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Born, Linda Marie Rodrigo, July 11, 1966, in New York, N.Y., Linda Marie Noyes, (pronounced “noise”), is an American Indie Pop-Rock-Soul musician, singer-songwriter, recording artist, composer, author, arranger, producer, and publisher. Her 2009 Debut Single, “Take You to Paradise”, was co-written, arranged, produced and engineered by her sixteen year old daughter, Samantha Noyes. Additional genres include Jazz/Soul Fusion, Dance, Funk, Electronic, Eclectic Film Score, Blues, Standards, R&B, Alternative, Adult Contemporary, and Classical. Linda is additionally branching out into sound designing and music score composing for film and television, comedic-character voice-over, narration, modeling, and acting.
According to family, Linda began singing Francis Lai’s, “Theme From A Man and A Woman” at age two, becoming so enthralled with the song, she would chase others down for singing it. She later fell in love with a waltz her older sister, (New York Visual Artist, Nancy Rodrigo), would practice, leading her to study classical piano just to learn it. The following year, at eight years old; Linda composed, arranged, and performed her first original song, (also a waltz), at her school’s musical recital. Three years later the sisters would perform in New York City’s, Central Park, with her sister on guitar/lead vocals and Linda singing harmony.
Although a move to Hollywood, Florida was a culture shock, she continued playing, composing, and singing. At age nineteen she joined musical forces with former United Artists Recording Artist, Roy Smith, forming Pop / R&B Duo, “Mirror, Mirror”.
In the spring of 1988 the boy/girl duo gained local popularity after a live performance and interview, along side Top 40 Pop Girl Trio, Company B., on a late night variety show called “Way Off Broadway”, aired on South Florida Cable Network Channel 33.
A few months later the duo’s manager, Jimmy Maples, booked them to perform up the southeastern U.S. Coast to Augusta, Georgia, where they stirred the interest of Soul music Legend, James Brown, who had planned to sign Ms. Noyes under his label with Scotti Bros. Records just prior to unforeseen circumstances. One year later Linda was contracted to play and sing back up for major recording artists, John Anderson and Chuck Leavell, in Albany, Georgia for The Annual National Celebrity Quail Association in her manager’s seven-piece band.
Ms. Noyes’s musical works have been awarded by Billboard Magazine, and aired for seven consecutive months during the launch of The Home Shopping Network Television Station, Channel 69 and Clear Channel Miami Radio Station, Y100/ (WHYI) Weekday Morning Show Television Simulcast with radio personalities, Sonny Fox and Footy, for which it was chosen by HSN and Y100 producers to be the morning show simulcast theme song. Linda has written, produced, performed, and recorded parodies for Clear Channel’s WHYI, aired to advertise Footy’s Fourth Annual Wing Ding Fundraiser to help raise money for a community drug abuse treatment/prevention program. She has volunteered her musical talents at numerous benefits, schools, nursing homes, churches, mayors and commissioners events. In addition she has volunteered as a Reading/Writing/ Language Arts Tutor at elementary schools in South Florida.
Musical influences include Todd Rundgren, Hall & Oats, Carole King ,Toto, Earth Wind & Fire, Tina Turner, Chaka Khan, Michael Jackson, James Brown, Gladys Knight, Steely Dan, Gato Barbieri, Stevie Wonder, Carlos Santana, Teddy Pendergrass, Barry White, Elton John, creating a musical Pop fusion of Rock, Soul, Jazz, Dance, Island, and Alternative.
Take You To Paradise, Debut Single” is available on: iTunes, Amazon.com, Tower Records, Barnes & Noble.com, CD Baby, CdUniverse.com, Overstock.com, etc., and on Touch Tunes Digital Jukeboxes around the U.S. and overseas at U.S. Military Installations.
Unique traits: COMPOSER, ARRANGER, PRODUCER, PERFORMER, RECORDING ARTIST, PUBLISHER of: Music, Film Score, Sound Design GENRES: Pop, Rock, Soul, R&B, Alternative, Ambient, Dance, Electronic, Eclectic Film Score, Jazz/Soul/Funk Fusion, Acoustic, Classical. MUSICIAN: Main Instruments: Acoustic Piano, Keyboards, Percussion, some acoustic six-string Rhythm Guitar, some Alto Sax. LEAD / BACKGROUND HARMONY VOCALIST: Mezzo - Soprano / Contralto, 3 1/2 Octave Range VOICE-OVER ARTIST/ NARRATOR of: Comedic / Animated Character and Mainstream Genres Tonal / inflection voice changes and sound effects. ACTOR (Background / Atmosphere in Small Speaking / Singing / Music Performance Parts/Modeling Parts): Cameo Musical Performance for piano bar/restaurant/nightclub/cruise ship cocktail bar scenes, Cameo model sitting for Life Art Class Scenes, or non-pornographic nude scenes. MODEL: Life Art Figure & Portrait, Print, Specialty for Facial Cosmetics, Fit, Cameo sittings for documentaries, Film / Television. AUTHOR / EDITOR of: Lyrics, Literary Works, (Fiction/Non-Fiction) PERSONALITY: Tremendous sense of humor, uninhibited, animated, compassionate, patient. PROFESSIONAL: Focused, patient, enthusiastic, passionate, open minded, cooperative.
Billboard Annual Songwriter Award Honorable Mention for "Criminal of Love"