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Elise LeGrow

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“I would love to have girls everywhere dancing and singing along to this song in their bedrooms,” says Toronto-based vocal powerhouse Elise LeGrow about her single “No Good Woman.” “I think women of all ages can connect with this song.”

And she’s right. While the five songs that comprise the 24-year-old’s current EP have a lot in common with some of today’s biggest pop tracks, her voice in particular carries hints of highly-revered female singers who’ve emerged each decade since the ‘50s – from Ella Fitzgerald and Nina Simone through to current contemporaries like Mariah Carey and Adele.

Her development as a music fan has largely informed her development as a vocalist. Since clinging to the sticky pop sounds of Paula Abdul and Whitney Houston during her childhood years, her tastes have slowly travelled back in time, first to ‘60s and ‘70s classic rock as a pre-teen and later to classic jazz and early soul and R&B in her teen years, the latter of which she says had a very strong influence on her current musical mindset. “I started hearing the things I loved about Mariah and Whitney in the music from decades before,” she shares. “That was a big moment in my development.”

She began honing her talents singing in popular clubs in and around her home city, performing classic selections from the American songbook. It was during this formative period that her own voice really started to emerge: a happy marriage of all of her influences with a distinctive, modern twist all her own. Her evolution continued as she fine-tuned her songwriting abilities and poetic voice, netting her a deal with Sony/ATV Music Publishing Canada and allowing her to elicit a wider array of emotions through her own material.

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  • Edge0fGlory

    She needs to be the next big thing! Incredible woman.

    19 Aug 2013 Reply
  • punkrockalfred

    >gets played daily on Canadian pop radio >78 last.fm listeners

    28 Apr 2012 Reply
  • lastfmfatale

    Wow! Just stumbled on her music. I can't *believe* how frighteningly talented she is! Looking forward to seeing this sultry songstress grow as an artist. Want more.

    8 Dec 2009 Reply

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