We caught up with Airy Jeanine, the top fundraiser for Sound Affects, to learn more about her developing music career. During our interview, we found out more about her involvement with Sound Affects, as well as her upcoming plans for her music. Read on to get to know Airy!
Q: What was your original calling to music? How long have you been involved with the music industry and what has your experience been like so far?
A: In the fifth grade I took an acting class for a hobby. There were some parts that required me to sing and it started to appeal to me. Acting and singing are fun. At the end of the year recital, the teacher approached my parents and suggested I train with a vocal coach. In the 7th grade, my parents and I decided to explore a singing and acting career on a professional level. I’ve been in the entertainment industry as a professional for the past two and a half years beginning at age 13, thus far the experience has been fun and I’m really enjoying it. Although there is a lot of hard work, in the end when you see the full product you say, “Wow this is really worth it.” There are a lot of fun places you get to go and so many things you get to do. It’s been really great.
Q: Who or what is your musical inspiration? Which artists do you look up to?
A: Lady Gaga is one inspiration that come to mind. She gives people something to talk about, I can appreciate her story. She was bullied in school when she started out but later went on to become one of the biggest stars in the entertainment industry. She never gave up and that inspired me. I like Ed Sheeran’s music as well; he inspires me a lot with his heart-to-heart pieces. When Ed was age 15, my current age, he also pursued a music career singing and playing music and went on to become a big icon in the entertainment world.
Q: Why did you become involved with Sound Affects? Has cancer directly or indirectly affected your life?
A: At an early age I was drawn in to the fight for finding cancer cures and creating awareness. I have made it one of my forefront missions to use my artistry to help combat and someday completely eliminate this illness. I haven’t been affected directly, but I’ve had friends, and family friends affected by it. I’ve seen the horrible effects it has had. I do believe if we can band together to help create awareness for this deadly disease, it would make the world a better place. This is why I have joined Sound Affects in their efforts to fight the war on cancer.
Q: Can you tell us about being the top fundraiser for Sound Affects? How was your experience performing at New York Fashion Week through Sound Affects?
A: I am very fortunate to have a lot of supporters behind me that respond to my call for help in the fight against cancer. It’s an honor to have such great support from family, friends and fans behind me that are willing to donate to the cause. Performing at New York Fashion Week was really cool, this was my first time performing in the fashion world. Being up close and personal with fashion designer Malan Breton along with performing at his fashion event was an amazing experience. I performed one song, “Over the Edge.” It’s not released, but it’s a song I like to share when performing live.
Q: What is happening next in your music career?
A: I recently released my new song, “Do You,” which I will share on the road when performing at concerts and summer events. My song will also be aired live on the radio and on dish stations. I’m always in the studio recording, trying to find what works for me musically.
Q: Anything else you would like Sound Affects readers to know about you?
A: I love singing and using my artistry to help fight this disease and create awareness. I also love to volunteer. I’m from Bergen County, New Jersey, right on the outskirts of NYC. I did Relay for Life and small fundraisers in my town for cancer. Volunteering is one of my favorite things to do, especially for a great cause.
I also play a lot of musical instruments. I started out on the trumpet for the school band, and I continue playing. I also taught myself guitar, and while I took vocal lessons, I also took piano lessons. Right now I’m developing songwriting skills using new techniques, such as figurative language. I expect to have an original song soon. I landed a TV pilot. It was my first real on-camera gig, working with such an amazing cast and production team.
To learn more about Airy Jeanine, visit her SoundAffects profile here:
To purchase her new single, “Do You”, please visit her iTunes page: