Selene Vigil-Wilk

Seattle’s jubilant and tense Grunge years sprung from its musical culture and youthful unrest with a force that got the world’s attention. And yet a little lesser known at its core, was sometimes a girl or band of girls, and one of those girls was Selene Vigil whose sometimes subtle yet bombastic vocal reach would define the band 7 Year Bitch. While much of the country would watch and hear bands such as Nirvana and Soundgarden rise to household names, 7 Year Bitch was creating a passionate following and recording for the groundbreaking Northwest label C/Z and later major label Atlantic Records. Her music and vocal contributions are heard in dozens of compilation albums as well as soundtracks from the documentary “The Gits” to films “Charlotte Sometimes” and “Mad Love” starring Drew Barrymore. Selene Vigil-Wilk’s most recent CD release, That Was Then, gives her take on that time and where she is now. She is currently noted in the play “These Streets”, inspired by women rock musician during those famed years. The acclaimed project has been featured on NPR, inducted in the Library of the University of Washington, and the city of Seattle declared February 2013 as “Seattle Woman Who Rock Month”.

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