During my first lesson, my teacher informed me that I had a four-octave range! This knowledge gave me newfound courage, and I began auditioning for bands and attending open mic nights at local clubs. I spent many a late evening at these events, meeting and collaborating with poets, musicians and other singers.
I taught myself to play guitar and began performing my own shows. In December 2002, while working multiple jobs, I took destiny by the reigns and began writing and recording songs for a demo CD. My plans to start with just three songs quickly grew into a full-length project. In 2005, in collaboration with various Atlanta musicians, I completed my debut album, aptly titled Growin Pains.
Since then I've performed with New Kids on the Block, Slick & Rose, Heston and many other jazz, pop and R&B greats! I also decided to deepen my formal music training by attending The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in New York, though Im currently on hiatus while I create a new album. I also launched my first tour in February that took me to 15 cities this past spring!
Music has been an inspiring and motivating force in my life for a very long time. If ever I'm down or a bit confused about my life and where I'm going all I have to do is sing or listen to my favorite song and I'm better, clearer, focused and ready to transform someone's day. God has given me an amazing voice and my commitment is to transform the world one song at a time. The one thing I want you to remember about me is that I am inspiration through song.
So, look out world, here I come! This is only the beginning! Stay tuned...