Local singer Veronic Dicaire has a lot to be happy about. With a debut album released last month and a bright future ahead, her optimistic attitude is certainly paying off. "I am a very positive person and my album is a reflection of this" says the 25 year-old with a smile. Veronic is no beginner though. She has already performed in various shows and has served as an opening act for the likes of Kevin Parent and even sang a duet with Claude Dubois. Her new album has a "Sounthern" tone to it as she describes it. Now hear what she has to say about it in her own words.
Tell me about the recording of your debut album.
From the beginning it was a special process because I was working with Guy Tourville who produced the album. I really got to explore different emotions and truly experience what it was like to actually sing an emotion. I enjoyed this process as an interpreter because I do not write my songs. The energy around was special and serene and I got to learn a lot as a singer.
Who are your musical inspirations?
Bryan Adams, Amanda Marshall, Sheryl Crow and Jewel because they are all guitar oriented. I also admire Celine Dion for her discipline and Tina Turner. She rocks!
Are there any artists you would like to collaborate with someday?
On the French side I would like to collaborate with Roch Voisine because I really respect his work. on the English side I would pick Bryan Adams of course-who wouldn't? (laughter).
Tell me about your role in the theatrical production of Grease.
I played the role of Sandy and it was such a great learning experience. It was like singing in studio and it was my first theatrical performance. I really enjoyed it.
Favorite all time song?
The re-make of "I'm Ready" on Bryan Adam's live album.
"Dirty Dancing" with Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey.
Favorite T.V. show?
Favorite Montreal Hang out?
St-Denis street and Mont-Royal.
If you weren't a singer what would you be?
A photographer because I love to take images and capture moments.
Best advice someone ever gave you?
To take my time and enjoy the present moment.
Most cherished posession?
My great- grandmother's Camay broach and dolls from my childhood.
Least expensive cherished posession?
My pyjamas and my lipstick.
Your future plans?
We have a few shows coming up. I might team up with another artist and be their opening act at their concerts. I have also started working on my second album. I hope my life will bring me more happiness so that my next album will have the same vibe as this one. And I might also sing in English, maybe. You never know.