Heart & the Mind
Originally from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, I started off as a voice and theatre major in University. However, I ended up going on the road for the next twenty years being the lead singer in various groups and touring parts of Canada and the U.S.A. performing most genres of music. While singing country music, I won a talent search in my home province and recorded two singles, both of which did well on the Canadian country charts. Also at that time I co-wrote a song called 'Was It Easy' which was number 11 on the Canadian country chart for the year 1986. Wanting to pursue my songwriting, I came off the road in the early 1990's and settled in Southwestern Ontario Canada. During the next few years, I taught my self to play piano and in 1996 released my debut CD 'The Heart and The Mind'. Musically this CD fits very nicely into the Alternative Country genre.The first single off the CD, 'A Song For Lorian 'was well received by radio and got an honorable mention in the 1997 International Unisong Contest. I am now receiving internet,community,college and commercial radio airplay all around the world. In May,2003 I signed a deal with the Higgins Music group out of Nashville.They promoted and tracked my song 'You're My Addiction' off of my debut CD 'The Heart And The Mind' to 2,200 commercial country radio stations across the U.S.A.,Canada and all of Europe.This song was well received and garned me a music award nomination for Best Female Singer in the King Eagle Music awards held in Nashville on September 27,2003. In September 2006 I released my second CD called 'Love Is All There Is ' and all twelve songs on this CD explore different dimensions of love.Musically this CD fits into the Traditional Pop genre.This album received rave reviews and charted on several commercial radio stations and in October 2007 received 4 music award nominations in the Toronto Exclusive Magazine for all of Canada. In September 2008 I accepted the role of June Carter Cash in the musical tribute show 'The Legend In Black' which tours both Canada and the USA. August 2009 saw my CD 'Love Is All There Is' licensed to W.O.A. Records for all of India. In September 2009 my song 'You Are My Woman/You Are My Man' was chosen as a semi- finalist in the prestigious UK Songwriting Contest. I live in rural Ontario with my husband Mark,Rourke the cat and lots of wildlife.