Singer/songwriter Eleni C is among the exciting acts performing at Lady Wimbledon’s Boo Bash this Saturday!
Our celebrity Journalist Angela Sara West chats exclusively with the hot young London-based musician about all things Halloween and her Greek-Cypriot roots!
What do you love most about Halloween?
The excuse to get dressed up in extravagant costumes. I can go a bit crazy with my makeup!
What spooks you?
I can’t really watch scary films because if I do, then I will literally be up all night. So I guess the thing that spooks me the most is horror films… and spiders!
Your fave spooky characters?
Definitely Casper the friendly ghost and Maleficent.
What are your childhood memories of Halloween?
My childhood memories consist of Trick or Treating with my friends. It was something we did every single year and once we’d finish, we would go back home and pour out our goodie bags and trade whatever we didn’t like with each other!
What are you most looking forward to about our Boo Bash?
I’m most looking forward to mingling with everyone and to see everyone’s amazing costumes and makeup. I think I’ll keep my outfit a secret because an element of surprise is always fun!
Tell me a little about your Cypriot-Greek roots….
I am a second-generation Cypriot and am very proud of my Greek roots. Over the years, I’ve visited Cyprus with my parents, and it’s always super fun to meet other fellow Cypriots!
How did it feel to be the opening act for big-name artists including Little Mix, Tulisa, Fleur East and Alesha Dixon, along with Little Boots, Stooshe & Becky Hill at the Free Radio Live Concert in the Birmingham NEC Arena, Pride in London and the Westfield Music Cube?
Overwhelming at the beginning, but always super exciting, especially when I get to meet the artists and have a little chat with them. Every stage and group of audiences is always different, and I love the challenge and excitement that offers.
You’re a huge advocate of mental health and are an ambassador for The Yianis Christodoulou Foundation Children’s Charity @yianischarity. Tell me about how you integrate mental health messages with your passion for music to raise awareness…
All my songs are written with an underlying message of empowerment of taking charge of your life. This message of empowerment is a perfect introduction to the beginning of good mental health; something that I use during my school tour, speaking to the children about how they can improve their own mental health.
Finally, following our Boo Bash, what’s next for Eleni C?
Live shows! I’m SO excited about performing live again. I have a few TV appearances, a lot of charity work, Christmas shows, radio interviews, photoshoots… I’m also working on new music and planning to release a collaboration with a well-known DJ… Watch this space! Eleni’s latest track ‘Queen’ is out now. For further information, visit www.elenicmusic.com