Saturday, August 6, 2016

Somebody That I Now Know..... I Met Gotye!!!

August 1st, 2016

So... I can now officially say.... Wally De Backer AKA Gotye is Somebody That I Now Know!! :)

Wally De Backer (Gotye) and Inkerbella 8.1.16

Wally came over to my house on Aug. 1st, 2016!! He is a collector and owner of one of my  Grandpa Harry's  inventions, The Chamberlin Organ.   It was a splendid morning and into the afternoon as we shared stories!  He told me of some cool shops he thought I'd like in LA that he took a gander at during his visit thus far here in Los Angeles.  He also shared with us some of his favorite music and had it playing as background music during our visit.  We talked about things from crazy foods we have tried, to music that inspires us, etc.  He told me he moved to New York about 15 months ago from Australia!  So he said he's adjusting to everything still... but said that NY def. feels like home now!

I felt oh so super lucky that he was curious about my music too! I had mentioned to him about my Modeling/Acting and Music.  He was wondering how I sounded and asked to see one of my videos? I said, Well.. I can do better than that!  I can play live for you, if you'd like!?  He said, Sure!  He wanted to hear one of my original songs... so I picked to play for him my 1st song I ever wrote called "Happy You."  As I played, he was tapping his toes and getting into the beat (which was super cool!) I finished the song and he said... "Wow, You can really sing... you have such a sweet and pure voice, great job!" So yea.... Gotye likes my song!! :)  I felt so super lucky to have had such an opportunity to play for him and get his feedback!! That meant the world to me coming from someone as established as himself,  The Grammy Winner and all that He is!

Let me just tell you... if you ever get a chance to meet Wally.... he's amazing!! Super down to earth... happy and sweet guy.  You instantly get a good upbeat vibe from him and he resinates happiness.  You can tell he loves what he does!  He's super chill and I instantly felt like he was a friend that I've known for a long time.

Thanks for spending some time with us Wally... my family feels super lucky to have met you and know we will be in touch as time goes on!  Thanks for being so awesome!!  Best of luck on your projects!!


Kelsey Shoup and Wally De Backer 8.1.16

P.S. I did mention to him that I did a cover of his song... he took note that he would check it out later... but incase you'd like to see my cover... take a peek below....

Gotye "Somebody That I Used To Know" 

Inkerbella Cover "Somebody That I Used To Know"

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