I am “Meggie Lou” from Hantsport, Nova Scotia. I am fourteen years old and I am going into grade ten in 2010/-11, at Horton High School. Our town of Hantsport has approximately 1191 people.
I love performing, and I have been performing since I was four years old. My Step-Dad (Craig) taught me how to play guitar when I was nine. He also taught my brother Mac. We are known as the “McNeil Bunch” and you can find us on “you tube.” Craig, Ryan, Mac and I, all play guitar, so…..someone had to be the singer.I have performed at many functions such as the Apple Blossom Teas, Kingsport Gala Days, Scott’s Bay Days, Lawrencetown & Aldershot Idol, Port Williams, Woodville, White Rock, Hals Harbour, and Scott’s Bay Variety Shows, Weddings, Reunions, Retirement Parties, Graduations, Benefits, Musicals, Plays, Dinner Theatre, “Night Kitchen”, Wolfville, “Open Mic,” Spitfire, Windsor. I have also had the exciting opportunity to perform with the “Country Generations” Band in Margaretsville.
Jerry Neville, from AVR, invited me to perform my songs “LIVE on AIR” on AVR, one morning after he saw my performance at an Upper Clements competition. I loved it when he said, “Coming up….after Alan Jackson, we have “Meggie Lou” in the studio this morning.” I will never forget those words as long as I live.My songs have also been played on two internet radios stations. I have also written and composed seven of my own songs. They are registered with the “Songwriters Association of Canada”. The most exciting contest was a Shania Twain Contest I entered when I was seven and I won a CD from Shania Twain. Part of my video, of myself singing a Shania hit, was played on Canada AM.
Recently I participated in the “Maritime Idol” competition. I was described as “engaging and pure.” The most exciting night, was when my ranking was #1 with the audience. This was the night I performed my own song, for the first time in front of a live audience.