Pique: When did you first get to the Sea to Sky region, and
what brought you here?
then Canadian boyfriend, now hubby, got a job on Whistler Mountain.
Pique: I understand you have quite a background in theatre
and dance. How did that lead into a musical career?
I come from a
musical family. We were always involved in children’s choirs and theatre
groups. Upon graduating from high school I began to work professionally in
dance and musical theatre, then one day I decided I needed to travel. So, with
my guitar strapped to my back, I ventured off on a five-year exploration. It
was during this time that I began to write my own music — something I had
never thought I could do.
Pique: How do you describe your sound?
like a cross between the French/Scando electro sound and a catchy, quirky, but
Pique: So, your sound has evolved from “young acoustic
folk/pop” to more of an electro pop sound. How did that happen?
After years of
trying to form a reliable band, I endeavoured to take matters into my own
hands. Hence, I now do all my composing on two music programs, Cubase and
Reason. Reason is basically a bunch of synthesizers and sequencers and enables
you to emulate almost any instrument you could dream of… all by playing it on
your keyboard. Add a few drum beats and the “folk” sound had evaporated… But
not into thin air; it does still raise its head.
Pique: You used to only use guitar along with your voice,
correct? Now, what instruments have you incorporated into your music?
Correct. Now I
use whichever seems to come first in the writing process — often a
synthesizer riff or drum sequence. My voice is still my main instrument, but
now my instrumental options are limitless. Having said that, live performance
is different. I can usually switch between my computer, keyboard, guitar,
trumpet and vocals. Preferably, I would have a keyboard player and live drummer
on stage with me. This adds to the energy and fluidity of the show and allows
me to perform rather than be three places at one time.
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