As seen in Guitar Girl Magazine Issue 11 – Spring 2020 – SoCal Inspired
I am a multi-instrumentalist based out of Los Angeles, CA. I’ve been creating since I was about 5 years old, starting out in orchestra and band. I’ve have been producing music and sampling sounds for about seven years, and I’ve been writing and singing songs for over ten years. Outside of producing, my passion projects are singing and playing guitar in my band Peachy McQueen, making Redwolf Jewelry, and building a female empowerment festival with Wombyin. My recording studio is located in West Hollywood with a full live band room where I now record my band.
What is your definition of tone, and how has it changed over the years?
Tone is the sound that helps define your energy wave as a musician. We all have preferences on how high or low we like our mids, bass, and treble. When I’m playing with my band, I find it very important to connect to the sonic waves with my bassist, Alayna. When we blend our amp and pedal tones together, the elements of our music elevate.
Which guitars, amps, and pedals are you currently using and why?
I use a Yamaha Revstar electric guitar, BOSS pedals, and a Fender Twin Reverb Deluxe amp. I’ve always gravitated to the more bluesy sound, which is why I landed on the set up I have today. Fortunately, I am very grateful to be working with such amazing sponsors who have provided me with the tools I’ve needed to accomplish my soul’s sound.
What about strings?
I use 10 gauge GHS Boomers.
Are there certain recording techniques you prefer in the studio?
There is so much unlimited potential when recording in the studio. You can literally do anything with any kind of tool. The best technique is to remain creative at all times. For example, I recently recorded a weird percussive palm muting pattern, which translated to an amazing rhythm that lifted an entire chorus to the next level.
How do you keep your sound consistent onstage?
I always dial in with my girls at soundcheck. The most important thing for consistency is to practice. I try to play guitar every day, and we practice three times a week.
What does your practice consist of?
A lot of chatting about our lives and goals, then jumping into our set, and then writing something new.
What is your advice for young women who hope to work in the music industry?
Don’t ever be afraid of who you are. If you really want music, go for it and stay focused. I have chosen music time and time again, even when the going has gotten tough. Also, check out sheisthemusic.org to meet more like-minded women! We’re here for you.