Here at lola&grace we love our music, whether electro, folk, pop, vintage or super-smooth indie, we can’t get enough! So we decided to delve into the mind of Kelly Lee Owens, the gorgeous and super-talented bassist of the whimsically named London indie band The History of Apple Pie and we found out she is as sweet as the band name suggests!
Is music something you have always been interested in?
Always! From a really young age in fact. At school I was always bumbling around the music department and listening to music or performing. Since then I’ve promoted my own nights, helped out bands & labels, and now I get to play in a band which is ultimately what I have always wanted to do!
Who are your greatest influences?
I’m going to say both my Grandmothers. They are both such incredibly strong women, youthful in their ways, and full of positivity! They taught me a lot, and are always inspiring me in some way.
Where do you feel most inspired?
I actually feel really inspired when I’m back up North! I’m from North Wales originally and lived in Manchester for 2 years. Manchester was the first city I really felt connected with. Everything about it, the people, the musical history and even the rainy weather I love!
Favourite London hangout?
There’s a great little cafe called The Bridge on Kingsland Road in Shoreditch. The upstairs room is tiny and beautifully decorated. The curtains are always closed (even in the daytime) and inside everything is lit by lamplight, so it’s perfect for escaping and drinking coffee and reading a good book!
If you could be anywhere in the world right now where would you be?
I’m going to say Japan. Recently I’ve been passing my time by reading Haruki Murakami’s books, and visited Yayoi Kusama’s exhibition at the Tate Modern. I really hope THOAP get to tour there next year!
If you could live in any decade what would it be?
I would like to have been growing up in the 80s to experience some of my favourite bands playing first time around. That or the 60s, the 60s seemed like a lot of fun!
Black & white or technicolour?
The History of Apple Pie’s debut album will be out later this year. Listen to their music here