MUSIC

I'm a singer, guitarist, and songwriter. I've got a band called Cinema Hearts.

Sometimes I play with the band, and sometimes I play solo.

Cinema Hearts was voted the Best Local Band by Northern Virginia Magazine. We have played AMP by Strathmore, the Hirshhorn Museum, Brightest Young Things events, Songbyrd, DC9, Comet Ping Pong, and other venues. 

Playing with Cinema Hearts as Miss Mountain Laurel. Photo by Fredericksburg All Ages.

Playing with Cinema Hearts as Miss Mountain Laurel. Photo by Fredericksburg All Ages.

Performing solo at Epicure Cafe in Fairfax, VA. Photo by Gopi Raghu.

Performing solo at Epicure Cafe in Fairfax, VA. Photo by Gopi Raghu.


RECORDINGS

Cinema Hearts' second album, Burned and Burnished, was released May 8, 2017, and premiered on Washington City Paper. Its lead single, "Fender Factory" was featured on Brightest Young Things

Cinema Hearts released our first full-band album, Feels Like Forever, in February 2016. The album's first single, "I Want You (But I Don't Need You)," premiered on Brightest Young Things. A second song from the album, "Daydreaming," premiered on Washington City Paper.

Cinema Hearts' submission for the NPR Tiny Desk Contest. It was filmed in my bedroom! Directed by Mauricio Cimino. "All My Life" is included on the album Burned and Burnished.

 

The music video for "I Want You (But I Don't Need You)" premiered on Washington City Paper. The video was directed by Brad Howard. I created the story, organized the casting, designed the costumes and set, and choreographed the dance routines. This video was an "Outstanding Music Video" nominee for the 2017 American Visions Awards. It screened at the 2017 Capitol Dance & Cinema Festival and the 2017 Clifton Film Celebration.

 

The music video for "Daydreaming" is like a home-movie. During the summer, the band took a road trip to play some shows and go camping in the mountains. I recorded and edited the video.