Calgary, ABCanada T1X 1E1
November 7, 2011
I grew up in a household of musicians and started performing publicly at the age of 8. My only easily portable instrument is vocals, but I know a great range of songs and can often fake it to ones I don't know.
You do not want to put me on a guitar! My hands are too small and I just don't quite get stringed instruments (as is evidenced by the neglected mandolin propping up my bookcase). Piano was a big thing for me for years, but I'm getting rusty. I have to dust off my keyboard and put it in the living room so I play more.
I've been singing my whole life. My strength is lead, but one some songs I can hear the progressions and harmonies and get into it. I'll have to sit down and analyze the chord progressions on those some day to see what they have in common.
I am familiar with a lot of folk- and classic rock, as well as the work of many Canadian singer/songwriters. I've been learning a lot of songs I never would have known without having joined this group. My iTunes discography is a scary creature and it has everything ranging from death metal to to Broadway to classical music, but my preference always seems to be in the range of things with darker lyrics. Must be a throw-back from my goth days.
"Music is a form of catharsis that I can't find anywhere else. This has led to plenty of open mics with my family and lots of karaoke with friends and co-workers."