10/2/2012, 1:17 p.m.
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. 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. 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 (www.ustream.tv/channel/urban-forum-talk-radio-show-w-silky-paul-wayne). She has been featured on dozens of websites as a Feature Artist. In July 2012 she just released her first EP entitled "Yolandas Voice". She is presently working on a full length album to be released by the end of the 2013. Her next recordings will include R&B/Soul, Jazz and may also dabble in some other genres as the mood strikes. Visit Yolanda R.'s Official Website at www.yolandasvoice.com (*ASCAP Member: Singer/Songwriter*)