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Winnipeg, Canada
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I wouldn’t even think to begin creating this bio without first giving acknowledgment and thanks to all whom have made this dream a reality thus far. I have always known that there needed to be an outlet for this newfound musical sharing ... I know in my heart that the songs that I have been blessed to write were never meant to be sitting in a black binder hidden away for just me to enjoy. I have always asked the universe to bring forth a means for greater expression in this particular vein and for years I believed that the songs written were really meant to be sung … either by myself or by someone else who could connect deeply with their essence. I have never had a hang up on who performs them … what has been the guiding element behind all of this is that of my deep desire and dedication for the music to actually be heard and appreciated. I honor greatly the process of all creation and to actually be able to embrace this fully is what truly brings joy to my heart and to the day! I still don’t know the outcome of any of this but the one thing that brings a smile is that my dream of being able to share this gift from spirit, finally, is now happening.
Now truly there would certainly be no need for the writing of this bio, and none of this would have ever been made possible without the brilliance of the person whom has given me the opportunity to learn and experience the music side of things…
I have been recently blessed to soar beside the wings of a musical angel... my heart honors firstly the incredibly safe space that was graciously given to me and continues to be extended every time I knock upon the door. There is much respect and gratitude in my heart being given, for without the incredible talent and direction of the person behind the voice, who has not only produced all of the music, he is the sound behind the voice as well as co-writer for most of the tunes. Without this connection well, I would still be in my bathtub secretly playing! So to my friend, fellow musician extraordinaire, and creative genius Mr. Terry Taylor, thanks for seeing something that I could not! And for taking the time out of your own already established, successful music career to help nurture the infancy of one crazy gal’s dream!
A few years back I also had the opportunity of connecting with a divine sister, whom was in the process of putting together her first, very own CD. Through magical circumstances that began in a dental office, I was soon introduced to her and her project. From that first moment of connection, she has become and continues to be a very dear friend of mine and inspiring spirit to the many lives she continues to reach with her angelic voice and precious being. The CD is called “Off the Box” and is a compilation of her true essence and divine reflection of her soul work. I am forever grateful to you Ali Cournoyer for the opportunity to call you friend, and soul sister. Within this musical work that was completed, I am honored and deeply moved to share that two of my own original songs were captured and recorded on the CD. From that experience, I was blessed to also have one of the recordings used in a short movie, written by Cam Patterson called “figment”.
It is important for me to explain that this truly is the beginning of what has become my own wake to freedom. I’ve had to trust the inner guidance and overcome the fear of doing something that I have always walked away from … that of course being the whole singing and sharing thing. Like I already mentioned, I’ve always been a closet, or shall I say bathtub player.
I was born into music really with many diverse influences ... my grandfather was from Wales and had an incredible singing voice. My brother to this day still is an amazing musician and artist, so for me being the youngest child in my family, I was always surrounded with much talent. I have always been drawn to a wide range and genre of music where I feel the essence and sharing of heart and soul. I myself never dabbled into singing or writing while growing up; this seems to be something that has just recently been birthed in the last decade and through the grace of God really, I have mustered up the strength and courage to truly honor this sacred expression. So here’s to another opportunity to celebrate one of life’s many mysteries … my hope is that the hearts and souls of those listening will hear the voice of truth and love ring out and just maybe for but a moment, a life can be gracefully touched!!
A noteworthy mention is that these songs being heard have been recorded simply as a demo and have not yet been mastered! Many blessings, love and thanks for all the support … I am grateful!
 
 
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