Today’s special guest is the singer-songwriter Katie Melua. Many of you will know Katie from her chart-topping hits like "Nine Million Bicycles" and "The Closest Thing to Crazy”. Over the last twenty years, her soulful voice has captivated audiences all around the world, selling over 11 million albums worldwide, making her one of the most successful British female artists of all time.
Katie was born in Georgia, - a country found at the crossroads of Western Asia and Eastern Europe - which was then part of the Soviet Union, and it’s a huge feature of her travel diaries today. If it's a place that's been on your travel radar, you’ll get some great tips for a future trip. Katie spent her early childhood living in Georgia before moving to the UK, when she was eight years old. Her passion for music led her to enrol at the famous BRIT school, alongside alumni like Adele and Amy Winehouse. She was discovered by songwriter and producer Mike Batt, and rocketed to stardom soon after.
Her success has of course meant she has travelled much of the world several times over on tour, and she shares with us some of the most extraordinary destinations she has put on a show, including the deepest concert ever held, 303 meters below sea level in a Norwegian fjord.
So sit back, relax, and join us on this journey as we explore the life and travels of Katie Melua.
- Batumi, Georgia
- Moscow, Russia
- Tbilisi, Georgia
- Belfast, Northern Ireland
- East Prawle, Devon, England
- Margate, Kent, England
- Deal, Kent, England
- Broadstairs, Kent, England
- Mt Kazbegi, Georgia
- Rooms Hotel, Kazbegi
- Tresco, Isles of Scilly, Cornwall, England
Katie Melua’s ninth studio album, Love + Money, is out now, and she heads out on a UK + EU tour in April and May.
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