Toronto, ON
A powerful artist on the rise, Audra Santa is emerging after a decade in Australia and cutting her teeth in the darkness of her boudoir. Audra’s genre-bending style has been dubbed “Noir Soul” by Cashbox magazine, combining elements of trip-hop, dark-pop, art-rock with rich, ambient textures. Sensual and expressive, Audra’s voice shapeshifts from delicate whispers that draw you close to powerful belts that bring you to your knees. Her bad-girl gospel will have you ready to join the choir by the time she’s through with you.

Making an international impression, last year Audra received a double encore at MIDEM in Cannes, France, performed in Australia, and made her Canadian debut at Adelaide Hall. Audra’s self-directed video, “Afterglow” garnered attention from Alan Cross, Cashbox, and other national and international media after it was banned from facebook boosting due to the provocative nature of Audra’s “amorously macabre masterpiece”.

Audra displays versatility in her sound, with undeniable threads of soul and sensuality throughout. The dark and brooding tone of “Afterglow” is reminiscent of 90’s alternative rock, while “Cruel”, showcases a cross between Portishead and shimmering guitars of Pink Floyd. Audra’s “Boudoir Project” is a collection of sexy, downtempo electronica which she plans to release in Fall 2019.

Audra’s maturity comes through in her stage presence, drawing comparisons to powerful female performers such as Florence Welch, Kate Bush, and Tori Amos. The depth, expression and sensuality of Audra’s music is apparent to anyone who sees her perform, as is her upward trajectory.

May 8, 2019 8:00 pm Stackt Studio Wednesday May 8