Simone 'Indigo' Priestley, the baby of 6 siblings, made in Jamaica, born in bklyn n.y. in the hot summer, hmmmm...that would explain why the audience melts when she caresses the mic She's been on the spoken word poetry scene for about 4 yrs. She's been writing poetry off and on for about 10yrs and in that time most of her work was mushy love stuff or everyday life oriented and those poems either got lost, or burned or maybe even stolen and then about 4yrs ago she started writing again, of course she was in a depressed mood according to her (due to a man no doubt) but everything was coming out in a sexually erotic tone and she loved it. She would read her work to a few co-workers and one day one of her co-workers (Hank Young) suggested she go down to a spot called Moorepics which was run by Aqiyl Thomas and Jessica Care Moore and that's where she first performed. It's been an erotic ride ever since. 2004/2005 was definitely full of highs and lows professionally and personally. But she is greatful for all the extremely talented people that she has met for they have touched her life in a positive way. She said when she sees and hears poets like Amir, Malik, Jon Goode, Cali Starks, Tommy Bottoms, Abyss, Renita, Haya, Bonnie and that's just to name a few. They all make her wanna be a more intensely erotic poet because that's who she is. And when they spit a piece she knows that's who they are and what they feel without question. And that fact alone out weighs any lows she's encountered in 2004/2005 so her highs shine bright and any lows have become a complete blur at this point. Now in 2006....with her eyes open wide and so much to be thankful for she appreciates the creator that much more for giving her the gift of writing. So keep your ears open and your eyes peeled for 'Indigo..High Priestess of Erotica' featuring here touring there guest appearance here... you get the picture Nominated and awarded "Creative Artist" of the Year 2003 Nominated "Hustler" of the Year 2003 Nominated and awarded 'Underground Railroad' along with Faona, Haya & Renita for service in the community 2004 Nominated 'Creative Artist' of the Year 2004 She has performed at the rim, da bomb platinum, Central Park bistro, django's, ambience, club fuel, riviera, the musician's club, the music factory, epiphany, banana cabana, club sunrise, uptown comedy corner, cafe bunamore, Tarazu café, Apache café, Club Shadows, Black lion Café, Irish bred, the 5 spot, the mambo room @ Bridgetown, Ashton's, N.C.C.I, Justin's, O'Riley's, ashton's, exodus, dave & busters (Chicago), nuyorican (New York), holiday inn (newnan, ga), club oz (savanah, ga), java jazz, v-103 with joyce little, waok 1380- pleasure zone and on 88.5 She has featured at earthlink live, stewart ampitheatre @ lithonia park, the mirage, Irish bred, club mingles, haze lounge, uptown comedy corner, the armory, gallery bistro, the loft @ the underground, main street grill and while she was a guest on the Jenny Jones show she had the opportunity to perform a piece CD 'Indigo's Bedroom' also featured on Caustic Dames CD 'Estrogen 323' recently completed a Compilation CD 'Atlanta has Spoken' book "my mind...enter at your own risk" a work in progress but coming soon.