By: Donovan Taylor Hall

Simone Sattler has been a singer-songer writer since she was born.

“I feel like I could sing before I could actually form sentences, she says. “I’m pretty sure I made up songs in baby talk.”

The 21-year-old senior majoring in music grew up in Manassas, Va. where she started playing piano and formally writing music when she was 12.

“Singing is therapeutic,” she says. “I can sing through anything. Through my music I am able to say things I normally wouldn’t.”

During her time at mason she has been focusing on the basics, learning how to sing classical songs.

“But my heart is with singing my own songs,” she says. “Songwriting will always be my passion, no matter where I go or what I do.”

Her band, Simone and the Spectrum, got together last September and having been playing local bars and venues such as Fat Tuesdays, Iota, and Water’s Edge. On top of that, they have performed at a few house parties.

“Her performing is so personal and intimate,” says Elizabeth Bergin, a senior studying Art History, who has seen Sattler play several times at Fat Tuesdays. “I love hearing her jam out with her band, she really gets into it. You can tell she loves singing in front of people.”

While she wants to be a professional singer, Sattler insists that no matter what, she wants to stay herself.

“I don’t like the idea of fame,” she says. “I would never want to not know who my friends are, I always want to stay true.”

As for her future in music, Sattler plans to pursue her dream as long as she lives.

To check out more on Simone & the Spectrum you can go to their Facebook page here:

You can also hear her EP at: