Queer FM Episode March 15, 2022

QueerFM Featured Guests : EllaRose Chary is an American award-winning writer and advocate for inclusion in media/Ana Pac is a Canadian triple-threat dynamo: singer, dancer & actress.

8:00am - 10:00am


ELLAROSE CHARY (she/hers) is an award-winning writer and advocate for inclusion in media. She is a Richard Rodgers Award Winner, Drama League Award Nominee, Dramatists Guild Fellow, O’Neill, Kleban, NYFA and Kernodle Finalist, Rhinebeck Writers Retreat Triple R, Ars Nova, Milikin University and Catwalk resident and a Harvard TDM Guest Lecturer. Her work has been featured by The Civilians (Joe’s Pub), GPTC, The Rose Theater, Encores! Off-Center, & UArts Polyphone Festival. Her new album Place & Time is available everywhere you get your music.

Recorded in New York City, Place and Time is a culmination of EllaRose Chary and Brandon James (Gawin) Gwinn’s musical and gender awakening. Developed over ten years of working together, songs are mostly queer-themed with emotional surges that are character and story driven.

They include “Always Heard, Never Seen,” written from Ella’s own experience of being a woman in queer spaces dominated by cis white men and “Why I Chose,”
about feeling somewhere in the middle between male and female, much like Brandon’s real-life story.
Throughout the album, there are solid influences from folk, as well as protest songs, pop-rock radio and 70s era tracks. To learn more about this artist and their work, visit the website at www.ellarosechary.com (or) www.brandonandella.com
Ana Pac:
Ana Pac (she/her) is a triple-threat dynamo: singer, dancer and actress. As a talented dancer, she has appeared in many films and TV shows, including Work It (Produced by Alicia Keys) and Feel The Beat – both released on Netflix. And if you are a fan of speed-skating, you may recognize the name: Ana was one of Canada’s Top speed-skaters in 2012.

Originally from Montreal, Ana is passionate about music and dance. DOWN IN MY WHIP her first single, is a fun, up-beat song about falling in love – and being in control, down in her whip!

THIS IS … is a pop tune inspired by the music of K-POP and the “you can do” lyrics of Lizzo – it’s a tune filled with positive messages, an anthem for all ages, a rally call to all to live their passion, follow their dreams and never give up.

These are words that Ana lives by – listening to your inner voice and having the courage to go after your dreams, despite the obstacles and the nay-Sayers. Ana’s philosophy on life is to work hard and never lose sight of your inner voice. It’s that voice that took her on a journey from a short-track speed skater to center stage as a singer-songwriter and performer.

Her latest single BLAST OFF (LIGHT YEARS AND BEYOND) is about finding true love and joy it brings. “Blast Off is about finding that someone that changes everything you ever thought love could be. It’s about feeling a connection with someone that goes above and beyond any connection you have ever made prior to meeting them. It is about meeting my fiancé Jo on TikTok, loving and being loved by her and experiencing life with her by my side.”

Ana is currently working on a new single to be released soon as well as creating a few more songs for the release of her album "This Is... Ana Pac” You can download and stream Ana’s music on any digital platform and follow her on socials at anapacofficial.

Track Listing:

Nobody Else
Sam Steele · Sam Steele
Place & Time
Amber Gray & Amy Jo Jackson · Amber Gray & Amy Jo Jackson
G Flip ft. Lauren Sanderson · G Flip ft. Lauren Sanderson
Blast Off (Light Years and Beyond)
Ana Pac · Ana Pac
This is
Ana Pac · Ana Pac