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Meet Bayleigh Cheek in Oak Cliff

Today we’d like to introduce you to Bayleigh Cheek.

Bayleigh, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
I grew up in a musicians household. My dad use to be in a band called, About Nine Times in the late eighties early nineties that had great local success in Deep Ellum. I can say my interest in music started at an early age. I picked up the guitar at thirteen, when I found an interest in songwriting. When I graduated high school, I was a sculptor major at UNT and the time I spent in art school influenced the way I create and helped me grow as an artist. I’ve been writing my own songs since then and started pursuing it as a career in late 2015. I released my first single, “Ransom St.” this year, February 23rd, 2018. My band and I have plans to be back in the studio the rest of this year to record an album.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc. – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
It has definitely not been smooth some people have it a lot worse and I feel fortunate and grateful to be where I am. I will say money has been the biggest issue to overcome. As of right now, I have solely supported myself in my career and I feel proud about it but playing and making music is not cheap and it can definitely slow a project down.

We’d love to hear more about your business.
I write concept albums. All of my songs are for a specific story toward a certain album. I have about three albums I’ve been writing and mapping out over the years. Some are ready to go into the studio, some I’m still writing for. These albums may be different stories but fall under the same “universe” so to speak. I incorporate visual art to further tell the story I’m trying to say. Whether it’s in merchandise or stage work. I feel like visuals are so important when it comes to storytelling and visual art has been a big part of my life and I wanted a way to incorporate it into my music.

What were you like growing up?
I have plans to be in the studio this year. I’ve been planning out these project for a long time now and I’m excited to see what becomes of them.

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