velours is an alt. pop singer/songwriter full of emotion, carried by a velvet voice. Her desire to explore feeling through music, while not taking things too seriously, resonates with her audience. She released her first EP Identity September 2020, produced by Juno-award winning producer Ryan Stewart. She released her single “Summer Haze” August 2020, with the music video produced by renowned Versa Films. velours’s newest single, “Whatever That Means” was announced the day before its release on July 23rd. The stellar single, along with its moving music video, have already received high praise from fans and industry members alike.

In her first year and a half as a professional musician, she’s received acclaim from press and industry alike, including being nominated for two Saskatchewan Music Awards: Rock/Pop Artist of the Year and Best Music Video for “Summer Haze” in 2021 and nominated for Rock/Pop Artist of the Year and Best Music Video for “Whatever That Means” in 2022. Most recently, she has performed in showcases including Canadian Music Week and Liverpool Soundcity, as well as rocking the main stage at Saskatchewan Jazz Fest, being the first act of the night to premiere at Amigos’s first live show in 2021, opening the show at the Rock 102 Presents: Whale and the Wolf Halloween Howler on October 30th, 2021, and recently performed at Breakout West for their showcase in February 2022. velours has been featured on numerous blogs, magazines, and news outlets, including: Tinnitist; Record World Magazine; Great Dark Wonder; CBC Radio; CTV News; Canadian Beats; and many more. The Great Dark Wonder blog said of the emerging artist’s song “Summer Haze”: “Replace great debut with STUNNING debut”, as well as being labeled “an artist to watch!”

The Canadian artist, speaking English and French, has been singing and writing music since she could jam to CDs in the car with her mom. Ranging from anti-establishment punk to indie pop to new wave, this artist has fallen in love with––and mildly obsessed over––all kinds of music. She aims to connect with audiences on a visceral level and still have fun!

Come watch us at our showcase:

Tuesday June 7th, 2022 @

The Paddock Tavern

Band Information


, Saskatchewan
, Canada


Ava Janzen
Declan Hills
Guitar/Keys/Backing Vocals
Steve Adams
Bass/Backing Vocals
Nathan Henry

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velours (Ava Janzen)

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