Bianca West

Bianca West

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Kelly Clarkson meets positive message music.

Biography

Bianca West was born in Denver, Colorado as the 3rd of 5 children. At a young age, her father’s profession moved them to Salt Lake City where she remained during the rest of her tender years.

One of her Father’s musical gifts was playing classical piano,
Her Brazilian mother was a former classical ballerina.
So, naturally, Bianca was exposed to the musical arts early on. By age 3, she was enrolled in classical piano and ballet. And although she excelled in these areas, all she wanted to do was sing (a talent that hadn’t run in the family). Finally, after much pleading and bargaining she convinced her parents to enroll her in formal voice training at age 8.

Although classically trained, she would secretly listen to artists like Stevie Wonder, Aretha, Jackson 5, Teddy Pendergrass, Al Green, Marvin Gaye, Prince, and Queen - to name a few.

Bianca joined a barbershop singing choir before she was a teenager. It was no surprise to her family when the group was invited to sing at Disneyland. During this time she continued formal classical voice training as well as piano, and ballet lessons. As if those were not enough extra-curricular activities to occupy every waking hour, Bianca seemed to always find time to audition for a role in one of the school or community theatrical productions.

She sang in “The Sound of Music,” “Annie Get Your Gun,” South Pacific and” “Les Miserables”, just to name a few.

She was president of her dance company.
She was president of the track and cross country teams.
And when it was time for college, Bianca won an academic leadership scholarship to the University of Utah.
Needless to say, Bianca graduated with honors and a degree in business.
Although she had fulfilled her parents’ wishes, Bianca’s dream was to pursue a career in music and drama.

Shuttling back and forth to California where she knew she could really fulfill her dreams, Bianca cemented relationships with music insiders and some very talented producers, engineers and songwriters.

Using money she had saved, Bianca recorded an entire album. One of the tracks off of that album generated some industry ‘buzz’ and needless to say, her recording career began.

As a singer/songwriter, she devotes her time to write and perform positive message pop music. Bianca has been fortunate to write and record with such mega writer/producers as Damon Sharpe (Jennifer Lopez/Mya), Lindy Robbins (The Backstreet Boys "Incomplete"), Younglord (Notorious B.I.G., 112), Steve Kipner (Natasha Bedingfield, Christina Aguilera), The BananaToons (Kelly Rowland, Jessica Simpson, 98 degrees, Amy Grant), SA Trackworks (Laura Pausini, Stacie Orrico), and Mike Reno (Loverboy).

After wrapping up her own recording career, Bianca continued to song write with some of Nashville’s top writers and producers (Danny Duncan, Joe Beck, Luke Sheets, Sarah Reeves). She now devotes her time and talents to songwriting for various recording artists in the Pop and Christian genres.

In late 2009, Bianca was awarded 2nd place in the International Contemporary Christian Songwriting Contest for the song 'You Can Be Loved' (co-written with Joe Beck). This song will be released in early 2010.

Lyrics

Over Again

Written By: B. West, A. Hurstfield, D. DeViller, S. Hosein

They say that only the strong survive
Then why am I still alive
Cause I barely have strength to cry
I know that you’ll never come back again
It’s so hard to comprehend
Even god can’t give a reason (why)

I’ve played the movie over a million times
Try to hit stop but it’s stuck in my mind
The part you’re gone and the curtain comes down
Always makes me die inside

Chorus:
IT’LL NEVER BE OK
AND I’LL NEVER BE THE SAME
HOW CAN I CARRY ON STANDING HERE ALONE
WHEN I DON’T BELONG IN A WORLD WITH YOU GONE
IF THERE’S SOMETHING WORTH THIS PAIN
AND THERE’S NOTHING I CAN CHANGE
THEN IF I HAD TO CHOOSE
BETTER LOVE AND LOSE
SO IN THE END I’D DO IT OVER AGAIN…

They say that time takes care of all
That in time no tears will fall
Bit time ain’t on my side
Cause now every second feels like a year
Wishin you would reappear
Then you’d be right by my side (where you belong)

I’ve played the movie over a million times
Try to hit stop but it’s stuck in my mind
The part you’re gone and the curtain comes down
Always makes me die inside

Chorus

Everything we had everything we shared
Showed me how to love and how to care
Thank God for the memories
Cause they can’t be taken away from me

Chorus

You Can Be Loved

Written By: Bianca West

Verse 1
You can live, your life in the dark
Running away from the light
You can hide what’s in your heart
Emotionally out of sight

Choices, voices, spin you around
You’re drowning in the under toe

You can run, you can hide, turn left or swing right
It just depends on where you wanna go…

Chorus
You can be loved, unconditionally
But it aint up to me

You can be free
It’s waiting at the door

There's gonna be pain and sorrow and rain, and you can be lonely -
Or you can be loved

Verse 2
You can fall on your knees and pray or complain about the gravity
You can change, you change your ways, or blame it on your history

Choices, voices, spin you around
and you’re drowning in the under toe

You can love you can hate
You can start you can wait

It all depends on where you wanna go

Chorus
You can be loved, unconditionally
But it aint up to me

You can be free
It’s waiting at the door

You can be bitter or choose the sweet, or you can be lonely

MUSICAL BREAK
(You can be loved, you can be loved)
(You can be loved, you can be loved)

Whoa…

Chorus 1x

Oh, you can be loved (unconditionally, but it aint up to me)
(You can be free) Free, you can be free, oh

You can be lonely, or take my hand
Oh, you can lay down or you can take a stand
Let life pass you by, or go and make some plans

And you can be loved.

Discography

Vegas - radio airplay in Canada (top 20 in 2006)
Women 101 - radio airplay in Canada

Set List

Covers include:
I Will Survive, We Are Family, I Wish, Car Wash, All I Wanna Do, I Feel Good, You Should Be Dancin, Billy Jean, Love Shack, Footloose, Natural Woman, Chain of Fools, Kiss, 1999, Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, Holiday, Good Times, It's My Life, Black Cat, Crush, Hit Me With Your Best Shot, We're All Alone, Let's Give Them Something to Talk About...

Our band is prepared to do 5 (45 minute) sets. I also have my own original songs that could comprise 2 additional sets.

Repertoire typically consists of 70s funk and Disco with some 80s rock mixed in.