Few singers can blend jazz with hip-hop and R&B quite as beautifully as Rainy Milo. Her sultry vocals combined with effortlessly cool style and demeanor makes this South London songstress one to watch. Milo dropper her debut album This Thing Of Ours earlier this year, which includes powerful hit Miss You, and distinctly British sounding Rats. Rainy always appears painfully stylish, with both her fashion and music inspiring a new generation. Now, after journeying to LA to work on her music earlier this summer, the 21-year-old is back on home soil playing shows back where she started in London.
It was at Notting Hill Arts Club that we sent Marcel La Bachelet backstage to catch up with Milo before her show and watch her and her team of dancers prepare.
Notion: Rainy Milo, tell us how you’re feeling about tonight’s show?
Rainy Milo: I’m actually really excited! It’s my first show in London in around two years, so I’m really nervous but also excited – tonight means a lot to me actually. I’m just really excited to do what I love in the city that started it all for me.
What is your live set-up for tonight?
I’m going to be performing with three backup dancers and it’s also choreographed by Jason Thanh Nguyen and Hazel Culliney. Jason has actually been one of my best friends for years and we’ve always dreamed about working on a show together so tonight’s the night the dream comes to fruition finally!
Tell us about your set-list – what are you starting with and what are you finishing on?
I’m starting the set with Rats and I’m finishing my set with The Other Way, I just feel these tracks are quintessential Rainy Milo songs. Actually, The Other Way is probably my favourite, I always slip it into my live sets I have a lot of love for that song.
Do you have any pre-show rituals?
Not talking too much!
Do you have a favourite performance that you have seen?
Absolutely, it has to be Watch the Throne at the 02 – when Kanye up on that red cube I was just dead inside.
Who for you, is the best live performer, dead or alive?
I haven’t seen him, but I’d have to say MJ you can’t top Michael Jackson him performing was just borderline godly.
One word to describe your show…