I’ve been singing my whole life, pretty much. I sing ALL THE TIME at home. My family doesn’t seem to mind.
I grew up in a very musical family, with a mom who sang and a dad who sang and played guitar. I took piano lessons, and played flute in school, but singing is my forte. The list of music I love to sing is too long; I could go for days. My background includes classical, jazz, country, folk, choral, musical theatre, and rock.
I have no formal training, but had good music teachers at school.
Here are some notes (no pun intended):
- first performance at age 6
– choir at all levels of school.
– Vocal Jazz in high school.
– member of District Honour choir in grade 10
– member of BCMEA Provincial Honour Choir in grades 11 and 12
– Grade 12 Vocal Jazz group tied for 1st place in National Canadian Stage Band [and vocal jazz, obviously] Festival
– member of Vancouver Bach Choir for four years until time constraints became problematic
– invited to sing jazz again, as vocalist for FAT Jazz, in…about…1996. Still doing that!
- Directing and coaching musical theatre at the high school and middle school levels (Les Mis, Urinetown, Hairspray Jr., In the Heights, Anything Goes, Rock of Ages).
- Played Mrs. Pearce in My Fair Lady for Royal City Musical Theatre, April ’15.
- created Earth to Doris for a Housing Co-op BBQ. The band kept going for 12 years.
- Founding member of Double Overtime (a soul/R&B band). I stayed with them for 4 years, at which point I decided that singing R&B didn’t bring me enough joy. The band is still going on, though, which is great.
- Performance/vocal workshops at the high school and middle school levels.
- Favourite recordings:
I’m Yours (Composed by Jason Mraz; Performed by Earth to Doris-Lead Vocal: Krista)
Playing tambourine at M & J’s wedding. ‘Coz I can.[img src=http://kristawallace.com/wp-content/flagallery/earth-to-doris/thumbs/thumbs_a-photo-of-me-without-a-goofy-look.jpg]20Earth to Doris
Yay! I get to wear my awesome dress.[img src=http://kristawallace.com/wp-content/flagallery/earth-to-doris/thumbs/thumbs_krista-rockin.jpg]30Earth to Doris
I wish I knew what I was singing here![img src=http://kristawallace.com/wp-content/flagallery/earth-to-doris/thumbs/thumbs_singing-with-verve.jpg]40Earth to Doris
Getting into it.[img src=http://kristawallace.com/wp-content/flagallery/earth-to-doris/thumbs/thumbs_probably-misty-mountain-hop.jpg]20Earth to Doris
A larger version of the other one. Probably Misty Mountain Hop[img src=http://kristawallace.com/wp-content/flagallery/earth-to-doris/thumbs/thumbs_etd-just-krista.jpg]10Earth to Doris
Earth to Doris — just Krista