CHART-TOPPING music artist Sigala says he has a surprise up his sleeve for his Coventry fans when performing at the Ricoh Arena for MTV Crashes later this month.
The 23-year-old British record producer, who shot to fame in September last year with his number one debut single Easy Love, will perform on day one of the two day festival next Friday (May 27) and will showboat his latest single Give Me Your Love.
Speaking after his world tour, which saw the music sensation perform across Dubai, Indonesia and Australia, Sigala – real name Bruce Fielder – said that playing at an arena will be a fresh experience for him.
He said: “I’m used to playing to club crowds of around 2,000 people – this is definitely the biggest gig that I have played so far and I’m really excited.
“I am going to have some special guests down to perform with me but I don’t want to drop any names, it will be more than just a normal DJ set from me.”
Since Sigala’s music hit the mainstream airwaves last year, his songs have captured the nation’s imagination.
His number one single Easy Love was followed by Sweet Lovin’ and Say You Do – which made it to number three and number five respectively in the UK Official Singles Chart.
His latest single, Give Me Your Love, is also set to follow in the footsteps of his previous top ten hits when it is released in June – and will be played live to the Coventry crowd.
Sigala added: “I try and bring along positive vibes.
“All of my tracks are upbeat, happy, summery tunes so that’s what I try to get across during my live shows as well.
“I don’t enjoy listening to sad music – I think it should be there to make you feel better if you’re feeling a bit down in the dumps, maybe that’s why people are listening to my songs and radio stations are playing them.
“Every writing session or how I start a track is different – the only thing that’s the same is that it’s usually based around the piano, which I’ve been playing since I was really young and from my time in bands.”
Sigala will be joining a host of other big-name artists on day one of MTV Crashes Coventry including Kaiser Chiefs, Tom Odell, Chase & Status and Fleur East.
The star hasn’t ruled forming a fresh working relationship either in Coventry as he will mix with some of the world’s top artists.
He added: “The other great thing about doing this show is I’ll get to meet other artists that I listen to on the radio all the time.
“If we really get on, you never know, a writing session could come out of it to create a new music collaboration.”
Visit www.ricoharena.com/entertainment/mtv-crashes-coventry to purchase individual day tickets from just £10.