What’s on Your Playlist: Tricki Roderick

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We recently interviewed dancer Tricki Roderick about his role in the #GiveItTheV campaign. Here we catch up with him once more to find out which five tracks are currently on his playlist.

My music choice is quite melancholy. As a dancer, when I’m not dancing, I just like to listen and feel.

In this shirt – The Irrepressibles

This haunting track really does take me to a bitter-sweet part of my life, a part when I knew a relationship with the love of my life was over, but also a relationship with someone very special, who I will always love and think of when I hear it.

The Power of Love – Frankie Goes to Hollywood

One of my favourite tracks of all time – I’ve loved it from being a child. I know it’s a Christmas song but I find the way it describes love utterly beautiful and true.

Personal Jesus – Marilyn Manson

This was the first track I ever performed solo to at Cha Cha Boudoir. I was a nervous and somewhat drunken mess, but it created a platform for my Paris-based shows. I always listen for inspiration!

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Moments of Pleasure – Kate Bush

This song means a lot to me to the point I have ‘these moments are a gift from time’ tattooed on my forearm so I see it everyday. I’m a big believer in things happening for a reason. It reminds me that whatever happens – good or bad – it’s a gift to help you become the person you’re meant to be.

Step by Step – Whitney Huston

I have always loved this song. I mean, who doesn’t?! But since my connection with #GiveItTheV it has become somewhat of a anthem. I beg anyone battling with HIV or anyone who supports #GiveItTheV to listen to the words. They say it all.


You can find out more about #GiveItTheV online.

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