I am a Detroit born singer-songwriter. Self-taught, I began composing music on the piano at the age of eight. In my teens I started putting words to the music. Teaching myself to play the guitar, I began performing in local coffeehouses. In 1999 I created the band, “Stunning Amazon”, and in November of that year we released a self-titled album. The band became locally successful and the CD paved the way towards bigger shows and media appearances.
In 2000 I was nominated for five Detroit Music Awards, winning one for Best Folk Artist. Since then, I have received nominations every year up to today. I continued to perform solo and wrote new material, releasing my first solo effort, “Elixir”. This record proved to be a pivotal force in my career, and was followed by 'Untitled for Now' in 2003 on my own label, Remedy Records.
This led to signing a record deal with Times Beach Records, with whom I recorded two national records – 'Million Year Old Sand” in 2004, and “Since I Fell in Love with the Music” in 2006. Both records earned positive reviews, appearing in Time-Out NY, NME, Harp Magazine, Hour Detroit, Metro-Times, Real Detroit Weekly, The Detroit News and Detroit Free Press.
Local radio appearances include in-studio performances on WDET (National Public Radio), 89x Homeboy Show, the Mitch Albom Show on WJR, and the River. Television performances include an appearance on Backstage Pass/PBS, Crystal's Motown Cafe, and 'Detroit Counsel of the Arts Presents: An evening with Singer-songwriter Audra Kubat'.
Some of my favorite performances have been at the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Ann Arbor Film Festival, Detroit Festival of the Arts, Detroit Tastefest, Arts, Eats, and Beats, Dally in the Alley, Ferndale Art Fair, Hamtramck Blow-out, The Ark in Ann Arbor, the Michigan Theater - opening for the great Aimee Mann, and opening for Rodriguez at the famous Amsterdam coffee shop here in Detroit.
I have composed music for independent films, The Death of Michael Smith, In-Zero, the surfing documentary High Surf, and scored music for local theater productions at The Players Club, Cliff Bells, the Zeitgeist Theater, 1515 Broadway, and the Abreact Theater. I created and performed an original score to accompany a massive projection-mapping spectacle on the facade of the Detroit Public Library’s at last year’s Dlectricity, Festival of Lights.
As a dedicated and involved member of my community, I have been a member of the local Non-profit group, United Peace Relief, where I helped feed the homeless living in the city by distributing food and clothing. I teach music to children from the area, donating lessons and time to help create inspiration within young people. In addition, I taught at the nationally recognized Paul Green's School of Rock in Rochester hills, Michigan. There I helped young musicians develop their skills in writing, performing, and technical proficiency. Further, l taught music to 5 and 6 year olds at Capuchin Soup Kitchen in Detroit.
Currently, I teach songwriting at Bennett Elementary School in Southwest Detroit as a part of InsideOut Literary Arts Project, a local arts organization that helps place artists in classrooms to share, teach, and help inspire. I attended Wayne State University, where I studied English, with a focus in Art History, Music, Theater, and the Fine Arts.