5 Canadian Singer/Songwriters You Need To Know

Here are 5 Canadian singer/songwriters you need to know.
As a band, a duo or on a solo career, they are awesome! Let’s begin with a “contemplative folk” tune:


1. Noah Derksen

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Noah Derksen is a singer-songwriter originating from Winnipeg, MB, who has spent spent the majority of his adult life living in Vancouver, BC.
With a self-described genre of “contemplative folk”, Noah uses the acoustic guitar to convey his thoughts, experiences, and emotions in a mellifluous manner.
He is currently completing a bachelor’s degree in the Sciences at the University of British Columbia.



2. willolux


Kristina Emmott, also known under the stage name “willolux,” is a Canadian singer/songwriter whose musical style blends classic 70’s folk with infectious modern dream pop. Her introspective, whimsical songs recall the work of songstresses such as Neko Case, Ingrid Michaelson, and Regina Spektor.

Emmott’s love of songwriting blossomed early on – she recalls wandering through the playground at age 8, humming melodies and constantly daydreaming about songs.

Her debut album as Willolux, produced by Jon Anderson (Andy Shauf, Aidan Knight, Twin Bandit), is a full-length album entitled Thread & Tape, released on June 23rd, 2017. It is a collection of wistful songs, at once fragile and bold, which bravely lays bare questions of self-love, healing, and mental health. Thread & Tape can be found on all streaming services as well as iTunes.



3. David Stone

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David Stone is a singer/songwriter and musician based in Ontario, Canada.
“The Wasp” was written about summers spent at a trailer park on a small lake in Emsdale, Ontario when he was a young kid.



4. Emily Rockarts


With her catchy and endearing story based pop songs, Emily Rockarts is starting to catch on in Toronto’s crowded music scene. Her songs explore the wide eyed optimism of moving to new cities, the expansive depth of oceans, and the stratospheres of space.

Emily met Dan Rougeau (guitar – Flatrock, Midcoast), Soren Nissen (bass – Omni 3, David Occhipinti) and Ian Wright (drums – I Double You, Autobahn) while attending school at Humber College. Drawing on different backgrounds of rock, pop, jazz, and folk they’re working towards developing a cohesive sound that merges these influences.

“Mapmaker”, Emily Rockarts’ debut release from April of 2016, is a collection of songs that is as sweet and light hearted as it is thoughtful and full of longing. Emily’s music is artfully expressed through her captivating quartet. The music is honest, quirky, ever-changing and guarantees that no two shows will be the same.

After a successful east coast tour in promotion of “Mapmaker”, Emily is writing a new batch of songs, with the focus on a national tour, and the release of a full length album in 2018.




5. Scarlett Jane

Scarlett Jane

After coming onto the scene in 2012 as one of the most exciting new collaborations in recent Canadian music, Toronto’s female folk/noir duo Scarlett Jane has been gracing audiences coast to coast and over in Europe with their charm, haunting harmonies, and distinctive songs.

Scarlett Jane: powerful and irrefutable, musically and dynamically. From the studio to the stage, this intriguing female duo is geared for great things.



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Jack Skuller and The Skullers

The Skullers play their blues-soaked brand of modern rock and roll with a down-to-the-bone rockabilly soul. Hook-filled original tunes written by singer/songwriter/guitarist Jack Skuller could share a playlist with such bands as Black Keys, London Souls or the UK’s Hidden Charms. Live shows prove the band is just as comfortable covering a Little Walters blues swamp as they are playing classic punk from Richard Hell.


Frontman Jack Skuller’s songwriting and musicianship was recognized by the Songwriters Hall of Fame who awarded him the 2014 Holly Prize in tribute to the legacy of Buddy Holly. Jack’s 7” single debut at age 14 on indie label Bar/None Records set the stage for an authentic rock and roll teen life. Radio Disney took notice and sponsored a 15 city tour. Press paid attention as well with stories in the New York Post, Time Out New York, The Deli NYC, Teen Vogue and American Songwriter which said “It’s analog, vintage, and cool, but with a sincerity missing from a lot of the ironic throwback recordings of the hipster sphere. We sense a lot of potential in this budding songwriter.”

Jack Skuller’s past few solo singles on Mint 400 Records have received regular rotation on college radio. It’s only a matter of time before The Skullers become college radio staples.

The Skullers enter the studio this spring with four time GRAMMY nominated producer Joel Hamilton to record a debut EP planned for release on indie label Mint 400 Records in September 2017. Hamilton has worked with the Black Keys, Highly Suspect, Pretty Lights and Tom Waits among many others.



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Tim De Graaw releases ‘Ivory’

After cutting his teeth in the LA music scene, singer/songwriter Tim De Graaw returns to London and announces his debut EP and opening track taken from it. Recorded at Westpoint Studios (UK) and mixed at the legendary Muscle Shoals (USA), ‘Ivory’ is the first track taken from the EP ‘Three Black Roses’ out now on all platforms including iTunes and Spotify.


This one man musical powerhouse has drawn comparisons with John Mayer and The Black Keys due to his knack of blending beautifully constructed vocal melodies with blues-tinged guitar licks. Describing his sound he says: “I wanted to combine my guitar blues influence with my own songwriting style. With lyrics that are truthful, honest and poetic about my fight with depression, struggles in music, and the pitfalls of love”.

‘Ivory’ showcases Tim’s trademark poetic vocals and emotive guitar style all wrapped up in rock solid production from Antwerp based producer Jamie Evans (Reigning Days, Wildwood Kin) who has also recently worked at both Fame Studios in Muscle Shoals and Arlen Studios, Austin. Jamie adds: “The energy and feel he puts into his music is undeniable. His new material is a sure indication that his music is destined to fill the hole in many a record collection.”

Born in Johannesburg, South Africa (half Dutch and raised in the UK), there is definitely an international flavour to Tim’s music. After making his mark on the LA music scene in recent years, Tim now resides back in his spiritual and musical home in London. It was that period in LA where he cut his teeth both as a session guitarist and songwriter, finding major sync success with several TV placements on the hit comedy show Modern Family. Tim has previously co- written with upcoming artists and songwriters such Sarah Walk (Still Frames), Adam Friedman, Charlie Puth, Yori Swart, Pam Sheyne and Rich Jacques. Describing writing on his travels, Tim says: “I am always writing with an honest intention, wherever I go, to capture the moment and time I’m in. It reminds me of who I am and keeps me grounded”.

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Gabriel Kelley Releases New Video & Single for “Shoreline”

887537_602755376529307_5107029176886898186_oGabriel Kelley has a unique music story to tell. It all begins in earnest when he as a professional songwriter in Nashville got tired of the industry behind it all. He moved to Guatemala and started a music school for children and then return to Nashville. At the same time, he kicked off a solo career as a singer-songwriter, appeared twice in the hit Swedish TV Show, Jill’s Veranda, wrote songs Jill Johnson and toured around Sweden. But the story of Gabriel Kelley actually has its beginnings somewhere else:

“The first time I left the United States was when I lived for a year myself in Gothenburg. I was 16 and it was an era of exploration and to grow up. During that year came Broder Daniel to be a big part of my life.”

It was especially Shoreline (Broder Daniel cover song) that got stuck.

“It’s a song that gave me comfort and courage ever since the first time I heard it. As I have expressed song in Sweden, I think it surprises people that I as an American feel to it. There are probably more things that I know and love with Sweden than people realize.”

The video was filmed at Gabriel Kelley Farm Six Boots Collective located in Tennessee. The little boy Reuben is our neighbor and I have always seen a light in his eyes and had a hunch that he would portray me as eight / nine year old perfectly. “We wanted to show a perspective of a more traditional American South childhood when I was growing up in the South, says Gabriel Kelley”.


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‘Shoreline’ Now Available Worldwide on Spotify: http://sptfy.com/shoreline



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Andrea Silva – Waltz

9Andrea Silva, 22, is a Singer/Songwriter based in Los Angeles, originally from Bogotá, Colombia. The singer moved to California four years ago and since then has been playing shows around town with a band under her name and as a solo artist accompanying herself with guitar. She has had some very formidable complisments, In the Fall of 2014, Andrea won the Stanley Clarke Competition and this December she will be performing at the Licoln Center in New York City as one of the nomenees for the New Song Competition.

Currently, she has been working on her EP that will come out in early 2017 that combines both Folk/Indie sounds and some rock elements with dreamy and ethereal sounds. Her influences combine Folk music with some Rock elements and at the beginnging of her career, she wrote songs to Synth Pop / Indie tracks.

Lately she has released some home made acoustic recordings of her songs that have had great comments form the public and music critics. Her voice creates an ethereal spectrum where her songs are laid down with melancholic lyrics that narrate real stories.

Listen to “Waltz” here:


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