I was going through the S at the record shop when I saw Schascle album
Haunted By Real Life. I never heard of her or her music, but was intrigued by the CD cover
picture. Schascle (chess-el) has got a powerful voice and you can find some great songs on her
album. I tried to compare her with other artists but couldn't find one that sounds like her. You
can find some real-audio soundclips on this page if you are interested.
Schascle "Twinkle" Yochim was born and raised in Sarasota, Florida. At the age of seven, while she was singing along to rock and rols hits, she decided she wanted to go further in music. She played cello in her grammer school orchestra and later she went to the Booker Visual And Perfoming Arts High School. In the tenth grade Schascle fronted her first band with influences ranging from The Allman Brothers and Bad Company to Marvin Gaye and Bob Marley. By the age of sixteen Schasle was playing professionally in the Sarasota music scene, attending school during the day and lying about her age at night in order to sing in local clubs.
After graduation, Schascle fronted a rock band singing Top 40 hits in hotel lounges across the country. During this time she learned her stage skills and grew the desire to sing her own material. A year later she returned home to Sarasota to join The Hurricanes, a blues group with a strong local following. She had a lot of artistic freedom and the band encouraged her to continue writing her own stuff.
This led to the recording of a four-track demo tape in 1988. Her second demo tape with eight new songs recorded in a Chicago studio got interest from various music publishers. After signing with Warner-Chapell as a songwriter, producer Patrick Leonard heard her material and offered to produce an album. She signed with Reprise Records and this resulted in Schascle's first album Haunted By Real Life (1991).
It took seven years before Schascle's next album came out. Live @t the 5 O' (1998) was recorded live at the "Five O'Clock Club", a local club in Sarasota.
If you want to read what others think of Twinkle Schascle then take a look at my
'fan e-mail' page.
To get a newsletter, you can write to Schascle at: P.O. Box 18231, Sarasota, Florida 34276
These are some messages I received from Schascle:
As I said, I don't know much more about her, so if you know something, e-mail me (Alex) at: jad @ bart.nl
Haunted By Real Life
Twinkle, Live @ The Five O'
Haunted By Real Life (1991)|
Reprise Records 7599-26510-2
|1||I can't get love with money||Schascle Huygens||03:50|
|2||Too many people||Schascle Huygens / Jerry Jordan||04:50|
|3||Restless sun||Schascle Huygens||04:57|
|4||Haunted by real life||Schascle Huygens||04:05|
|5||Freedom||Schascle and Brian Huygens||04:41|
|6||I'll be there||Schascle Huygens||02:51|
|7||Real live thing||Schascle Huygens||03:42|
|8||I just say what I feel||Schascle and Brian Huygens||04:17|
|9||Hold me||Schascle Huygens||04:44|
|10||Garden of love||Schascle Huygens||05:23|
|11||You're not yourself anymore||Schascle Huygens / Lynn Pitts||03:08|
these are sound clips. To be able to play them you need to have the real-audio player installed. You can download the real-audio player at the real-audio webpage.
Twinkle, Live @ the Five O' (1997)|
This album was recorded live at the Five O'Clock Club in Sarasota, Florida on November 29,1997
(on the album it says incorrectly November 29, 1998).|