Girls to the Front April 16th featuring Laura Gagnon and Kelsey Hayes with Host Julie Corrigan

Girls to the Front Songwriters Circle
Hosted by Julie Corrigan
Featuring Laura Gagnon & Kelsey Hayes
Monday April 16, 2018
8PM no cover, PWYC event

Laura Gagnon:

Won Best Pop Artist at the London Music Awards. She’s worked with acclaimed vocal coach Elaine Overholt, who has worked with Ray Charles, Tina Turner, and Dionne Warwick, to name a few. Laura Has worked with Gold and Platinum songwriter/producer Chad Irschik of Inception Sound and played with Juno nominated band Mister E Laura has just finished touring with The top international McCartney Years Tribute band led by the very talented Yuri Pool. Since Laura has rebooted her solo career and is on her way back up the pop charts! She is about embark on an Ontario tour and is finishing her 3rd album. Laura was also nominated for the 2017 Contributor Jack Richardson London Music Awards for her work with the London Music Scene by creating an all female musicians network of some of the top female musicians in South Western Ontario called ” The Doll House” Laura has appeared in “Our London”, Beat Magazine, Fusion Magazine, London Free Press, and is gaining airplay on Texas and Beyond out in Texas and Ireland.

Kelsey Hayes:

Writing from a position of strength and independence, Kelsey Hayes is an Ottawa based singer-songwriter who takes the listener on a journey of love, longing, and betrayal. Drawing on her own lived experience, she combines heartbreak with her own unique style of indie-pop, creating a genuine and soulful sound.

Beginning as a vocalist, Hayes branched out early on into writing her own material. She released her debut EP to a sold-out crowd at Ottawa’s own Mercury Lounge in Fall 2015. When she is not performing, Kelsey is a prominent member of the student body that comprises Carleton University’s singer-songwriter program through which she was honoured as the 2015 winner of the Musik Ottawa competition. In summer 2016, Kelsey made her international debut, touring multiple cities in China between playing shows at Ottawa’s Bluesfest and Cityfolk Festival.

After spending months songwriting and in-studio, Kelsey has put together an EP that brings raw sound and emotion together with grooves that keep the listener nodding along to her soulful hooks and lyrical stories. Look for Kelsey’s long-awaited second EP, due for release in late October 2017.

Julie Corrigan:

Born and raised in the Ottawa Valley, Julie Corrigan is a soulful, country, roots, singer/songwriter hailing from the small town of Shawville Quebec. Her first full length album The Language, recorded in Ottawa at Little Bullhorn Studios with producer Dave Draves (Kathleen Edwards, Howe Gelb) was #1 at CKCU for 2015.

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