Bailey Proulx of Sudbury, a local pop and R&B artist, recently signed a contract with Sony Music label.
“I’ve been trying to get into Sony Music for six years,” said Proulx, 21, a graduate of Confederation Secondary School, in an address to the Sudbury Star. “I’ve been sending tapes for six years.”
But the resilience and patience of Proulx, the same type of attributes it takes to learn the instruments at a young age, around the age of seven or eight. Proulx and his father would take guitar lessons together, as the two shared a love for music.
“I think what changed their point of view was that I was able to send more than one style of music from classics to pop,” said Proulx. They like it because you are able to grow with your audience, they have expectations, but those expectations are more about performance and the ability to create an incredible album. “
This is exactly what Proulx is working on.
“I have an album in the works,” said Proulx. “It’s fun. It has its ups and downs, with emotional songs and fun songs. I think it’s a nice album because it shows my artistic ability, and also can show my vulnerability. is a personal album, but also fun. “
While Proulx and his father share a close connection with Proulx music and his career, Proulx’s greatest influence may be his high school music teacher, grades 9 to 12, while Proulx was a member of the popular group. school evolutionist.
Under the tutelage of the music teacher, who did not want to be appointed, Proulx learned to play piano, trumpet, bass guitar instruments.
Proulx has always been interested in pop music and R&B, where he acquired the influence of musicians like Michael Jackson, Hilary Duff and Avril Lavigne.
Proulx initially obtained a recording contract in 2014. But he then recorded independently, putting music on iTunes and Spotify.
Now, however, he has signed up with a major record label.
“It’s more about wanting to be able to create music, not anything else,” said Proulx. “I no longer want to do what I always wanted to do.
“It means the world to me because it’s been my dream since I was about seven. I always wanted to be able to make and play music as a career. “