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Recording Toy Soldier

Well.... all of the instruments have been recorded for my new original, Toy Soldier. Tomorrow I head back to Calgary to record the vocals. I am so excited for the completed song. My producer has done an incredible job capturing the meaning of the song and directing the musician during the recording. I am truly blessed to have him in my corner!! With any luck my new original will be available soon for upload!

Singing with Marianas Trench

So....Marianas Trench is coming to Edmonton to sing at Rexall October 29. They put a call out to local choirs, asking they submit a video of the choir singing one of their songs for the chance to sing with them on stage! GUESS WHAT? Yep my highschool won!! My highschool choir will be singing back up to two of Marianas Trench's song...on stage...AT REXALL! so exciting. I remember a number of years ago going to see them at a small local venue, the Starlight Room....I am not sure if they even had radio play the...but here we are now and I get to stand on stage with them....can't get any cooler then that. Thanks Marianas Trench for supporting local talent and for making my dream come true!! :D

NEW ORIGINAL!!

So I have recently completed my newest song. The song is a rock song and I go into the studio in September to record it! I am so excited about this song....it and its style and genre are much closer to where I want to go with my music then the first song I wrote. Hopefully it will be ready for reverb......mid October! keep checking in, I will post as soon as it is available.

On the Radio

What a great day I had today. I was part of a competition earlier this week which showcased several different cultures singing in different languages. My ancestry is Italian. There were 4 Italians in the top 10. The four of us were invited to the World FM 101.7 radio station during the Italian program where we were interviewed and the songs we sang were played on the radio for the listeners to hear. It was so cool and so much fun!!! Can't wait to do it again! Thanks Tony at World FM 101.7!!!

update

Well what a great year it has been. Since Last year at this time, I came in top 6 for Edmonton's Undiscovered, winning recording time. Recorded my first original, came in first in Edmonton's got talent, met some amazing new people in the industry that are kind enough to help me along my musical journey, Co-wrote another original with the amazing Lindsay Broughton, I am singing at Big Valley Jamboree and am a finalist in the World FM World of Wonder competition. I am so grateful to everyone who has supported me and continues to support me! Love you all!!

Edmonton's Got Talent

This past weekend I participated in a competition called Edmonton's Got Talent. I won first prize in the senior division :) won some money that I am going to put aside for a future recording!

My Show

So using the recording time that I won during the competition (Edmonton's Undiscovered) I wrote and recorded my very first original song! So exciting. March 31, 2012 I am have a release party and show. My first, very own show! Since the show I have started to play guitar and am now working on putting together a band so I can play the music that really makes me happy. It has been an amazing year for me!!

Edmonton's Undicovered

Well the show is over. I made it all the way to the finals and came in 6th out of about 200 people that audition. Most of my competitor were 5-10 years older then me, with some 20 years older. It was so much fun and I met so many great people. My confidence is higher then ever. Check out my performances in my videos on my site.....let me know what you think! Have a great day everyone!

Edmonton's Undiscovered - Finalé

So tonight, I compete with 5 other finalists for the opportunity to record an album! The competition is stiff and really anyone could win it at this point. I have been so lucky to participate in the show and have met so many amazing artists I can now call friends. No matter what happens, I have already won! :) good luck everyone!

Undiscoverd Talent

Well Shay had made it all the way to the top 6 and will be singing the in the Finale for the show "Edmonton's Undiscovered Talent" What a great experience this has been for her. Her confidence level has never been higher and she has worked so hard to get to where she is! The winner of the show gets a full album recording and 1 yr of performance coaching at a local studion. Shay has done herself proud! special thanks to her amazing vocal coach Bernard Quilala of Spotlight studios! you rock!!

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