StreetcredMusic: Songstresses, "Why I Left New York" ...Andrea.

  So many of the creative and talented women friends I've gained through this blog, doing shows, making videos and a film, are now gone. Like in, they left NYC. In most cases priced out, by the cost of housing.

  I asked a few of them if they would like to write about it here.
Some do, and I will be posting their words. Some will post their name, others want to do it anonymously, here's the latest in the series...
Andrea: From Broadway to LA.

"I found that people interested in theater were very serious and heavy. It was a very inbred group.
 I could not be a part of that. So, if I was going to be an actress, I would have to sing my way into it.
 I guess what I didn't like about theater on the academic level was the feeling of always being defeated.
 How could any 18-year-old girl be expected to play Amanda in The Glass Menagerie? You just couldn't be successful at what you were doing. 
 And although I might not have then been able to articulate this, I must have sensed it at the time"
In my move to Los Angeles, I gave up the convenience of my Manhattan apartment. In return I got sunshine every day, and the option of singing, TV, and acting, all in the garden basket. 
Having roles on some of the longest running TV shows, a "New Star of the Year" at the  Golden Globe Awards, AND I still managed to get back to Broadway to do 3 shows.
So, there is life after The Big Apple. 
Thank you Pete!

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StreetcredMusic; Musicians You Like, That You Don't Know. Part I

1. Lucy Woodward
      Born in London, Lucy spent her childhood in New York and Holland. She is the daughter of two classical musicians - her father a conductor and composer, her mother an opera singer, musicologist, teacher and belly dancer. No matter which household she was living in, she was “always music-making and creating.”

Video Here::"Kiss Me Mister Histrionics"

2.  Lara Bello
        Lara: When I was a teenager I was into many things in the arts, because I saw all of them as being connected. So, I like mixing art forms and performance styles. Studying classical singing at conservatory, I was going to flamenco classes at the same time. I couldn’t tell my teacher at the conservatory though, because she was really classical. She would have killed me! It was a bit sneaky of me, but I have always been curious about ‘how this could be, how that could be,’ so to speak. All of those things are part of my culture, my hometown, and at the end of the day, I sing them all. I can put them in my music, because part of my life is learning everything I have absorbed. It was inspiring to create my own sound. 

Video Here::"Michelle"  

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