Spade On The Street – Jasmine Virginia, Frontwoman of the Prog-Rock band, Polarity

 From her silver-belled vocals, her profoundly wise and charismatic soul, and all of the gold in between, there isn’t a single thing you couldn’t adore about this rock vixen.

I had the utmost pleasure of meeting miss Jasmine Virginia in 2008 when I was invited to a show in Mississauga where her and her four bandmates (Mike Smith – Bass, Mike Sitana – Guitar, Jason Swait – Guitar, and Eric Zimmermann – Drums/Percussion) were performing that evening. Their talent is truly unprecedented, unique, raw, and undoubtedly rocks down to the bone.

I am honored to call her my dear friend. She is an inspiration, and spreads light, love, wisdom, and grace wherever she goes. She has a natural talent for making the world a better place with her contagious positivist, and uplifting spirit.

Q: What is most rewarding about your craft?

JV:  “Writing songs, singing and performing.

Writing songs breathes melody into the poetry of my soul. The melody then explores an ever changing landscape of chugging guitars, intricate rhythms and ethereal music weaving it’s way around the soundscapes giving voice to the depth and texture of the human experience.  My intention when writing is to both expose my most raw honesties, fears, dreams and truths as well as to release my most empowering of revelations, all in hopes of providing others a relatable voice that helps them to transcend their own suffering. It’s a healing give-and-take I’ve learned my soul can’t live without.
 
Singing for me is a direct line of communication to my highest divine spirit. It’s an unbelievable meditative release of energy. When singing, you can only focus on the moment and when in the flow, I’m aligned with something higher; I’m both my most vulnerable and powerful self and it’s completely exhilarating. Singing in public use to be my biggest fear and has now become one of my empowering actions and greatest joys.
 
Performing, because I’m on stage with four of my best friends, having the time of my life. It’s the pinnacle point of years of practice and writing, hours, months and days in our jam room and many nights of dreaming. We aspire to give our audience the chance to suspend their worries, fears and doubts for the period of our set as we lay it all out on the stage for them. We want our audience to leave a Polarity show with an experience they won’t soon forget and some residual electric energy that made them feel something deeply… in a world where often times we’re encouraged to feel numb, we feel blessed to be in a position to make people feel.
 

The most humbling aspect of being a musician/vocalist is having listeners reach out to POLARITY or myself to let us know we’ve impacted their life in a positive way. It’s the icing to my life.

 

Bit about myself, where the band originated, album progress, some hobbies, interests?
 
I’ve been sining for as along as I can remember and founded POLARITY with the guys in 2008. We’re currently in studio recording a beefy new album with twelve songs which we all feel is the cumulative work of seven years as a band. We’re amped to have grammy winning Producer David Bottrill overseeing the project as well as having our long time friend Chris Creglia producing the album out of DNA recording studios. Upon the albums release we’ll be touring the world and rocking audiences around the globe. You can check out our two other albums on our website www.polaritymusic.com if you’re unfamiliar with us.
 
I also recently founded the website ; theartofcreativeliving.com where I aspire to make it a hub of embracing life itself as a creative expression. As it develops you’ll find everything from healthy eating and workout ideas to poetry, art, and blogs from fellow health enthusiast friends and artists I admire.
 

May we all continue to embrace creativity as a means to making our life sparkle. 🙂

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