Known for charismatic live performances and contagious energy, Melanie Brulée launched her latest Francophone release “Débridée” to a sold out crowd at The Burdock Music Hall in Toronto on May 26, 2015. Recorded between Toronto and Montréal and produced by Benoit Morier, Débridée includes collaborations with French-Canadians Anique Granger, Daniel Peloquin-Hopfner (Red Moon Road), Charles Tilden (Delta Will) and Faye Blais.
From the opening surf -folk-rock piece Obtus through to the psychedelic Astéroïde, radio listeners throughout Canada and Québec have been enjoying these atmospheric folk tracks infused with rock in perfect symbiosis. Antidote du doute earned Melanie the 2015 Folk Music Ontario Stingray Music “Songs From the Heart” Award. A proud ambassador for mental health, Melanie offers bilingual self-confidence workshops for youth across Canada.
It takes a lot to stand out in the crowded world of Americana female vocalists, but Lane pulls it off with aplomb on “For the Night”. The album was nominated for “Roots Solo Recording of the Year” at the Western Canadian Music Awards in 2011 proving that her two previous award-nominations were no fluke. Lane was able to head out on an extensive tour to promote her outstanding album, however, in the thick of it all, it became apparent that there was one more thing she would need to do. Lane would eventually take a full year off of performing for an extensive ankle surgery and rehabilitation process in order to be able to pursue her career. This gave Lane the perfect excuse to once again throw herself into song writing. The year has come and gone and Lane is plotting her come back. The plans are already in motion to release an EP of “Duets” with partner John Antoniuk this fall followed by a full Canadian tour! Also, with the support of FACTOR Lane is making plans with Producer/Engineer John Ellis to record a new album for release in March 2016.