Lead/Harmony/Background Vocals, Keyboards, Percussion
From Memphis, Tennessee and Tupelo, Mississippi, Cindy came from a musical family. Standing on a chair to be seen over the church podium, she sang her first solo at age three. Piano lessons began in second grade. By the time she was twelve, she was singing country and bluegrass with her dad on Saturdays and classical worship anthems and operatic arias with her mom on Sundays. She began taking voice lessons from professors at Memphis University at age 14 and continued with vocal coaching until her college graduation.
In high school, Cindy sang in both the youth and adult church choirs, the school choir and the vocal band. Armed with a fake ID to gain entrance to the discos, she sang with local bands. She sang in the popular show “I Hear America Singing” at Opryland, a Nashville theme park. Later, she traveled throughout the South with a popular show band, performing with them for twelve years. Active in church choirs, community musical theatre and choruses, Cindy has been singing all her life.
Cindy moved to Tampa in 2001 after being widowed. When she met Anthony, her heart came alive again. After hearing him play her favorite song “Something In the Way She Moves,” this Southern Belle found herself in love with a Yankee! They married in December 2004. AJ and Cindy have four “children” – two very spoiled dogs named Jack and Lola, and two precious cockatiels named Amelia Airheart and Freddie Spaghetti.
Cindy sings lead, harmonies, background vocals, and plays keyboards and percussion. Her voice has been described as being “sweet as Tupelo Honey” to “sassy as hot sauce.” She loves to perform and puts on a great show!
Cindy also sings with Monday-Monday, the Mamas and Papas Tribute Band. With much respect, she represents the part of the super-talented and gone-too-soon Cass Elliot.