May 16 2012 EXCLUSIVE by Emma Smith
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TALENTED singer Jill Jackson has revealed she would love to work with Glaswegian rock band Kassidy.
Jill has finished recording her second album, Getaway Driver, and will be kicking off her tour in her home city this month.
The singer revealed in an exclusive interview with The Glaswegian that she was really impressed with the folk rock band when she went to see them recently.
She said: “Glasgow is full of amazing artists. I would really like to work with Kassidy in the future as I really love their sound.
“I can’t wait to perform this month . I recorded my album in Gorbals Sound studios – after weeks of searching, we finally found the perfect place. Everything about it felt right.”
Jill was previously a member of Speedway, who had a top 10 hit with a cover of Christina Aguilera’s Genie in a Bottle.
The band went on to enjoy further success throughout 2004 and 2005 including a second top 20 hit, Can’t Turn Back.
After they split, Jackson took the decision to move to Nashville for a few months to work on her songwriting and has written with big names including Angels creator Guy Chambers.
In 2007 former Spice Girl Melanie C recorded two of Jill’s songs – Don’t Let Me Go and What If I Stay – for her fourth studio record This Time.
Jill has now produced her own album which was over seen by Teenage Fanclub’s Norman Blake and mixed by the son of legendary sound engineer Calum Malcolm – Cameron Malcolm.
The album is autobiographical, telling small life stories that add up to one big story - with the exception of title track Getaway Driver, which tells the story of a bank robbery.
Jill added: “I’ve always wanted to rob a bank since I was young – and I would do it dressed as Elvis.
“Travelling across America, I have a lot of time to think and always thought it would be cool to rob a bank …but I don’t think it would be the same trying to rob the Clydesdale Bank in Glasgow.
"The chase wouldn’t be as good, for a start.”
Jill kicks off her UK tour this month with her first show in Oran Mor on Friday, May 28.