Women in Music: A Singer/songwriter Showcase Vol. 2

Women in Music: A Singer/songwriter Showcase Vol. 2

Lora Ryan, Emily Mac, Mikalyn Hay, Vroni, Alexandra Hawse

Sun, September 24, 2017

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

C'est What?

Toronto, ON

$10.00 - $15.00

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!
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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.”
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.”
Emily Mac
Emily Mac
Emily Mac’s powerful raw voice is like the first few sips of Scotch: It’s sweet, smokey fire. She combines the guttural wisdom of Janis Joplin with the honeyed sounds of Etta James.

Emily was born in Toronto but raised on Motown. Her Father spent much of his high school years sneaking across the river to Detroit to listen to legends like the Temptations, Aretha Franklin & Otis Redding. Emily was mesmerized by this music and spent her childhood singing and dancing along to every note.

In 2014, Emily received the competitive Factor demo grant for her original song “California This Winter”. The track was played nationwide on independent Canadian radio and CBC radio.
Emily recently spent time in NYC recording for her debut album working alongside Grammy nominated producer Steve Greenwell (Joss Stone, Diane Birch) Get ready cause soon she will be singing all your secrets.
Mikalyn Hay
Mikalyn Hay
Mikalyn's smooth vocals, flowing melodies and harmonies are instinctive and she operates at a speed, capacity and level much beyond her years. Mikalyn combines this natural ability with relentless learning and is constantly seeking to collaborate and study from the best. Over the past couple years her original songs have gained critical acclaim from industry professionals and fans alike. Recent awards include UK Songwriting Contest, Indie International, Canadian Songwriting Contests, and Finalist in the Unsigned Only Contest.
Vroni
Vroni
Vroni is a Canadian Singer, Songwriter, actress and model based out of Toronto. She is classically and contemporary trained with honours from The Royal Conservatory of Music.
Her career began at the age of thirteen when she started recording her own original music. She has performed at weddings, venues such as the Hard Rock Cafe in Toronto and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum in Cleveland, along with many other showcases and venues all over Canada/U.S.

Vroni won a silver medal for vocals at the World Championships of the Performing Arts in California.

Holding the position of a Youth Day ambassador for 2017, she took the stage by spreading awareness on bullying and mental illness. Vroni's style consists of magnetic vocals with strong and relatable melodies. She has a wide vocal range and can perform any type of genre. With a mission to shine light on equality and empowering youth, Vroni's debut EP ‘Illusions’ embodies what it feels like growing up in a destroyed world.
Alexandra Hawse
Alexandra Hawse
Alexandra is an artist with a vocal range as wide as her incredibly eclectic taste in music. Her deep background in classical music and devotion to the rarities and oddities of the sounds of the British Invasion combine to form a unique artistic sensibility.

Somehow, this 18-year-old, raised in British Columbia, has blossomed into a truly unique singer and burgeoning songwriter. Majoring on the violin (not the fiddle), as she loves to point out, Alexandra just completed her grade 12 year at Etobicoke School of the Arts.

Alexandra performs, writes, and collaborates with other local artists all over the GTA. She has appeared at venues small and large ranging from the Free Times Café to the Toronto Centre for the Arts where she opened for Tyler Shaw.

Studying privately under the direction of Michelle Newman, Alexandra believes in taking risks with your heart and your music. She accepts all challenges of a life in music with a passion to be fearless.
Her latest single, Around Ur Finger was recently released and is available now on all streaming platforms including Spotify and iTunes.
Venue Information:
C'est What?
67 Front Street E.
Toronto, ON, M5E 1B5
http://www.cestwhat.ca