Five minutes with… Calum Scott

Published: Monday 27th February 2017 by Rich Sutherland

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After his success on Britain’s Got Talent back in 2015, Calum Scott returns to his home city of Hull on Thursday 2 March.

His performance will form a proud part of the Hull UK City of Culture 2017 Made in Hull season.

Last year, the Dancing On My Own singer hit over 1 million UK sales and ended up being one of the 15 bestsellers of the year. 150 million people across the globe streamed his music, along with 200 million who watched his powerful music videos.

We caught up with Calum to see how his life has changed, from quitting his Hull City Council job to selling out at one of their most notable venues.

What can audiences expect from your performance at Hull City Hall?

Fans will get to see their first Calum Scott homecoming show. There’s gonna be energy, excitement and a lot of emotion.

I’m bringing my new original music to Hull City Hall, so people will have a taste of what’s to come on my forthcoming debut album.

Also, I’m bringing some amazing support acts: Ellie Rose and my little sister, Jade Scott.

Are you excited to be playing back in Hull?

As it’s my first homecoming show in the city I was born and bred in, it’s safe to say that I have been looking forward to this gig for months.

For it to be sold out just adds to the excitement because it shows the unwavering support and loyalty from my fans.

To add the cherry on the cake, my little sister who inspired and pushed me to start a career in singing is opening for me. I couldn’t ask for a better gig.

Your life must have changed a lot since your success on Britain’s Got Talent?

There are plenty of differences, but one of the biggest is that I’ve never travelled so much since becoming a signed artist.

I’ve performed in Dubai, Mexico, Brazil, all across America, various countries in Europe. I even have plans to play in Australia and Asia soon.

Will you be attending any of the City of Culture events? If so, which one are you most looking forward to?

As a huge BBC Radio 1 fan, I’m really looking forward to their Big Weekend. I’ll hopefully be playing it too.

2017 is such an amazing year for the city. Events like these will bring audiences from all over the place to Hull, which is well overdue.

I’m very proud of the city I grew up in and talk about Hull wherever I am in the world. I hope to be at as many events as I can make.

KCOM has two tickets to give away for the sold-out Calum Scott gig at Hull City Hall on Thursday 2 March.

Visit the the KCOM Facebook page to find out how to enter. Competition ends at 5pm on Tuesday 28 February.

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Published: Monday 27th February 2017 by Rich Sutherland

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