Drumheller’s Abby Fooks continues to shine bright
Drumheller’s very own rock star is using this summer to prepare for her year.
In 2014, Abby Fooks won the annual Drumheller’s Got Talent competition. Her first place winnings included $2,000 in recording studio time.
Her life suddenly turned into a whirlwind of excitement when the public started to discover her music.
In the past two years, Fooks has gained a great amount of music experience.
“Being in the music industry has been really eye opening. I know it is really hard to get into and I feel so lucky to have accomplished what I have,” said Fooks. Abby Fooks released her first full length album titled “My Kind of Fun” on Friday, November 20, 2015.
The album features seven songs, which she had written on her own.
“The title “My Kind of Fun” symbolizes what I really enjoy doing. I love writing and making music. It is what I find fun as opposed to what other kids my age find fun,” said Fooks. “I was quite nervous when the album first released. I was nervous of people’s opinions. So far, the response has been great.”
Her first single, “Breakaway” was also featured on the reality television show Vanderpump Rules, on Monday, November 9, 2015
The show follows the life of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star, Lisa Vanderpump as she juggles running a business with her family life. three of
“Hearing my song on the show was so surreal. I could not believe that so many people were hearing it! My Shazam account boosted right after the show aired.”
Since then she has been charming radio listeners all over Alberta with visits to local radio stations to promote her music.
Her tour stops included 104.9 Virgin Radio and Fresh 92.5 of Edmonton, 98.5 Virgin Radio and 90.3 Amp Radio of Calgary and 101.1 The One of Brooks.
Fooks also made a stop at Drumheller’s own, 99.5 Drum FM.
The singer is looking forward to summer and the opportunities that she will be able to take once school is over.
“What I really want to be doing more of right now is shows. I love performing. I won’t After winning Drumheller’s Got Talent in 2014, Abby Fooks, a Grade 11 student at DVSS, has since released her own single,”Breakaway”, and her own album, “My Kind Of Fun.” She recently just finished a media tour around Alberta promoting her music. pass up any chance I get.”
She is excited about a couple of upcoming events in the works.
One to talk about is her own music video. The details are not to be released as it is still a work in progress.