The Vocalist Magazine SPRING 2013 ISSUE - Page 129

TVM: And what differentiates you from other vocalists? My tone. I don’t have a typical voice that you could mistake for somebody else. My voice has its own signature. VM: In today’s competitive music industry what does it take to pursue singing as a career? How did you follow your dreams and make it happen? A lot of determination and hard work. Oh and discipline. It is easy to say you’re an artist and you’ll go with the flow, but that’s not how it works. You really have to work and be a business person. I actually have office hours, like I’m in front of my computer at least 5 hours a day, doing business and sending e-mails and booking shows. it’s a lot of work. You just have to be conscious that you have to be self-sufficient you need the discipline and determination, you will succeed if you work a lot and work hard. TVM: For those who want to be vocalists, what advice would you give them? Don’t give up the fight. it is a very competitive business and you have to really want it and find what makes you different from the others. So it will be a hard fight, I’m not gonna make it pretty and pink and say that it’s easy, because it’s really not easy. But if you really love it and you’re really passionate about your work, that’s all you need. Work hard and it will pay off. TVM: Where would you like to be in your career 5 years from now? (Pause) Just to travel with my music more. Right now I’ve been traveling around Canada a lot and I really love traveling. I love going to exotic countries. I’ve been to China. But I’d really love to see other countries like Australia, Thailand, Japan, there’s lots of places I would like to go. With my music of course, not just vacation. I really enjoy getting to know different cultures. I’m writing my second album now so maybe in five years I’ll be on tour with my third maybe, who knows (smiling). Probably with another baby (laughs) we’ll see. 129