Women in Music: A Singer/songwriter Showcase

Women in Music: A Singer/songwriter Showcase

Kristy Hagerman, Claire Hunter, Michelle Thibodeau, Rosita Stone, Lora Ryan

Sun, July 30, 2017

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm (event ends at 10:00 pm)

C'est What?

Toronto, ON

$10.00 - $15.00

This event is 19 and over

Lora Ryan
Lora Ryan
Singer/songwriter Lora Ryan is poised to make some noise in the independent music scene. Born and raised in Montreal, Quebec, she recently relocated to the Hollywood of Canada: Toronto, Ontario.
Lora initially started her career in performing arts including hip-hop dance, acting, and musical theatre – all before graduating from high school. She studied at the Montreal School of Performing Arts in her teens but it wasn’t long before she realized her first passion is to write, record and perform her own material. She then made the switch to pursue singing with a private vocal coach at the Montreal Academy of Music for seven years.
The petite firecracker continued her post-secondary education at Vanier College (Montreal) in music studying voice, but opted for a more hands-on experience in the field instead. She quickly gained recognition for her talent and attracted help from a manager/publisher, and investors who helped her record her own 15-track Pop/Rock Debut album, Perfectly Imperfect (2012). The album was never released to the public but received industry-wide praise for its catchy hooks and relatable lyrics.
Lora spent an invaluable six years as a vocal coach/mentor at West Island Music Academy (WIMA), helping mould the talent of today’s youth. From vocal lessons to songwriting classes and how to work together in a rock band, Lora took pride in helping her students grow as artists and she was always a positive role model/influence.
Lora’s musical expertise enables her to develop and write for fellow artists in various genres (country, rock, indie, hip hop, acoustic, etc.).The vivacious blonde, who participated in two Songwriters Association of Canada (SAC) SongWorks pro writing camps in 2015, is actively writing/composing her upcoming EP.
Lora Ryan draws on personal experience to pen her lyrics, which can only be described as original and emotionally driven, sometimes angry, often angst-ridden, but always heartfelt and honest. “My world revolves around music,” she emphasizes.
Since the release of Perfectly Imperfect, Lora has matured and her music has grown and revamped alongside her. She’s has just released her brand new single “Best of Me” – An empowering pop-ballad with a strong message about being happy in your skin and knowing your self-worth.
The unstoppable talent is beyond eager to share her music with the public.
“Music is my passion, my life. I would be nothing without it,” she expresses. “In one way or another, music affects us all.”
Lora Ryan is about to take the world by storm!
******
Fun Facts about this pop starlet:
– Lora is obsessed with her two cats, Romy and Milo.
– Lora loves to cook, bake and most importantly eat. Seriously, this girl has an appetite.
– Lora is a shopaholic! She has more clothes than she knows what to do with and a mild obsession with liquid matte lipsticks.
Lora’s Mantra: “I believe in having fun and living life to the fullest. Even doing groceries should be fun. There’s never a dull moment in my life.”
Kristy Hagerman
Kristy Hagerman
Kristy Hagerman is a Canadian singer/songwriter based out of Toronto, ON. Her debut EP, Left, a 5-song folk record, sold 140+ physical copies in the first 6 months. The 21-year-old recently teamed up with Our Audio Kin Records, a studio label in the east end of Toronto. Right now they are working on her second album, Right. As the release of the pop record nears, Kristy can be found playing in venues all over Toronto. She will be headlining a Toronto coffee shop tour this fall (dates TBA).
Claire Hunter
Claire Hunter
Claire Hunter is a Toronto based singer/songwriter and actor from Almonte, ON. She released her debut EP, "Something Safe", last February and has since been performing in venues all over Toronto. You can also see her in six episodes of the American tv series, Reign, currently airing on the CW Network. Claire plans on getting back into the studio this summer to record with her band.
Michelle Thibodeau
Michelle Thibodeau
Michelle Thibodeau grew up in Moncton, New Brunswick and is a graduate of the Canadian College of Performing Arts (2012) and completed the Artist Entrepreneur Program at Coalition Music (2015). She is currently based in Toronto, Ontario working as a Singer-Songwriter and Musical Theatre performer. At the end of 2016, Michelle released an original song called "Checkmate" which received radio-airplay across Canada on CBC Radio One. In her most recent theatre contract (Feb-March 2017) Michelle played the leading lady "Nancy" in a professional production of Oliver the Musical (Capitol Theatre NB). This summer, Michelle will be in the studio recording her third album and looks forward to its release and touring the album at the end of October!
Rosita Stone
Rosita Stone
Delving deep into emotion is the hallmark of Rosita Stone’s songwriting. Her track record includes singing with Michael Bublé/The Canadian Tenors, opening for Latin Grammy winner Carlos Vives, charting top 5 with three different songs in English and Spanish in Latin America with a No.1 in Hispanic Toronto.
In her career, Rosita has worked alongside many reputable and award winning writers and producers. Her song ‘Mother to Child’ was recently chosen as the theme song for the soundtrack of the movie “Figment”.
Rosita continues to be a coordinator for the Songwriters Association of Canada and is Cultural programmer and judge for Youth Day 2017. She resides outside of Toronto and continues to build her catalogue of songs.
Lora Ryan
Lora Ryan
Singer/songwriter Lora Ryan is poised to make some noise in the independent music scene. Born and raised in Montreal, Quebec, she recently relocated to the Hollywood of Canada: Toronto, Ontario.
Lora initially started her career in performing arts including hip-hop dance, acting, and musical theatre – all before graduating from high school. She studied at the Montreal School of Performing Arts in her teens but it wasn’t long before she realized her first passion is to write, record and perform her own material. She then made the switch to pursue singing with a private vocal coach at the Montreal Academy of Music for seven years.
The petite firecracker continued her post-secondary education at Vanier College (Montreal) in music studying voice, but opted for a more hands-on experience in the field instead. She quickly gained recognition for her talent and attracted help from a manager/publisher, and investors who helped her record her own 15-track Pop/Rock Debut album, Perfectly Imperfect (2012). The album was never released to the public but received industry-wide praise for its catchy hooks and relatable lyrics.
Lora spent an invaluable six years as a vocal coach/mentor at West Island Music Academy (WIMA), helping mould the talent of today’s youth. From vocal lessons to songwriting classes and how to work together in a rock band, Lora took pride in helping her students grow as artists and she was always a positive role model/influence.
Lora’s musical expertise enables her to develop and write for fellow artists in various genres (country, rock, indie, hip hop, acoustic, etc.).The vivacious blonde, who participated in two Songwriters Association of Canada (SAC) SongWorks pro writing camps in 2015, is actively writing/composing her upcoming EP.
Lora Ryan draws on personal experience to pen her lyrics, which can only be described as original and emotionally driven, sometimes angry, often angst-ridden, but always heartfelt and honest. “My world revolves around music,” she emphasizes.
Since the release of Perfectly Imperfect, Lora has matured and her music has grown and revamped alongside her. She’s has just released her brand new single “Best of Me” – An empowering pop-ballad with a strong message about being happy in your skin and knowing your self-worth.
The unstoppable talent is beyond eager to share her music with the public.
“Music is my passion, my life. I would be nothing without it,” she expresses. “In one way or another, music affects us all.”
Lora Ryan is about to take the world by storm!
******
Fun Facts about this pop starlet:
– Lora is obsessed with her two cats, Romy and Milo.
– Lora loves to cook, bake and most importantly eat. Seriously, this girl has an appetite.
– Lora is a shopaholic! She has more clothes than she knows what to do with and a mild obsession with liquid matte lipsticks.
Lora’s Mantra: “I believe in having fun and living life to the fullest. Even doing groceries should be fun. There’s never a dull moment in my life.”
Venue Information:
C'est What?
67 Front Street E.
Toronto, ON, M5E 1B5
http://www.cestwhat.ca