Bryn began to write songs and teach herself to play the guitar at night because she had a day job. She started playing with a small band at coffee houses and small venues. After a while, Bryn broke out on her own and played all over Hollywood in places like the famous Rainbow Room, Pig n Whistle, Coconut Teazers, Club Lingerie and all over Orange County, CA.

Bryn focused mainly on songwriting. Even though she had wonderful fans and performed often, she never felt truly comfortable on stage or with her singing voice. She finally started doing some serious work on her voice a couple of years ago and Covid gave her extra time to focus.

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What is your musician background and how did you get into music?

If I was to dig deep and be real, I got into music because of fear. It was midnight on a New Year’s Eve. I didn’t know what I wanted to do with my life, but I knew that I did NOT want to grow old and look back with regret. I feared letting insecurities keep me from being brave and then having years left to live with regret. I knew that, in order to be really good at something, you need to have passion for it. The only thing that really moved me was music. I had no musical experience or talent, but there was something tugging within me that I wanted to explore. So…I came home from vacation and decided to start a journey. I taught myself guitar chords and started writing songs by singing into my tuner to know what chords to play.

What has been the most rewarding experience of your musical career so far?

One of the most rewarding experiences is when I hear a final recording for the first time. It’s a moment to exhale. A feeling of accomplishment and satisfaction I allow myself. But, when someone takes the time to tell me how one of my songs affected them emotionally, there is nothing better than that.

What have been some of the challenges you have faced in pursuing music?

I’d say self confidence was a challenge. The biggest hurdle was and still is – Time. I was supporting myself from a young age and always had a full time job..and then a career that took a huge chunk of my life. When I first started playing and performing, I spent 3 years doing nothing but working during the day, writing and practicing at night, and performing. My friends would see me at shows – and that’s it.

What is the most important lesson that you have learned from your music journey?

The most important lesson is that music is an embedded part of me. There are times I tried to sidetrack myself or take a break. Times I didn’t know why I kept trying. Wondering if I was spending so much time and effort for nothing. Listening to the insecurities. But I can’t stop. I call it the “Princess in the Pea” syndrome. The fairy tale where a pea is placed under a girl’s mattress without her knowledge to test her sensitivity as to whether or not she’s a princess. I’m not a princess…but I do get urges to write that start as a little tickle or tug in the pit of my stomach and grow until they can no longer be ignored. When I finally decided to fully embrace that music is part of my DNA, and there was some reason all those years ago that music moved me more than anything else, something changed

What is your creative process like when writing music?

Whatever the writing situation, for me it starts with closing my eyes and envisioning what I want to write about. Let my mind go free and imagine every part of the story, explore the possibilities. But, then it comes down to good ol’ fashioned, roll up your sleeves “wood shedding”. I write down all the thoughts, feelings, situations, or points I want to get across and outline how it should flow. The hardest part is when you have so much to say but have to whittle it down to a 3 minute song. Sometimes, when you start putting it to music, the song morphs into something unexpected and you have to see where it takes you.

What inspires you when it comes to creating music?

I’m inspired by the spirit of humans and imagination. I’m inspired by overcoming insurmountable odds and journeys that get us there. I’m inspiring to encourage positivity….and I like a little weirdness and humor thrown in here and there

How has the pandemic changed your music career?

During the pandemic, I developed breast cancer. I was having some difficulty and I remembered how brave my Dad was with his own cancer. I remembered he always used to say “Nothing’s Really Really Good, or Really Really Bad, for Really Really Long” and I wrote my single “Go Long”. I developed my website, started making lyric videos (with the help of friends) and got serious about going to the next level. I worked hard on my voice. It was a big transitional period for me.

What are your plans for the future?

I plan to continue to do shows in Southern California and Hawaii. I go in the studio soon to record my new song “It’s My Movie” and will have a new video soon after. I’m looking forward to this year!

What advice would you give to aspiring musicians?

Be true to yourself and believe in yourself. Enjoy the journey!