We thought you might like to know a little bit more about our newest member – Beccy! Enjoy!
1.What music are you listening to recently?
My Pandora plays a healthy mix of artists like: The Shins, Piebald, The Smashing Pumpkins, Cake, The Flaming Lips, Elliott Smith, Pedro The Lion, Radiohead, etc. Recently I have been really enjoying listening to The Civil Wars.
2. How did you get started playing music?
I wrote and fully produced my own single when I was 5 with the help of my big brothers cassette recorder! I don’t remember how it went but I do remember my brother being a little upset when he realized I had recorded over his favorite tape. True story.
On a more serious level I would say I got started after some involvement with a local community theater. That’s where I really got my feet wet as a performer and it’s also where I met the band I have worked with for the past 3 years.
3. What’s one of the coolest gigs you’ve played? and/or what’s one of the worst
If you are a gigging musician, you have had a “bad gig experience” or two, or seven. I’ve sang in some of the dive-i-est dives you could imagine but, we all have to start somewhere. I’d say one of the coolest gigs I have played was at the Drake Hotel, singing jazz standards in the Palm Court. Some of the greatest jazz and swing singers of all time have visited or performed there. Not to mention the place is gorgeous! The experience was completely surreal.
4. Famous people you’ve met or played with
I’m sad to report that I haven’t met any famous people. I really gotta do something about this. Tell ya what, if you’re a famous person and you’re reading this, have your people call my people and we’ll do lunch!
5. If you weren’t in the band, what would you be doing?
Well, I am very partial to animals. You can’t take me to any sort of pet shop or shelter without me trying to name every last animal and take them home with me. I’m sure I’d be the crazy cat lady from the Simpsons if friends and family didn’t continually intercept. Maybe I would become a zookeeper!
6. What did you want to be “when you grew up”, when you were a kid?
As cliché as it may sound, I always wanted to be a singer and perform on a stage when I grew up. I am extremely fortunate to be doing exactly what I always dreamed of.
7. What’s different about performing in Spoken Four compared to other bands you’ve been in?
There’s quite a bit that’s different: the music, the venues, the audience…but I think what’s really different for me is the ENERGY! It’s so much fun (and exercise) playing a gig because everyone on stage is having just as much fun as the audience! I think that’s one of the reasons why we stay so busy. We’re not just a band, we’re your friends.
8. What’s a fact that surprises people about you?
I completed middle school and high school through independent home study programs.
9. What is something you want people to know about you?
I would tell you but it’s a secret….
10. Do you play other instruments?
I play the piano by ear. I am also a very talented Kazoo player although I lack any formal training.
11. How long have you been with Spoken Four?
My first official gig was Feb. 2nd 2012!!! It’s gonna be a great year!!!