Local Live - Sistastrings

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SISTASTRINGS IS COMPRISED OF REAL-LIFE SISTERS, MONIQUE AND CHAUNTEE, WHO COME FROM A MUSICAL FAMILY OF FIVE. EACH OF THE FOUR DAUGHTERS PLAYED ONE STRINGED INSTRUMENT, EACH, WHILE THEIR BROTHER PLAYED PIANO. THE GIRLS BEGAN SINGING AND PLAYING AS A GROUP IN THEIR CHURCH AND SOON THEY WERE INVITED TO CHURCHES ALL OVER THE MIDWEST. AS EACH SISTER GRADUATED HIGH SCHOOL AND WENT OFF TO COLLEGE, THE GROUP BECAME SMALLER. FINALLY, MONIQUE AND CHAUNTEE WERE THE ONLY ONES LEFT AND THE ONLY ONES WHO DESIRED TO MAKE A CAREER WITH THEIR MUSIC. SISTASTRINGS IS CURRENTLY BASED IN MILWAUKEE, WHERE THEY COLLABORATE WITH LOCAL ARTISTS AND PLAY AT VARIOUS EVENTS AND WEDDINGS. THEY CAN BE SEEN ON WEEKENDS ON THE CORNER OF MICHIGAN AND ONTARIO WEARING SUNGLASSES AND PERFORMING IN FRONT OF A VERY LARGE CRATE & BARREL. THERE, THEY PERFORM CLASSICAL MUSIC AND IMPROV ON POPULAR HYMNS. THEY ARE BOTH CLASSICALLY TRAINED MUSICIANS HAVING STUDIED AT THE STRING ACADEMY OF WISCONSIN AND THE MUSIC INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO. BOTH ARE PURSUING HIGHER EDUCATION IN MUSIC PERFORMANCE. ALTHOUGH THEY ARE CLASSICALLY TRAINED AND ARE PASSIONATE LOVERS OF THE CLASSICAL MUSIC GENRE, THEIR FIRST LOVE IS GOSPEL MUSIC. THEIR SOUND IS SOULFUL AND FRESH, A VERY UNIQUE BLEND OF THEIR ECLECTIC MUSICAL BACKGROUND. INDIVIDUALLY, THEY HAVE ACCOMPLISHED A LOT MUSICALLY. THEY’VE OPENED FOR GOSPEL ARTISTS WITNESS, VIRTUE, AND FRED HAMMOND. THEIR BACKGROUND IN GOSPEL MUSIC HAS ALLOWED THEM TO CULTIVATE THEIR IMPROVISATION SKILLS AND USE THEIR INSTRUMENTS AS THEIR VOICE. AFTER YEARS OF BEING HARASSED ABOUT MAKING A RECORDING, MONIQUE AND CHAUNTEE FINALLY FEEL LIKE THEY HAVE A PERSPECTIVE AND A MESSAGE THAT THEY WANT TO CONVEY TO OTHERS THROUGH THEIR MUSIC. TUNE INTO WMSE FOR LOCAL/LIVE ON TUESDAY, JUNE 19TH FOR A LIVE, ON-AIR SET FROM SISTASTRINGS BEFORE THEY HIT THE RECORDING STUDIO TO MAKE THEIR DEBUT ALBUM! WMSE.ORGTO STREAM LIVE OR IN THE ARCHIVES, OR SIMPLY TUNE YOUR RADIO TO 91.7 FM AT THE 6 O’CLOCK HOUR. LOCAL/LIVE ON WMSE IS SPONSORED BY CLUB GARIBALDI’S.

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