Wonderful Woman – Lexi Vito
Meet Lexi Vito, from Nutley, New Jersey. She plays the keyboards in The Victory Drive and is empathetic, hard-working, and loyal. This is her story as a musician.
Q: What is your title, what do you do?
A: I am a classical pianist living a life I never thought was possible before joining The Victory Drive. During the week, I am a full-time college student and piano teacher, but on the weekends I spend my time rehearsing and performing with my band.
Q: How did you get into the business you are in today?
A: I started playing the piano at six years old and have been in love with it ever since. I have always known music was what I wanted to do as a career and I was fortunate enough to have a family that is so supportive of the arts. My parents always prioritized music lessons for me and my older sister, Dana and that is really how we both met my bandmate, Jamie. He has been close friends with my sister for years and she would always let me tag along to support Jamie at his shows before the band went on a hiatus and I absolutely loved going to them. About a year ago, me, Jamie, and Dana were all hanging out fantasizing about The Victory Drive revival and it just was like a lightbulb moment for Jamie. I totally had to play keyboards in The Victory Drive! I would have never believed you a year ago if you told me I would be sharing the stage with acts such as Drake Bell, Aaron Carter, or Ryan Cabrera!
Q: What is the biggest challenge you had to face & overcame?
A: My biggest challenge I’ve faced was learning how to separate my ego from my music. Growing up, I only saw music as a way to express myself and it took me a while to realize that I was given the gift of music to share and connect with others, instead of selfishly keeping it to myself. I am now more open to recording, performing or teaching to really connect with people in an easy, accessible way.
Q: What is your work motto?
A: Work as hard as you can while being the best person you can be
Q: What is the best advice to give someone who is interested in this industry?
A: Put yourself out there! Everyone has something wonderful and different to offer that needs to be shared with the world! Your art might just make someone’s awful day at work a little better!
Q: What do you like most about this industry?
A: I love the people I meet along the way. It is so nice to meet new people at shows because it doesn’t matter what their backgrounds are, the love for music is automatically there and you already have something in common!
Q: What would you want to tell your 15-year-old self?
A: I would tell my 15-year-old self to just have fun and do everything with integrity!
Q: What does girl power mean to you?
A: Girl power means literally everything to me. I come from a large Italian-American extended family made up of mostly women. Strong women (to say the least), thanks to my grandma! My Grandma was a widow at such a young age so she had to raise my mom and her three sisters without a dad for most of their lives. Although my Grandma passed away about 10 years ago, she taught every girl in our family to always be emotionally strong and to never let a man hold you back from doing what you want to do in this life.
Q: Anything else you want to share?
A: Look out for our new EP dropping very soon! Stay updated by following our Instagram page @thevictorydrive!
And that’s this week’s, Wonderful Woman!
Thank you, Lexi, for being YOU & inspiring others with your talents.