Heather grew up along the Missouri River in historical Saint Joseph, MO. She loved to sing for friends and family as a little girl. Her mother, who was a pianist/vocalist, raised her on Rock-N-Roll icons such as Styx, Journey, Air Supply, Kansas, Joan Jett, Pat Benetar, and Foreigner. While her father, who is a guitar player/vocalist, would play country and bluegrass while sitting on the edge of her bed at night. 'While other parents were reading bedtime stories, my Dad tucked me in and picked his guitar like crazy until I fell asleep.'
She moved to Nashville to pursue her dreams in 2006 and, in 2010, released her first single to radio. The title song of her new EP, 'This Girl's Gone Wild', won her second runner up in the Tennessee Concerts songwriter competition AND landed Heather in Richardson, TX to compete in the prestigious Wildflower Festival Singer/Songwriter competition.
Keep your eyes and ears open for Heather Michele Cohen. She's made a huge splash in the music world and she has no intentions of stopping anytime soon.
Heather Michele Cohen - Lead & Harmony Vocals
Mark Vikingstad - Rhythm Guitar, Back-up Vocals
Pete Lockwood - Bass Guitar
Marshall Weidner - Drums
Matt Lloyd - Lead Guitar
Heather Michele Debut - 2001
EP 'This Girl's Gone Wild' - Released 5/1/2010
Air play includes:
This Girl's Gone Wild 2010
Could've Been Me 2010
In Your Name 2009
She's Long Gone 2002
Don't You Know 2002
To Be Your Angel 2002
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I spend many hours listening to Sonicbids artists, always hoping to hear something fresh, excit...
I spend many hours listening to Sonicbids artists, always hoping to hear something fresh, exciting and yes, even wild.
Heather Michele Cohen fits that bill, and after previewing the first track of her soon to be released EPK, I seriously do believe
"This Girl's Gone Wild!" and so will her fans! Courageous songs that are revealing and at times very personal.
Steve Rutledge, who is producing the project, is the CEO of Steelstring Productions Studio and Pure Genius Records.
The new EPK should hit I Tunes along with 5,000 stations in April.
Heather's singing is seductive, playful and powerful. She has developed her own style with this track, and there's no doubt she can encore with this song and leave her audience crazy, breathless and wanting more.The guitar work is energetic and the riffs are catchy, passionate and clever. It rocks like The Pretenders on a good day."This Girl's Gone Wild" exceeded all my expectations and has all the marks of an anthem like those guys that do Devil Went Down To Georgia and The South's Going To Do It! I know a few things about southern rock, but Heather has channeled it already from somewhere, out there. Perhaps the third southern rock from the sun?
Heather does something with a lyric that is rare. She twists and bends it into your face and heart. "Damn The Radio" is another triumph from this collection of originals written and co-written by Heather and friends. She seems to be fully aware of who sounds best with her in the studio and it pays off on this song. "Damn The Radio" is a rock and roll treat with her signature stamp all over it that comes as no surprise after listening to a few of these new tracks. Gretchen Wilson would be proud of the redneck gun toting attitude about the times in which we live, so well executed by a singer that could probably sing the phone book and make it interesting.
"Could Of Been Me" is a complete detour from the harder rocking style and succesfully scores as the stand out country ballad of the set. It's peaceful and even mellow on the surface, but the theme is, what could have been, in a perfect world. A beautiful, disarmingly simple, and almost understated, haunting piece of music. Heather sells this one with that Billie Holiday attitude.
You can't copy anybody and end up with anything. If two people are alike, one of them is uneccessary. She owns this one
with great delivery and astonishingly clean, clear notes.
"My Sanity" could have been written by Ben Stiller from Meet The Parents! He must have been hearing these lyrics in his head when he came face to face with Di Nero. I thought my family was dysfunctional, and they are, but I feel somewhat like Beaver Cleaver after taking this lyrical journey through Heather's slightly bent family tree. Her rocky childhood and personal problems makes for an unrivalled musicality and honesty of expression that is as refreshing for the listener as it is probably personally disturbing to her. The voice is so angelic it almost masks the painful story underneath. I especially like this track.
All of these tracks work well together and "Tough Luck" is no exception. It's sassy, sultry and the theme is, you're going to miss Heather when she is gone. A song that beautifully proclaims female independence with modern sensibilities.Heather sounds world-wise and earthy with a maturity beyond her years on "Tough Luck". I love her intimate singing style and she really knows her way around her own lyrics. I imagine her live performance is comparable to slipping into your favorite pair of jeans. And if you don't know what I am talking about, TOUGH LUCK!
- Gary Allen (JJ Cale, The Charlie Daniels Band, Stonewall Jackson)
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Nashville Concert Photography Examiner Bob Algie HEATHER MICHELE COHEN – THIS GIRL’S GONE WILD ...Nashville Concert Photography Examiner Bob Algie
HEATHER MICHELE COHEN – THIS GIRL’S GONE WILD
JULY 10, 2010 – Nashville
Much of the time on our nightly haunts to the various Music Venues in Nashville we see and hear the same old thing. Usually great to fairly outstanding we all love these ‘guitar-vocal’ events. This particular evening I had the opportunity to venture over to Pick’s (http://www.myspace.com/picksnashville) located in the Best Western Music Row just off Demonbreun St. What I was able to witness was Heather Michele Cohen (http://www.myspace.com/heathermichelecohen) with a complete band. She rocked the place to be sure.
Before they got started Heather Michele told me she hadn’t rehearsed or performed with these particular band members so there might be some rough spots. This is one of the ways to separate the pros from the amateurs. Heather Michele Cohen is definitely a pro. During the set I don’t recall anyone missing a beat including John Smith (Lead Guitar) Pete Lockwood (Bass) Jake Gammon (Drums) and Mark Vikingstad (Acoustic and Electric Rhythm Guitar and Vocals.) They were ON. Hard to believe there was no rehearsal.
Heather Michele Cohen took us on a wonderful emotional journey. Great stage presence, super lyrics, understandable and enjoyable story lines. And the swing to the final covers were just plain fun. Most of Heather Michele’s set came from her album, GIRLS GONE WILD which is available through most online sources and can be heard on Unsigned Artists Radio (http://www.uaradio.net) Her performance of the quirky song,
‘MY SANITY’ covered a number of dysfunctional family values most of us can relate to.
The heart-felt ‘IT COULD HAVE BEEN ME,’ which was co-written by Heather is currently #31 on the Indie World Chart.
Many of Heather Michele’s songs are written or co-written by her which further displays the depth of her talent. Her vocals are clear, crisp and definitely her own. Top it all off with a great ‘LOOK’ good animation on stage and Heather Michele Cohen is a joy for a Concert Photographer to work with. I get chills when I see Singer/Songwriter/Performer hit the target. This performance was a bullseye.
Any opinions voiced in this and other articles by the Nashville Concert Photography Examiner, Bob Algie, are his alone and are based on reactions to the wide variety of content that was delivered as well as impressions from the audience and other participants. If you have any questions or comments please contact Bob at firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you.
Sweet Summer of Love
Damn That Radio
Could've Been Me
Seasons of Love
So Damn Good
Diamonds & Pearls
This Girl's Gone Wild
Too Much Lady
When Fallen Angels Fly
Bigger than Me
Black Horse & a Cherry Tree
Chain of Fools
My Favorite Mistake
Time After Time
Every Breath You Take
Kissed a Girl - Katie Perry
Paralyzer - Finger 11
Hot And Cold - Katie Perry
So What - Pink
Second Chance - Shinedown
On a Night Like This - Trick Pony
You Oughta Know - Alanis Morsette
Fight For Your Right - Beastie Boys
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