Back when I was fifteen-years-old, I wasn’t doing too much to be perfectly honest. Sure, I was going to school and hanging out with my friends, but there really wasn’t much more. Okay, so maybe I had some dreams of what I wanted to be one day, and I tried not to be late for class or skip school. I was friendly, made good grades and respected my elders. In retrospect though, I was pretty boring. Then there’s Veronica Kole, who at fifteen, is a singer, actress and youth ambassador. Geez, I didn’t even belong to a school club when I was this age.
Kole didn’t just recently stumble upon her talents. She has been performing since she was just a toddler. Kole started with dancing, and then gymnastics by the age of five. While in elementary school, she discovered singing. “I found my way to music through dance,” states the young performer. Kole began developing her voice through school and church choirs. In 2004, Kole’s dance group got her to perform at Disney World. It wasn’t long after that that this talented singer and dancer began touring. Kole has been performing since at numerous festivals, music venues and amusement parks. Kole has graced the stage at the famous Apollo Theater, and has made her mark at Carnegie Hall. She also has performed at The New York Comedy Club and several times has wowed audiences at the well known New Jersey venue, The Stone Pony. Kole even has appeared on The Today Show with the St. Bart’s Choir. Kole’s amazing vocal ability has even taken her outside of the United States. The fifteen-year-old got to travel to Italy to take part in the 2005 Italian Tour, which covered six cities and consisted of eight concerts.
As a pop singer, Kole describes her target audience to be mostly pre-teen and up. Many of her songs are similar to those sung by Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, and even Lady Gaga. Kole further goes on to say her music has something of a fun, uplifting beat; something you could dance to. Kole’s young, hip and fresh sound translates well into her exciting stage presence. “I like to involve my audience with my music and be interactive,” explains the performer.
Having listened to Kole, I must say I am quite impressed with her vocals. Strong, mature and soulful are three words to describe Kole’s impressive talent. It’s almost hard to believe that after hearing Kole sing, that she is only a sophomore in high school. And everyone knows that behind every good singer there is an amazing vocal coach. Kole’s coach is Don Lawrence, who also has worked with Christina Aguilera. There is no doubt that Kole is following closely behind in the famous singer’s footsteps.
In addition to singing, the New Jersey resident, who was originally born in Brooklyn, New York, is also an actress. Kole has starred as an extra in the movie The Clique, and has appeared in various theater productions and on several television shows including Teen Nickelodeon.
It is quite obvious that this talented, young woman has met some famous faces, and has performed in many famous places, but there is one place that Kole has never gotten to try out. “I would love to perform at Madison Square Garden. It would be the greatest honor ever,” states Kole.
With all of Kole’s singing, dancing and acting, it’s hard to imagine the teenager still must turn in homework and go to class. Kole, who is half Ecuadorian and half Italian, says it’s important to have a very loving and supportive family. In addition, she admits her school has been accommodating and understanding when it comes to her busy schedule. Even though Kole is very passionate about her performances, she realizes the extreme importance of a good education. Well spoken and mature, Kole seems way beyond her teenage years in her ideals and what she wishes to achieve.
With all of Kole’s hardwork and passion, it’s no surprise she may have an album out as soon as November. To be an accomplished recording artist and performer is a dream come true for Kole. And if she didn’t go down the record contract road, Kole says that she would continue to stay with music and perhaps become a vocal teacher. In addtion to her amazing singing ability, Kole writes her own music and has even composed some of her songs by guitar and piano. She is also bilingual and sings some of her songs in Spanish. It seems as though this young lady’s talent is never ending!
Kole doesn’t just have skills, she has lots of heart. Fundraisers are most important to the performer. “I love helping people. I love being inspired,” states Kole. She has worked on several fundraisers as a performer, including one for Haiti and also for The American Cancer Society. Not only that, but she is the Youth Ambassador of the American Diabetes Association. Quite an impressive honor and Kole is very proud of her title.
With all of Kole’s incredible talent, heart and soul, it is certain we will be hearing and seeing a lot more of this performer in the future. Veronica Kole is definitely making her mark in the music world, and we couldn’t be more excited.
To visit Veronica Kole’s website, please go to: www.veronicakole.com
You can also find more on Kole at: www.myspace.com/veronicakole1, www.myspace.com/veronicakole013
To listen to the singer’s amazing voice, go to: www.youtube.com/verok01
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