Kiki & The Noughties Boyz
On Saturday 18th March Kiki & The Noughties Boyz are set to deliver their very own headline gig at The Grand, supported by local artists Geno Eccles and Alfie Odd Job! The gig is guaranteed to be packed with your favourite party tunes from the 80s, 90s and 00s, so make sure to get those dance moves ready.
Kiera Twizell (Kiki) spoke to us about her journey from performing at The Grand from a young age, to now headlining her very own gig at the venue:
“There hasn’t been a time in my life when I wasn’t surrounded by music; it flows through every vein and accompanies every thought. My sole ambition is to make a living as a songwriter and musical performer, and this has informed everything I’ve done since a very young age. Over the years, I’ve honed my innate musicality to become an accomplished multi-instrumentalist, achieving ABRSM Grades in saxophone and singing, as well as teaching myself keyboard and guitar. Throughout school I participated in countless shows and productions, such as playing the role of Bet in Oliver!, Maria in West Side Story and roles in Sister Act and Aladdin. I was crowned the winner GRAB in January 2020, in which I performed as Catherine of Aragon in the opening song from Six.
I worked tirelessly through lockdown and challenged myself to learn new music skills. I uploaded a weekly cover song for 68 weeks and produced a cover of Do They Know It’s Christmas? with 14 fellow open mic musicians. The videos can be viewed here.
Although comfortable as a solo artist, I relish collaborating with other musicians and I perform as part of a duo, Marc and Kiki. It’s very exciting to see the diary filling up with paid bookings, knowing I’ve taken the first steps towards earning a living doing what I love. I’ve recently developed my songwriting skills, penning my first album titled “Refocus” which is due out in April 2023. The album is my journey in which I had to motivate myself to really achieving what I set out to do. Along the way there were so many knocks and I often became disengaged and didn’t believe in me or what I set out to do – Refocus is my journey and my visualisation to bring me back to my destination.
I applied to six universities/conservatoires and had offers from all six before deciding on the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts in Liverpool. I found LIPA to be a creative and inspiring environment to help me grow my skills and inspire me to reach my goal of being a first class songwriter and performer. I hope to also have a day songwriting with Sir Paul McCartney!
My most exciting project is this gig at The Grand in Clitheroe, headlining as Kiki & The Noughties Boyz. To play at my local theatre to people who live locally and who have supported me in pursuing what I love is a dream come true. We have a great line up of a 6 piece band and an unbelievably brilliant playlist and I want this to go down as one of the best nights at the Grand. Support from Geno Eccles who appeared on The Voice UK and Alfie Odd Job as you have never seen him before is going to make for the most fun and fabulous night ever.”
Kiera has recently shared a sneak preview of the music video to the title track of her debut album, which is being released next month! The music video will be played on stage for the first time on Saturday, before they start their set. You can view the sneek peak here.
Tickets are available here: https://www.thegrandvenue.co.uk/events/kiki-the-noughties-boyz/