You’re off to The Great Escape festival in Brighton this week. But there’s 400 bands on the bill. Who to see?

The easy answer is: Charlotte Day Wilson. She’s the 24-year-old unsigned singer, producer and multi-instrumentalist from Toronto who caught the eye of the BADBADNOTGOOD crew.

She’s got skills and a voice to die for. But if you can’t make it to Brighton, don’t worry. She’s back in London on May 30th to play at Omeara and the following day at the Forum in Kentish Town supporting BADBADNOTGOOD.

We caught up with Charlotte to find out a bit more about her, the D’Angelo tribute band she’s fronted and her time working in a butcher shop.

If I had to describe my music in 3 words, I’d use…
Emotional gay girl

My favourite film ever is…
Mean Girls

The most famous person I’ve met is…
Drake

The song I hate the most is…
If It Makes You Happy – Sheryl Crow

The worst job I’ve ever had is…
Dishwasher at a butcher shop

If I was in a tribute band it would be…
Well I’ve already done a D’Angelo one so I guess I’d do an Arthur Russell one.

My favourite word is…
No

If I had a super power I’d want it to be…
Perfect pitch

If I could play a gig anywhere it would be…
In an aquarium

I think you should listen to…
Jerry Jeff Walker

If I could see anyone play live it would be…
Michael Jackson

The Great Escape returns to Brighton on May 18th-20th