2021 CMW Virtual Artists

Beaver Sheppard

Beaver Sheppard

Born to human parents in 1980s Newfoundland, artist-musician-chef Beaver Sheppard has spent two decades being woven into the Montreal Cultural Tapestry, needles jabbing at his supple flesh for the amusement of a faceless cabal of gatekeeping elites, naval intelligence...

Oliver Forest

Oliver Forest

With an alternative mixture of folk, pop and rock, Oliver Forest is on its way to becoming an inevitable part of the Montreal indie music scene. Powerful melodies and a rich and unique sound conspire to create an energetic, spellbinding and heartwarming performance....

I am Oak

I am Oak

Thijs Kuijken, the pivotal force behind Utrecht alt-folk/slowcore formation I Am Oak, has been an artist who explores rather than reveals. That particular mindset is beautifully reflected in their music: always adrift in reverie, modestly surrendering to the moment,...

Ellen Froese

Ellen Froese

Hailing from a dairy farm in the heart of Saskatchewan, young folk singer Ellen Froese has swiftly made her presence known in the Canadian music scene. As a folk artist performing solo and also with her rockin’ back-up band, the Hot Toddies, as well as an original...

Marta Zalewska

Marta Zalewska

I was supposed to become a classically trained violinist, but very soon I realised that playing the only right notes written by someone else is not my kind of party. When I was 11 I grabbed a 70's Fender fretless bass guitar and influenced by Jaco Pastorius, I started...

Aurora Bella

Aurora Bella

Aurora Bella is a singer/songwriter currently based in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. She performs solo as a singer-songwriter on piano, acoustic and electric guitar, and ukulele. Aurora is a charismatic performer who comes naturally to the stage. Her songs...

P’tit Belliveau

P’tit Belliveau

Hailing from Baie-Ste-Marie, Nova Scotia, P’tit Belliveau grew up in an insular francophone community surrounded by anglophones. Nevertheless, he made himself known at the 2019 Francouvertes, a French-language music contest, making it to the finals alongside O.G.B....

Paul Jacobs

Paul Jacobs

Since arriving in Montreal, Paul Jacobs has cemented a growing reputation as one of the city’s truly prolific, eccentric artists, both as the drummer of Pottery and through fronting his own six-piece band. He’s known for self producing multiple albums annually always...

Majelen

Majelen

Gold Coast guitarist and singer Majelen, is fast becoming one of Qld’s premier and ground-breaking artists in the indie/folk music scene. Majelen has recently joined a high profile of artist endorsed by one of the worlds leading guitar producers, Cole Clark, who also...

Bright World (Evan M Williams)

Bright World (Evan M Williams)

Bright World, is the solo musical project of actor, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and visual artist Evan M. Williams. Strong folk and throwback pop influences blend with an indie vibe and hints of world-music flavor to create a sound that is both...

Santa Garcia

Santa Garcia

Santa García is the alter ego of Roberto Espinoza, a Peruvian musician, producer and singer-songwriter. His guitar and voice performances have been described as intimate and introspective. In 2017, he became known thanks to his first album release "Nueva Ola", a work...

Veró

Veró

Veró is a young Chilean artist. From folkpop music, her career began in 2015, releasing her first EP Rey Planta in 2016. She has participated in soundtracks, highlighting her song “Cuéntame Una Historia” for the documentary “Niños Rosados y Niñas Azules”, about...

Elyse Aeryn

Elyse Aeryn

East Coast songstress Elyse Aeryn has been performing since 16 but took a more conventional route pursuing a degree in chemical engineering before turning back to music full-time. In her late 20s, Aeryn purchased a new guitar and started writing again, finding her own...

The Day Dreamers

The Day Dreamers

There’s no adventure quite like getting lost in a dream. The Day Dreamers have been wandering through one of their own since their female-fronted musical odyssey began in 2013 when guitarist/vocalist Ali Kouri and violinist/vocalist Tiana Grandili founded the group....

Gregory Childs & Heart Lung

Gregory Childs & Heart Lung

Pushing back the wooden doors of the Black Swan, peanut shells crush under your feet as you stare through the lamp lit entryway and into the back room bar. A band is on stage strumming a tune that sounds strangely familiar, yet you can’t quite put your finger on it....

Cat Madden

Cat Madden

My philosophy is that... "When a door opens; you walk through it then hold it open for the next person". I vow to always be sincere in my art - integral to myself and my creations; always striving to be good to people and the planet. I will be a musician in my heart...

Deep Rivers

Deep Rivers

Deep Rivers is a Canadian indie folk-rock band founded and fronted by guitarist and vocalist André Pelletier. Based in Montreal, Deep Rivers began in 2015 as a rebound project for singer/songwriter André Pelletier after the collapse of then primary band Hôtel Morphée....