Q&A: MissVicky

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How did you come up with your artist name?
It’s always been a nickname of mine since I was little and it just always stuck with me. So I chose to keep MissVicky as my artist name to keep that memory alive. It’s also very savvy in my opinion.

How would you describe your sound?
My sound is fresh, entertaining and Catchy! It captivates your mind and makes your soul vibe out!

When did you first become interested in playing music?
I’ve been interested in music for as long as I can remember. It’s always been a dream of mine to pursue it.

What’s the strangest or funniest thing that’s ever happened to you at a show?
I remember performing a song that I had just recorded not too long ago. I was nervous and there was a big crowd, and as I was singing I forgot the words. I was like oh crap but then caught up to where I blanked out and continued singing. It was so embarrassing but hilarious. One of those moments you never really forget. But of course, laugh at it now.

What are you listening to these days?
At the moment I’m enjoying Majid Jordan, The Weeknd, Ariana Grande, and Kehlani. Just to name a few out of many.

What are some of your favorite Bay Area music venues?
Double Dutch and Bruno’s

What are some of your favorites hangs in the Bay Area and why?
I honestly love the beach and the pier. They’ve always been a place of relaxation or a place to go out and enjoy your day.

What does music mean to you?
Music to me is a therapy. It’s always been a place to express yourself. Whether you’re feeling down, or happy, or energetic, it’s always a great feeling to write it down and make a song out of it.

What inspires you to write?
My life and my kids. It’s been a roller coaster nonstop so it’s always kept me inspired.

What’s your favorite neighborhood in the city and why?
My favorite neighborhood would have to be the financial district. I like the constant traffic of people. I love seeing people all around enjoying their day going shopping or heading to work. The energy is up there.

What’s one thing that people would be surprised to find out about you?
I can be very shy. I don’t know why but I am. But of course, once the ice is broken I’m the social butterfly everyone sees.

An avid drummer whose discography includes albums on Digital Nations (a Steve Vai imprint), music critic Louis Raphael has always kept a pulse on the San Francisco music scene. After many years as the San Francisco Music Examiner for Examiner.com and AXS.com, he decided to start Music in SF® as a way to showcase what the San Francisco music scene really has to offer.