Know Your Local ... Electro-rocker: Vanessa Chamberlain of Cavedoll 

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Cavedoll singer/producer Vanessa Chamberlain, wife and creative partner of frontman Camden, is a local scene mainstay known for her signature sound and style. Chamberlain’s been in the biz since she was just a wee thing singing Christmas carols to senior citizens: “Anywhere they could put a mic in front of me, I’d sing.” Cavedoll performs as part of the free, all-ages Fat Flake Festival at the Gallivan Center, Saturday, Nov. 15, 4:30-10 p.m.
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Favorite songwriter?
nExcluding my husband Camden? That is such a hard question. John Lennon. Default is always a Beatle. John Lennon is definitely an amazing songwriter. Especially after he left The Beatles. Some of the lyrics off of Imagine...

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If you could do one thing for America what would it be?
nThe one thing I’m trying to do right now is raise global citizens [referencing her three children]. Children aware of problems that go on beyond their front door. I hope that all parents feel that is their duty to raise good Americans.

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Vanessa Chamberlain
n Age: 29
n Utah Resident: 26 Years
n Band: Cavedoll
nWhat local causes do you support?
nThe Utah Pride Center and Shriner’s Hospital. People need to support Shriner’s and donate because they’re running out; that’s what they survive on.

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Favorite coffee and tea place?
nMy favorite all time place in Salt Lake is The Beehive Tea Room. It’s a great place to take a date, a casual date. It’s a sit down and chat and have a tiny sandwich place.

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Favorite snack?
nI’m way into raw almonds, it’s my default snack.

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Perfect afternoon?
nIt would probably involve yarn at some point creating something. And being with Camden.

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What nature spot do you enjoy escaping everyone at?
nI live by Millcreek in Salt Lake [City]. Whenever we can we go up there. It’s really, really pretty.

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What was the first album that really resonated with you?
nJane’s Addiction’s Nothing’s Shocking. I remember dancing in my bedroom and losing my mind.

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What would be an embarrassing band from youth you might not like to bring up?
nWhen I was in the 5th grade I was so into Paula Abdul. And now she’s so crazy, that poor woman. It’s like when people get too rich they get weird.

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Favorite instrument to play?
nMy voice, I guess. I’d actually much rather produce songs than sing them.

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Any local visual artists turn you on?
nI really really got into the 337 Project when it was here. Our music was listed on the DVD.

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