Kitten Kuroi is a singer, songwriter and activist who has performed live with Elvis Costello and the Imposters on a number of tours.

She also recorded vocals for the 2018 album, Look Now, which won a Grammy for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album at the 62nd Grammy Awards.

Kitten tells me about her earliest musical influences and how she came to Elvis’s attention for the Imperial Bedrooms and Other Chambers tour in 2016.

She gives us fascinating insights into recording and touring with Elvis and picks some of her favourite Costello songs for our playlist.

Our conversation also takes in Austin Powers, catsuits and the Spice Girls…