meet the rock star kids

Perched upon shoulders at gigs or sneaking a peek from the side of the stage, these are the offspring of Britain’s best rock gods and pop stars, who’ve been living and breathing music since the day they were born.

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Feb 11 2015, 9:45am

Lola May wears all clothing Saint Laurent by Hedi Slimane. Jewellery model's own. 

Lola Daisy May Leng Taylor, 14 
Parents: Deborah Leng, Roger Taylor (Queen).

Where are you from?
London, bruh. 

What do you do?
Go to school. Hang with my family and friends. Listen to and write music. Go climbing at the Westway in Notting Hill. 

Who's your favourite band or artist?
David Bowie and Led Zeppelin. I'm also a massive Biggie Smalls and Lauryn Hill fan. 

What do you think of your dad's music?
I'm embarrassed to say I do really love a bit of Queen. 

What song do you listen to when you feel sad?
Jimi Hendrix, Little Wing or Bob Marley, Three Little Birds

What do you want to be when you grow up?
David Attenborough's successor. Or a crocodile. 

Anais wears jacket and trousers Chanel. Rollneck Topshop.

Anaïs Gallagher, 15
Parents: Meg Mathews, Noel Gallagher (Oasis) 

Where are you from?
London. 

What do you do?
I'm a student and presenter/style adviser for Friday Download on CBBC. 

What do you think of your dad's music?
I love my dad's music. I know he likes to think I don't, but I honestly do. 

What do you want to be when you grow up?
I have started presenting and interviewing bands and I honestly love it. I suppose something to do with TV. I love making short films so maybe along that line, or even directing.  

Mabel wears jacket Palace. Rollneck Topshop. Jeans Fornarina. Briefs Calvin Klein underwear. Ring model's own.

Mabel McVey, 19
Parents: Neneh Cherry, Cameron McVey. 

Where are you from?
I'm half Swedish, half English and I grew up between both countries. 

What do you do?
I just graduated from music college in Stockholm and I moved to London to be closer to my family. I'm also trying to focus on my music. 

What's your favourite genre of music?
I like so many different genres so it's way too hard to narrow it down to one! 

Who's your favourite band or artist?
James Blake, Frank Ocean, Jhené Aiko, D'Angelo and Little Dragon. 

What do you think of your mum's music?
I'm really proud of both of my parents and their accomplishments. 

What song makes you smile?
Seinabo Sey, Younger

What song gets you on the dancefloor?
Beyoncé, Love On Top

What song do you listen to when you feel sad?
Frank Ocean, We All Try

What do you want to be when you grow up?
I'd love to work in music. It's something that I've been around my whole life and I couldn't imagine a life without it.

Lilyella wears jacket Adidas. Top Topshop. Skirt Alexa Chung for AG jeans. Belt Chanel. Choker model's own. 

Lilyella Zender-Blatt,16
Parents: Melanie Blatt (All Saints), Stuart Zender. 

Where are you from?
London. 

What do you do?
I go to school, sing, play video games and write pretentious angst-poetry. 

What's your favourite genre of music?
Rock, punk and metal. 

Who's your favourite band or artist?
The Misfits, Black Flag, Mötley Crüe, Judas Priest, Bauhaus, Death Grips, Sisters of Mercy, Siouxsie & the Banshees, Bowie, Led Zeppelin, My Chemical Romance, Black Veil Brides, Bring Me The Horizon, Peaches, Nirvana, No Doubt, Hole. There's this girl called Nicole Dollanganger, she has this amazing voice and her lyrics are so evocative.

What do you think of your parents' music?
Neither are necessarily my go-to genre, but I know all the words to their songs. I do love them really. 

What do you want to be when you grow up?
Predictably I want to be a rockstar.

Stella wears jacket Chanel. Shirt Ashley Williams. Skirt Coach. Bag Miu Miu. 

Stella Katherine Jones, 12
Parents: Mick Jones (The Clash), Miranda Davis. 

Where are you from?
West London. 

What's your favourite genre of music?
Pop! 

Who's your favourite band or artist? 
Sam Smith. 

What do you think of your dad's music?
I like it, but don't listen to it often, I hear it on the radio and on TV in Eastenders

What song makes you smile?
Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars, Uptown Funk

What song do you listen to when you're sad?
Hozier, Take Me To Church

What do you want to be when you grow up?
Work in fashion! 

Betty wears coat model's own. Rollneck House of Cashmere. 

Betty Lowe, 9
Parents: Pearl Lowe, Danny Goffey (Supergrass). 

Where are you from?
Somerset. 

What do you do?
I go to school. 

What's your favourite genre of music?
Pop music. 

What do you think of your dad's music?
Some of it's good. 

What song makes you smile?
Meghan Trainor, All About That Bass

What song gets you on the dancefloor?
Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars, Uptown Funk.

What song do you listen to when you feel sad?
Pharrell Williams, Happy.

What do you want to be when you grow up?
I want to be an actress. 

Ace Billy wears all clothing model's own. 

Ace Billy Howlett, 10
Parents Natalie Appleton (All Saints), Liam Howlett (The Prodigy). 

Where are you from?
London. 

What do you do?
Go to school. 

What genre of music do you like?
Rock. 

Who's your favourite band or artist?
The Kinks and Nirvana. 

What do you think of your parents' music?
I think it's epic! 

What's your favourite song?
The Kinks, Lola and Nirvana, Come As You Are

What song do you listen to when I feel sad?
I don't. 

What song gets you on the dancefloor?
The Prodigy, Nasty! 

What do you want to be when you grow up?
A photographer. 

Ella wears dress Louis Vuitton. Glasses. General Eyewear.

Ella Rose Richards,18
Grandfather: Keith Richards (Rolling Stones) Parents: Marlon Richards, Lucie de la Falaise. 

What do you do?
Model. 

What do you think of your parents' music?
I love their taste in music. 

Who's your favourite genre of music?
I like all genres of music. 

Who is your favourite band or artist?
It's very difficult to choose, but I love Rihanna and Beyoncé.

What song makes you smile?
Pharrell Williams, Happy

What song do you listen to when you feel sad?
Adele, Someone Like You

What do you want to be when you grow up?
A spy. 

Ava wears jacket Ashley Williams. Top Topshop. Skirt Coach. Bag Miu Miu. 

Ava Sarah Jones, 10¾
Parents: Mick Jones (The Clash), Miranda Davis. 

Where are you from?
West London. 

What do you do?
I'm at school studying for my 11+ exams. I also do lots of gymnastics, up to 12 hours a week, I love it, and I am in the London Squad. 

What's your favourite genre of music?
Pop. 

Who's your favourite band or artist?
Taylor Swift and One Direction, I've even met Harry Styles! 

What do you think of your dad's music?
My dad's music is for older people, my mother can't sing, but likes to try! 

What song makes you smile?
All About The Bass makes me feel happy! 

What song gets you on the dancefloor?
I love dancing to Taylor Swift, Shake It Off. 

What song do you listen to when you're sad?
I never get sad, so I don't have a song for that... yet! 

What do you want to be when you grow up?
I want to be a gymnast and study sport at university.

Credits


Text Tish Weinstock
Photography Jamie Morgan
Styling Julia Sarr-Jamois
Hair Cyndia Harvey at Streeters.
Make-up Janeen Witherspoon at Julian Watson Agency using Chanel.
Nail technician Michelle Humphries at LMC Worldwide using Maybelline New York.
Photography assistance Ben Duan.
Digital technician Aleks Kocela.
Photography intern Gabs.
Styling assistance Rosie Williams, Bojana Kozarevic.
Models Ella Richards at Storm. Lola May Taylor. Anais Gallagher. Mabel McVey. Lilyella Zander. Stella Jones. Betty Goffey. Ace Billy Howlett. Ava Jones. Special thanks to Meg Mathews and Camilla Arther Casting.