Judas Priest: One Moment One Story
I was classically trained as both a singer and a pianist, but I was not interested in pursuing an operatic career path. I actually quit singing after several years of study, when I was 14, as I really didn’t think their was a place for me, and my big vibrato voice in the world. A chance opportunity found me watching a Judas Priest concert in Calgary when I was 15. I was absolutely blown away by Rob Halfords voice but it was when I saw the way the crowd responded to the song “Painkiller” that I knew I needed to be part of this culture.
In that moment I thought, “This is what I want to do!”
Metal was an extremely natural progression for me from classical because metal allows my chest voice to be used. The singers I loved sounded similar to the range I was already working in.”