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Wednesday 1 October 2014

Shingai cuts holiday for Baftas

Shingai Shoniwa will perform at the Baftas after show party

Noisettes star Shingai Shoniwa has cut short her first holiday in six years to perform at the Baftas after show party.

The Don't Upset The Rhythm singer has been touring with the band non-stop for six years, and finally took some time off to visit Zimbabwe. But she is coming back to London early after she was asked to perform at the glamorous film awards.

Shingai said: "I'm really, really excited. I was a little bit gutted by having to put my trip back. I've cut my trip to Zimbabwe by a couple of days, but it means so much to me that I've decided to just pack as much sunshine as I can in my suitcase and bring some back to the UK.

"The Noisettes have pretty much been on tour for six years, since our first album came out in 2007. We've had three albums and touring all the time, so I've just taken all my unclaimed holiday and shoved it into the last five weeks. And I feel rejuvenated and I can't wait to go back to work."

The 31-year-old singer has been working with a designer on a special frock for the performance.

She said: "I'm taking inspiration from the cinema.

"I am getting something made which is going to be quite cinematic. There's going to be lots of gold and red, like the massive red velvet curtain that used to open before they showed films."

:: Noisettes are the official performers for Disaronno at the Bafta Film Awards after party (www.facebook.com/Disaronno).

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