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Talena Atfield

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Occupation(s)  Musician
Music group  Kittie (1999 – 2002)
Name  Talena Atfield
Years active  1999—present
Instruments  Bass, guitar

Talena Atfield holding a BC Rich widow custom series 5 string bass

Born  January 14, 1983 (age 38) (1983-01-14)
Associated acts  Kittie, Amphibious Assault
Albums  Spit, On Better Days and Sin-Eating, Oracle, District Six, District 6, Paperdoll EP
Genres  Nu metal, industrial music
Similar People  Fallon Bowman, Morgan Lander, Mercedes Lander, Jennifer Arroyo, Tanya Candler

Talena atfield


Talena A. L. Atfield (born January 14, 1983) is a Canadian bass player, best known as a former member of Kittie.

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Talena Atfield posing on a wall wearing a black leopard sleeveless shirt, a belt, and some accessories

Talena atfield ex kittie


Kittie

Talena Atfield posing a tongue-out-pose wearing a white sleeveless shirt

Talena had just about given up on playing in a band when she received a phone call from Mercedes Lander. Talena was asked to take the place in local band Kittie as their bassist Tanya Candler had just left for "personal reasons". Talena had been a supporter of Kittie and was happy to join them so she learned how to play bass guitar in two weeks to go out to New York to film the video for Brackish.

Talena Atfield wearing a black long-sleeved shirt

In 1999, Atfield joined Kittie to replace Tanya Candler on bass guitar. Although she did not play on Spit, the first studio album by Kittie, the cover art on later pressings was changed to represent her presence in the band. She performed on their second album and the band's accompanying live appearances. In 2002, Talena Atfield left and was replaced on bass guitar by Jennifer Arroyo.

After Kittie

Talena Atfield while performing on a band holding her BC Rich widow custom series 5 string bass

Atfield was also a member of Fallon Bowman's Amphibious Assault industrial music project.

Talena Atfield wearing a black shirt

Atfield served on a judging panel for America's Hot Musician, a reality talent competition for instrumental musicians, alongside Duke Ellington Orchestra alumnus Gregory Charles Royal and National Symphony Orchestra violinist Marissa Regni. The show was to air on the Oxygen Network in July 2007. An attorney representing the current incarnation of Kittie served American Youth Symphony (producers of America's Hot Musician) a cease-and-desist letter for their use of clips from the band's video "What I Always Wanted" in the opening sequence of the show.



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Talena Atfield Wikipedia


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