Interview

Hey there - I was just interviewed by a music placement site and thought it might be cool to post the interview here for you! Q: Where did you grow up? A: I grew up on the road with my family singing in resorts, lounges, casinos, theme parks, etc. We had a home base near Minneapolis/St. Paul and another out by Atlantic City where my grandmother lived. After getting off of the road around age 13, I ended up completing high school and college in Minneapolis where I still reside with my husband and two children. Q: What made you realize that music was your path? A: Music is the family trade. Since birth, all of the children were steeped in show business and it only feels natural for it to be at least part of my path, if not my entire focus. Q: How would you describe the music that you typically create? A: I create quite a few different types, depending on the need. The most consistent quality in the music I create is just that. Quality. I pride myself on being versatile and able to jump in, figure it all out and perform/create accordingly. Q: Who are your biggest musical influences? A: My family, of course, but besides that, Peggy Lee, 90's hip-hop and R&B, 40's vocal pop, Mel Torme and Nat King Cole. Q: What makes your music unique? A: I like the blend of the old showbiz sensibility mixed with today's flavor and mentality. Good lyrics, catchy hooks, old-time sound, today's need for a great voice. Q: Has there been one particular moment in your musical career that you're most proud of? A: Jumping out to New York to do a solo show. I had grown up as the daughter, the sidekick, the bonus, the chick singer in a band of boys, etc. I decided to do my very first solo show all the way out in NYC. It was a big dive into doing things on my own. It went very well and was received as such in the Village Voice that year. Loved it. Also, my After Noon album as my first all-original venture. I'm particularly proud of that. Q: What's next for you? A: Trying to get my music to a larger audience while still churning out the music that's needed here in town to stay alive. Jingles and weddings and voice overs and commercials make the cash, but going back on the road with my family promoting an album would be right up my alley and is certainly where I'm most at home.

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