Heidi Lange has been singing since before she could talk. Exposed to everything from Bach to Boney M. growing up, she didn't learn to classify music at a very early age. She began studying violin when she was 7, followed by piano a year later. While she sang at home constantly, and loved being in school choirs, shyness prevented her from singing solo in front of other people until she was in high school. At that point, she decided to embrace the fact that singing was her passion, and there has been no looking back ever since..... "well, there has been, but I always get pushed back around!" Heidi has studied both music theatre as well as an applied music program focusing on jazz. After graduating, she began teaching voice, piano and music theatre, eventually increasing her students until she was teaching full-time. She soon realized that she needed to carve out time to resume performing, and after moving to Toronto, began organizing recitals, studying privately, and gaining gigs at clubs in the city. After the death of her father in the fall of 2007, Heidi found herself writing a great deal, and plans to make an album became much more personal. The meaning of 'Later' also began to have several layers. The album tells stories of the night, but there is also a strong element of time at work. The title track is concerned with time running out. "Legacy (Schatz)" and "Goes On Forever" both explore the bonds of love outlasting life. The song "My Own" is "about how long it can take to trust your own voice, instead of all the other, often negative ones you hear from in life." The album has moments of darkness and light, and reflects the facets and influences that have made Heidi the woman and artist that she is. Performing on Later are some of Canada's most talented and respected musicians: Peter Kadar and Robi Botos share piano duties, Mark Inneo sits in on drums, Collin Barrett.
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