Selena Tibert

Selena Tibert

BandRockSinger/Songwriter

Singer/Songwriter based rock with enchanting vocals heartfelt lyrics and infectious melodies. You'll find yourself doing a doubletake when you realize these timeless songs and powerful delivery are coming from such a young artist. She is sure to impress solo acoustic or with a solid backing band.

Biography

Selena is a young singer/songwriter from Camano Island, Washington. She is currently finishing up her second CD project called Painted Sky which should be released in the spring of 2010. She had a great summer of performances playing a very successful gig at the 2009 Tulip Festival Street Fair in Mount Vernon Washington. In September 2009, she was invited to play at a singer/songwriter showcase for two shows at the Whiskey City Rock Bar in Portland Oregon. Selena was also featured on Bellingham, Washington's KISM 92.9 Locals Only radio show, hosted by Pooner Clark, where she played live and was interviewed about her first CD, Love and Lyrics.

It all started in 2003 when Selena was 7 years old and was invited up onstage at the Moore Theater in Seattle by Australian singer/songwriter Kasey Chambers. She and her brother accompanied Kasey on a rocking version of Runaway Train which left the nearly full house on its feet for a standing ovation. Selena was hooked. She learned to play guitar and started performing at talent shows. In 2004, her and a schoolmate formed a duo called Heartrate and won first place in the Marysville Strawberry Festival Talent Show covering Avril Lavigne's Nobody's Home. Soon after, she started writing her own material and it became obvious that she had a talent for songwriting. She later learned to play piano and started performing at local open mics and events. In 2008, with her father's help, she started recording some of her songs at home. To spice up the recording, she enlisted the help of some talented local musicians for the CD project, Love and Lyrics. A local venue, called Blazing Saddles, offered to host a CD release party. All the musicians who were on the CD took the stage for the first time together to play with Selena. The event went so well her band was formed.

Past performances have included: The 2008 Stanwood-Camano Fair; Art by the Bay on Camano Island; The 2008 and 2009 Silvana Fair; Mirkwood Cafe; and Blazing Saddles, as well as many other local open mics. In 2008 and 2009, Selena was a street busker at the Seattle Folklife Festival, which went very well, as she captivated young and old alike and sold many CDs.

Selena has a wide variety of musical influences including Sara Bareilles, Raining Jane, Sarah McLachlan, Evanescence, the Beatles, Kasey Chambers, and many others.

Discography

Love and Lyrics - CD, 2008, available on Itunes and amazon
Painted Sky - due to be released in spring 2010

Set List

Selena can perform with a full rock band, or as an acoustic solo or duo with guitar and piano. She has enough material for up to two 45-minute sets of original material, with a possible cover tune thrown in here and there (Sara Bareilles, Beatles, Evanescence)