Published On: Sun, Jul 30th, 2017

Steve Marriott's daughter Mollie: 'I’ve the identical mannerisms a dad had'

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Mollie Marriott’s album Fact Is A Wolf is launched on November three

Her father was Steve Marriott, the acest face of the mod scene within the Small Faces, and blues rocker with Humble Pie.

Her stepfather is Joe Brown and, as a toddler, she’d go and hang around at her pal Dhani Harrison’s home and ask his Beatle father George for recommendation.

However make no mistake, Mollie could be very a lot her personal girl and speaking to the 32-year-old singer/songwriter it’s clear that she has managed to reconcile being the daughter of a rock legend together with her personal ambitions.

It’s arduous to say if I’m pleased with this album, it’s a bizarre feeling

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She is quickly to launch her album Fact Is A Wolf, the title monitor of which was initially destined for Bonnie Raitt.

“However I mentioned to my pal, ‘I’ll have that, thanks!’” laughs Mollie, who delivers it with the punch and fervour of Raitt.

Ms Marriott actually rocks and the affect of different ladies similar to her heroes Stevie Nicks and Sheryl Crow (she’s additionally into Lana Del Rey) is mirrored on the album. After I ask her if she’s pleased with it, she laughs.

“It’s arduous to say if I’m pleased with it, it’s a bizarre feeling. It’s been 4 years within the making and at occasions it has felt like being in labour for days with the top caught, yelling ‘Get it out’!

“There have been some contractual points concerned which had been past my management however my lawyer mentioned to me, ‘You’re not within the music enterprise till you’ve been sued’, however that’s throughout now and now I can transfer forward.”

Mollie has been engaged on the Small Faces musical All Or Nothing as inventive marketing consultant and vocal coach to the musicians who play the Small Faces within the present.

The band, fashioned in 1965, had a famously monstrous supervisor, Don Arden, who paid them simply £20 per week after they had been promoting thousands and thousands of information, and who informed the band’s dad and mom they had been drug addicts after they requested to see their royalty statements.

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“My authorized issues had been nothing in comparison with theirs however after I was initially engaged on All Or Nothing, we had been engaged on the elements the place the band had been having points with Don Arden. I keep in mind considering, ‘That is arduous’ however I simply needed to get on with it.”

The musical, written by Carol Harrison, was a constructive factor for Mollie at a time in her life when she wanted a lift.

“Carol approached me with the script seven years in the past and I used to be going by way of a tough time in my life and thought I wasn’t able to do it. I even had my doubts after we had been engaged on the present however everybody concerned, particularly Chris Simmons, who performs the older model of my dad, simply mentioned ‘You are able to do it’ and I’m so glad I did. It put numerous issues to mattress on a private stage.”

Steve Marriott died in a home hearth when Mollie was simply 12 and, till two years in the past, she’d by no means seen footage of his dynamic reside performances.


Mollie has been engaged on the Small Faces musical All Or Nothing

“I made myself watch them, noticed his mannerisms on stage and went ‘I try this!’, and I hadn’t picked it up from wherever else.”

Steve’s personal musical profession started aged 12, when he fashioned a band, then went on to sing in Oliver! within the West Finish.

Mollie too was in a band on the similar age, and was equally strong-willed.

“It was a woman band (which she nonetheless declines to call) and I used to be all the time referred to as the ache of the group,” she laughs.

“We wrote our personal songs within the fashion of Fleetwood Mac however the document firm mentioned they had been too outdated for us.

“So we ended up with actually horrible songs and matching outfits, all of which I hated, so I used to be actually happy when our stylist discovered me a Motorhead T-shirt and mentioned ‘I give in’. I used to be actually proud carrying that on stage at a pop competition in Rotterdam!”

At 17, after being requested by Liam Gallagher to document demo vocals for an Oasis album, Mollie determined she simply wished a traditional job.

“I ended up as a dental nurse in Hertford however I wasn’t a very good one.” Dental nursing’s loss was music’s achieve, although, and Mollie saved singing and taking part in, enhancing her abilities and efficiency…

“Nothing beats taking part in in a pub with a sticky flooring and studying how one can be a very good musician,” she says.

“For a few years, I shied away from my father’s aspect of issues and was nervous about contacting his shut buddies, who had been like uncles to me, to ask them for assist. I used to be adamant I needed to do issues myself. Then I realised I used to be making it way more difficult for myself than I actually wanted to, and now I’ve a community of supportive individuals round me; individuals who have lived by way of all of it and are there for recommendation. So now I’ve this unbelievable military; a line of men like Peter Frampton, Kenney Jones and Ronnie Wooden, simply ready to see if anybody will cross me,” she says with fun.

Considered one of Mollie’s greatest followers is Paul Weller, in whose studios a few of Fact Is A Wolf was recorded, and with whom she collaborated on the title monitor. She additionally just lately supported the ex-Jam star on tour.

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“On the primary evening, earlier than I went on, I mentioned to him ‘I’m nervous’ and he mentioned ‘I’m nervous, too; that’s since you’re right here!’. He’s actually taken me underneath his wing.”

Mollie is presently engaged on her subsequent album and making ready for an autumn tour with Brit rockers Unhealthy Contact. She’s additionally nurturing the subsequent technology of Marriott musical expertise – her eight-year-old daughter Tabitha.

They love taking part in the ukulele collectively and Tabitha is already writing her personal songs.

“I wrote my first music at about her age, which was referred to as Midnight Hour. She’s simply written her first, which is named Midnight… and she or he didn’t know what my music was referred to as.”

I can hear the duets album already.

l Mollie Marriott’s album Fact Is A Wolf is launched on November three and could be preordered now by way of On November 9 she begins a UK tour with Unhealthy Contact.

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