Spring Groove is a former Broadway performer and an award-winning singer song writer honored by Billboard and The LA Music Awards for Best Female Singer. With 7 critically-acclaimed CDs, Spring’s music ranges from Folk and Pop to Ecstatic and Meditative Mantra. As a street musician, Spring flourishes. She has independently sold over 15,000 CD’s and has opened hearts around the world headlining at festivals throughout Italy, Germany and other European cities. Spring is also a bhakti yogi who tours internationally to help awaken consciousness and create community through the gift of music.
Spring produced & performed the sold out SHE ROCKS BROADWAY AT Studio 54, raising over $100K for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and the New York Fashion Cares and the benefit LA concert, SPRING FEVER. Spring’s music has been featured in several independent award winning films and has been played on both MTV and E! Television. LA Yoga Magazine says “…her light is infectious.” Spring’s voice has been recorded with bhakti yogis such as Has Christian of Rasa, David Newman, Petros Haffenrichter, The Temple Bhajan Band and David Stringer with whom she tours regularly all over the world. Her training includes The Boston Conservatory and The Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Ashram in The Bahamas and extensive touring in over 15 countries.
Now Spring is returning to her theatrical roots with her new Off-Broadway show, "Spring Alive," presented by ONE Healing Arts Company. "Spring Alive" will play at Dixon Place (161 Chrystie Street, between Rivington & Delancey) through March 25 on Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 7pm. Click here for tickets! For a sneak peak of "Spring Alive," check out the video at the end of the interview...
1. Who or what inspired you to become a singer/songwriter/performer? I grew up listening and singing Carole King’s Tapestry album on my record player in my bedroom. This was by far my greatest single musical inspiration for becoming a singer-songwriter.
2. Who haven't you worked with that you would like to? I work so often as a solo singer-songwriter I am always grateful to collaborate with all like minded GREAT musicians, and producers.
3. What made you want to create "Spring Alive"? I never set out to write SPRING ALIVE. I wanted to create a concert which fused my music and kirtan. After producing this concert and a LIVE CD of the experience, SPRING FEVER, I reconnected with my friend, Nick Demos. Nick had also become a yogi in our time apart and a successful Broadway producer. Since he was producing theatre and was interested in collaborating it became clear to me I needed to return to my roots in the theatre and turn this concept into something more theatrical. I loved the idea of getting the opportunity to bring my life and art FULL circle.
4. What do you hope audiences come away with after seeing "Spring Alive"? I hope SPRING ALIVE will open the hearts of its audience in a joyful way and encourage them to courageously take the next leap in their own journeys.
5. "Spring Alive" combines Folk, Pop, and Ecstatic Mantra music genres. What attracted you to each of these genres? I love folk music because I love the art of crafting storytelling into song. I LOVE the power of a GREAT POP hook that makes you want to sing it over and over and take flight. I LOVE ecstatic mantra because it immediately gets me OUT of my Head and into my HEART….it’s the most accessible form of meditation I know.
6. Your music has been featured in numerous films and on MTV and E! Television. What was it like the first time you found out your music was going to be used? It's a total thrill when others connect to my songs the way I connected to them as I wrote them. It makes me realize how we are part of something bigger than ourselves and I love that I can serve with song.
7. What is your favorite part of the creative process in putting an album together? Where is your favorite place to write? My favorite part of putting an album together is the moment I finish writing a song. Generally the moments prior are chaotic and emotional so there is a tremendous clearing when its formulated into something neat, clear and done.
I move around so much I don't have a set place I write. My favorite is a quiet, private space with good acoustics, a good sounding guitar or piano surrounded by inspiring serene nature.
8. What have you learned about yourself from being a singer/songwriter/performer? I've learned it’s possible to make a soul connection with total strangers through song. I've learned that I can transform low moments in my life into something beautiful. I've learned HOME is wherever I am…and I've learned that energy is contagious, so I am more mindful of what I put out into the world.
9. What's the best advice you've ever received? "Follow your HEART and let it lead you in the moments of uncertainty."
10. If you could dream about anyone while you sleep, who would it be? I like to dream about the love in my life, this way when I wake I get to feel I'm living my dreams.
11. Favorite way to spend your day off? Favorite day off would include…sleeping in, preferably with my love…good food, good music, good wine.
12. Favorite way to stay in shape? Yoga and ZUMBA.
13. Favorite skin care product? Coco Butter…love it!
14. If you could have any super power, which one would you choose? Flying or better yet Teleportation…this would come in quite handy with my touring schedule. I spend too much time away from too many people I care about.