Artist Interview: Theresa Leoniy
What inspired you to write this release?
I wanted to record an upbeat song that differed from my traditional country recordings. It is well received and, it was fun recording it and making the music video in Tampa, Florida.
I did not write this release. It was written by The Men Incharge Entertainment, LLC (Addie Cruz.) I was contacted by them to record this.
Any plans to release a video?
I enjoyed filming a professional music video, and it was my first. It took many hours to film and, my husband is walking and talking on his cell phone. This segment was so short that I almost missed it. I had an absolute blast filming my first music video.
Any plans to hit the road?
I am recovering from extensive spinal surgery. After my physical therapy is complete, my plans are to return to singing with a vengeance.
As an indie artist, how do you brand yourself and your music to stand out from the rest of the artists out there?
I do not have a brand. I am not wearing dresses made of meat or popping out of eggs. I get on stage and sing my heart out. I more often than not, get rousing applause and standing ovations. I am promoting myself on the internet and, from local performances. I am my manager with assistance from my husband.
Who have you been listening to lately?
We just finished with the Christmas season. So, to be honest with what I have been listening to lately, I would have to say Christmas Music!
I listen to all genres of music. I prefer the older traditional country singers. Patsy Cline, of course. Reba McEntire, Wynonna Judd, Carrie Underwood, Leann Rimes, Judy Garland, Barbra Streisand. I enjoy Johnny Cash, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr. The names of the artists are too long to list.
What else is happening next in your world?
I mentioned a little earlier that I am recovering from extensive spinal surgery. I hope to start physical therapy soon. After the treatment is complete, I am going on a cruise with my husband for our wedding anniversary.
Thanks for an awesome interview, Theresa!