"Answers to Frequently Asked Questions:
Yes. Yes. No. One time in high school. Three times in my twenties. Rocks, no salt. Yes. Four. Never. And how dare you!
I will take no further questions." - Ellen Degeneres
I'm thrilled to announce that I'll be a panelist for a second time for the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities' General Operating Grants for musicians. This funding helps emerging artists fund crucial career-building opportunities, including albums and tours.
If you'd like to learn about grant opportunities in D.C., click the link below:
Lionheart, I’m pre-selling my Cuba Diaries and Wondercore EPs in July via a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo.
I’m doing the crowdfunding campaign to raise funds to finish the production of the albums and get them out to the world!
During 30-day campaign, I'll share posts and snippets of the songs and the album making process. You’ll get a good idea of what the albums will be like and all the stories behind all the songs.
I’ll be offering various packages that will allow you to pre-order the new albums as well as a bunch of art, merch, and fun things around it.
As I was wondering what to put in these pre-sale packages, I realised that simply asking you what you’d want is the way to go.
Here are some ideas... are you interested in these or would you rather have something else?
I’d like to know: would you buy...
Vinyls for the Cuban jazz and/or electronic albums
A VIP experience
Set Your Life To Music Lesson Package
Respond to this email and let me know which options you would prefer. If there's something that's not here that you'd like, let me know! Your feedback is invaluable!
UPCOMING SHOWS & WORKSHOPS
343 Labs x I Heart Producers
@ 343 LABS
243 CANAL STREET
NEW YORK CITY
THURSDAY, JUNE 27
Details will be posted soon on 343 Labs' Facebook page.
D.C. House Show & Songwriting Workshop
EXACT LOCATION TBA
SATURDAY, JULY 20
MORE DETAILS COMING SOON
I'm headed to Vancouver this week for a female entrepreneurship event. When we're not in session, you can find me swimming in this pool at the Rosewood Hotel Georgia. 100% glam, Lionheart. You know it. I'll send pics and tell you all about the event next week!
FROM THE SHOWER TO THE STAGE:
I'm hosting a free online masterclass this Thursday at 1pm EST.
We're going to cover:
writing electronic music in the style of your favorite artist
using vocal loops and fx to create cool and imaginative music
pulling sounds and loops from Splice to generate musical ideas
Set Your Life To Music <<< check it out here
My songwriting students and I are diving deep into writing catchy hooks, looping vox (vocals, if you weren't sure), playing with fx, and fine-tuning lyrics - all of this for the purpose of singability and playability to be able to get out there and perform.
Lionheart, if you're interested in really going for it, there are only 2 spaces available in Set Your Life To Music this June. Is NOW your moment to say yes to yourself and decide to uplevel. Click on the button below or reply to this email and let's hop on the phone to see if this is a good fit.
Claim one of the 2 remaining available spaces this June and receive a bonus 90-minute vox intensive to improve your vocals and develop them to have confidence onstage and sharing your music and your message. This is only available this June and is TRANSFORMATIONAL!!
P.S. Reply to this email with your picks of the perks for the crowdfunding campaign. It makes a huge difference. Thank you!
Alarke (AKA Mary Alouette) stands out with her compelling twist of experiences as an international opera singer turned Gypsy jazz singer turned award-winning electronic pop singer and songwriter.
Throughout her 25-year professional career, Alarke has mesmerized audiences from the Kennedy Center, the Rainbow Room, and Carnegie Hall to Fabrica Del Arte in Havana, Cuba, Romani caravans in Samois sur Seine, France, and castles in the Italian Alps. She's written songs that have gone to NBC's World Of Dance and won the Grand Prize in the Mid-Atlantic Songwriting Competition, performed at the Apollo's National Tour, won artist residencies at Strathmore and the Brooklyn Arts Council, and written songs with residents at the Ritsona Refugee Camp in Greece.