Taylor Rae. The superhero singer come to rescue Farideh and the Riveters for her maternity!

Taylor Rae. The superhero singer come to rescue Farideh and the Riveters for her maternity!

Riveter #5 is due to come earth side in just 3 weeks!

While my belly button enjoys its final days and my feet can hardly fit into my Riveting shoes; we've called upon a superhero singer to step in and take on some shows in my absence.

I asked Taylor to share a bit more about herself so you could get to know her better. Discover all her secrets below! xoxo Farideh

 

Name: Taylor Rae Telfer

Where are you from?

Regina is my birthplace, but Saskatoon is home.

What instruments do you play?

Guitar, and a bit of kalimba, ukulele and djembe.

Tell us about your musical background.

I’ve always loved music, but I didn’t grow up in a very musical environment – none of my family is musical. Despite that, since toddlerhood I’ve been singing, humming, or whistling almost everywhere I go! In high school I learned to play guitar, mostly self-taught, and I became the ultimate choral and theatre geek. Playing music remained my favorite hobby throughout university, and after I graduated with a B.A. in Anthropology, I was finally able to invest more time into writing and performing a little.

What was it like auditioning for the Riveters?

It was fun! I haven’t put myself through an audition in several years, so I was pretty nervous going into it, but as soon as I entered the room and met all the girls, I was totally comfortable!  They were so friendly and laid-back, so that made it really easy to just be myself and do my thing 

What’s been the hardest part of preparing as a sub for Rosie & the Riveters?

The only part that’s been a little challenging has been learning all the material, but it’s also been fun, and I’m picking it up a lot quicker than I thought I would! Listening on repeat to songs with lyrics like “there are a million little things that make life grand”, or “I’m dancin’ cuz of my joy” on repeat for weeks on end makes it pretty hard to be in a bad mood. 

What most excites you about singing with Rosie & the Riveters?

I’m thrilled about the prospect of learning and growing musically, and gaining valuable experience as a performer. But I am probably most excited about having this opportunity to connect with others through music, and to work with 3 wonderfully talented and accomplished singers!

What temptation can you not resist?

A good bargain. I love thrift shopping and repurposing other people’s junk. And also cheese.

Where can people learn more about you? 

You can find me on Facebook as Taylor Rae – I’m fairly active on Facebook, so that’ll give you a pretty good idea of my interests and day-to-day life/activities. I’m also on instagram as tayraetel, and I used to keep a blog but I haven’t been updating it very regularly lately, and whenever I do, it’s always shared on facebook as well 

Here is a youtube link which will take you to an original song of mine, called Loveliness.

 

Taylor can be found on stage with Rosie & the Riveters in June, July & August of this year. Don't miss her powerful voice and kind demeaner!

Taylor can be found on stage with Rosie & the Riveters in June, July & August of this year. Don't miss her powerful voice and kind demeaner!

 

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