Duffy’s a daddy’s girl
Welsh singer Duffy has scored a Brit Awards hat-trick, picking up three prizes including the coveted statue for best British album. The 24-year-old fought back tears as she accepted the award, saying it was the result of five years’ work.
In her acceptance speech for her award of best British female, Duffy said that she owed a huge debt of gratitude to her father Jim. She said that although he had never been involved in the music business, the former professional footballer had been a source of constant encouragement and advice.
“My dad really knows his music,” said Duffy, “Even though the closest he got to being in the biz was when he was in a Right Said Fred tribute band.
“He kept telling me to be a little more Bonnie Tyler and a little less Aretha Franklin. I guess it worked. Mercy was originally going to be called No Surrender but he told me that wasn’t a good idea.
“And my album Rockferry was named after his time in Dundee when we used to live in Broughty Ferry. It really rocked you know so it seemed natural. Rock on Broughty boy.”