After individually auditioning for the BBC’s hit talent show, The Voice, Katie, Georgia and Sophie then went on to form a band with a distinctive 50s/60s vibe. Brought together by their mutual love and appreciation for vintage fashion and music, The Northernettes are a breath of fresh air with a truly retro feel. Sharing their biggest individual inspirations, as well as the artists that influence them as a group, the three-piece band let us into their world in this exclusive mood-board!
The epitome of 60s girl power, we are completely obsessed and influenced by the likes of girl super groups such as The Supremes, The Ronettes, The Crystals and The Shangri Las.
The big, bold sound they present and the strong, confident vibes they exude. Perhaps our first source of inspiration when forming the band, our love for the fashion and culture of the 60s will never go away.
Georgia's Inspiration: No wonder our peachy songbird is in love with ‘The High Priest of Soul’ Ray Charles. He did write a song named after her. Georgia oozes soul and emotion when she sings, and after listening to Ray Charles all her life she has learnt from the best.
Katie's Inspiration: Our daydreamer Katie is so obsessed with Boy George she once gave herself dreadlocks and wore crazy hats just to be like him. Bright, colourful and completely individual, Boy George is one of Katie’s absolute heroes, and she is just as colourful and unique as him.
Sophie's Inspiration: Our Woodstock, bohemian lovin’ Sophie is completely captivated by the queen that is Miss Stevie Nicks. She adores the free, floaty 70s style that she radiates and her enchanting, embellished lyrics that go with her dramatic and intense live performances. Sophie cried when she saw Fleetwood Mac live… and she never cries!
Collectively: Amy Winehouse, Paloma Faith & Lana Del Rey
These artists are of major inspiration to the girls. Having written music relevant and commercially viable to the 21st Century, Paloma, Amy and Lana still ooze the retro vibe the girls live for!
Be it the love and heartache of the Motown years or the culture of the 60s and 70s, these artists celebrate and revive the golden ages of music.