I always get excited when I get a call from my friends Elyse and Chris Willis because I know something amazing is about to happen. Chris’ compositions have to turn on a dime depending on what the cartoon throws at him so it’s always something different. My last session with them was yodeling, but this time the request was to sing sustained high “C’s” and high “D’s”. If you’re able to take a moment to enjoy this quirky cartoon, be listening for the operatic section towards the end.
Before our tour gets officially underway I wanted to take a moment to reflect on where we’ve been. Here are a few memories from the times we’ve spent together. I just love working with these beautiful people and am so excited about the adventures we’ll have together!
I’m so excited to announce that I have a new boss! And what better boss to have then Alfred Yankovic otherwise know as Weird Al. He was so gracious as to invite me and my singer friends along for what he has described as his “most full-blown, over the top extravaganza ever.”
I’ll be bringing along Little Al for all of our adventures so stay tuned for updates on all of the shenanigans!
Working on Olaf’s Frozen Adventure was a blast. There’s so much we got through in this session, it was so exciting to see all of the parts that made it in. I got a few neat solos like the one for the lady who sings “Well… we hang up bows of evergreen on every single doorway.” Plus, a little duet I did with my best friend Baraka. We’re both little kids, I’m the older sister and she’s the younger brother who sings, “Eight nights in a row we light the menorah on our mantle,” and it’s even possible that there’s a little Monique kitten at the end… ha! Meow!
Fun session today at Warner Brother’s scoring stage. I can’t believe Steven Spielberg was actually there. Allan Silvestri’s music was so beautiful to sing – We sang everything from ominous to angelic.- and my strand partner Diane and I just happened to be a little matchy, matchy…Ha!
This week I got to do a fun shoot for a TV show called Living Biblically. We were on set for two days as a part of their gospel choir. It’s a comedy where the main character is faced with the challenge of “living by the book”…no lies, cheating, etc. The show was really funny and a joy to work on.
This year I have have been so thrilled to have been able to work with Katy Pery. First, we had the opportunity to sing with her on the song “Pendulum” from her recent album Witness, which debuted to rave reviews. She did some really fun things to promote this one. We surprised her with an impromptu serenade at her amazing Los Angeles studio and sang with her on a fan appreciation live stream for her YouTube channel just after. She’s a such a gracious person and a wonderful person to work with.
May the Fourth Be With You! In celebration of this special day, I thought I’d post on this very special session. So of course one cannot say much here, nor could one take much by way of photos (haha). But I can say that I am so excited to have been able to sing on this amazing score and of course cannot wait to see this movie on December 15th!
Getting a chance to sing for the Mr. Harry Styles was a treat. He showed us all the chivalry of a true English gentleman. When one of our singers was feeling under the weather, Harry rushed out to bring him water and take care of him personally. What a great guy! He also credited us singers directly prior to the albums official release. How’s that for being gracious! His much anticipated solo album releases later this month and his first single, Sign of the times is out now.