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Always Business, Pain & Pleasure ... Margot B

Written by Lakesha Woods

 

She didn't think that she'd speak again much less sing in front of thousands of people. Margot B, a very head strong young lady. She's from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and she began her career as an entertainer at the precious age of two. She started by taking acting classes early on and dance and vocal lessons soon followed. It was during vocal lessons that her instructor realized that Margot's voice always sounded very low. Margot describes it as such, "I was only 8 years old singing in a very low tone. I was 8 and I sounded like Toni Braxton".  After a consultation with her doctor, it was discovered that Margot had 2 cysts on her vocal chords. Through surgery, the cysts were removed but Magot was left speechless for three months; she was mute and could not speak. Once she regained her voice, she had to learn how to sing from scratch. As time went on Margot along with the help of her mother (who is also her Manager); continued to pursue a career in entertainment. At the age of thirteen she was inspird to write "In My Dreams" a tribute song in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. The song was recorded, received radio play and considered to be a success for Margot B as a Songwriter. It was also one of her most memorable moments. Today the song is played in over 32 states on Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday.

April 30, 2005 Margot B released her first album "Unframed". Since then Margot has been creating a buzz and she says that she doesn't mind working for herself. She goes out and promotes her own projects and speaks to promoters or club owners about booking. She produces her own music when neccessary and she is very eager to collaborate with other artist. Margot has opened for well known artist such as Kelly Clakson, Black Eyed Peas and Carl Thomas. Although, she addmitts that she really hasn't found her style just yet but she is determined to concentrate more on narrowing it down to one genre of music. We both agreed that the task of selecting a genre can be very difficult, especially when various types of music appeals to an artist. Margot says, "This is a tough industry and I realize that there are so many people who are trying to make it doing the same thing and that's why I try to be myself at all times". Wanting to stay true to her love of music is most important but she realizes that when it comes to business the bottom line is that industry giants want to know who and what they have to work with and without a specific genre preceeding her name then she can't be effectively marketed. She went on to say,"It's always, business, pain and pleasure, but with having a great team of people, family members like my mom who manages me and my uncle who taught me how to produce and engineer; they give me the support that I need to keep going". As we causally talked about our love for music we agreed that with all the music genres that we include in our styles we should say that we're into World Music. I laughed when she told me that she also sings Rock. I said, "But you don't look like a Rocker"! She laughed and said, "I know but I do sing  Soft Rock, Pop and Jazz and  I love Blues"! Margot B has a three phase show depending on the venue and audience. She has a Rock set, Jazz Set and she can either perform with a live band or her DJ! Sounds like this young lady has it covered. For more information on Margot B please visit her website at www.margotb.com .

Thanks for sharing your story Margot B!