Meet the Three
We Are Sorellé!
You might know us as The Heichel Sisters, famous for our synchronized voices, pure, spontaneous and in perfect harmony. We are super excited to debut original music soon!
Our lives have changed because of a short form video app called TikTok. We caught the eye of casting producers and in 2019 we appeared on Nickelodeon’s America’s Most Musical Family. Social Media has allowed us to express ourselves and connect with our fans through daily posts of song covers, viral dance sequences and fashion-related content on TikTok and Instagram. We do challenges, Q&As, covers, and Vlogs on our YouTube channel. Recently, we have partnered with TikTok to appear live, 5 days a week for a one hour broadcast.
We stepped into social media stardom when we filmed a cover of “All About That Bass” by Meghan Trainor, and it got the attention of none other than Meghan herself. Meghan’s “like” and repost made us go viral.
Sorellé means sisters in Italian. We are very proud of our Italian roots, so when we heard the name, we knew it was perfect for us!
What do you love about music and being a part of Sorellé?
My sisters and music are two of the things I love most in this world. I am truly blessed to be able to do what I love with the people I love every day. I write songs and perform them simply because it fuels my soul. Music is one of the most important and powerful things in my life. Whenever I listen to music it suddenly brings me into a happier state of mind. And as a social media influencer, that is what I hope my content provides to my followers. An escape from the stresses of everyday life.
When did you start performing?
When you are trying to build common interests in your family, music is a wonderful opportunity. Maybe it’s getting ready in the morning or just riding around town in the car. So naturally, my first performances were singing in the car. At family gatherings my Dad would play his guitar and we would all sing along. My parents recognized my natural ability to sing on key and entertain a room when I was really young! I started dance classes at age 3 and started taking professional vocal lessons and acting classes at age 8. Soon after, I started being cast in leading roles in musical theatre productions and winning state and national pageant titles and singing competitions.
What was your first big break?
There were a few things that happened in a short period of time, but the one that stands out the most was in September of 2012. My sisters and I stood in line at The Q for 5 hours waiting to audition to sing the National Anthem at a Cleveland Cavaliers basketball game. More than 600 people auditioned that day, but we had the top performance! We earned the opportunity to sing the National Anthem at the opening game for the season in front of thousands of people. Thousands more watched YouTube the following day. Soon we were being hired and scheduled to sing at company parties, red carpet events, and charity fundraisers.
What do you hope to do with your music?
Not a day goes by where I’m not creating a melody in my head or thinking of new creative lyrics. At first Sorelles’ sound was hard to characterize. Our “pop” sound appeals to more than just the teen crowd, as many generations enjoy our modernized harmonies that are reflective of sister vocal groups in the 1940’s like the Andrew Sisters. My hope is that our music will be a source of comfort and peace as well as connection between family and friends.
What is something most people don’t know about the life of a singer?
As a singer, my voice is my instrument, so I must take great care of it. No screaming, ever, proper 30 minute warm-ups, lots of water, and good sleeping habits are a must. If my body and mind are tired, then my voice will strain and not perform to its best ability.
Last Question! What’s your personal fashion style?
I love fashion! My mother always says, “If you look good, you feel good, if you feel good, you do good.” Having been a pageant girl most of my life, my closet is filled with Sherri Hill and Jovani gowns. My shoe collection ranges from Fila and Addidas sports shoes to JIMMY CHOO pumps. I love shopping at outlet stores, TJMaxx, or online stores like SHEIN and ROMWE. And I never pay full price because for me it’s all about the thrill of a great deal!
What do you love about music?
Music is my passion in life! When I was 8 years-old, I was diagnosed with ADHD/ADD, high anxiety, and a speech impediment. Music has always been a magical, mysterious force to calm my brain, body, and emotions. My hope is that the music I write and perform will provide an escape for my listeners, like it does for me. While my brain wants music, my soul needs it.
What training have you had to prepare you for your musical journey?
My parents encouraged me to participate in both sports and the arts. As a hyperactive child, I thrived in less formally structured learning environments, like the arts, where I could express myself more freely. I took tap, jazz and ballet for 10 years, began professional vocal training and acting classes at the age of 7, and I learned to play the piano and the guitar.
What do you think it takes to be a pop star?
The music business is incredibly competitive, and becoming a star involves many factors. Becoming a professional singer requires strong vocals, a thick skin, a strong support system and the persistence to succeed. You must have good networking and marketing skills and knowledge of the industry. It’s important to know who you are as an artist in order to target the market you want to shine in and always have a positive message. Musicians and singers need to develop good interpersonal skills to work with a variety of people, such as agents, music producers and other artists.
Do you have any mentors who have helped you along your journey to stardom?
Yes! At the age of 12, I met Grammy nominated songwriter, Kara DioGuardi. As a mentor, she advised me to start building a fanbase. So, my sisters and I created a singing account on the app Vine, posted daily, and after six months we had over 70,000 followers and millions of views.
What are your big goals for life?
My goal is to be able to make a living doing what I love with the people I love most. I hope to travel the world performing in front of sold out crowds, design a really cool merch line and perform at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
Besides music, what else are you passionate about?
I am passionate about making a positive impact in the lives of children. I am the first ever National Bear Ambassador for Bears For Humanity. When you visit my website, www.Anacares.org you can purchase a soft, organic and beautifully handmade teddy bear made by Bears For Humanity. With every purchase, I donate $5 to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. To date, I have raised over $30,000 for children in need.
Last question! What’s your favorite food?
There are too many delicious foods to choose only one! I love pumpkin pie, guacamole and chips, mangos and mashed potatoes.
Did you always know you wanted to follow in your sisters’ footsteps and be a singer?
My sisters are a lot older than me. I grew up sitting in the audience on the edge of my seat watching them perform on the stage in musicals and pageants . I sat in on their vocal and acting training. I was too young to participate but I was absorbing every bit of information. I hummed along, found the harmonies naturally and learned fluctuations in my tone without even realizing it. Every night at 11:11pm, my wish was that one day I would be singing alongside them…and that wish came true!
Madi and Ana were a duet up until last year. Now you’re a trio! How did that wish come true?
When Madi and Ana were interviewed to be on Nickelodeon’s ‘America’s Most Musical Family’ they told the producers that they had a younger sister who sang with them occasionally. The producers asked that Madi and Ana film a clip of me singing with them, and to my surprise the producers loved me! We were casted as The Heichel Sisters’ and my first ever performance with my sisters was on national TV in front of a live audience.
What makes Sorellé different from other groups?
What makes Sorellé different is our sound and natural ability to create flawless three part harmonies that are never autotuned!
What is your biggest goal in life?
My goal is to inspire other children and to show them that I am proof that with hard work and dedication anything is possible.
Last question! Who is your favorite kid-focused designer?
I love the designer Michael Kors. His kids clothing collection is fun and trendy and I have a small collection of his shoes and purses.
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