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Karen Elstone, otherwise known as SopranoSister, grew up in west Toronto with a love for all things rock. While the classic rock hits played on the radio and vinyl, she dreamed of being a rock star. She did not pursue her dream until later in life, after deciding that administrative work left her with a void. She went back to school to study vocal music at both Humber College and York University, where she earned an Honours Degree in Classical Voice. But rock and roll continues to be her real love. She is also influenced by the blues and folk and admits to being a hippie rocker/folkie. Inspirational musicians include Led Zeppelin, Neil Young, Bob Dylan, Heart, Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, Pink Floyd, Sarah McLachlan, Sheryl Crow, Alanis Morissette and The Pretenders.
She is now writing her own material, with help from guitarist and musician Bill Conlon, who plays the bass, synthesizer and lead guitar tracks on Karen's song "Danger." Karen is mainly involved in music for the joy it gives to her and to use her artistic talents to their fullest. She is happy to be able to create music and gives back to the community by volunteering at guitar sing-along nights and singing at open mic events. Her goal is to further develop original songs (with one or two cover songs) for an eventual CD recording that she hopes to release by the end of 2014 or early 2015. Karen also loves the theatre and hopes to produce a musical down the road. Here's a link to a theatrical type of performance she did...it was a burlesque contest she entered in 2008: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3VM9b10KA2o
Performing on stage is Karen's number one joy, as well as helping others to realize their talents.