Professional Experiences

1995 TO PRESENT

  • Canadian songwriter, artist, composer, recording artist.

  • Write, compose, produce, arrange, collaborate, speak, draw, perform, workshops.

Accomplishments

 

2021

  • Win or Lose (Boomsmack Records)


2020

  • The Best - Amanda Rheaume featuring Kinnie Starr

  • Edge of the Knife soundtrack - (Aporia Records, May 2020)

  • To Speak with a Golden Voice – sound design for the Bill Reid gallery’s celebration of Bill Reid’s centennial

2019

  • Reeperbahn - Screening of Play Your Gender and Feed the Fire

  • Berlin School of Business - Showing of Play Your Gender

  • NYC, Dolby Sound - screening of Play Your Gender

2017/2018

  • Feed the Fire (Aporia Records)

  • Our Divide is Inside Us, featured Lecturer at the Kitty Lundy Memorial lecturer, York University, Toronto

  • Hosted 2 episodes of Tapestry on CBC Radio:

  • Composed the original soundtrack for Edge of the Knife

2015/2016

  • Julian Taylor Band (co-writer) - anti bullying track widely used by the Toronto Blue Jays, Just a Little bit (Aporia, 2015)

 

2014

  • From Far Away (Aporia Records)

2013

  • Kiss It (Aporia Records)

  • Feature performer on “Arctic Air”

  • 2 drawings and one mixed media audio/film collaboration with new media artist Hannah Clifford featured in Vancouver's “Rezerect”, Bill Reid Gallery

  • Recognized as a “Pioneer in Hip Hop” at Toronto’s Manifesto Hip Hop Summit

2010

  • A Different Day (Independent / Last Gang)

  • Juno Award Winning Producer on “We Are” (Digging Roots)

  • APCMA Award nomination for the video “It's All You” (dir. Laura Milliken/James Kinistino)

 

2008

  • Recognized by The Royal British Museum in Victoria as one of BC’s cultural icons

2007

  • Anything (Maple Music/Universal)

2006

  • Co-founded Vancouver’s Aboriginal Music Lab with Sal Fererras and the Vancouver Community College

2004

  • Juno Award nomination for “Best New Artist” (Sun Again)

 

2003

  • Sun Again (Maple Music/Universal/Lakeshore US)

  • Lead singer in Cirque du Soleil’s ground breaking cabaret production on human sexuality, Zumanity

 

2001

  • Lead role in the art film “Down and Out With The Dolls” directed by Kurt Voss

2000

  • Tune-Up (Independent / Maple Music)

1997

  • Tidy (Independent/Island/DefJam/Mercury)

1994

  • Learning To Cook (Lo-Fi cassette, independent release)

Noteworthy Events

  • Opening for Nelly Furtado and Alanis Morrisette

  • Touring Canadian Jazz Festivals with Buck 65 and K'Naan

  • Touring with Tanya Tagaq

  • Touring with Speech from Arrested Development , Japan

  • Touring with Multiple Scrappy Bitch and Lillith Fair tours in the US, Canada and Europe

  • Prospect Park Festival, Brooklyn

  • Winnipeg Folk Festival

  • Vancouver Folk Festival

  • Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Festival

  • Musicaniza Festival da Paradanta, Spain

  • SXSW Multiple Times

  • Canada’s National Aboriginal Achievement Awards (2003 & 2006)

Education

1993

  • B.A., Queen's University (Women's Studies)

Languages

 

  • Tri-lingual (Fluent in English, French and Spanish)

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