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Meg Wilkinson / Bio

If being called ‘rocker chic’ is considered a throwback to another era, than Meg Wilkinson is proud to be guilty as charged. Twenty years ago, the Philadelphia-based newcomer with the ‘rock n roll soul’ was just a little girl in Summitt, New Jersey, being taken to rock concerts with her Mom, and hooked on the classic artists one might expect of a Jersey girl growing up in the ‘90’s-Bruce Springsteen and Bon Jovi. She’s still listening to them with the same passion. She loves singing with unbridled abandon, evoking the howling heights of Robert Plant and Ann Wilson. It was only a year ago that she reached inside to pull out her inner rocker and make a second career of it. Wilkinson originally studied theatre arts at The University of Pennsylvania, and has been a working actress for the last several years. She has appeared in over two dozen stage musicals and plays, including the title role in a national touring production of ‘Cinderella’, as well as several films and tv commercials. The epiphany came in Los Angeles, when she saw Joan Jett at the after party for the premiere of the film, ‘The Runaways’. Having just watched this female figurehead to several generations of rockers portrayed in this film, Wilkinson realized, ‘I can do this’. She called her mother and told her she was going to record a rock album. Though she came from a musical theatre background, and had also performed live with the B Street Band, a popular Springsteen tribute band on the east coast, she had never written a song in her life. She began working with a team of Philadelphia based song writers and musicians, and quickly began working on her first project. Outside the studio, her training as an actress blossoms in concert, with performances that reveal elements of female rockers of more recent times with the same classic appeal of the musicians who have influenced Wilkinson most of her life. To her way of thinking, there have never been enough women in rock-not even in the 70s and 80s. ‘It puzzles me that we are still not represented,’ she says, ‘because I think there always has been quite a few talented women around. But it’s a business run by men. There’s nothing like seeing a chick get onstage with jeans and a tank top, her hair blowing in her face, while she’s just kickin’ it out’, she says. ‘I love that. These women do not need to spend so much time getting their hair and makeup done. It’s about the music, and the moment’. For Meg Wilkinson, this is her moment. Her foray into music is here to stay, and her acting will only get better because of it. For the bigger picture, she sees herself as simply an entertainer. The whole package. A woman who has suddenly discovered she can, indeed, do it all. ‘There are not a lot of people who are producing music that is timeless. My goal is for my music to be like an Audrey Hepburn dress-contemporary for its time, yet always with that timeless quality’.

General Info

Artist Name
Meg Wilkinson
Home Page
http://www.reverbnation.com/megwilkinson
Active Since
01/10
Genres
Pop / Rock / Indie/Alternative Rock

Contact Info

Location
Philadelphia, PA

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