WhitneyD
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Band to Join, Vocalist, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Background Singer.

ABOUT

In my younger years I enrolled in vocal lessons at the age of nine. By high school, I was planning on attending College on a Opera Fine Arts Scholarship specializing as a mezzo soprano. But as much as I respect the art of Opera, I'll be honest...I didn't like it at all! I grew up constantly listening to country radio and if I ever had a moment to sing on my own time, I resorted to the women of my era (McBride, Hill, Shania and Messina). However, it wasn't until college I decided to give country music attention.
I ended up taking a bartending gig at the local bar and from then it's history. I began singing there on a weekly basis honing in on my skill and it dawned on me that I should take this to the next level. February 2013, my friends dragged my butt up to Chicago to audition for NBC The Voice. Unexpectedly, I made it through several auditions, callbacks, paperwork etc. over a series of a couple months. Then three days before I was planning on leaving for L.A. for semi-finals I got a call. Not a good one either. They decided to not put me through and the first thing I wanted to know was "why?" Thankfully, they were kind enough to explain their reasoning and it was that I had such little experience, they were afraid to put me out there, thinking I'd crack under all the pressure. So I took those words as fuel to my spark and told myself if I REALLY wanted to give this a go, then there was no other way than to make myself take the step of moving to the music city. Upon graduation and playing more gigs around Missouri, I packed up my bags and dog; Guinness, and headed south. I spent 3 years in Nashville, earning a very short record deal and performed on American Idol. Overall, it was a great experience but I realized music wasn’t something I wanted to earn my way of living. Now I’m back in the Midwest with a career that I love and I’m ready to start doing the local circuit here in Wichita and the surrounding areas.

Screen name:
WhitneyD
Member since:
Oct 09 2014
Active within 1 month
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
4
Gigs played:
50 to 100
Tend to practice:
1 time per week
Available to gig:
1 night a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

JoDee Messina, The Eagles, Kacey Musgraves, LeeAnn Womack, Chris Stapleton, and Alison Krauss & Union Station.

Instrument experience:

Vocalist - Soprano:
Advanced
Rhythm Guitar:
Beginner