Athala King

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Pop - Alternative | NYC, New York, United States
Member Since: 2004
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A Commentary by Chuck Rainey

Energetic, fiery, sarcastic, reflective, playful, passionate and intimate
Adult alternative pop / rock ● Singer / Songwriter

Athala is defined by the unpredictable. She can be so in your face that you smell her words; yet, on a dimes turn, give soulful tributes to our similarities, our frailties, our humanness. She has an engaging, dynamic sound with alluring, even endearing, qualities - enticing one to sit, contemplate and play over and over again.

Growing up in the eighties, one might think her influences would range from Elvis Costello to the Cure. However, a staunchly conservative upbringing limited her exposure to church music, Lawrence Welk reruns and yearly doses of old musicals like the Sound of Music and Fiddler on the Roof. In fact, Athala won her first musical competition singing “Sheltered in the Arms of God.” One would be hard pressed to hear the influence of Lawrence Welk in CATTY SIMPLE-MINDED THING.

Early on, Ath

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