I'm sorry I can't be on tour right now! But don't be upset, you can be at my show in your pj's this month during the digital online tour experience!
Admit it, it's a lot more fun seeing a live performance when you can sing along and know the music, so make sure you download the new album Candy!
Thank you for the Birthday wishes on Sept. 6th
THANK YOU TO....
RawlCo Radio and 102.3 Now Radio - Funding the album
Scott Greene - Guitar
Ed Smith - Piano/Bass
Steve Pinsent - Drums
Derina Harvey - Vocals
Audrey Ochoa - Trombone
Sergio Rodriguez - Trumpet
Dylan Howard - Videographer
On The Rocks Edmonton - Venue
Sept. 8th - Performance 1 is the song I wrote called Lipstick. I wrote this song wanting a swing vibe, and brought the melody to my producer, Scott Greene, to help me arrange it! My favourite part in the studio was the start! Having Bill George on drums starting off the beat! Enjoy!
I always wonder if anyone will get my Connie Francis reference! Connie was a top charting female vocalist in the 1950's-60's, and my favourite song of hers that my Grandma introduced me to was Lipstick On Your Collar, where she states, "Lipstick on your collar told a tale on you!"
My callback in this song is, "La la la lipstick on your collar, better clean you up before Connar starts to hollar."
Clever? ;) Please do like, share, sing and dance!
Sept. 10th, 2014 - Performance 2
Everyone loves going to a show and singing along! So I wanted to do a spin on a popular song, which in this case I chose Lordes song Royals. I loved Pixie Lotts version of this song and this upbeat tempo was inspired by her version! Enjoy!
Sept. 12th, 2014 - Performance 3
I Like You! This may have been the first song you ever heard of me. This is what you can expect when you are dating an active songwriter. I was 15 or 16 years old when I wrote this song, and it was one of the first big investments in myself to take it into the studio with my producer Scott Greene, who you see playing guitar in the video!
I was playing around with some new chords I learned on the guitar, influenced by the song Like You Do by Angel Taylor.
After having the recording of this song, it helped me receive a $5,000 recording grant from the Alberta Foundation for the Arts! So thankful, as that has been a big ripple effect on the new album Candy!
Believe in yourself. Have a mindset of 'there is no failure, only learning experiences!' Your greatness awaits!
Sept. 14th, 2014 - Performance 4
Another cover! Last one was a fairly new tune, and we take it back here to a song written in 1956 by my all time favourite musician, Ray Charles. When I was younger, I had my alarm clock that also played CD's, and when I went to bed I would listen to Georgia On My Mind, literally every night!
That'd be a good habit to get back into actually! So relaxing!
There is something about his voice that seems so flawless and natural, I love it! Of coarse that made me nervous to cover a song of his, so I hope you enjoy it as much as I do singing it!
Sept. 16th, 2014 - Performance 5
I've Moved On is an original off of the new album Candy! How are you enjoying the album so far by the way?
This was a really fun song to write and one of my favourites to sing. With having an acting background, I do like to experiment and get into another character. What you will find with pop music is that the stories are all ones explaining how they feel or what is happening in the now, so although I may not be able to relate to a man two-timing me, I can connect to the feeling of being left behind perhaps or less wanted, and draw that emotion to bring out a song like this!
Songwriting is my play time.
Sept. 18th, 2014 - Performance 6
This is a very special song to me! A friend at the time was having her baby shower, so after all the presents were given, she opened mine and it was a frame with lyrics in it to Autumn's Song. Autumn is the name of her daughter!
I then brought out my guitar and sang this to her.
Autumn and I shared an experience, as we both were taken care of at the Stollery Childrens Hospital in Edmonton, AB. Both of us are healthy today and it is because of the world class facility we had access too.
So I decided that all the money made from Autumn's Song would be donated to the hospital, and World Financial Group will be matching everything we raise. Your $1 will really mean $2!
Do you want to hear a bit more about my story? Here is a recent blog post I did....