|Fresh Nelly (AKA Sandrine Sims) Bio 1999 - 2013|
phased into existance in 1999 as an electro-pop artist, now out of the
closet French and English with a Euro-hard-house-trance-dance style which
signatured her first release "Menage A Trois"
Unique electrik-eclectik-dyslexik sounds have continued to vibe out ever since. Her recent emphasis on live instruments surrounded by "neuro-electronica" was emphasized in her quirky and loud newest CD release, ComicBooks.
Videos are available at freshnelly.com as a new flavour addition to the free mp3s. Her most recent 3 albums are available at CDbaby, or for download at iTunes.
In 2011, she nervously
started performing live, and has grown comfortable with performing full
sets, alone, on stage. The shy performances started out as acoustic guitar,
then piano, but in keeping with her electronic music background, a good
portion of her performances now are computer-assisted. " The fullness
of having accompaniment completes the music, but some see it as merely a
karaoke act, even though instruments are being played. " Sandy comments.
Sandy has many years of experience with electronics, and uses that knowledge to create her stage show. Lighting, DJ equipment, MIDI controllers, and control boxes, all built to "perform". With a soldering iron in one hand, and a PC board in the other, Sandy concludes " I'm always looking for new and unique ways to present my music! Something beyond the norm, something unforgettable."
Nelly's New Music Genre:
For years she has composed and written electronic styles of music, with some success, but due to a change in location to the creative heart of western Canada, she has been influenced more into Blues, and Folk styles. Jamming with the locals has made her realize that there's a lot to explore in these genres. After about a year, she's started to fuse Blues with electronic/pop styles. The results have been fun and interesting for all. " I am still a raver at heart, and simply feel that getting up and dancing to great beats is absolutely king!"
She didn't know it, but the masses are always correct in these interpretations, She actually has a great singing voice! So I'm not afraid to pull up a mic and belt it out loud. She's been described in a local publication as having a "bedroom voice" but Sandy queries " I am still trying to figure that one out! "
So in conclusion, right now her music is all over the place, which is never boring to listen to right? P.S. "I hate dealing with genre classification!!"
Sandy has many
influences for her music, from Bach to Ravel to Alice Cooper. Here's some of
the main influences:
To do more
performances, do a bit of musical touring around the sunshine coast by boat
or car, participate in more music festivals with bigger audiences.
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Webmaster Sandrine Sims, Video Gena Hollingshead
Thanks to Jamie Nuotio & Peter Locke for all the wonderful new inspirations
(C) FRESH NELLY MUSIK 2013
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