Photo Credit Lynol Lui
Vancouver born Christina Marie found refuge in music as a child growing up under the influences of Heart, Blondie, Madonna, Bjork, Cyndi Lauper, Kate Bush, Pat Benatar. This lone wolf made her presence known in 2013 winning the prestigious ‘Peak Performance Music Project’ before a howling crowd of supporters. Rykka has found her sound deep in the nature of Canada and Switzerland and it is there that she has been busy writing her new music. Working hard out on the road she is finding her own rhythm and pace as she lays down her mark in music history. Change is constant and time keeps on turning, leaving us open to feel the good vibrations and sense of wonder that Rykka delivers within her latest song MOVIES.
Home is where your story begins – please tell us a little about yours.
I was born in Vancouver and grew up in Surrey. There was never too much to do, so I spent a lot of time using my bedroom walls as a free canvas and listening to Mariah Carey.
How did music find you and begin to grow within?
My mom took choir in high school and taught my brother and sister and I to sing harmonies in the car. As I grew up I was really ADD + ADHD and found that constant art output was the key to help me function as a human.