ABOUT THIS ARTIST
Michelle Bellerose is a self-produced musician, visual artist and writer. She worked as a feature film production coordinator for ten years before turning her hand to a one-year organic vegetarian project that was named Restaurant of the Decade (2000-2010) by Toronto's NOW Magazine. An innovator whose multidisciplinary work touches all human senses through her ongoing investigations into intuition, creativity, and health, she has independently and persistently produced original music, visual art, and provocative commentary in support of spiritual quest, alternative medicine and holistic science.
In all of her endeavours, her trailblazing approach invites us to hone our relationships with our bodies and minds in order to experience enchantment and wonder. From pioneering a new form of yoga, to her award-winning work as a gourmet chef, Michelle continually breaks ground with her work and play.
As a musician, an eclectic mix of sounds blends into Michelle's own unmistakable style. In 2008 she was nominated for a Niagara Music Award, in the category Best Female Vocalist, and her music has featured in three Antero Alli films, a Reality Sandwich podcast, and on CBC radio and numerous North American college stations. Unique vocals along with her skilled treatment of both improvised and recorded arrangements contribute to her growing reputation as a leading musical talent. She has performed at numerous venues, from the famed Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires to Toronto's Lula Lounge, C'est What?, Cameron House, Comfort Zone, Bambu, Ontario Place, and Distillery Jazz Festival, James Street Supercrawl in Hamilton, Ottawa's Mercury Lounge and Elmdale Tavern, and BC Place in Vancouver, as well as numerous shows in coffee shops, stores, lofts, galleries, libraries, restaurants, parking lots, private homes and nature areas.
Thursday, February 13, 2014
record label interest...!
i've always wondered where i could take things, how much differently i could manifest this music in me if i finally had recourse to a guiding supervisor to help separate out wheat from chaff, bring out the best that i'm capable of, and the opportunity to work with other musicians instead of endlessly self-referencing in an abstracted digital arena. i'm old enough now to have long since neutralized those parts of me that were seeking approval and fame as a cure for my insecurities... at root i simply love to create and am keenly curious about what i could contribute to music culture given the opportunity. maybe my time has come? if not with this label, its still an encouragement tweak to keep open to possibility as never before... i've learned its no good to keep alive past disappointments as it attracts more of the same, so i only have good feelings about this message from very big fish indeed.
the song i submitted for consideration was thousand ancestors wide...