Influences: Too hard to narrow down...New Orleans jazz/swing from the 1920s on until today and everything in between...seriously. I can't pick one specific genre.
I'm a Texas city girl who can write lyrics & make a melody for pretty much anything. I'm not limited to a specific genre b/c I can't pick the thing I want to focus solely on yet. I'm still exploring the boundaries of what I can do with my voice, my lyrics & melodies. People to pay me to sing as a WFH on their tracks so I can't be terrible...Check out my soundcloud.com for more research about songs I've written/sung. (I've noted when I'm not singing.)
I have 20+ songs in music libraries with various co-writers in 3 years since I got started in 2015. I write for film & tv so I tend to make vivid images with words and melodies that anyone can connect with. Lyrics are like a puzzle for me. I love the challenge of finding what's marketable, remains "art" and is full of passion to communicate an idea clearly & with emotion.
During FAWM, I need to collaborate with those who feel they can contribute heavily to the instrumentation of songs we work on here. I don't play an instrument anymore. I played the violin growing up so I know music but don't play a chorded instrument quickly. However, I've taught myself basic music theory using a keyboard and can figure out the key I just wrote something in and the chords I hear under the melody. But that takes me SO much more time than it does someone else, it's just easier when we use the strengths we already have. 😀 Work smarter, not harder!
If you can do a little production too, that's awesome. I have equipment but I'm a novice with mixing/producing. I'm great at sending a great raw vocal track though! 😉
On the business side of things:
I consider all co-writers to have equal ownership when I'm working on a song. I may not play an instrument, but I most definitely contribute my share of lyrics, melody and singing. If that's not reasonable/acceptable to you, then I won't be offended if you find a different co-writer/collaborator. No worries. This personal policy just keeps things simple for later if we decide to continue pursuing the growth & marketing of a song.
I'm a member of GYAWS and Taxi & teach public middle school science to 13-14 year olds. That's a whole 'nother story.
Feel free to email me with questions.
OH! This is my first FAWM. So if I'm doing something wrong, please tell me.
No songs by this fawmer (yet).
Hey, welcome to FAWM!
I love the production side of things and would welcome the opportunity to use a raw vocal track on something experimental.
Let me know if you're up for a weird collaboration!
Hi Michelle, looking forward to hearing your February songs.
Hi Michelle and welcome to FAWM!
Hey there! I'm glad you joined us!
Official FAWM welcome.
Pro tip: the watchlist is the best way to keep tabs on your favorite artists here.
Hello and welcome to the wonderful community that is FAWM! Enjoy!
Hey girl! 😀
Let's DO THIS!!