Hi Sharon, our readers would love to get to know you more. Can you tell us a little about where are you from and how did you get started in music?
I was born in Britain. My parents had immigrated their when they were young. Then they immigrated to Canada in the ’70s and while they were setting themselves up, they sent myself and siblings to Dominica West Indies, their homeland. We stayed with Grandparents for a few years before we reunited with them in Canada, then I immigrated back to Britain to pursue a career in music by the advice of a family member who saw me performing at a beauty pageant in Toronto. I had always been writing songs. I collaborated with several people, made many submissions, and went to A&R interviews and so on. I finally had a hit record with a song I wrote called Fascinating Rhythm, after a few years.
Prior to your success what did you see as a major drawback by being a new artist?
At the time I didn’t see drawbacks, but I certainly felt that I was being kicked back a few spaces after each A&R interview, until finally one of my projects was approved by Virgin Records and became a top 10 hit on the British charts and had worldwide success in the dance charts.
What is your vocal range?
I’m very comfortable in the range of Tenor, my lowest note is F# and my highest is G#
What have people who had heard your music say about your vocal style that sets you apart from another vocalist?
Once I was told that I give goosebumps, that’s my favorite. I was told my voice was angelic, but I’m far from being an angel as I’ve learned it. I’ve heard words like magnificent, amazing, and awesome, but of course there are many other artists who have been told that. My producer says what sets me apart is my dynamic range and I phrase like a horn player. I think my background of three different nationalities in my past add to the distinction of my voice. Overall, I think it’s my soul that makes me different.
As an independent artist, what are some of the challenges you face?