Lead singer/Rhythm guitarist of Band 2
Harlyn’s personality is kind of confusing. An air of strength and power surrounds the young woman, but of course, that’s not always the case. The highlights of her personality are prevalent in their standings though – mostly shining through only when she’s high… which is almost ninety eight percent of the time. She’s a fairly outgoing girl who loves (needs) hugs and kisses and can’t help but flirt like a mad man. She’s got a good sense of humor which tends to be playful, sarcastic or a cross between the two. She loves to make others laugh and wants everyone to partake in whatever mood she’s in. If she’s happy, well damn it, you better be happy too. She loves to tickle and be tickled, wrestle, and cuddle – and is all around playful (when she has the right amount of smack flowing through her veins). She finds a thrill in partaking in something that is considered dangerous or taboo – which is sadly, what brought about her first crossing with her beloved smack. In general, she gets along better with guys, rather than girls – which is a good thing, considering the fact that her band mates were all male. Finally, she’s extremely protective of those she cares for and will fight for them until the end. This trait is prevalent in both the doped up and downer sides of Harlyn.
On the flip side, Harlyn has her less desirable traits, much like everyone else. Her natural sense of authority is one of her bigger faults, because she has a tendency to attempt to exhort it at all the wrong times. One of her weaker points is her high capacity to be self-centered. The voice in the back of her head is very soft and leads her to have extremely weak guilt reflexes. These weak reflexes help the young woman in her quest to trample over most anyone or anything when she sees something she wants. She’s outspoken – even in the worst of circumstances – and will not hesitate to tell you what she truly thinks; no matter if you’re a well renowned talk show host, a reporter, or her best friend. She tends to get intensely lonely and needs constant reassurance of her looks and sometimes her abilities, leading her to come off as clingy – most often when she’s coming off a high. She’s grown up to be a little bit wild, a little disobedient, and a lot of rock personality and image. She’s a unique voice with loads of personality with just enough of a smoky edge to pull of the rock front woman gig with ease.
As far as relationships go, Harlyn hasn’t partaken in the romance part of them since she was in her teens. Nah, she’d rather just have a romp or two every once in a while to get the job done – nothing more and nothing less. Could it be a result of trust issues? Sure. Could it be lack of interest and a need to focus on her career? Maybe so. But if you asked Harlyn, she’d just smirk and give you a shrug. All in all, she’s not even sure of the reason she’s so withdrawn when it comes to a relationship herself.
Lastly, Harlyn tends to think highly of her fame. She loves to be the center of attention and of course, she loves her fans – mainly because the love and idolize her.
Playing Style: Having learned to play guitar unprofessionally, Harlyn’s techniques are rather unorthodox and tends to confuse others whenever she attempts to teach others how to play. As the rhythm guitarist, she is almost foundational to the bad, but her part is often overlooked. She provides the texture within which each solo can be created. And unfortunately, she has a bad habit of damping and scratching whenever she’s about to strum the first chord which sounds pretty awful over concert grade amps.
As for her voice, it’s not necessarily what you’d expect out of her. It features a dark and heavy sound, but the high notes aren’t trouble in the slightest. Even though it’s not prevalent in their music, she has also learned to scream (without completely fucking over her vocal chords).
Instrument: Harlyn’s instrument of choice is a black Fender Telecaster Custom adorned with two stickers: a skull and a star set afire.
Background: Unlike lots of famous artists, Harlyn didn’t have some tragic childhood that lead her to withdraw from society and turn to music for solace. Actually, she was born to a fair skinned beauty of a nurse and a well-traveled Airman on Independence Day of the year 1983. Her childhood was pretty normal, having to move various times due to the Air Force’s tendency to force small families to base jump. Her father had attempted to get her to play sports in her younger years, but once she attempted, it proved to be a bad idea. Harlyn was a horrible klutz and accident prone – leading to several injuries, long standing scars, and the final decision that she was better suited in something less physical. Of course, since her father had his way the first time around, her mother had her chance to enroll her daughter in something useful – her choice? Ballet. Of course, the same clumsiness that shone through her sports adventures returned in her ballet classes, but never did her mother give up. With a couple of seasons enrolled in the class and countless hours locked away, practicing in her bedroom, she got the hang of it. In the end, she was grateful for the push from her mother – because of ballet, she had lost most of her clumsy tendencies and instead, gained the desirable skills of flexibility and grace.
Eventually though, Harlyn’s interest in ballet dwindled, and instead she picked up an interest in music. After various drawn out arguments and convincing rants, eleven year old Harlyn convinced her parents to enroll her in piano and singing lessons. This was the point in the young girl’s life that she realized her love for music.
Skip forward three years and we’re met with the turning point of Harlyn’s life. Having been absorbed in her own schooling and life, the fourteen year old had never realized what had been going on right in front of her eyes at home. Her parents’ marriage had fallen apart right before her and now, she was left with the facts that her parents were getting divorced, her mother was staying in Harlyn’s hometown in Connecticut, her father was being transferred to a base overseas, and lastly… she had to choose who she was going to stay with. After much deliberation and research, Harlyn opted for neither side. Instead, she was going to go to a boarding school in London. Of course, both her parents were against her decision from the beginning – but with their own lives falling apart in front of their eyes, who were they to make decisions for another being?
In short, the next few years for Harlyn were a blur of new experiences. In London, she found herself, her first love, British Rock, her talent in guitar, her voice, her independence, and ironically, developed a dependence on something she’d never imagined she’d come across: heroin. Despite her addictions and distractions, she eventually graduated from the boarding school, ventured across the land, and headed back to the good ole U S of A. Without going into too much detail, back home in the US, Harlyn found her calling and now she stands as the lead singer and rhythm guitarist of Band 2.