Interview: Ricky Wilson

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Singer, songwriter and Kaiser Chiefs frontman Ricky Wilson has been at the business end of music since his band went stratospheric in 2005.

Over the last 12 years, the band have sold millions of singles and albums around the world, including their career-defining number hits I Predict A Riot (2005) and Ruby (2007).

They’ve also played the world’s biggest festivals, won stacks of BRIT Awards and played at the 2012 London Olympics Closing Ceremony.

Ricky also spent three years on BBC primetime talent contest The Voice, coaching emerging singers, songwriters and artists through the first steps of their careers.

We caught up with him on the red carpet of The Ivors to glean his top tips for new artists and learn how he thinks the industry has changed since he’s been in the game…