MP3 ROBYN - WHO I AM
The debut CD WHO I AM is here,featuring the hit Don''t Ever Change. Powerhouse Songs, Raining Down On Me, I Can''t Wait, and ballads like Forever, Bring Back Love really round out this cd. Heart, Journey, Benetar are some influences.
11 MP3 Songs
ROCK: 80''s Rock, POP: 80''s Pop
The Debut CD Who I am has arrived. From the hard hitting Raining down On Me to the acoustic ballad Bring Back Love and the hit single Don''t Ever Change this cd packs the punch of 80''s artists such as Heart, Pat Benetar, Journey, and maybe a hint of 90''s artist Kathy Troccoli. The power ballad Forever features a duet with recording artist Kristin Glasgow. If you loved the 80''s this cd is for you.
I can’t remember a moment when I wasn’t singing. I started at an early age and just simply enjoyed music and really loved feeling free when I was singing. I wasn’t always good. I can remember my brothers telling me to shut up when I would try to sound like Mariah Carey and scream at the top of my lungs. In elementary and Junior High I was always in choir but I didn’t really find my voice until 8th grade when I got my first solo singing “It Matters to Me” by Faith Hill. From there on I gained more confidence and started working harder on my voice and really worked to find what songs worked best for me. I stayed in choir all through High School. I think it’s the only thing that kept me motivated sometimes. My goal each year was to obtain one solo which I always met. Senior year I had four choir classes and I was sad after school ended b/c I really didn’t know where to go or how to keep singing. I started college right away and really wanted to join the choir but found it really hard with a full load at school and working. Choir would have been like another full-time job. I kept singing though even though wherever I could. In bars, in the car, at parties, wherever and whenever, but I just didn’t know how to take it any further. Then, I recorded a song for my niece at a local studio and met Rich Vogellehner. After my session he e-mailed me and asked if I’d be interested in recording a CD. I jumped at the chance. This CD is so important b/c there is so much work put in to it and it’s what I love to do.
Artist Releases Debut Album
By Shannon Chrisman
Robyn Bonucchi, 24, has been singing for as long as she can remember. She has lived in Sterling Heights all her life, but her parents have second home in Harrison. Robyn loves Harrison and would live here full time if she could because everyone is so friendly and it''s a nice place where you recognize faces.
Singing has always been her passion. In school, she attended choir and it gave her a sense of performing in front of audiences. In her senior year, she took four choir classes. She does not play any instruments, but uses her voice and writes lyrics and poems. After graduation, she started college where she pursued a Bachelors of Business Management.
In July of 2005, Robyn found a local recording studio called Sound Center Studio and recorded "Hero" by Mariah Carey as a gift for her niece. After she left, the owner of the company, Rich Vogellehner, contacted her by e-mail and asked if she was interested in recording original music and a CD. Of course, she said yes. She has been working on the CD since September. The songs on her CD are inspired by life.
The title of the CD is Who I Am and it''s simply about her and where she came from. There are songs about love and struggle. She will be getting married in February, so she wrote a song about her father. There are two songs relating to children as well. One was about a little boy who passed away at the age of 6. He was sick for a long time but he had a light in his eyes every time she saw him. The other song is about child abuse and titled "Forever". The song touches on children who are scared and lost and expresses the need to reach out to children in their position.
The album will be a pop/rock genre. Robyn likes to relate it to Kelly Clarkson or Avril Lavigne with an 80s sound. There are lots of guitars and drums and a strong lead voice.
The CD is set to be released December 15th and she will be in Harrison at the Snowbird Lanes on the night of the 16th.
Stevenson Graduate Reaches for the Stars
By Matt December
Source Staff Writer
Robyn Bonucchi grew up in Sterling Heights. Now she aspires to move on to a bigger and better world: the world of musical entertainment.
The Stevenson High School graduate will have her first CD released December 8.
Bonucchi, 24 has a life-long love of music that stretches back through her years in school. Her favorite classes in high school were always choir related. She even took four choir classes her senior year.
While attending college for a degree in business, Bonucchi kept her vocal skill sharp by singing karaoke.
Then, a little more than a year ago, Bonucchi met her future producer, Rich Vogellehner.
I met my producer when I went to record a song for my niece for her birthday. Bonucchi said. After I left, he e-mailed me and he asked if I would want to put out an album.
They started recording her album, Who I Am shortly after that.
Bonucchi relates the sound on her album to Kelly Clarkson with 80s musical influence. She wrote the majority of the CDs lyrics while Vogellehner wrote her music.
He''s a genius. According to Bonucchi, the songs on the CD are about life and were inspired by things such as her father and family.
I like the fact that I write my lyrics, she said. A lot of artists just take the music, I want to have some kind of part in it. I don''t just want to have someone hand me something.
Bonucchi has many musical role models including Martina McBride and Patsy Cline.
I love Mariah Carey, I don''t care what she does in her personal life. She has the greatest voice.
Bonucchi recently accepted a role as the lead female vocalist in the bank Moneypenny, based out of Canton. She said she hopes the exposure gained from playing with an experienced band will help her further her career.
I would love to be on stage in front of a million people singing and have a record contract, but at the same time I am happy going to karaoke on a Saturday night and have people enjoy listening to my music. I love it. I want to make people happy. That''s just what I want to do. I want to put a smile on somebodys face. Everybody has a way of doing that and I think mine is through singing.