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Heather Marquette Hoy was born in Warren, Ohio (USA) on September 25. Her parents
recognized at a very young age that Heather had musical talent and therefore, promoted and
motivated this raw talent. At age 6, Heather performed her first solo in her local church and
her parents quickly enrolled her in piano lessons. At age 12, she was chosen to be the soloist
on a televised Christmas special. Music quickly became her life — at school, at church, taking
private vocal and piano lessons and performing wherever she was able to.

At age 17, she was cast in the lead role in the musical Annie and later that summer, she was cast
in the lead role as Sandy in the musical Grease with the Kent State University Summer Theatre.
In 1993, she was awarded a 4-year Vocal scholarship from the Founces M. Luley Foundation to
attend Bowling Green State University and study Classical Music under the talented singer and
professor, Dr. Robert Bracey. In 1997, Heather graduated Cum Laude from BGSU with a
Bachelors of Art in Vocal Performance and Interpersonal Communications.

Over the next 5 years, Heather worked professionally in Sales, but never lost touch with her
musical side. She kept herself busy performing as a soloist at prestigious charity events,
countless wedding ceremonies, and in different Cover bands. During this time, she also started
composing her own music. In 2002, she relocated to Switzerland and performed as the lead
singer of the Party band, Charisma from 2003-2010. The band travelled all over Switzerland,
sharing the stage with stars like DJ Ötzi and Jurgen Drews. In 2010, she took over the reigns
by launching her own website and becoming her own boss!

In 2011, Heather went back to her roots and became one of the founding members of the
Country music band, Unifour. In a combined composing effort with German guitarist Bodo
Neumeister, original songs with a country-pop twist were born. In 2013, they released their
first full album, Get It On and were immediately overwhelmed with media interest. Their debut
album placed them not only on Country radio stations, but on mainstream radio senders as well.
In fact, the reputable Swiss radio station, Radio Swiss Pop even took Unifour’s hit song,
“Love Everything About You” into their weekly rotation! A huge concert circuit quickly followed
with invitations to perform at the International Country Festival Albisgütli, Interlaken Trucker &
Country Festival and the Verzasca Country Festival with more than 1,000 visitors. In 2014,
after watching Dolly Parton live onstage in Locarno, Heather decided to pursue a life-long
dream of learning to play the guitar. Just 2 short years later, Heather was not only able to
accompany Unifour onstage on more than half the repertoire, but she also had the means to
start a new method of composing!

Unifour is currently working on their second album, due for release late 2017/early 2018.