Location (Philly Neighbourhood): West Philly
Hometown: State College, PA
Current Project(s)/Band(s): Ellen Siberian Tiger, Rosu Lup, Maitland, Mother Moses, Two Girls, Resilient
Past Project(s)/Band(s): Arielle Vakni
Instrument(s) you play: Guitar, Cello
What else do you do in the Philly music scene? I teach voice, guitar, cello and intro piano lessons to people all over Philadelphia!
Location of Photo(s): My home in West Philly
What do those location(s) mean to you?: My house in West philly is special to me because I live there with 5 other incredibly inspiring and creative musicians. It's where I've done almost all of my practicing and writing, where I've felt the comfortable and creative.
Favourite Place in Philly: Does the Wissahickon count?
Favourite Watering Hole/Coffee Spot: Satellite Cafe
Favourite Restaurant: Sitar India
Favourite Cheesesteak Place: Hibiscus, for their spicy vegan cheesesteak
Favourite Pizza Spot: Blackbird
Favourite Philly Venue: Johnny Brenda's
Favourite Philly Band(s): Kenny3, Soupy, Vita and the Woolf
Best show you’ve seen in Philly: when Tune Yards played Boot & Saddle 😍
What are you listening to now: Crumb, And The Kids, Betty Everett, Rihanna, Childish Gambino
If you could sum up in one sentence what Philly / Philly music scene means to you, what would it be? As a queer, feminine-presenting person, I've been delighted, esp in the West philly DIY scene, to find myself feeling supported, encouraged, and inspired by the musicians around me.
Childhood Dream Job: Lead Singer/rockstar... that or a high school English teacher
Pets: My Parent's sweet, sweet little terrier named Lucy, and my roommate Evan's precious cat, Simone.
Future plans: Record another full length album! Go on tour! Rock climb at Yosemite!