Florence Welch on getting her start: 'Toilets have really good acoustics!'
Singer Florence Welch has revealed that she first met her manager on a club night and ended up singing to him in a toilet after trying to convince him that she was a good vocalist.
Speaking to Nick Grimshaw on MTV UK's show Relentless Ultra Presents Soundchain, the flame-haired frontwoman explained that she managed to catch the attention of her current manager Mairead Nash while out partying in a nightclub:
"We went to one of Mairead's club nights and we were in the toilet talking about boys or something, and I was pretending that I had a band. I was basically fronting, I was no band, at all! I sang a snippet of an Etta James song. I was like 'I can sing!!' I was pretty drunk..."
She went onto add that the night turned out well for and she later learned that she found a kindred spirit in Etta James: "But toilets have really good acoustics, and I found out that Etta James sang to her manager in a toilet as well."
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