“The true beauty of music is that it connects people. It carries a message, and we, the musicians, are the messengers.” – Roy Ayers
Ramsey Renèe Haynes
What inspired you to sing and be interested in music, also do you play any instruments:
I genuinely had a thing for music from an early age. It was as if it was in my blood. When I was younger, way before I could even speak full sentences, I was singing. I would hum songs I heard on the radio or on the TV. And, yes, I do play an instrument. I play the piano. Fun fact about the piano, I taught, myself to play and I can read sheet music.
How do you define success:
I think success is just staying authentic, staying focused, motivated, working hard, and being persistent.
What are some things you tell yourself to stay motivated while going after your dreams and goals:
DON’T GIVE UP! Literally, if I am feeling discouraged or overwhelmed I will actually say it out loud, don’t give up Ramsey!
Who are your current role models:
Definitely my parents and my siblings. There are currently no outside influences, that I would want to model myself after. Originality and authenticity is so hard to establish today, and I think it’s very important to stay true to myself. Of course people inspire me, and encourage me, but I always push to be a better version of myself. We should all aspire to be our own role model.
Share some advice that you carry with you every day:
Always be yourself! I feel like people have this pressure or desire to follow others and be someone or something they are not. You’re fine just the way you are and if people don’t like that then so be it.
What’s something people would be surprised to know about you:
Besides singing I love to bake! I would love to take a “Food-cation” and visit a bunch of dessert spots.
Do you believe in a higher power:
I believe that there is something that I can’t explain going on all around us and inside of us. It can be many things to many different people. The beauty of nature and life is so incredible, and it can inspire us to be our best.
What’s something you can’t live without:
Besides my family, my cats Petunia and Arjuna. Literally the loves of my life. Couldn’t live without them.
Do you write your own songs:
Yes, I do! Every now and then I post a little clip of an original. I look forward to releasing my original songs someday.
Is there anything else you wish to do as a career besides music:
No, music is my life!
Favorite thing(s) to do:
Hang out with friends and family, travel, sing, listen to music, write music.
Name a Song you like and Artist:
This literally changes once a week. This week I am kind of obsessed with, Bellyache by Billie Ellish.
Name a movie you like:
Love, Simon is my all-time favorite movie. I’d recommend watching it 😉
What do you like to do for fun:
Write music 🙂 I also like to bake while listening to music 🙂 and watch movies.
Where can we find you online:
What’s next for you:
I hope to release one of my original songs soon. That would be an amazing opportunity! Additionally, I will continue to write new music, so I can be ready to work on my first album. I definitely want to book more performances. Ultimately, I hope to continue to thrive and grow and do bigger and better things!