” The only thing better than singing is more singing”, Ella Fitzgerald
The singer/songwriter Shelly Quarmby has just released a six song EP entitled Change; the proceeds of one of the tracks will be donated to the Fibromyalgia Association of the United Kingdom (FMA UK). Her own struggles with fibromyalgia inspired her to make this contribution. Shelly has a Canadian connection, as she lived in Toronto while she recorded her EP there. She has agreed to answer some questions for us regarding both her career and living with fibromyalgia. She is available for viewing on itunes and her music is soothing to the ear! Her website is: www.shellyquarmby.com/shop.html and I urge those of you who need to be uplifted to buy her music!
Lives that are afflicted by this invisible dis-ease are often spent in social isolation, but the stories of those who carry on with dignity are numerous. Shelly is one such woman. My first questions to you Shelly: When were you diagnosed with fibromyalgia? Perhaps you would be willing to tell us something about your early life and what you think precipitated this syndrome?