For singer/songwriter/producer Hope, her name pretty much says it all. She's a gifted performer with an angelic voice and a naturally sunny disposition. She's a lyricist for whom the word "love" comes easily. Armed with a message as she readies for her major label debut, the radio dial is about to be infused with Hope.
A native of New York, growing up not far from Woodstock, Hope sang from a very early age. Drawn to the piano and guitar, she taught herself to play and write songs. Born into a musical family, her mother frequented the Apollo Theater and her father was the Musical Director of the original 1970s production of Hair on Broadway.
Though her parents discouraged listening to popular radio, they encouraged Hope to sing and enrolled her in piano lessons. She found herself infatuated with the songs of Sade, Mariah Carey, Phil Collins and many others, who she'd listen to in secret. Hope studied their songs and developed a true love of pop music.