I devoured that box of 45's (small music records) that my father's disc jockey friend gave to him. I must have listened to those songs over and over again in the privacy of my bedroom throughout grade school. This music opened up a candy store of emotions. The Fifth Dimension, Petula Clark, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Carol King, Joni Mitchell, Dionne Warwick, and all the boy bands of the time. Music was a constant friend and I used it to smile, laugh, and cry through the breakdown of our family. After about 19 years of marriage, my parents divorced. It has shaped me into who I am today. Unfortunately, there was a sense of insecurity in my life that only became apparent in my early 20's while searching for life's answers. I looked for love and peace in all the wrong places. Performing became my outlet to receive the love that I lacked thinking that fame and fortune would do it for me. Well, as you can see, I am here today to tell you that I didn't become famous as the world would say, but love came knocking and I became Bill Badamo's wife and Anthony and Angelique's mom! I'd say that I made out!!! It was a struggle to accept my parent's divorce and to move on to healing. I believed in Jesus but wasn't encouraged to know Him and His word on a personal level. My husband Bill had one of those firework conversions and I saw his COUNTENANCE change! While he prayed for me, he made me want to know Christ for myself I called out to Jesus to come and live in my heart...and He did! 10 years ago I picked up the guitar after seeing my son, Anthony learn the guitar so easily. He inspired me to begin studying with his guitar teacher, Jeff Phillips. Jeff encouraged me to start writing songs. If it weren't for him, I am not sure that I would have even tried! I began writing about my faith in Christ and the songs kept coming We put out my first CD, 'JOY' with the help on Studio L's, Rick Witkowski. The first song on the CD called 'JESUS EVERYWHERE I GO' made it to WORD-FM radio in Pittsburgh, PA with the help of Kenny Woods and John Hall. CORNERSTONE TELEVISION in Wall, PA invited me to sing and play on the show 'HIS PLACE', while many coffeehouses, festivals and churches have invited me to minister. It was a wonderful time of meeting and ministering to many new people while seeing lives moved to seek after God in a deeper way. Lots of living went on between my first project 'JOY' and my newest project 'OCCUPIED'. Bill and his staff are still making men, women and children look great at his hair studio. My children grew up and moved on. Anthony is a musician who's band 'BLACK TIE REVUE' signed their first record deal with Gearhead Records in California. He is employed at Cricket Communications in Pittsburgh, PA. Angelique finished her education at Robert Morris University with a bachelors degree in Elementary Education. She is certified with the state of PA. In 2005, Angelique married her sweetheart, Brian Lorence. Brian is Partner and V.P. of Interactive with SunKING Digital in Pittsburgh, PA. March of 2008, she and Brian will make Bill and I grandparents of a little boy!!! Is that a gift from God or what!!!! We are elated to say the least! In January of 2007, I went back into the studio with Rick Witkowski to record my second CD project, 'OCCUPIED'. It has truly been a privilege to work with Rick. He is a super talented producer, musician, songwriter and studio technician. He has been like a brother to me, giving me the space to birth the songs that God has breathed in me. We also worked closely with a young man named Anthony Rankin. Truly a prodigy! He writes, sings, plays multiple instruments effortlessly while adding technical support in the studio. It has been a joy getting to know him. From 'ROCKS CRY OUT' to 'COME JESUS COME', this set has an eclectic feel for rock, soul, country and jazz. 'I HAD AN EPIPHANY, KINDA LIKE A METAMORPHIS OF SORTS' is the sum of the 10 songs. Prayers to God and encouragement to His people to get to know Jesus through His word while loving and obeying Him with all we've got! This is my heart in a nutshell! The harvest is plentiful but the laborers are few! I pray that God will use me and my music in His harvest field wherever that may be. I hope to see all of you at your church, coffee house, festival or conference as I begin to promote my newest CD project 'OCCUPIED'. If you would like to sponsor a concert/event, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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