- Main activity
- Main genre
- Language skills
- Latin Soul R&B Country Folk Rock Pop
I was born on the 15th of July in Stockholm, Sweden. I was singing before I could speak properly, and was known at my day nursery for always singing. Singing was encouraged at home, and during the childhood years I sang a lot of 60's pop accompanied by my father on guitar. I started to play the piano at an early age and also developed an interest for dancing. Besides singing, I have been dancing all my life, everything from Latin American to African dances. In my teenage years, music became more serious for me, and I started to take singing lessons. After graduating from Stockholm's Music Gymnasium, I decided I wanted to work with music full time. As a 19- year old, I started singing in jazz bands and teach singing. I was a member of the opera ensemble, Opera Vox and took part in the production of The Magic Flute and sang lead as Hannchen, in the production of Albert Lortzings opera - Die Opernprobe. Parallel to studies in musicology at the University of Stockholm, I took a preparatory education for higher music studies at the Cultural Institute of Music and in 1998; I started my studies at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm. After working as a music teacher for a while, I started studying Business Administration at the University of Stockholm and went to New York as an Exchange student, where I also did an internship at Universal Music, and in 2003 I took a Masters of Science degree in Business Administration and Economics. During my studies, I continued to develop my voice and worked with several singing teachers, and it was around this time I discovered country rock. I sang in different constellations and worked extra as a singing teacher. With a newfound interest to discover the world, I went to India to work with marketing. At the Indian record label, Times Music, I got an insight to the Indian music industry. Back in Sweden, I started working for Gehrmans Musikförlag and 2006; I started my own company, Unisoul music. Having built up my voice teaching business and started my pop and rock choir Unisoul Vocal Choir it was time for me to release my first single "Who I Am" in 2008. The single is a cover of Jessica Andrews' country rock song. In my version, it is more an emotive ballad with great dynamic range. Dancing became more important in my life and especially the sensual dance Bachata from the Dominican Republic. In 2010 I co-founded the dance performance team Bachata Experimental and besides performing with that group I have also performed solo in Bachata with my dance partner. In 2010, I also stated a collaboration with songwriter Ismo Nikander. Ismo has been a former singing student of mine and that's how I discovered his great talent in creating melodies. Our first song "Man In The Moon" will be released in 2011.