THE GROWTH OF THISTLE BREEZE
Fiercely unique and independent with folk blues and rocker vibes, singer/songwriters Angela Perry and Steve Paul formed the duo group Thistle Breeze in 2021. Using distinct harmonies, Angela and Steve’s music reflects the story of the soul in all of its idiosyncrasy: joy, heartbreak, despair, loneliness, happiness.
Angela, a small town Kansas girl, brings a rawness and power to the music she sings and creates. She has performed at various venues throughout Colorado, Kansas, Montana, Utah, New Mexico, Texas, and Wyoming.
Angela's song “Sunflower Child” was released in July 2021 debuted at a Benefit Concert for a former student who has leukemia, and now for awareness in Ukraine, the song has hit over 350K views on You Tube and Facebook/Instagram. Both songs “Fallen” and “Colorado Blues” have been viewed over 50K and have been featured on several Spotify playlists. Angela released her album “21Dayz” in April 2022. She performed “Sunflower Child” at Rocky Mountain Songwriters Festival as a top 20 finalist. Angela is performing at the Ozone Songwriter’s Festival in New Orleans, Louisana Fall of 2022, and SXSW Festival in Austin,Texas in the spring of 2023. Angela also teaches music in a Title 1 public school and teaches private lessons after school. She is also available on streaming and social meda platforms such as Spotify, Soundcloud, Twitter,Tiktok, Facebook, Instagram,Linked In. You Tube.
Steve Paul grew up in various places including New York and Louisana Steve’s songs express life’s wisdom through the lens of spiritual growth, the trials and triumphs of romance, and a father’s love for his children. His music relates to his deeply personal journey. With a style some call folk/rock, sometimes crossing into lite jazz or country often with a Broadway flare, Steve sings with a depth of emotion that will touch your soul.
Currently, Angela and Steve have been performing at Venues across Colorado, Kansas, Utah, Wyoming, Nebraska, Lousiana, and Texas. The duo also created the “Breeze through Music” a project where Angela and Steve work with ages 4-104 providing engaged instruction and interaction through music. They have also stepped into the studio with new music and are scheduled to release it in the fall/Winter of 2022/2023.
What has been the driving force of your career in this upcoming New Year?
Creating new and exciting music, writing as a team and performing, recording, and just putting it out there for people via Songwriter showcases, festivals, venues as well as social media. Are you planning to do anything BIG next year for your career?
We plan on performing at songwriter festivals, art and music festivals, touring etc. We are stepping up our performances, we are stepping up on recording and continuing our projects for youth and for Senior Adults.
What adjustments have to be made in order to get to that goal?
Organization of time
What personal goal have you set for yourself that you'd like others to think about too?
Angela’s personal goal is to connect with as many people in the music industry as possible and to connect with people who are engaged in our music. Angela wants to improve her songwriting, and her use of instrumentation in the music. Steve wants to conquer his fears around creative expression. Making more moves in this New Year can be really exciting, is there anything that you are nervous about when it comes to your career How do you get over those nerves and go for what YOU want?
We are not really nervous about playing but we are in a place where decisions will have to be made eventually about time. We just plan, plan, plan. What chances are you taking in 2023 when it comes to collaboration?
We just really started collaborating so we are planning on writing an entire album and beyond. Name the word of the year for 2023?
GROWTH Setting intentions is so important especially when accomplishing your goals! How do you make sure to keep that heart and drive you have for yourself?
For Steve it is a day to day intention and for Angela it is a long term vision of where we are going in our journey as Thistle Breeze What is happening NEXT for you?
We are currently in the studio recording new songs starting release in January, attending and performing Songwriter festivals, touring, and performing.