Originally from New Jersey, Felicia was born into a musical family. Her dad, a touring musician, performed with renowned hip-hop group The Sugarhill Gang for as long as Felicia can remember. She grew up playing piano and learning sheet music, and was even called “Felicia Keys” around school (after one of her greatest influences – Alicia Keys). As a singer/songwriter and pianist, Felicia honed her musical chops at the famed Village Underground in New York City, and went on to win audiences over at NYC’s famed SOB’s, DROM and Milk River where she headlined several sold out showcases. Felicia has opened up for acts including Angie Stone, Keke Wyatt, The O’Jays and SWV, and has performed the national anthem at multiple NBA and NCAA basketball games. Her music has also gone overseas, touring in Moscow, Russia.
While music has always been her greatest passion, Felicia was always fascinated with medicine and helping people- and she obtained a degree in nursing while also pursuing a solo career. In June 2015 she was diagnosed with carcinoid cancer. While undergoing six rounds of chemotherapy and extensive abdominal surgery, Felicia wrote and recorded her EP, “The Balancing Act.” Of the EP she shares: “This EP came to be as a way to cope while I was dealing with cancer. I wrote music to help me get through an extremely dark time. I put my heart and soul in it, completely writing and producing it with all live instrumentation. It is, without a doubt, my strongest body of work to date and a reminder that something beautiful can come out of something so horrible.” Today, while Felicia still goes in for regular check ups with her oncologist, there is no evidence that the disease exists in her body, anymore.
In February 2017 Felicia joined the cast of NBC’s “The Voice,” competing on Blake Shelton’s team. She was a stand out from day one, singing show-stopping ballads including: “All I Could Do Was Cry,” “Titanium,” “My Heart Will Go On,” and “Defying Gravity.” Felicia’s story inspired millions of cancer survivors and musicians alike- and set the stage for the release of her EP.
“The Balancing Act” is now be available wherever digital downloads are sold.