Suburban Soccer Mom Turned Songstress Considered For Award

Posted on November 9, 2014

Written by Emily Hamann

For decades Solveig Whittle was a Woodinville suburban soccer mom, working at Microsoft and other tech startups. Now she is pursuing her true passion: music.

“I just kinda had this light bulb moment that I’m really an artist,” Whittle said.

Now Whittle’s band Solveig & Stevie is nominated for a Hollywood Music in Media Award and is up for consideration for a Grammy. In December, they will find out if they made it through the next round of the voting process to be one of the handful of Grammy nominations in their category.

“It’s pretty exciting. It’s pretty crazy,” Whittle said.

Whittle had spent her career in the tech industry when she realized it was time for a change. So she went back to school and got her teaching credential.

“I love kids and I love teaching math in particular,” she said. She had been a teaching assistant at her kids’ school, and it seemed a natural fit. But that was not the change she needed.

“I had this epiphany in a class that I needed to be a musician,” she said.

Now she teaches social media at University of Washington, is a part-time marketing consultant for music groups and tech companies and works on music part time.

“I’m kind of this dual person,” she said. “I have multiple irons in the fire.” [More…]

Zombie Lover Added to Skope Rotation

Posted on March 27, 2014

Skope, a full service music based media company based in Boston, MA, has accepted Zombie Lover for rotation. Skope has been in business since January 2001 and has readers & staff from all over the globe. Skope covers and engages an audience of music enthusiasts with diverse music coverage for the digital age.