What ever happened to Talena Atfield? You know, that super duper hottie, hot-hot bassist from Kittie? You remember! The only hot chick in that band.
I first heard Kittie at the tender age of 11… or 12… maybe 13… whatever, I didn’t have my period yet and that is all I can remember! I saw their music video for Brackish and fell in love. I was just getting over Backstreet Boys, Britney spears, N*Sync and discovered Metallica, Korn, and Tool (thanx to my awesome sauce, older brother). BTW, the worse Britney’s life became, the better her music grew. I will always be a fan of Britney! Keep singing about threesomes, girl! Wo0t!
Anyhoo, at the time, I had never heard of girls being in bands and singing, let alone playing instruments so when I heard them, MIND-BLOWN. When I saw the video, one girl caught my attention: Talena. She was everything I wasn’t. She was a musician, pale, hot, older, goth, and just wicked cool. Judging by her lack of facial expressions, she seemed the type of girl I would steal cigarettes for, light one up, act like it’s no big deal and that I do it all the time, while I choke on my first inhale. She would label me a loser and I’d be coming back for more abuse. What can you expect from an 8th grader from a catholic school?!
Courtesy of buzznet.com
After she was gone and replaced by Jennifer Arroyo, I totally lost interest but I always wondered, “What happened to Talena Atfield?”
Well, I hopped on the interwebs and did some research. The bitch is gone! It appears as though after Kittie, her life just stopped. Talena apparently wasn’t even playing in the Spit album. In fact, according to shaky sources, when she was asked to join Kittie she actually learned how to play bass within a month (I believe 3 weeks?). She was featured in the video Brackish but it wasn’t her bass playing. She did appear on a show called America’s Hot Musician but after that I see nothing else. She was supposedly in another band that I refuse to even mention because I do not hear bass and the vocals are terrible. The whole story sounds off and has many holes but I’m not going to touch on that. I am getting way too jittery from the creamer I decided to splash coffee in!
Talena, you are hot, please come back to the public.
I’d like to know what it was she didn’t like in the contract, assuming that’s the correct version of events. She read the contract and wasn’t happy to sign it, as she wouldn’t have control over herself; presumably creative and, dare I say, in general… ‘rock & roll soul control’.
What was it she didn’t agree with? Honest answers appreciated as I also write a blog of my own, this will be useful for me. Thanks.
Hey Poz! Sorry for the LATE, LATE reply! I haven’t updated this and my phone failed to show my alerts 😦 To be honest, I am not aware what the contract exactly stated that made her cringe. However, from another source, she does seem to be doing her own thing now 🙂
What happened to my valid comment? I was hoping for an answer to that question
Forget this blog then, forget it.
Maybe she’s no where to be found because that’s how she wants it? She’s moved far beyond her time in the band and is healthy and happy where she’s at in life right now.
That’s what I heard, too. Good for her! So glad she’s doing well for herself!
This is years old but I’m replying anyway. She has a PhD and is a museum curator in Ottawa, Canada.
That is AWESOME to hear! Thank you for the update!