Winehouse says that when Amy was very young, the family was always playing music inside their house and Winehouse himself, who is a jazz vocalist, was often singing. "We used to get the kids to put on little shows for us," he wrote of Amy and her brother Alex. "I'd introduce them and [mother] Janis would clap and they'd start singing – well, I say singing... Alex, couldn't sing but would give it a go, and Amy's only goal was to sing louder than her brother. Clearly she liked the limelight. If Alex got bored and went off to do something else, Amy would carry on singing – even after we'd told her to stop."