I had the great pleasure of finally catching up with the ReMix Awards Show award winning entertainer, Mz.Sha. She took time out of her busy schedule to sit down and chat with me about her career. A career that has span over 20 years, with her late-father who was once a DJ; and who always had music flowing in her life.
Hello, how are you?
Mz. Sha: I fine, and how are you?
I am great. You look fabulous.
Mz. Sha: Thanks, and so do you.(I am dressed in a Rams sweatshirt with faded jeans,lol)
Tell me about Mz. Sha?
Mz. Sha: I am singer, and a lovable person. I am the most humbled and giving person. I am the person you would say that has no enemies-until you push that wrong button.
If you could sing anywhere else in the world, where would it be?
Mz. Sha: I would love to go on an European tour.
Tell me about your music?
Mz. Sha: I cover a lot of songs that caters to my personal life, songs that reflect how we as women deal with life and relationships. I try to bring about love in my music, and stop all the hating.
You sing with several bands, including Young Brothers in Blues, tell me about that experience?
Mz. Sha: It is very challenging at times, and it has it rewards. They are a talented bunch of guys. And trust me they get their songs in also. We have been through a lot together, also had opportunities to open for some great national talents; Sir Charles Jones, Theodis Ealey and Alyson Williams.
Let's talk about your family?
Mz. Sha: Well, I have 3 wonderful children, 5 grandchildren, a very supportive mom, family and friends; and I thank my now deceased father, who was once a DJ, for contributing to my love for music. Every night was the weekend and a party when he was around.
You have a big gig for New Year's Eve, tell me about that?
Mz. Sha: My NYE gig will be at the Legacy Sports Bar, located in East St. Louis, at 5916 State Street. If you want to attend, the tickets are $20 in advance, and $30 at the door.Featuring myself, and the Young Brothers band.
You'd received am honor at the popular St. Louis' ReMix Awards Show, how did you feel about that?
Mz. Sha: When I was handed that award, I knew than that what I was doing was becoming increasingly real.I also knew that my fans had spoken and were taking notice of my hard work.I was so happy, and even got the opportunity to perform a few tracks. The crowd went wild, and hopefully I will be taking bookings in Kansas City soon.
What are your plans for 2014?
Mz. Sha: I want to take the time out and rebuild my portfolio, reach out to other entertainers and support more.And find me a bonafide song writer with some strong lyrics, that matches my personality.
What would you say to other aspiring artists, who are out there grinding like you?
Mz. Sha: I would tell them to stop hating, support other entertainers. Attend each others gigs, and learn from one another.Show some love and unity, St. Louis is missing that.
Well, this went great, I want to thank you for your time. I know you have rehearsal, so I going to close with saying; have fun and break a leg.
Mz. Sha: Thanks. I hope to see you at my weekly show at The Avenue, located at 1900 St. Louis Avenue, we start at 5 p.m.