Can you remember your first musical experience?
The first song I remember writing was when I was six or seven years old. It was a Christmas song inspired by watching my brother making a nativity scene out of Play-doh! I wound up singing it at my church at Christmas time.
When did you first get into music?
I had been writing songs around that time and singing, so music has always been a part of my life. I have continued to make music ever since then.
Is anyone else in your family musical?
No not really. My uncle bought me a kiddie guitar when I was eight-years-old but I never used it.
Do you remember the first CD you ever bought?
It was a Destiny’s Child CD, they were fantastic.
Do you play any instruments?
I started playing the guitar when I was 16. I also play the piano and when I was younger I played the violin but I didn’t enjoy it so much. I’ve just done the self-teaching thing.
Who are your musical influences and whose career do you admire?
I’m a huge Bob Dylan fan. My favourite song of his is Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right. Another one of my all-time faves is Elvis Costello’s Alison. I admire the career of Adele, because she has her own musical style. She does things her way and writes about things she is passionate about. It is really working out well for her.
What do you remember about your early musical performances?
My brother and I would switch on some music after dinner at home and start singing and dancing, and putting on little shows for my parents. We don’t have any video footage of it, fortunately!
Were you nervous when you sang with Nick Jonas on the show JONAS?
I was nervous about singing in the show but I think it came across well. Nick was really great in the studio and very helpful with the song.
What’s on your iPod playlist?
I like the Broken Bells, their song Vaporize is one of my favourites. Amy Winehouse’s version of Valerie is amazing and I like Lilly Allen too, especially Smile, which is a classic. Her Mark Ronson collaboration Oh My God is great too. I also like Florence and the Machine, my favourite song of hers is Ghosts.
You mentioned a lot of British acts, are you a big fan of the British music scene?
I know. I am totally a fan of British music. I would love to play in the UK some time, it would be so much fun.
Which artist or band would you love to perform or duet with and why?
Besides performing with friends, which is always fun, I would love to perform with Maroon 5. They are pretty awesome.
What are your musical career plans for the future?
I am just taking things one step at a time. I’m really excited to tour and hopefully to share the music with more people and put out another album at some point. I’m looking forward to experimenting with different sounds and styles.
Catch Bridgit in Good Luck Charlie on Disney Channel