Raven Baksh

Vocalist/Guitarist

Raven is a 24-year-old entertainer from Bermuda. Originally interested in acting and being the center of attention from a young age, she was known for putting on shows for her family members and anyone else who would watch. Following suit of her grandfather, she would pick up his guitar and pretend to be on top of the world, making up words and strumming away for hours. Thrilled that she was the only one in the family interested in music, he taught her three basic chords and she hasn’t looked back or shut up since. She attended and graduated from Berklee College of Music and is currently working her way to pursuing her career in the entertainment industry.

Favourite song to perform and why?
My favorite songs to perform at the moment “Neon” by John Mayer and “October Song” by Amy Winehouse. “Neon” because of the guitar playing (I like a challenge and jazz chords), and “October Song” because it’s Amy (I adore her) and it’s a wicked song to sing.

Most embarrassing moment on stage
I was filling in for a guitarist on a fancy dinner night/gala gig and I didn’t know one of the songs (It was short notice!). So I turned my guitar all the way down and pretended to play – until the solo came around and a dinner guest called my bluff by pointing and laughing at me.

When did you fall in love with music?
I fell in love with music when I was a little kid. My parents always had music on in the house. Everything from the Spin Doctors and U2 to Public Enemy and The Fugees. I think it was solidified when my grandpa taught me how to play “My Bonnie Lies Over The Ocean” on the guitar when I was 7.