From: NY, United States
Genre: R&B, Pop, Jazz
Visit Yolanda R.'s Official Website at www.yolandasvoice.com
Yolanda R. performs R&B/Soul, Pop, and Jazz & Gospel. Singing since age 12, she has graced recordings, performances and choral groups with her soulful soprano. A native New Yorker, Yolanda trained classically at the famous LaGuardia High School of Music & the Arts (featured in the movie "Fame"), then won a vocal scholarship to Harlem School for the Arts. An ASCAP* member, she has performed at various open mics, karaoke bars, venues, organizations and schools throughout NYC.
Her first original song “Why” was released in Dec. 2011. Years ago, after ending a short term relationship on a sour note, she wrote the song. Yolanda R. wrote the melody, lyrics and vocal arrangement and Phillip Carroll produced the song. In Dec. 2010 she was the featured vocalist on Harmonik's "Nervana Remix” electronica single.Once again, she is the featured vocalist on a collaboration with Aka:man, performing a cover of "Life's What You Make It", which was released in November 2012.
She has met with increasing success in 2012. In March, her single Meandering" was voted on by the fans/listeners of ISB Radio and landed in the top 10 countdown on www.rhythmandsoulradio.com for two weeks in a row. Her music was also featured on the 3/21/12 broadcast of www.legendsradio.net. In May she was a guest on the Urban Forum Live Radio Show where she was interviewed and performed "Meandering" and "Why" in front of a live studio audience as the show streamed live on the Internet at www.ustream.tv/channel/urban-forum-talk-radio-show-w-silky-paul-wayne. She was voted one of two June 2012 VIP Artists on Poze Productions and was also the featured artist on the Facebook page for Chessboard Radio in the same month. Her music has been in the top 10 on radio shows and she has been the Featured Artist on over a dozen websites this year. She is also currently a VIP Featured Artist in Poze Magazine.
She just released her first EP in July 2012.Her mini EP "A Few Of My Thoughts..."- a set of all original tunes- was just released in November 2012. She is presently working on a full length album to be released by the end of 2013. She can be found at her main website www.yolandasvoice.com (along with many others).
(*ASCAP Member: Singer/Songwriter*)