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The former Scissor Sisters frontman on Cher’s lifeline, go go dancing and finally going solo
Jake Shears is hungover. The night before our interview in the bar of a fancy west London hotel, the former frontman of the multi-million-selling glam-pop practitioners Scissor Sisters, performed his first UK solo show at nightclub Heaven. He stayed up until 3am, knocking out renditions of his former band’s hits at a piano bar he can’t remember the name of with some friends he’d probably struggle to pick out of a lineup. It’s 4pm now but his eyes suggest he’s not been up long. “I’ll have a Negroni with vodka, please,” he says to the waiter with a smile.