Melanie C on homelessness, touring and her favourite drag queens

Melanie C has just released her new single, ‘Hold On’ featuring Alex Francis, on her own Red Girl Records label.

Joined on the track by Alex Francis, ‘Hold On’ features on her latest album Version Of Me, which was released to wide critical acclaim late last year.

Melanie headed out on her own headline tour at the beginning of this month (with Alex supporting on all dates) and is soon to start a summer of festivals including the Isle Of Wight festival, with more to be announced soon.

Since going solo back in 1999, Melanie C has enjoyed 2 number 1 singles, 6 Top 10 singles and over 3 million album sales. Melanie C launched Red Girl Records in 2004 and has released five albums to date on the label: 2005’s Beautiful Intentions, 2007’s This Time, 2011’s The Sea, 2012’s Stages, and now 2016’s Version Of Me.

I spoke to Melanie to find out about her favourite drag queens, and what’s on her rider. Watch the interview on YouTube below:

● Melanie plays Mandella Hall in Belfast on April 12 and Vicar St, Dublin on April 13.

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As well as holding the Head of Music position, Phil currently presents the Sunday mid-morning show on Gaydio - the world’s biggest LGBT dance radio station. As a DJ, he has supported Tiesto and played for clubbing brands Fierce Angel and SupermartXe. He is one half of a remix duo with DJ Rich B and also produces the PMKEpodcast with singer Katherine Ellis, the LDN Vegans YouTube channel with Polly Harvey, and produces and presents Boys On Film with Raj Rudolph from EQ Music Blog.