Girls to the Front Songwriters Circle a monthly showcase featuring women in music from Ottawa and the third Monday of every month at Irene’s Pub.
Julie grew up on a farm along the Ottawa River. On The Language Julie taps into these romantic whispers of her past, including stories of heartache, loss, tragedy, and a longing for going home. Heading into the studio with nothing but the words and melodies written on her acoustic guitar, Dave Draves put his magical and creative talents into developing a sound for the record. The result is an exquisite blend of roots, country, soul, pop, and something else in between.
“Ariana is a freak! I’ve learned that this is a ‘good’ thing. She has an ability to make you want to jump out of your bones, walk across hot coals, drive the entire state of Texas blindfolded, and marry the wrong person… twice. I once saw her so taken by the spirit of music, that her eyes had rolled up inside her head, all the while testifying to a stubborn audience, bent on having no part of the salvation she offered.
Fools! Before the middle eight, they were hers”. – Kevin Breit
Doressa is a young composer and performer from Ottawa. She speaks three languages: Creole, English and French. For now, she composes and performs in English and in French. She was born on March 5th, 1996 and was inspired at a young age by her father who is also a musician/producer.
Through multiple genres of music, she associates her musical sound to R&B, Neo-Soul, with a dash of pop. Listening to great acts like India Arie, Lauryn Hill, Mary J. Blige, Alicia Keys, Musiq SoulChild, and many more, Doressa finds her voice in melodic, catchy, and self-reflective tunes.