Eternal Mesa

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Exposed Vocals: So tell us your story. Where did you grow up? What made you decide to become an artist?
I grew up in Sayreville NJ singing in choirs from kindergarten till senior year of High School. I performed in every musical and was singing and and dancing before I was walking and talking!
Exposed Vocals: Since everyone was a start-up once, can you give any smaller or local bands or artists looking to get gigs and airplay some tips?
It's honestly all about who you know and being in the right place at the right time! You can be rediculous talented but if no one knows about you then its not going to go anywhere. So get out there and network! I didn't have any connections, I just used the power of social media and all the casting sites there are out there to submit my self to every project I could find until I worked my way in!
Exposed Vocals: Do you ever make mistakes during performances? How do you handle that?
I made mistakes several times especially not taking care of my voice properly. I never took any voice lessons growing up, I just sang not knowing I was damaging my vocal cords every time. I have had two vocal surgeries now to remove the nodules found on my cords. You would have thought I would have learned my lesson the first time. But nope they come back if you don't do the crucial warm ups. Listen to your body if it's trying to tell you something!
Exposed Vocals: Do you tour? Anything interesting happen on tour that you think our readers would enjoy hearing about?
I never wanted to leave NYC because the second you do, there is another artist lined up to take your place the second you leave. And boy do people forget who your real quick the moment you are not around. So I keep my trips short and my schedule available for any opportunity.
Exposed Vocals: Any planned studio upgrades? What are you working with now?
I have a lot of friends that have studios so I am lucky enough not to have to invest in my own equipment. They enjoy the work exchange, my vocals for their tracks!
Exposed Vocals: How do you find ways to promote your music? What works best for you?
Giving it to every DJ I come across. I even got kicked out of a pool party for attempting to give my album to Snoop Dog while he was DJ'n in Vegas. Hahaha that's how determined I am to put it in everyone's hands!
Exposed Vocals: If you could perform anywhere and with any artists (Dead or Alive) where and who would it be with? Why?
I use to be a round card girl at Madison Square Garden, man it was a rush having 20,789 people cheer you on at once. I would love to go back there and perform my heart out one day. I am a house music fan so maybe with Kim English or Debra Cox in some sort of EDM festival!
Exposed Vocals: So, what’s next? Any new upcoming projects that you want to talk about?
I have been recuperating since my last surgery and have been back in lessons non stop the past year. Now I finally feel confident enough to get back out there and start performing again!
Exposed Vocals: If you weren’t making music, what would you be doing?
Well musical theatre really, all I want to do is sign and dance. Broadway will always be there, I got songs to make now!
Exposed Vocals: What should fans look forward to in the next year or so?
A full come back, possibly a new album, and a whole new show!
Exposed Vocals: Any Shout-outs?
I wouldn't have Eternal with out the help of Michael Meth & Tim Obremski. Two of the greatest producers I know. We were in the middle of a stressful situation and they were like do you want to come by and lay down some tracks? Next thing I knew we had an album. Was so awesome and I am forever grateful!