I am not even going to try to fake like someone else is writing this because that would mean that I am either a) SUPER FAMOUS and too busy to write my own bio or b) dead. Neither is correct.
Instead, I am going to highlight the finer moments in my career. And I won't bore you with bloated recounts of how great I am. I do have a day job.
Started singing at age 3-after the discovery of the wire whisk in my mom's kitchen drawer which makes a great microphone.
At some point, stopped actually singing out loud and started lip-syncing to Barbra Streisand 45 records. This, I think, actually did help me learn to sing, somehow. And yes, there were once records. They were black, round and played music.
Bored family and friends with Christmas concerts, recitals and impromtu family room shows until I made an actual sound recording at one of those singing booths at Bush Gardens in Williamsburg, VA. Circa 1986.
After this tape came out eerily well, I started singing lessons and singing for friends over the phone.
This launched into middle school and high school performances at graduations, appreciation nights, drama productions (I played Kate in "Kiss Me Kate" in 10th grade-my only starring role to date.) .
Then there was Star Search. At 16 I competed on what was the American Idol of the 80s/90s without all the crying and humiliation. Ed McMahon was a very large man that we never saw until we sang or lost. I made it all the way to the semi-finals (which was like 2 shows back then) and then was beaten by Jennifer Nettles of Sugarland. Not true. But she looked and sounded like her and I thought it was her when Sugarland first came out. Click here to see this humiliating video.
That was an awesome experience and it fueled the fire for much more singing to come.
Sang the National Anthem for the Washington Capitals, Washington Redskins, Nascar and several other sporting events. Singing this song, my friends, is the single scariest thing you can do in life. Click here to see this spectacle.
Through all this I sang in two super spectacular local DC bands where I learned a lot about music and how fun, creative, crazy & talented musicians really are! NOTE: I also dated a few of them, which is not recommended. Click here to see the band demos.
I sang my way through college at University of Maryland College Park and then traveled the world putting on shows for a few years, after making my parents happy by getting my college degree. Thanks UMCP!
In 2002, I moved to Orlando Florida where I released my very first album, which sold 852 copies. There are still a few available, so please purchase here. Or just send money because I am still paying this off.
In 2006, I moved from Orlando to San Diego to start fresh and put music on the back burner for a while.
After 5 years of not singing, except in the shower, I met a fantastic piano player and he and I began performing jazzy little shows at wine bars around the San Diego, Orange County areas. Note-I did not meet him in the shower. I was out to dinner with a friend. But it would have been a better story if I had met him there.
So now, here I am, writing this bio and embarking on a new challenge for the year: Raising money to help other people because I have been so blessed and have had such a stellar music career. Wait a minute. I should be raising funds for myself.