On Wednesday night, Joonbug was invited to indie pop/rock band Chevonne and the Fuzz’s CD release party at Sullivan Hall. The seven-member band just completed their first recording earlier this year and played for an intimate yet enthusiastic group of family and friends. We sat down with the band for a few minutes before the show began.
Chevonne is a petite woman with large eyes peeking from behind a curtain of curls flowing down her back. She greeted us with a sincere hug before perching on a barstool surrounded by her bandmates. There is not a drop of ego in her demeanor, nor in anyone else’s. She speaks of her time on The Voice with humility and gratitude, and of her band with respect. Even though she is nominally the front woman, she shares the role of lead singer with the talented Chris Ricci, lending a secure balance to the band's sound. During the interview Chevonne claimed that all members share the spotlight, and she was right--it wasn’t a drippy line. Watching the band perform, it was evident that every member of the band was both valued and integral to the sound.
Fans of NBC's The Voice will never forget the spunky soulful singer, Chevonne, who won the hearts of many even though she was eliminated. She competed on Team Cee Lo and was stolen by Christina Aguilera before her untimely elimination. But The Voice was not the start of Chevonne's singing career. She has also toured with both Estelle and Lady Gaga and even performed 'Born This Way' acapella at Madison Square Garden for an HBO special. Now the singer has launched a Kickstarter Campaign to get support for her studio album and we got the chance to chat with the future megastar about what we can expect from it.