Born and raised just outside of Toronto, Ontario in a city called Mississauga (Miss-ah-saw-ga), Michelle Pereira (Purr-Era) received her Bachelor's degree in music, majoring in vocal jazz in April of 2015. A few months later, she moved to Nashville, Tennessee to attend Blackbird Studios (Martina McBride, John McBride) 6-month audio engineering program to learn the ways of what it feels like to be behind the glass.
Shortly after, Michelle Pereira became sponsored by the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) for a performance work visa. Fast forward a year later, Michelle was selected as one of the finalists to compete in Ole's Majorly Indie 'On The Spot' contest for a chance at receiving a $40,000 artist development deal with them.
She has played various iconic venues around Nashville including The Bluebird Cafe, The Listening Room, 3rd and Lindsley and The City Winery. Michelle has even shared bills and stages with Gwen Sebastian (country star, Miranda Lambert's backup singer and season 2 "The Voice" contestant), and Gary Nicholson (singer/songwriter for Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, and Ringo Starr). Michelle is currently in the studio working on some new music and is excited to be releasing an acoustic project very soon.
Songwriter by day, artist by night, Michelle's dream is to wake up every day and create and inspire people with her music just as her favorite songwriters and artists have done so for her.
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My song “Worthy” should be “worthy” of your time because of the positive message it relays to women and even men. I’ve seen too many of my friends stick with the same horrible person because they don’t see that they are worth so much more than what’s in front of them or what they deem as acceptable in a relationship.
I believe every woman/man should believe that they are worthy and that if they are not getting what they deserve in a relationship than THAT person should NOT be worthy of them or there body.
I hope people walk away from this song feeling empowered and have it as their anthem song!