November 18, 2011

Elycia- Musical Soul

it was all a dream


I'm elycia from the blog ♥elycia and I am so happy to be here today to celebrate Chantilly's new EP! In case you don't know me, I am a crafty, vintage and music loving cat lady living in a cute house on a quiet street. Music has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember so I thought today I would share a little bit about my relationship with music.

When I was very young I can remember sitting at my Grandma's piano and playing with this one piano book that used numbers to identify the notes and keys. The song I loved to play the most was "Tomorrow" from Annie. I really, really wanted to be able to play the piano. We had a piano at home and my mom could play one song that I would still remember now if I heard it. Finally I started piano lessons and I was the happiest girl in the world! I remember, I was sick the day of my first lesson. I stayed home from school but insisted on going to my lesson!

Fast forward to grade 8. This is the year that I got really into different bands. I developed (possibly unhealthy) obsessions with a few and would spend hours in front of the television with my finger on the record button in case one of their videos came on. I was very into rock bands and after seeing Veruca Salt live I decided that I needed to learn the guitar. Now, I wasn't able to get a guitar and start lessons as soon as I would have liked so my friend and I would "play along" to the entire Veruca Salt album "Eight Arms to Hold You" on our trusty air guitars.

Finally in grade 9 I started guitar lessons and also decided that I had to learn how to play the drums. I practically begged my music teachers to make sure that I got my first choice of percussion for my school instrument. I got my wish and was well on my way to becoming a one woman band.

Later in high school a friend and I saw this band The Weekend when they opened for Green Day. The guitar player and bassist were girls and my friend and I looked at each other and said: "That needs to be us. Let's start a band."

Yep, that was me on the left, I was totally hardcore and awesome ;)

Long story short, this was the start of many years of fun playing in bands and performing around our area. Music and being in a band was such a huge part of who I was all through high school. Music really opened a lot of doors for me, performing in front of people gave me more confidence and most of my good friends who I still keep in touch with I met through music. My husband Ivan and I even met because of music. Awwww, thanks music!

I hope you guys enjoyed my little trip down memory lane. Thank you so much for having me Chantilly and best of luck with the EP!

Love, Elycia

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