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Born and raised in France until the age of 8, singer Elle Wine of the Pop/R&B group JADA (Universal Motown Records) lived in a town right on the ocean about an hour outside of Paris called Le Havre. She was pleased to be able to go back for a family visit and feel a connection to the place where she grew up.
“A few Thanksgivings ago we all took a trip back over there together and went to see the old house which was very cool. My family moved back to the U.S. to be closer to our family and I have lived in Massachusetts ever since.”
Wine has been singing and entertaining her family with her dynamic personality her entire life. “My mom has a picture of me when I was very young in a pink bathing suit and a microphone performing for her and my family, it’s so funny,” she said as she flashed her charming, and often mischievous, smile. There is no surprise that little girl grew up to be a recognized and award-winning singer/performer. Elle has taken voice lessons of all different styles since she was ten years old, but it wasn’t until one specific event that she realized what she wanted to pursue in life.
“I always loved music and singing, I starting taking lesson when I was ten years old and ended up taking three types of singing lessons by the time I was fourteen. But there was a moment in 7th grade where I was chosen to sing the solo for the 8th graders’ graduation ceremony and I remember the overwhelming feeling I had of just knowing that this is what I wanted to do. Ever since then I've been working my butt off to do just that.”
Like a lot of singers, Wine grew tired of classical and theatre training. With her dreams in mind, she decided to do some research, with the help of her mom (“I love my mom”, Wine tells Bristol). And at the age of fifteen she discovered Bristol Studios and has been there ever since.
“We drove the hour down into the city to see what this place was all about, and Chris Bilias (Bristol Studios Senior Engineer) was the one who gave us a tour of the studio and told us all about it. I fell in love with the place and signed up that day.”
But it wasn’t until Wine joined JADA that she broke into the music world and her dream became concrete. A few of the group’s accomplishments include touring the U.S. twice, performing at Boston sports events, and performing at the KISS concert in Boston alongside The Black Eyed Peas, Akon, The All-American Rejects, and more.
“We achieved so many amazing things and it taught me so much about the good and the bad of the music industry. It only made me want it more and now there’s no way I can let this dream go.”
Staying true to her determination to pursue music, the “honest, real, and feisty” Wine attended Berklee College of Music for a couple years and is currently working at Bristol Studios teaching voice lessons and Artist Development. She recommends the program to anyone looking for a career in the music industry or just a desire to improve their singing, simply “because it works.” Wine loves all styles of music and “will pretty much listen to anything that I’m feeling in the moment”. One of her musical influences is the icon, Mariah Carey, and Wine says with full confidence that “Mariah’s voice is undeniably amazing." Wine has taught lessons at Bristol for two years and she loves her job and has that feeling mothers get when they watch their child take their first step: pride.
“I have so many super talented students and it's so much fun to be able to help them grow into these successful recording artists and performers. It's a very rewarding job.”
Growing up listening to Country music, Wine has started a new project with Producer Ric Poulin where she can focus on the style she enjoys most. She has “been fighting the urge to do this music for a long time while doing other amazing things, but now it’s all about me and my music and that’s a great feeling. A little scary, but in a good way.” Highly influenced by country artists, Leann Rimes, Rascal Flatts, Miranda Lambert, Faith Hill, and Shania Twain, Wine is truly grateful to have the opportunity to record the music that’s always been inside her.
“I am very excited to pursue a new genre of music that I've been in love with since I was a kid, and just to get new music out there.”
After a fortune cookie predicted “You will touch the soil of many countries”, Wine has been inspired to visit every country in the world and hopes to perform there as well. She also wants to reach out to others, “I want to inspire as many people as I possibly can, in all different ways. I want to inspire new artists who want to follow their dreams.” She wants to collaborate with “anyone at this point. Collaborating with someone who you wouldn’t expect to is the most fun because you never know what you’re going to get out of it.” Wine has so many aspirations for the next years for her as an artist, too many to say in one breath.
“Oh man, that is such a big question because I want to do so many things. I want to win Grammy's, I would love to do a little acting (acting is not my strong-suit so some funny sitcom acting would be fun), I would love to get involved in fashion in some way (my mom is a designer so I've been around fashion my whole life). Obviously, I would love to make a name for myself not only to sell records, perform and do what I love doing, but also to help educate people on certain topics that I am passionate about. I love this country and I would love to do anything to help the people of this great country.”
Wine is grateful for her training at Bristol because it “has given all the tools I've needed to start my career, launch my career, and keep it going. There is SO MUCH more involved with being an artist than just being able to sing and perform. It's such a great program and group of people with so much knowledge about music and the music industry that if you work hard there is no reason why you can't make it.”
She is currently recording new original songs and a few covers that will be released in the next couple months. Check out her facebook page for updates (facebook.com/ellewineofficial).