Dawn Michele (in white) with bandmates. Photo credit: Eric Brown
Today, we're very excited to introduce you to the lovely Dawn Michele, the Grammy nominated vocalist for Christian rock band Fireflight. We admire not just her killer style and signature black and white 'do, but that she's had the incredible courage to follow her childhood dream.
"My name is Dawn Michele, and I am the lead singer of the band Fireflight.
We have been a band for fifteen years. Ever since I was a little girl I have always loved music and loved to sing. I sang in my first talent show when I was in elementary school. I started singing in church and high school and I began to feel a calling on my life to sing, but I didn't know how it could work out as a profession.
When I graduated high school I sang at a service for the graduating class and afterwards was approached by the rest of the band to become the lead singer. We began practicing all the time and traveling on our days off to go to shows. During that time I went to college and got my degree. After five years of working our butts off, we finally got a manager and signed with a record label. For the majority of the last ten years we've been signed to Sony BMG but a year or so ago we decided to go independent and write and record our fifth album all on our own with the support of our fans.
It's been a crazy and exciting experience, but overall some of the best times of our lives as a band. My husband and I are about to have our first child, and are excited to show this new life the world!"
Update: since interviewing Dawn, she's given birth to a beautiful baby boy and his middle name is literally Danger! Many congrats to whole family!
Unbuttoned with Dawn Michele
Favorite heroine: Harley Quinn- from the Batman animated series
Dream lunch date: Norman Reedus
Favorite cliché: "lost as a ball in high grass"
Personal motto: "It is what it Is"
Idea that changed your life: Mercy is not getting what you do deserve, Grace is being given what you don't deserve.
Always trying to improve: my confidence
Most envious of: Harry Potter
Most inspired by: unconditional love
Fashion item you would ban: Crocs
Favorite piece in your wardrobe: favorite high waisted jeans
Biggest extravagance: Hair Salon
Can’t bare to spend on: myself
Irrational fear of: wet socks
Brains or beauty: both
Audrey or Katharine Hepburn: Audrey
Jennifer Lopez or Lawrence: Lawrence!!
Diamonds or pearls: Pearls
Check out Fireflight's new album, Innova
on iTunes or watch the latest video from the album, We Are Alive