Behind the Music ...
A Multi-Talented Free Spirit
At 20 years old, Arlette had her life all planned out.
She would leave her home in Trinidad, go to New York, get her Pharmacy degree, and return home to build the “Roxburgh Pharmacy” on the piece of land that her parents owned in the perfect location. But life had other plans for this ambitious songstress.
Arlette was born in Trinidad and began singing in her church choir as a child, continuing into her teen years and eventually starting her own singing group which performed at various talent shows and social events.
She moved to New York to study at Long Island University, and while there, she joined an Italian wedding band to help pay her expenses. She had no intention of making singing a full time career, it was just a way to help pay the bills so she could get to a more “serious” profession. But as she began singing throughout the New York area, her passion for music took over. She soon met Luigi, a young Italian musician with whom she started working, and with whom she fell in love. After graduation, the two were married and Arlette made the life-changing decision of remaining in New York and dedicating her full attention to her true passion - singing. From there she never looked back.
THIS VIDEO SHOWCASES JUST A FEW OF THE MANY SONGS THAT I DO IN MY PERFORMANCES. ENJOY!
The New Jersey Devils
Through the course of her career, Arlette has performed and continues to perform at parties and social events throughout the Tri- State Area in venues too countless to mention. But her favorite and most notable performances are at the Prudential Center in New Jersey where she performs the Star Spangled Banner for the home games of the New Jersey Devils Hockey Team as their Official Anthem Singer.
Back in the 1990’s, Arlette was noticed by then New Jersey Devils President and General Manager Lou Lamoriello while singing at a restaurant in New York City. He invited her to sing the National Anthem one evening for a Devils game. Subsequently, Arlette was invited back for additional games and as fan support grew for her with each performance, she was asked to become the team’s Official National Anthem Singer. She has now been a part of the Devils Organization for two decades.