Name(group/individual): Ofelia Guizzon (pronounced "Or-fell-yah Goo-it-zon")
Year established: 1999
Hometown: Brisbane, Queensland Australia
Current location: Brisbane, Queensland Australia
Genre of music: Pop/R'n'B/Soul
What inspired you to pursue your love of music?
My sheer love to sing was always my driving force.
Who are some of your influences? Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, UB40, Janet Jackson, Liza Minnelli, Mariah Carey, ABBA, Harry Belafonte, Luther Vandross, Shirley Bassey, Tina Turner, Cher, Celine Dion, Beyonce
When it comes to pursuing music, what is your idea or view of what success
Many measure success by how financially well off a person is and/or by fame. In an ideal world, a successful musical artist is someone who is being true to who they are and are contributing their musical uniqueness...someone who can lead by example and who is a responsible role model.
What keeps you motivated?
My sheer love to sing and those who encourage and support me.
What advice do you have for aspiring musicians or individuals interested in
pursuing their own dreams?
For an aspiring musician my advice is to get a good foundation of music education, stage and studio experience and be prepared to continually learn and grow. Live out your dreams. Surround yourself with people who are of a positive and productive influence who will
support, encourage and teach you. Be prepared for the peaks and troughs of life and remember to celebrate positive experiences and learn from the challenging one's.
Where can readers find out more about you or purchase your music?
My music is available on various online distribution stores e.g. Itunes, cdbaby.com, amazon.com, napster. I have a website at www.ofeliaguizzon.com and bandsite