In June of 2007, I embarked upon one of the most incredible adventures of my life. I decided to move to Italy to pursue singing and performing with more seriousness than I had ever been able to do in my life. I am filled with gratitude and pride when I think back on my experiences in Italy and how much I accomplished; spiritually, vocally, and personally. What I learned, what I was able to savour at that age, as I bounced from one experience to another, all of it has brought me to where I am today, and today is a great place to be…
As I come out of my hibernation and return to pursuing singing and performing, I have uncovered some projects from over the years – it has been an enjoyable nostalgic journey, revisiting those stages in my life where I was so connected to music. I notice a difference in my singing and vocal sound from 2007 to today; as I have matured and changed over the years, so has my voice. It grows with me. Without a doubt, an imperative point in my adventure was attending L’Accademia Europea di Firenze for Technical Voice. I learned so much, and I had the unique experience of singing “Con Te Partiro” in a recital, about 100 feet from Piazza Duomo. I remember the windows being open, typical Italian shutters embracing the outside world, and thinking how wonderful it felt to sing to the audience in front of me, as well as to the one right outside – tourists and locals wandering up and down Via Roma in Florence.
In the coming months, I’ll be gearing up to work on several new projects, and I can’t wait to share them with everyone. Until then, I’m happy to share some pieces of my past, including recitals from school, playing with Torino rock band, Skyline, performing in piazzas, and countless other musical moments that I hold very close to my heart.
Within weeks of moving to Torino, I recorded a demo cd at Rock Lab Recording Studios, including this cover of The Verve’s Bittersweet Symphony. I have always loved this song, and as a teenager of the 90’s, it really takes me back to a wonderful time in life.
To listen, visit: http://youtu.be/fLAjx7lpqKA