This Biologist turned Multi - Award Winning Singer-Songwriter, TV Composer/Blogger/Workshop holder, never thought she would be where she is today. “I always suffered from shyness, low self esteem and low self worth. I used to try and sing to some of my favorite artists’ records when I was young and because I could not sing as high as them I thought I wasn’t a good singer. It was always something I yearned for though, to be a singer” Flash forward to high school and Michelle landed the role as Daisy Mae in Lil Abner. She was a mostly a closet singer, but did some background acting in the school musicals but this time she somehow got the guts to try out for the lead. It was a great role for her and she did great, however, she ended up erasing the audio her mother recorded because she was embarrassed to have people hear it! "Looking back, I was good" It was all in how she viewed herself. Michelle put music on by the wayside after high school and studied Biology, worked in a lab, and then in the training arena for years. Eventually she got the nerve to dabble in Karaoke. Then she joined a church, and their choir, took singing lessons, learned the Ukulele, keyboard and guitar. A few years ago, she graduated to Open Mics, the church’s worship band and then eventually to her own gigs. “I was always so scared when I first started off. I didn’t think I was good enough, so why would anyone else? I was also deathly afraid of forgetting the words!”
In 2009 Michelle joined Taxi Music and learned about the world of songwriting and songwriting for Film & TV. A whole new world opened up for her. She also realized that she needed to deal with her self-esteem issues. “It was really shutting me down”. And deal with it she did! Michelle feels like nothing can stop her now. She has gone on to release 6 albums and many singles, two of which were released by Black Toast Records! Her high profile TV placements continue to rack up, on shows such as Amazon Prime's Good Girls Revolt, Young Sheldon First Look Trailer, Reign, USA’s Benched, The Fosters, Inside the PGA, Longmire, and she landed the Theme song to MAVTv’s Gear Heads! In 2014 she was nominated for two WAMA (Washington Area Music Awards) and has wracked up many more awards.
Michelle likes to give back, and using her training knowledge, her music experience as well as her personal experiences, she held a 9-week workshop for Women at her church. Workshop was and was very well received, and she found out, changed lives. Her other significant goal this year, was putting together a workshop for Writing & Licensing Songs for Film & TV. She recently held the first workshop and has had requests to host more. “I feel like my passion has met my purpose and I really feel great about it! I also believe that we all can achieve our dreams and find our purpose. Sometimes we have to deal with our demons first”
Michelle continues to write for Film & TV,. She plans on releasing a self-written, recorded and produced Acoustic album in 2018. She performs at venues such as Bethesda Blues and Jazz Club, Signature Theatre, and in Concert series such as Focus Music and Stone Room Concerts, Festivals at Main Street Music Fest, First Saturdays, Wineries, festivals, private events and more.
Michelle’s Indie/Alternative Folk sound is influenced by Ingrid Michaelson, Sheryl Crow, Tristan Prettyman, Meiko, Birdy, The Lumineers, The Head & The Heart, Hope Sandoval, London Grammar, The XX, Daughter, The Civil Wars, Colbie Caillat, and Oh Honey. Her songs can been heard on Internet Radio such as iHeart Radio, NWCZ radio, Women of Substance Radio, Butterflies Radio, Radio Airplay, and Spotify. Her music can be purchased on ITunes and several other outlets.
You can license Michelle's music directly through her and these sites:
www.triplescoopmusic.com (Michelle Lockey Music)
"Michelle Lockey is a gifted singer, songwriter that is able to connect with her fans by the grace of the Lord through music."
Mikey Jay aka Michael "J" The Great Unknowns Presents Music Editor / Radio Personality Artist
"I’m writing to let you know that I listened to the CD you gave me at Taxi’s Road Rally. I know how hard it can be to maintain a positive attitude and stay on your path when there can be so little encouragement—and so much rejection. So I wanted to take this opportunity to acknowledge that you’re doing excellent work. Because I know how high the proverbial “bar” is, I’m a tough critic and responded to less than twenty percent of the CDs I received.
It took me more than sixteen years to break through—so I know how important persistence is. I hope you’ll hang in there and find the success you deserve.Best of luck,"
"Michelle has been studying voice with me for 10 years. She has grown into an accomplished singer/songwriter, having taught herself piano, guitar and similar stringed instruments. I have been impressed with her tenacity and determination to learn and grow. She has become quite a success with her original music and is a popular fixture in the performance circuit in our area."