As an ovarian cancer survivor, I am one of the lucky few to be alive and cancer free eleven years post treatment. Going through surgery and chemotherapy treatments, I became acutely aware of how precious life is. And I found a renewed appreciation of simple things like being able to eat an apple, watch a sunset, or dance. My song, Every Day is a Gift, is a celebration of life.
Patricia Bahia (pronounced ba-HEE-yah) is singer-songwriter and ovarian cancer survivor who creates catchy piano-based pop songs that celebrate life’s struggles and triumphs.
Patricia’s music combines elements of pop, singer-songwriter, with hints of country and soul, to create sparkling gems of piano-based pop songs. Her inspiring lyrics and catchy melodies are delivered with a voice “as smooth as a polished stone that has been through the rock tumbler of life.”
Patricia started her career as a soloist with the acclaimed Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir–recording with Linda Ronstadt, performing with Joan Baez, and opening for Bonnie Raitt. A former litigation attorney and entrepreneur, Patricia left the corporate world after a successful battle with ovarian cancer eleven years ago caused her to re-examine her priorities and to discover her “bucket list” desire to write songs. She credits her illness with the discovery of her songwriting voice, and credits music with her recovery.
“In the process of healing, I discovered my voice as a songwriter. Music was a huge part of my recovery, and it saves my life every day,” says Patricia.
Her music resonates with cancer survivors and regular folks alike, who find inspiration, solace, and hope through her catchy melodies, expressive voice and soulful lyrics.
Now healed, Patricia is on a mission to spread love, healing, joy and peace through the power of words and music–and to inspire others to follow their dreams and live artistically.