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The Band

Chanelle Albert

 

Chanelle Albert is an independent singer/songwriter/composer based out of Sudbury, ON. Her style takes root from a variety of genres including Folk, Rock & Roll and the Blues and her craft is greatly influenced by artists such as The Beatles, Leonard Cohen, Janis Joplin, Bruce Springsteen, U2 and Patti Smith. Born in North Bay, ON, and raised in the small Canadian town of Verner in beautiful Northern Ontario, Chanelle started song writing in 2012 at the age of 15, writing in both English and French when creating her music and poetry. She has since released her debut album How Beautiful We Are in 2015 at the age of 18 which has earned her two national award nominations in 2016, including the Toronto Independent Music Awards in the category of Best Folk or Roots, and the Canadian Folk Music Awards in the category of Young Performer of the Year. In 2017, she was among the top 6 finalists from across Canada in the Francophone singer/songwriter competition and TV Series, Planète BRBR on TFO. Furthermore, Chanelle is the recipient of the prestigious Governor General’s Award for her illustrated story Le Grand dérangement d’Élise. The ceremony was held at Rideau Hall in Ottawa, Ontario where she received the award from Their Excellencies the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada on November 19, 2010.

 

Chanelle Albert est une auteure-compositrice-interprète de Sudbury, Ontario qui aime mélanger les genres, intégrant blues, rock & roll et folk à ses pièces. Elle s'inspire d'artiste tout aussi divers, tels que The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, Janis Joplin, Bruce Springsteen, U2 et Lana Del Rey. En 2015, à l'âge de 18 ans, Chanelle a sorti son premier album, intitulé How Beautiful We Are, qui lui a mérité une nomination au Toronto Independent Music Awards pour Best Folk or Roots et une nomination au Prix de musique folk canadienne pour Jeune artiste de l'année. En 2017, elle a participé au concours pancanadien, Planète BRBR et s'est rendu parmi les top 6. De plus, Chanelle est la récipiendaire du prestigieux Prix du Gouverneur général pour son histoire illustrée Le Grand dérangement d’Élise. Son Excellence le très honorable David Johnston, gouverneur général du Canada a remis le prix à Chanelle lors d’une cérémonie qui a eu lieu à Rideau Hall, le vendredi 19 novembre 2010.

The Easy Company

Kyle Jobin - Bass

Kyle Jobin is an independent musician currently residing in Sudbury, ON. Kyle's primary instrument is the bass guitar and he is inspired by artists and groups such as The Beatles, Flee from the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, and U2. Born in Guelph,ON and raised in the small town of Moonstone,ON, Kyle did not discover his love for music until his early adult years when he bought his first, secondhand bass guitar at age 19. Kyle started playing live with Chanelle Albert in July of 2017, eleven months after acquiring his first instrument.

Ryan McEwen - Percussion

Ryan McEwen is an American born drummer from Virginia Beach, VA. With roots in classical percussion, he went to the Visual and Performing Arts Academy in Virginia Beach where he performed in places like Carnegie Hall. He moved to Canada in 2014 and started attending Cambrian College in 2015. Multi Talented, Ryan has not only played in rock and punk based bands, but also has a background in Latin and African drumming, as well as orchestral percussion. He became a member of Chanelle Albert & The Easy Company in January of 2018.