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Hi girls on the forum!
There are a less girls than boys on this forum, and I am now speaking to you: women, girls, divas, queens...whatever you like. I want to share my story with you, and would like to hear yours.
I am a geologist from Norway, and a single mother of three beautiful children. One year ago I sang ONLY when I was alone. In my car on my way to work I sang along with Adele, Led Zeppelin, Joni Mitchell, Frank Sinatra and many others. I was happy that way, and didn't have any need to sing for others. But when I met my boyfriend in 2011, something changed. One night while I was sleeping under the open sky with my children (I like to do that), I got a facebook message saying: "Hi, I am Gedda, and I met you 16 years ago. Do you remember me?" I did. He started visiting me, and soon we fell in love. Everytime he came, he played music for me, good old rock from the 80's. In the beginning I thought it was very old fashioned, but soon I started liking it more and more. I started to change the CD collection in my car, and soon I was singing along with Ann Wilson, Dio, Rainbow, Whitesnake and you name it...
When I listened to Gedda's band rehearsing (he is a great drummer), I sang like crazy (INSIDE). I knew all the songs, and I knew I could sing them as good as, if not better than their vocalist. BUT I WAS TOO SHY TO SING OUT LOUD (even for my boyfriend). I got so frustrated, because I am not at all a shy person, but when it came to singing, I was totally closed down. One day I decided I had to stop being so stupid. I googled and found Ken Tamplin Vocal Academy. That is the smartest thing I have ever done! Now I am the vocalist in Geddas band, and I love it!
All I want to do is sing, and I mean really SING! I was nearly 40 when I started, and that is not late at all. My voice has developed a lot, and for every year of life experience, we have even more beauty to share through our voices!
So, it would be wonderful to hear some of your stories! Why do you sing, how did you start, who are you?