SCOTTISH singer-songwriter KT Tunstall will be rocking Cardigan Castle this summer.

Theatr Mwldan and Cardigan Castle have once again teamed up to stage the concert on Saturday, July 13.

Since exploding onto the scene in 2004 with her smash hit debut album ‘Eye to The Telescope', platinum selling KT Tunstall has enjoyed success after success with countless hits, numerous awards (Ivor Novello and Brit Award winner, Grammy and Mercury prize nominated) and a number of her songs being used in TV shows and films (including The Devil Wears Prada).

KT took time out of her busy touring schedule with her all-female band to answer a couple of questions for the Tivyside …

Q: Cardigan is a fairly small, intimate venue and a bit off the beaten track so why come here?

A: I love playing live music in interesting places, I love castles, and I LOVE Cardigans!

Q: What can the audience in Cardigan expect from a KT Tunstall show?

A: As it’s summer festival season, it’ll be a proper knees-up. I’ll be playing with my all-female rhythm section and I can promise there will be a lot of laughs and plenty of tunes. Maybe even a cover or two?

Q: Do you still get the same buzz from live performances as when you first started out and how do those feelings change/develop over the years?

A: You know, I honestly do. I think as I have become more experienced, I’ve wondered more about how I can carve out different experiences for people; I can play a show completely acoustic solo, or full loop-pedal madness solo, 3-piece, 4-piece, 5-piece band, and I really enjoy that switch from one thing to another.

I’m definitely interested in pursuing other things besides playing live, but having time away from it makes the return to live shows even sweeter.

Q: Of all the songs you have written, which one do you think you will look back on in 20 years’ time and feel most proud ?

A: I think it would have to be ‘Suddenly I See’. It’s really stood the test of time so far, and still sounds pretty fresh when I hear it on the radio.

I’m now having this gorgeous and unexpected experience of a load of young people in their mid and late teens telling me that they’ve been listening to this song all their lives. It’s mad!!

Q: Who/what are the influences on your music – both past and present?

A: Major past influences would be Fleetwood Mac, Carole King, Muddy Waters, Ella Fitzgerald, Led Zeppelin, Nick Drake, Beck. I could go on.

Current influences I’m enjoying are Sufjan Stevens, Maggie Rogers, Jon Hopkins, St Vincent, Caroline Rose and War Paint.

Q: And the cheesy final question – four people, living or dead, you would love to sit around the table with and why?

A: Dream dinner party? I love it!

David Bowie, Oprah, Picasso, and Mary Magdalene. I don’t think you need to ask why that would be a pretty fabulous dinner.