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Biography

 

Boasting a 30-year career as an international recording and touring artist, it is a testament to faith and determination that this Canadian singer-songwriter is still producing great music and songs. Singing in both English and French, Annette was a founding member of the iconic group ‘Hart Rouge’ before embarking on a solo career, boasting an impressive list of accomplishments: Twelve albums, several radio hits and multiple tours across Canada, Europe and the United States.  

In Annette’s own words when accepting her Western Canadian Music Award she said: ‘I don’t know how I feel about being called a veteran, but I’ll take it, for if I’m still doing music today it’s because I know that music is healing.

And healing and empowering her music is! Pushing just the right amount of alt into her music, Annette is at the top of her game with
‘I AM’, her 5th solo album, featuring an array of pop rock songs that acknowledge and celebrate the
beauty and strength of the human spirit.  

Tinged with a bit of philosophy and humanitarianism as only an old soul can deliver, Annette offers up a heady mix of melodic pop and roots flavoured-rock that perfectly captures the tumultuous times we live in, but without the usual angst. She uses her versatile voice to cut down to our most raw emotions, the ones we drink down with a chaser, stirring the pot just enough to nudge us along in our quest for a better world and creating the space for hope and faith to emerge. 

These are empowering songs born of the belief that we are all masters of our own destiny. Inspiring, generous and earthy, they are the work of an artist whose mettle has been tested. Personal yet universal, strong yet poignant, ‘I AM’ features some gritty guitars, catchy melodies and exquisite vocals. 


Awards and Nominations

 

Western Canadian Music Awards Winner (2015)

Prix Trille or Nomination (2010 & 2014) 

WCMA Nomination (2009)

Lieutenant Governor’s Award Nomination (2013)

Winner of the « Prix Mercure » (2012) for Contribution to French Culture

Socan Music Award (1997)   

 

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Press Quotes

 

‘I AM’ is a wonderful tableau of paradoxical portraits about the essence of life, offered up by the richness of Annette’s songwriting and performances. The evocative beauty of this album comes to life through her sultry yet strong voice, and is accentuated by some ingenious arrangements. 
– Marc Lalonde des ondes


Annette offers well-crafted lyrics infused with strong and evocative images and presents them using varied rhythms and melodies.
And then there is the beautiful voice of the artist, a voice both sweet and very strong, where ferocity gives way to serenity,
where sweetness folds into fury and where sadness alternates with joy.
– Paul Savoie, Liaison Magazine


Annette redraws the contours of her world and convenes us to a colourful setting from outside and from within, a naturalistic setting of
music and words filled with flare, finesse and glowing emotion.
– Maud Cucchi, Le Droit


It's an album marked by the authenticity and by the gentle strength of this artist
whose music is a hymn to life.
 The Express Toronto


Annette provides a very personal and authentic album full of effective melodies and shining moments.
– Jean-Étienne Sheehy (Francopresse)

MUSIC

 
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TRACKLISTING:
01. I Am
02. Drink Deep
03. Part of the Afterglow
04. Where Peace Resides
05. Don’t Give Up
06. Monarch Butterfly
07. The Fifth Dimension
08. The Earth Beneath my Feet
09. Magdalene Flame
10. Groundswell

 
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TRACKLISTING:
01. For What it’s Worth
02. Let You Go
03. Life With You
04. Let Temptation Be
05. Only Forgiveness Knows
06. Freudian Slip
07. Sentimental Journey
08. Stay With Me
09. Life Has No Meaning
10. You Gotta Laugh

I AM

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YOU GOTTA LAUGH

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TOUR 2018

 

MARCH

MARCH 20-26
Festival Printemps francophone
Solesmes, France

JUNE

JUNE 8
Festival Printemps de Pérouges Pérouges, France

JUNE 11
La Yaute
Chamonix, France

JUNE 12
MC Brasserie
Chamonix, France

JUNE 14
Swingdorf
Markdorf, Germany

JUNE 15
Clem's Cultural Cave
Markdorf, Germany

JULY

JULY 11
Fête Fransaskoise
Saskatoon, SK

JULY 15
200th Celebration Television Special
Winnipeg, MB

JULY 29
Willow Bunch Farm Fest Terre
Ferme Festival

Willowbunch, SK

OCTOBER

OCTOBER 6
100th Anniversary Collège Mathieu
Gravelbourg, SK

OCTOBER 7
I Am Conference
Saskatoon, SK

OCTOBER 12/13
Breakout West Conference/Awards
Kelowna, BC

OCTOBER 18
Artesian
I AM Album Release
2627 - 13 Avenue, Regina, SK

OCTOBER 20
Lemurian Consciousness Centre
I AM Album Release
Okotoks (Calgary area), AB

OCTOBER 25
Capitol Music Club
I AM Album Release
244 1 Avenue North, Saskatoon, SK