What made you want to be a part of Gritty in Pink?
"Being a part of Gritty in Pink was an immediate desire for me because who doesn’t want to be surrounded by beautiful, talented women? Haha But another reason is that it gives me a sense of community, which I believe is very valuable."
How does it feel to be the first Gritty In Pink, “Bandmate of the Month?”
"It feels great! Look mom I’m famous!"
How did your music journey start and when did you know that you wanted to pursue music?
"My musical journey started at my dad’s church at age 4. I would sing before his sermons. I started to pursue music professionally as a teenager, singing at jazz clubs, playing original music. My first band was called Acoustic Ave."
Who is your dream collaboration?
"Hmmm..From people that are alive, I would say Angelique Kidjo and Erykah Badu."
Who is your biggest musical inspiration?
"Ahhhh probably Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Whitney Houston… The Greats."
If you could change anything about the music industry, what would it be?
"I would reform the streaming system we have for sure. While there are some pros, the cons heavily impact the artists. There needs to be more of a balance so we can eat."
Who are you listening to right now?
"A LOT of Afrobeat haha, Emi Secrest, and of course my Gritty Girls!"
What has your favorite gig been?
"My favorite gig is probably when I played a show at a laundromat in Hollywood and my mom flew in and surprised me!"
What’s next? Tell us about your new single!
"I have a new single dropping Feb 3rd called ForGive and ForGet - I wrote it after getting wasted and doing some dumb shit in front of my boyfriend at the time. I was so upset with myself and just wanted to forget it ever happened haha."
If you were not a musician, what would you be doing right now?
"Nothing, I don’t think i’d be alive haha."
What advice would you give to someone who wants to follow in your footsteps?
"If you love something, work for it and believe in it wholeheartedly. There are no plan B’s. Surround yourself with like-minded people."
How do you want to be remembered?
"As a person that lived an honest life, treats people with respect, and is always excited to do what she loved."
Can you tell us about how you have been recording vocals at home? (We heard you do it naked LOL)
"Haha well the naked thing was mostly happening in the summer my air conditioner was not doing me justice!! So yes, there’s a few people in the world that have vocal tracks of me in my birthday suit. You’re welcome."
Fav gear to use?
"I’m all about my mic!! Haha - AKG C214 - durable, affordable, makes me sound magical haha."
Do you have any hidden talents?
"I don’t know if this is a talent but I really like to hula-hoop!"
What has been your favorite quarantine activity or new hobby/talent/habit?
"Hiking all day errday!!"
What is the best show or movie you watched over quarantine?
"I think the best show I’ve watched is a tie between The Last Dance & all 11 seasons of Bob’s Burgers haha."
What is your guilty pleasure food?
"Kalamata olives and Salt & vinegar chips!..I know.. I’m weird haha"