Converse Represent: Yuna

ELLE chat to Yuna, who supported Plan B at the first of Converse' live music events last night.

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Last night (30 July) saw the first Converse Represents performance – the first in a nine day series of free live music events at the world famous 100 Club in London hosted by the apparel giants. Headlining on this first date was Plan B showcasing tracks from his recent, Number 1 selling, Ill Manners album. Supporting the rap act was Malaysian singer song-writer Yuna, who ELLE were fortunate enough to catch for a quick chat about the event.

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Were you excited to take part in the Converse Represents music series?
Yes! Especially as it was at the 100 club. I’ve never been there before so I was excited to go and share the stage with Plan B. He has a huge fan base in Malaysia, so he is cool.
How did you get involved in the gig?
I am signed to the Fader Label and I’ve worked with Converse a lot of times before because they work closely with the label and I am a huge fan of Converse myself.
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What other summer gigs have you got played recently?
I was on tour with Graffiti6 and I had a lot of fun being on the road with them. And I just got off tour with David Gray and I’m excited to be on the road and performing.
What have been your best and worst gigs to date?
The best show I have played was in Vermont supporting David Gray. It was open air and there were a lot of people and the stage was amazing and I got to stay on and watch David perform. I had so much fun at that show. The worst one might have been in Nashville but it was more because the venue wasn’t so great. It was a challenging moment as the soundsystem was so bad I couldn’t hear anything.

The Converse Represent gigs continue tonight with headliners UK Subs.

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