Trixie Whitley

Trixie Whitley

BandR&BSoul

Biography

Born in Ghent- Belgium in '87, in a family of artists, musicians and poets. She moved with her parents to New York when she was a year old. Since the tender age of 3 she grew up spending time in recording studio's in NYC (Electric Lady Land etc..) and in New Orleans (with Daniel Lanois) with her father Chris Whitley.

After she moved back to Belgium with her mother she started playing drums at age 11. Shortly after she started touring intensively around Europe between the age of 12-15 with several music theatre companies where she had opportunities to perform as an actress, playing the drums, bass and singing. Around the same time she started DJ'ing and had oportunities to spin at the SMAK museum and the ESKIMO parties in Belgium aswell as in Amsterdam, New York, Brussels and in the main tent of the DOUR festival. At age 14 she started dancing and touring professionaly for the contemporary dance company "Les Ballets C de la B". Shortly after she quit school, and at 17 she moved on her own back to New York. While surviving as a waitress and living in Brooklyn and Queens for nearly 2 years she started teaching herself the piano and focussed mainly on her own songwriting. During that time she did contribute to other projects as well. She's been in spain for recordings, did backing vocals for the new Chocolate Genius album with producer Craig Street (Norah Jones, Casandra Wilson,...) Lead and backup vocals for Jerboa & Krewcial and backing vocals for her father, Chris Whitley's last album "Soft dangerous shores". In the meantime she performed numerous times with her own solo project in NYC venues.

After the passing of her father in 2005,she went back to Belgium for a while. She continued writing and playing in both Europe and New York. She played venues and festivals such as the Montreal Jazz festival in Canada, the Blue Note festival, Pukkel Pop, Dour, Handelsbeurs, De Vooruit, Mercury Lounge, the Knitting Factory, the Living room, Rockwood Music hall etc ... To name just a few.

Now in 2008 she's living full time in Brooklyn, NY again and taking her time to record her debut album. . . Stay Tuned!

Discography

I'd rather go blind (with Brian Blade & Daniel Lanois)
Pieces
Undress your name
Gravity
Some other dimension
Crawl
Next revolution