Will Young: Pop music? I don’t miss it…
WILL YOUNG reckons he doesn’t miss his pop career — and isn’t sure he’d ever try to revive it.
The singer, who is set to appear in a West End musical production of Strictly Ballroom, revealed last year he was taking time out from making music, and it seems this could be a permanent move.
‘I don’t miss it, not at all,’ Pop Ido’s first winner said of his former career.
‘It’s not right for this time in my life. I don’t look back at it with negativity.
‘I don’t know it I will go back to it or not, this is what I’m doing at the moment but I might become a psychotherapist, a teacher or a gardener.’
In his new show, Young will play a new character, Willy Strand.
‘He’s a bit bonkers but those are the best parts,’ the performer said of the character.
Young admitted he is watching a lot of videos of cabaret singer Peter Allen and comedian Barry Humphries to hone his Australian vowels.
He said: ‘It’s not that bad, but harder than I thought it would be. I need to teach my mouth and my tongue.’
Strictly Ballroom The Musical will star Dance Dance Dance winner Jonny Labey and Zizi Strallen as lovers Scott and Fran.
The show will make its West End debut following the success of its UK premiere at the West Yorkshire Playhouse in 2016.
It will begin performances at the Piccadilly Theatre on March 29 with press night on April 24.
Author: Simon Wilgress-pipe