say her already? I’m never a fan girl but when I saw her on her last tour I just stood and cried. But also, on a real note Etta James.
7. 2015 will definitely be a big and exciting year for you! What other upcoming projects are you working on that your fans can look forward to?
Hope Leigh: My band, Me & Mr. Cassidy shot a music video this past year starring Michael Turchin ( Lance’s husband) and Tatyana Ali (Fresh Prince of Bel Air) for our song “Save for Now” it will be out mid January and it’s really a beautiful shot. Also, my first solo EP in 6 years produced by Will Noon (drummer – FUN.) and even a European Tour in March! There is so much to look forward to – I can’t wipe the smile off my face.
8. Lastly, if you could bring out one message to all your fans and supporters – what message would that be?
Hope Leigh: Recently, at Lance’s bachelor party I was dancing with SNL alumn Cheri Oteri- we posed for a photo and both took a specific pose and I joked it was to “make my arm look thinner”. She took me by the hand and very firmly said “NO! Don’t do that. You are young and beautiful and you don’t need to fall into that. You are funny and warm – just go forward as that”. It blew my mind. I’ve spent 5 years in HOLLYWOOD and a part of this industry is to look the part. After that, I immediately focused on the work and not my appearance. I am striving to pass that forward to all of my fans. Don’t try to fit the mold, just come as you are with an open heart.
This is me and Lance and Michael at his on air bachelor party 3 days before the wedding which I also sang at (audio recording on the Dirty Pop Sirius XM app).
This is me Michael (groom) and Justin Martindale (comedian) at the joint surprise bachelor party filmed for The E! Special “Lance Loves Michael” ( Lance and Joey in the background).
Me and comedian and SNL alumn Cheri Oteri at Lance and Michael’s bachelor party.
This is a blonde me hahaha with Tatyana and Michael on set of our music video when Lance came by to say hello. April 2014.
Me nervous dressed up for the wedding.
This is me in Suzuki school hahaha.