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Victoria Goodman has always felt as though she has belonged in a different era when it comes to music, art and the theater. This is why she so often chooses to sing music from the 1930ʼs and 1940ʼs. This is the music that speaks to her and moves her. Perhaps this is why she is able to captivate an audience with her soulful interpretations of ballads such as "Angel Eyes" or "Lover Man."
Studying classical voice from a very early age laid a foundation from which she could build upon. However, the music was just not enough so she received a bachelors degree in theater from the University of Southern California.
She learned that interpreting the lyrics of the song was just as integral as the melody.
She is described as someone who not only moves her audience but also as one who
engages and entertains those who are listening. She draws her inspiration from a variety of different singers who each offer something unusual and special; Billy Holiday, Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee, Nancy Wilson, Sarah Vaughn to just name a few. She is not someone who tries to emulate or imitate these tremendous singers and performers. Instead she has learned from them by listening and appreciated their unique styles.
She has soaked in all their wonderful and very different interpretations of standards and show tunes, allowing them to fill her with the joy that only music can bring. She sings from her heart and from her soul whether she is singing a swinging version of "I Get a Kick Out of You" or an understated yet highly emotional version of "September Song."
She often says that she is most at home on the stage, comfortably singing with her
band mates. She is, at that point, most herself.