Fan: What’s your real name?
Angela: Angela Marie Ferrari
Fan: Really…Your last name is actually Ferrari? It’s not your stage name?
Angela: Angela Ferrari is my real name…no stage name needed. What you see and hear is all me…the real Angela Ferrari…LOL.
Fan: Where did you grow up?
Angela: Well… I was born on March 7 (Pisces!), in San Diego, CA. But we moved to Gallup, New Mexico when I was very young and I grew up there.
Fan: What jobs have you had?
Angela: Soooo many….
- Private investigator asst.
- Waitress (I was a horrible waitress and got fired from about 10 waitressing jobs)
- Graduated from black jack dealer school but hated it so never pursued it
- Bar manager
- Real Estate
- Carpet Sales Rep
- Roofing sales Rep
- Booking Agent
- Beauty Consultant
- Life Coach
- Reiki Energy Healer
- Eyelash Extension Business
- Performance teacher for kids
Fan: Have you had any formal vocal training?
Angela: I am self-taught. I had my father set up a speaker and a microphone in my room. I would record my favorite artists and MTV videos and watch them hundreds of times. I would observe every little detail all the way down to how they were moving their mouths when they sang. I took a few vocal lessons here and there after I became a performer.
Fan: What singers inspired you while you were growing up?
Angela: My first cassette tape was Cyndi Lauper. I listened to it until it broke. I was inspired by Madonna’s charisma. I once actually tried to tattoo a mole above my upper lip to match hers and it got infected and turned green. Later I found out that her mole was fake and I was PISSED!!! I was also inspired by Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, Celine Dion and Jewel to name a few. Randomly, I came across my dad’s Michael Bolton music and I’ve loved his voice ever since.
Fan: What artists inspired your recently dropped album?
Angela: Lana Del Rey, Florence and the Machine and Lorde to name a few.
Fan: What are your songs about?
Angela: They’re hints to ownership of our realities. There’s a journey through pain that brought about the realization of power. And then there’s just some good ol’ flirty stuff.
Fan: Any colorful stories about singing when you were young???
Angela: I had many challenges growing up -being bullied, etc. and singing was the most beautiful outlet for me. It was an acceptable way for me to scream and get the energy out.
Fan: Who wrote & produced your songs?
Angela: Myself and Derrick Reed
Fan: When’s the first time you sang?
Angela: My mom and grandpa used to sing us lullabies. I would try to mimic them at an early age of 2ish.
Fan: When did you know that you would be a professional singing artist?
Angela: I knew this at a very young age. It was something I knew but never really talked about because it felt almost like a private knowing of something. I would have visions of it. I was not very supported in it. I was told it was a far fetched dream. But it was in my bones, it was in my blood…it chose me.
Fan: Most memorable moment performing.
Angela: I was asked to perform at W Hollywood’s celebrity jazz night with very well known musicians surrounding me. I was so nervous leading up to it. But once I was on stage it was like everything disappeared. I rocked the shit out of that show. It was confirmation for me that I was more than ready for a bigger stage.
Fan: What was the scariest moment in your career?
Angela: I was in the corporate world and had a well paying job with all sorts of material things. The light in my eyes was dimming though. It was as if I was chasing one high after the next but nothing was sustainable. New car, new dress…etc. So one day I booked a solo trip to Bali. When I came back I quit my job and declared I was going to start singing. This was during the time when everyone was running around scared saying, “hold on to your jobs! we’re nearing the next Great Depression!”. I didn’t know how it was going to work out, but somehow I knew it would. It was very hard at first -I was broke. But the love I had for singing superseded the fear of the unknown. So I just kept going. And it all worked out better then I could’ve conceived at the time. I was attracting things that matched the love I had for what I was doing. That’s why today I stand for people doing what they love. It’s the Master Key to this thing we call life…in my humble opinion.
Fan: Are you married? Do you have any kids?
Angela: Nope..I’m Single and no kids. I have an amazing dog. He’s a Shi Tzu named Mortimer Bartholomew.