Elli Fordyce – Alone

by R27 CREATIVELAB on Tuesday, 6 October 2009

Just when you think you know whats coming someone throws a curve ball on what we call belief.

A quick note before we begin - you can hear samples of Elli's music at the end of the article and download desktop images.

Describe the loneliest time while you were on stage and why?
Back story: At age 18, having moved from NYC to Dennis, MA, with my family and joining the high school class as a senior, I always had tremendous stage fright, particularly about singing but also about any public presentation. That year at a tiny school provided opportunities which I pushed myself through. I read something on the public address system, my first time although it was frequent for many students to do. I modeled clothes I’d made in a fashion show. With another senior (who also loved “Something Cool” and with whom I listened to it endlessly), I sang an a cappella duet of “You’ll Never Walk Alone” in a talent show; when she was unable to make the second night, I sang solo. I don’t know how I was talked into doing that but remember how nerve-racking it was and how high that high note seemed which she’d sung the night before. Years later, I discovered that my stage fright came from having been strangled by a jealous lover during a performance last lifetime in 1936 (a year before being born into this body). I said after the high school shows and performances for the next 12 years, “I felt like I was going to choke to death, but I lived through it” and sometimes would gulp in the middle of a note, losing air for a second and with no sound coming out.  But, the loneliest time on stage was in 1936 after my strangled body slumped into unconsciousness and died, as I watched from above, frustrated that I couldn’t make myself understood or felt, wanting to let  everyone hovering around know that I was there and totally fine and that it was “just a body.” I finally moved on (returning to the planet to join this body seconds after it was born on the afternoon of March 31, 1937). 

You may also want to read the following articles covering Elli's life:

Elli Fordyce – Still very cool
Elli Fordyce – In the light she dances...
Elli Fordyce – What's your type?
Elli Fordyce – No More Blues
Elli Fordyce – Inspiration
Elli Fordyce – Change
Elli Fordyce – Set in Stone
Elli Fordyce – The Writing's on the Wall
Elli Fordyce - Reflections

Free Wallpaper Images

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Useful Links

Elli Fordyce's Website: www.ellifordyce.com
You can follow Elli on twitter @ElliFordyce
Management: Redwood Entertainment [see artists page]

CD and samples available from | iTunes | CD Baby | Amazon | Napster | AmieST |

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