Award Winning Singer/Songwriter Denise Vasquez is really excited about her third album release "FRAME OF MIND". This is her first full legnth studio album, recorded in Nashville with producer Lauren Stalnecker. This album showcases Denise's artistic talents to the fullest as a co-producer, a songwriter, vocalist, guitarist, and as a painter. This album showcases a refreshing flow of eclectic pop with electronic production fusing rock, folk, pop, jazz and ballads with soothing melodic hooks. On this album Denise invites her listeners to embark on a spiritual journey, where they become a part of her "FRAME OF MIND". Each song flows with the other to tell her story, painting pictures of her positive perspective of life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness. The album booklet includes a collection of 13 original pieces of artwork by Denise & Friends, bringing together the visual artistic creativity behind the music & art.
Denise is really excited about the buzz she's generated from her release of "FRAME OF MIND". Denise was selected as an artist to ENDORSE "DAISY ROCK GUITARS"! Denise's songs from "Frame Of Mind" have been added to the following radio playlists: KCLA 99.3 FM, KWSS 106.7 FM, 88.5 FM, MUSICFORTE.COM, MUSICTOGOUSA.COM, LIVE365.COM-BLUESKY FM & VM UNDERGROUND, CLASSIC FM, NETTERADIO, FEMININE GROOVE/ENGAGE RADIO, WIRNONLINE, DOOGZNET, & more. Her songs "RIGHT HERE IN MY DREAM" & "THANKSGIVING DAY" have been #1 on webcds.com TOP 10 TRACKS: THE WEEKS MOST LISTENED TO TRACK for weeks!!! Denise is one of the artists being FEATURED ON THE COVER OF THE NEW Edition of "INDIEBIBLE", is currently the "SPOTLIGHT ARTIST" on Musicforte.com, is being FEATURED IN "THE POWER SHOW".
I am really excited about this album...I spent a great deal of time selecting my songs, playing out live as much as I can (which I love & that is why I am predominately a solo artist, I can play out all the time, as much as I want to, especially for a cause...) I've gotten through many obstacles to get to this point, but I am here...I am so in the now! Working with producer Lauren Stalnecker on my album was a dream come true! He totally got me, my vision, as well as my music...not only do I love him as a producer, but as a person, he truly is a special breed!" Denise's album "FRAME OF MIND" will feature her singing and playing guitar on 10 songs she wrote, she will also be credited as a co-producer on her album, and she is very excited as well about featuring the Spanish/English version of her favorite cover song written by songwriters Lowen & Navarro "We Belong/Junto A Ti". If you would like a sneak preview of some songs on the album, go to her page
"It's an incredible feeling...I am living my dreams!
I was influenced by art at a very early age. My mother was an artist. We didn't have much, but music and art and the theatre have always been a part of my life. I began singing from the time I could talk, dancing from the time I could walk, and writing from the moment I could form a sentence. My first experience on stage was at the age of 6 with "Ms. Dorothy's Dance Troupe" at Lincoln Center. Throughout elementary, I had the opportunities to perform again at Lincoln Center with my chorus. In Junior High, I performed at Avery Fisher hall as a violinist with an orchestra my teacher put together with hand selected students from her class. High school was were I got a taste of acting. After graduating High School, I enrolled in The Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute where I studied acting and began seriously persuing the theatre. I've had the pleasure of performing in: Off Broadway productions (NYC), Improv groups (NYC), Feature Films (Carlito's Way, Jungle Fever, Malcolm X...) TV (Law & Order, MTV, House Of Buggin...) as well as dancing in some Music Videos (You can see me in throughout Kenny Chesney's entire video "How Forever Feels").
I feel that all of my experiences have prepared me for this moment!"
Denise has acquired some NEW SPONSORS: Audix Microphones, G7th Capos, Minawear.com, unitycorps, and she will be working with Rock4Orphans in the near future. Regarding her sponsors, Denise says "I use and support products I really believe in! Performing for AUDIX at their booth (At NAMM 2006 In Anaheim, CA) was an experience I will never forget! I use my Audix OM6 or Audix VX10 everywhere I perform! The other day I received a phone call from the representative of the Torch Foundation, asking if I would perform at an event for "LAYN" which helps homeless kids get on their feet...not only did I perform, but I have stayed in contact with some of the kids...I am an artist with a cause!"
Denise continues writing songs every day, especially since she was inspired by Tim Bomba during a "Just Plain Folks" workshop. "Tim challenged 20 of us to turn off everything for 7 days and write 7 songs in 7 days...I think 2 of us accomplished this...two of the songs I wrote during the challenge "Right Here In My Dream" and "Take A Look On The Brightside" ended up on my upcoming album!"
Nominated for BEST INDIE FEMALE VOCALIST 2004 BY THE LA MUSIC AWARDS, FIVE TIME WINNER of the ASCAP PLUS PERFORMING SONGWRITERS AWARD(2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007), SELECTED BY MUSIC CONNECTION MAGAZINE TO BE ON THEIR HOT 100 UNSIGNED ARTIST LIST FOR 6 CONSECUTIVE YEARS, Denise Vasquez brings her big heart and unique mix of music to audiences around the world. Denise has been featured LIVE on KCLA 99.3 FM, KWSS 106.7 FM, VM UNDERGROUND, KPFK 90.7 FM "ARTS IN REVIEW" and 88.5 FM "TIED TO THE TRACKS". Denise has been compared to Janis Joplin meets Jewel, but Denise writes and sings from her own soul. Her considerable vocal range and songwriting talents have earned her the praise of critics and the industry alike. Denise was selected to be a FEATURED ARTIST in WESTLAKE AUDIO STUDIO'S ARTIST DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM. "That was yet another dream come true!!! Walking into Westlake was so overwhelming, knowing the history of icons that have recorded there!"In addition to "Frame Of Mind", Denise has released two other albums on her own "Fighting Darkness" & "Live In One Take" which are both LIVE albums. "Frame Of Mind" is Denise's first studio album.
Denise is a passionate singer/songwriter who performs quite extensively for charity events/fundraisers (Relay For Life: For City Of Hope, Worldfest, South Central Farm Aid, Women For A Cause; as well as in some of the most respected venues worldwide including: The Cavern Club (Liverpool, UK), The Dublin Castle (Camden UK), Under The Boardwalk (Sheffield UK), Coffee Evolution (Huddersfield UK), The Bitter End (NYC), The El Rey Theatre (LA), Borders Bookstores (throughout CA), Caneel Bay (USVI) and more.
Having grown up between NYC and the Virgin Islands, Denise proudly incorporates all of her experiences as an actress (TV, Film, Theatre, Music Videos) as well as a dancer, poet, painter, violinist, guitarist, singer in her life as well as her music. She has travelled extensively living in places like Scotland, London, The US Virigin Islands, and now Los Angeles.
"Thanks to my mom who raised my sister & I on her own- for showing us through her challenges that if you believe, work hard, focus, treat others as you would like to be treated, stay true to yourself and your dreams, to keep faith, and never, never give up...believe...the power of the mind! I've been through many ups and downs in this life...what a rollercoaster ride...I'm now at the point in my life, where everything kind of makes sense...everything that I have experienced has led me to be the woman I am today!"
These experiences have led Denise to be a spirit that is deep, pure and real. Her songs speak of love, life and the pursuit of happiness. "My purpose is to share my life, help spread Peace, joy, love and understanding through sharing positive messages...I've learned I can by expressing my experiences through my art and my music...my music is all that I am!"
"FRAME OF MIND"
"LIVE IN ONE TAKE"
Denise is currently working on her 4th album so stay tuned!!!