Person-2-Person: Kim Wilde

This week Paula Harrison from Merseyside, Liverpool puts her questions to Kim Wilde.

Will you ever write songs for yourself or will you always leave it to your dad and Ricki?
I’m in the process of getting my own songwriting together now.

Were you upset when ‘Child come away’ bombed?
At the time, yes. The first time one of my records didn’t do well (‘View from a bridge’) I was really pissed off about it, but I’ve become more resilient to the blows.

If you hadn’t been born into a musically talented family, would you have still wanted to go into the music business?
I really can’t say, that’s like asking me to turn back the clock! It wasn’t a matter of dad saying ‘I’m going to make you a star!’ Quite the opposite!

What type of music do you like?
Chaka Khan, Joni Mitchell, Elvis Costello and Elvis, Eddie Cochran, Jerry Lee Lewis, Aretha Franklin, Frank Sinatra, Julie London, Lou Reed, Chrissie Hynde, Simple Minds, John Lennon.

Any chance of you doing a cover version of one of our dad’s (Marty Wilde) old songs?
Mmmm, I’ll have to think about that!