MP3 Leigh Michele - Standards and Favorites
Sultry, smoky voice reminiscent of the 1960''s Bond movies
5 MP3 Songs
JAZZ: Jazz Vocals, EASY LISTENING: Show Tunes
I have been singing ever since I can remember. I grew up in a family who loved film and musical classics.
I remember being allowed to stay up late to watch Singin'' in the Rain, or Kiss Me Kate. My grandmother had gone to the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, so Theatre is in my blood. Childhood stories for me were not fairy tales, they were stories of tennis matches with Bette Davis, meeting Helen Hayes and Kate Hepburn, and of the stage. From this I developed a love for musical theatre, which has influenced my Barbara Streisand and Bette Midler are two other very strong influences, as well as Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr, Bing Crosby, Marilyn Monroe and Karen Carpenter.
I was active in church choir when I was younger at First United Methodist Church in West Palm Beach, FL. I began taking voice when I was 14 and studied throughout college. I was trained in the classics, which lead to one of my favorite songs to sing being Voi Che Sapetti from The Marriage of Figaro by Mozart. It''s just fun to sing challenging songs! At 15 I auditioned for and was accepted as the youngest member to date of The Masterworks Chorus of the Palm Beaches. I was also very active in a group called Teen Musical Theatre throughout high school. I was Doris Schwartz their production of Fame and Peppermint Patty in The World According to Snoopy as well as a handful of other shows we did.
I attended Palm Beach Junior College in Lake Worth, FL studying Theatre and Music. While there I was in WAY to many shows to even keep track of. It was a great time and I was fortunate to have some pretty AMAZING teachers.
After college I didn’t sing much. I had done some Karaoke, and a few talent shows along the way. Anyway, in 2006, I was presented the opportunity to sing at a restaurant, so I began brushing up. I worked with my Jerri Goffe, my voice instructor from high school for about a month to make sure that vocally things were still working properly and thee were no holes in my voice, and off I went.
Honestly I have to say that all music influences me. Music creates joy, sadness, reflects love and warms cold souls. It is the international language and I am blessed to be able to use it to speak to others.
Please feel free to stop by my myspace page and become a friend https://www.tradebit.com I use that site to keep everyone up to date on where I am performing and what I am doing.
Anywho – thanks for stopping by and taking a minute to learn more about me. Enjoy the music… It was a pleasure to create it for you!
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