Aged just 5, she first discovered her own voice, while singing with a band at a wedding reception. After that, she recalls frequently singing acapella in people’s living rooms.
It was no surprise when Rhonda earned a scholarship to study music at San Diego State University. Despite her rich musical upbringing, her family didn’t believe music was a real job. It wasn’t until Rhonda reached her thirties that she realised becoming a musician was no longer a choice. As she states “It’s not something I do, it’s something I am.”
In 2011, she successfully embarked on a project to write a song a day for a year. The process helped her refine her songwriting, production and instrumentation and also helped her organise the limitless lyrical ideas in her head. By the end of 2011 she had built an engaged online following and attracted the attention of Universal Music who agreed to sign her, but the timing was wrong. With the birth of her son, her family took priority and her career was once again put on hold.
Fast forward to 2020 and with plans to release new music and open her vast vault of musical sketches it’s high time the world finally discovered Rhonda Merrick.