Kirsty Lowrey

Over the course of one month I travelled through wind, rain and snow to visit 18 members of the all girl choir Gaggle in and around London. Kirsty Lowrey, was the 9th member to be visited.

I found myself in Brockley on a Sunday afternoon on my way to meet Kirsty. We were both very tired, but for different reasons, mine was due to stomping all over London, taking pictures of people in their bedrooms, and hers was due to consuming too much fun and not enough sleep. Kirsty was born in Wiltshire and has lived in London for a few years. She works behind a bar in New Cross and is a member of Gaggle, where she is also known as K.Rox.IMGP6817

When and how did you join Gaggle?
I joined Gaggle 3 years ago the same time as Sara Leigh [drummer] Initially I was just helping out with some merch which soon went on to me becoming Gaggles Tour Manager, going with them to all the major festivals and touring Europe.

What does your bedroom mean to you?
I’ve just moved into what used to be my living room but I love it because it basically feels like I’ve just plonked a bed in my favourite room, my bedroom is a place where I can express myself with pictures, memories and music.IMGP6821

Tell me about an object in your bedroom that particularly means something to you?
It’s quite random that I have kept this but about three years ago I decided to shave my head and I kept the left over hair tied it up and put in a box of other random and weird things. I guess I felt quite liberated when I did that so wanted a reminder of the feeling.IMGP6826

What makes you happy?
Music, friends and family.

When did you last cry and why?
I cried today because life can be hard, a good cry makes it better sometimes.IMGP6834

What song do you always go back to?
Meat loaf, Bat Out Of Hell because it reminds me of my dad.

What is your favourite word?

If you could invite anyone into to your bedroom who would it be and why?
Jimi Hendrix so we could drink red wine and play guitar.

What would you save if your bedroom were on fire and why?
My guitar because it’s sentimental and I’d be happy with that and nothing else.

What keeps you awake at night?
Songs going over and over and over in my head.IMGP6822

Naked or bed clothes?
Naked if it’s not too cold.