Cavedoll singer/producer Vanessa Chamberlain, wife and creative partner of frontman Camden, is a local scene mainstay known for her signature sound and style. Chamberlain’s been in the biz since she was just a wee thing singing Christmas carols to senior citizens: “Anywhere they could put a mic in front of me, I’d sing.” Cavedoll performs as part of the free, all-ages Fat Flake Festival at the Gallivan Center, Saturday, Nov. 15, 4:30-10 p.m.
nExcluding my husband Camden? That is such a hard question. John Lennon. Default is always a Beatle. John Lennon is definitely an amazing songwriter. Especially after he left The Beatles. Some of the lyrics off of Imagine...
If you could do one thing for America what would it be?
nThe one thing I’m trying to do right now is raise global citizens [referencing her three children]. Children aware of problems that go on beyond their front door. I hope that all parents feel that is their duty to raise good Americans.
n n nWhat local causes do you support?
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n Age: 29
n Utah Resident: 26 Years
n Band: Cavedoll
nThe Utah Pride Center and Shriner’s Hospital. People need to support Shriner’s and donate because they’re running out; that’s what they survive on.
Favorite coffee and tea place?
nMy favorite all time place in Salt Lake is The Beehive Tea Room. It’s a great place to take a date, a casual date. It’s a sit down and chat and have a tiny sandwich place.
nI’m way into raw almonds, it’s my default snack.
nIt would probably involve yarn at some point creating something. And being with Camden.
What nature spot do you enjoy escaping everyone at?
nI live by Millcreek in Salt Lake [City]. Whenever we can we go up there. It’s really, really pretty.
What was the first album that really resonated with you?
nJane’s Addiction’s Nothing’s Shocking. I remember dancing in my bedroom and losing my mind.
What would be an embarrassing band from youth you might not like to bring up?
nWhen I was in the 5th grade I was so into Paula Abdul. And now she’s so crazy, that poor woman. It’s like when people get too rich they get weird.
Favorite instrument to play?
nMy voice, I guess. I’d actually much rather produce songs than sing them.
Any local visual artists turn you on?
nI really really got into the 337 Project when it was here. Our music was listed on the DVD.