Angela Saini, on the Jef Gibbs Stage, at The 2016 Beaumont Blues & Roots Festival
Angela Saini, performing Sunday June 19th, comes to the BBRF fresh off a European tour with four treks across Canada under her belt, BBC Radio is calling her “massively talented” on the heels of her newest EP Leap. Armed with a new sunshine-soaked single produced by Bill Bell (Justin Nozuka, Tom Cochrane) called “Living on The Bright Side,“ Angela is poised to record her first full-length album in the winter of 2016. Showcasing well-crafted songs about self-renewal, empowerment, love and life, Angela delves into humanistic and honest themes laden with catchy hooks and memorable melodies. Her first EP Cake and Callouses in 2012 garnered a Toronto Independent Music Award Nomination for “Best Adult Contemporary” as well as a “Best Female Artist” nomination in the International Acoustic Music Awards. Named by the Examiner as “one of Toronto’s best indie songwriters,” she delivers folk pop with pitch-perfect conviction.
Angela broke into the local music scene in her hometown of Calgary, AB in her first year of high school. Teaching herself to play guitar at 14, her Austrian mother and Indian father drove her to gigs as she strummed original songs at local bars before she was legally allowed to frequent them. She formed her first band Supernal that year and spent close to a decade touring around Canada and releasing four independent rock albums, catapulting her to Toronto in the process. As producer Moe Berg (Pursuit of Happiness) proclaimed on AUX TV’s “Master Tracks” TV show with her last band Drive Faster, Angela “is just so outstanding. You almost get a rush when you are recording someone like that.” Her refined songwriting skills and natural vocal ability got the attention of Tragically Hip drummer Johnny Fay, and demos together became pre-production for her solo debut EP in 2012. Her strong and soulful voice has carried her to national airwaves in Canada and blogTO has mentioned her in the “Top 5 Folk Acts to Watch.”
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