CoConi withdrew, refused to talk and developed learning disabilities. Home schooling was the way forward and music became her voice. At the age of 7, she appeared on L.A. Cable featuring in a talent show singing Disney covers.
Winning a music scholarship to a private school in the U.K. at the age of 11, she studied contemporary vocal theory and practice for a year. Returning to the USA, this time to Florida, busking and performing circus skills for tips at the beach, Coconi was talent scouted by John Cassablanca Modeling Agency where she studied T.V. and print.
Auditioning, learning bass and performing regularly as a duo around Tampa Bay in Florida, CoConi eventually wrote and recorded her first song at 13 in the local Bowling Alley. Entering college early at 15 back in the U.K.she studied Performing Arts for 2 years. Coconi formed a 3 piece band, and performed over 250 gigs all around the Midlands to fund her bedroom albums. This experience led to wining an ASDA music competition, the prize, a fully produced recording of her pop song “Be on the Train”.
This song caught the attention of the local media and at 18 she was invited to open for the likes of Natasha Bedingfield, James Taylor Quartet and a production of The Bouncers. This resulted in her being nominated for band of the month on BBC Radio Northampton Weekender. After being introduced to Ed Gilmour (The Wishplants), the collaboration of Ed’s music, CoConi’s lyrics and melodies crafted her debut album “Venusian Butterfly” over a 2 year period. The first single “Get Your Light Up” got to number one on Chris Doelle’s PMC Countdown of 200,000 listeners, and became the 19th most played single in the whole podcast network of 2007. More recently in the U.S.
CoConi did a solo tour of Starbucks; opening for PM Dawn; provided the female vocals on Jerome Bigfoot Brailey’s (Parliament, Funkadelic) new RnB project and was invited to open at the film festival of “American Teen” in Orlando. At 21 CoConi has returned from the U.S, has finished recording extra tracks for her live performance and is ready to tour her debut album "Venusian Butterfly", and promote the single "Get Your Light Up" which is released on national radio on 27th April 2009. The current line-up of The Coconi Band is: Coconi - Vocals / occasional Bass Guitar Christopher Healey - Lead Guitar Steve Swan - Drums Josh - Keyboards Jason Barton - Bass Guitar Official Website: www.coconimusic.com Myspace: www.myspace.com/coconimusic Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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