Please introduce yourself. What do you do? Why? What do you want people to know about you?
Blessed with an exceptional voice and a unique artistic spirit, I have captivated many from an early age. Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, I began singing in my church at the age of 8. As my passion for music grew, I knew it was essential to master my craft. I developed my voice and expanded my vocal range by backing other accomplished musicians.
I performed as a background singer for Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue, Mystikal, Glen David Andrews, Troy Laz, & Kermit Ruffins. I have also performed at Essence Fest Center Stage as a New & Next Artist, New Orleans Jazz Festival, Lincoln Center in NYC, & a host of other events and arenas.
I then went on tour with High School Nation in 2018, where I performed for schools in the DMV Metro Area & Chicago where the proceeds went to build music studios inside each school I visited.
I landed a distribution deal with Ingrooves Universal under my record label Ariee Music Group LLC in 2020. I am featured on a song with Lil Wayne titled ‘Till She Lose Her Voice produced by DJ SPIN & DJ WHITE. I am currently expanding my brand in Atlanta, GA not only in music but the beauty industry with my company Fox & Co. Beauty.
What qualities make you different and unique from everyone else in the industry?
What sets me apart from other artists is that I am a true musician.
Being from New Orleans, music has been a seated part of me. My grandmother, Mary Mayo was a jazz singer with the Moses Hogan Chorale. She traveled all over the world singing and even sang in the same clubs that I have. She blessed me with my musical genes which made me who I am.
I’m also set apart by the fact that I write all of my own music. I like to create timeless music that can appeal to a wide audience. I love to keep the live musical elements in the creative process.
Describe THAT moment when you realized you’re doing what you were born to do.
I realized that I was born to sing in 1st grade! I had to sing lead for a school program in the cafeteria and killed it!
Ever since then I joined my church choir then my school choir. By the time I was in college I was on the road doing shows with various artists in New Orleans.
What’s been the biggest challenge you’ve had to go through and how did you grow through it?
The biggest challenge would just be being a female in the male-dominated field. The music industry is a tough place to be as a woman especially when you’re independent.
I get through it by being professional, setting boundaries, and moving smartly. You have to know the business or you will get walked over.
It’s not an industry for the weak or faint of heart.
Who are the TOP 3 people you’d want to meet that could elevate your career or business? Why these specific individuals?
I would love to meet Bruno Mars, Pharrell, Kelis, & Bibi Bourelly.