Hi there! My name is Whitney Wolanin, (pronunciation WHOA- Lan- in), but you're free to call me Whitney Wo, Whit, Whit Wo, and/or Turbo. First off, let me say thank you for visiting my website. Secondly, I'm going to assume my music brought you here, and not my dabbling in improv comedy, or because I'm a tea enthusiast, or because I was the center of my high school basketball team. It's probably a safe assumption.
So how did we get here, to you reading my bio (which is too cool)? Well, according to my parents, I was singing before I was talking. I really can't attest to this, however I can say with absolute certainty that I was pretending to be Janet Jackson at a very young age. There's video proof of this (sealed in a vault, don't even think about it). I love singing, songwriting, and playing the piano more than just about anything else. I've been pursuing such a career since I was 13. Well, technically 12, but it took me an entire year to convince my dad to let me do it. The music industry is certainly not for the faint of heart, which he realized. So needless to say, I had to do a lot of creative manipulation…and mostly begging.
I recently graduated from Vanderbilt University (Go Dores), which was a fantastic experience. After much deliberation my sophomore year, I decided to graduate in three years because I really couldn't wait to do the music thing full-time. And believe it or not, professors do not accept the "I was writing a song and lost track of time" excuse on late work.
My music is very much like my diary-all the songs are about my real life experiences, which at first was difficult for me to put out there. I used to write songs, and when people asked to hear them, they were "never quite finished" because it just seemed too personal to share. Or the song was about the person asking to hear it… awkward. But I've realized that all those personal details are what make the songs relatable, and I hope that I've written something that connects with you.
So thank you so much for your interest and support. I can't tell you how incredible it is to have people listen to my music. I appreciate it more than words can say and hope I can thank you in person one day…(accidental rhyming… nice).