chersea raing - chersea
Myself: I started this project this last year with a friend who also played Rock the Shores, Lo Waight. We wanted to make a project that would be an opportunity to shine light on women in the music scene, here in Victoria, We wanted to focus on the women in this way because you tend to be a bit outnumbered, and i think it's an excellent way to band together and support each other as well.
The first question I am going to ask is, i'm sure you have had a lot of musical influences, who are some of your favorite ones that have influenced YOU, male OR female?
Chersea: There are so many its insane. Imogon Heap is a big one. I listened to alot of classical music growing up. Listened to alot of Vivaldi, Tchaikovski, and Motzart. Which are all very well known for their very melodic writing styles. I fell in love with Imogon Heap because she was doing that one person band thing for a really long time and I love that. I also really love Sia’s old stuff. I think her voice and musicality is amazing, her early stuff that came out in about 2003-4.
I grew up listening to 54-40, Pearl Jam, lots of Joni Mitchell. I re fell in love with Anne Murray - in my early 20’s. Lots of great male and female influences. Peter Gabriel is sweet, Phil Collins as well. As a three year old I was dancing around to Phil Collins.
Myself: The last question (kind of generic) but, what is your favorite part about performing?
Chersea: I think it's really amazing and beautiful that you are able to share some of your expression with an audience. For a lot of people I think it's really hard for them to put into words exactly how you’re feeling and i think music is a good way to encapsulate those feelings and project them in a way that people can understand and interpret. It’s really intense, people can take it for whatever it is.