Hailing from Northern Ontario, Faye Blais resonates the sweetest melodies coupled with raw acoustics that swiftly turns into the soundtrack to your life. With a stage presence that is equally delectable, Blais is a force to be reckoned with. This indie-folk princess will certainly win you over with her quick wit, spontaneity, and subtle ability to stroke the warmest pieces of your soul.
Originally inspired by the campfire tunes of her youth, this globe-trotting songstress has spent the last four years wooing crowds overseas. After releasing her first full-length album “First Tooth” in 2005, Blais journeyed over to Taiwan with her guitar in tow to serenade distant audiences as the lead of Faye and the Slacks. She then moved down under to finish recording her second album “Two Pieces” with pianist/producer Brad Viterale. This multifaceted and heartfelt new collection of songs released in 2008 brought this wayfarer far and wide with recent tours in Australia, New Zealand, back to Taiwan, the US and all across Canada.
Detailed as “continuing the thread started by Joni, picked up by Ani and fashioned by Feist” (FasterLouder, Australia), Faye released her new album/DVD, “Here in the Shade - A Night at Sing Sing” in May 2010. The audio/DVD bundle was filmed and recorded in Melbourne, Australia and features Blais performing solo live in the studio on acoustic and electric guitars, and keys. The Album is receiving much praise for it's impressive production, as the pilot project for a broadcast series "Live at Sing Sing", including a feature spread in Australia's "Audio Technology Magazine" in January 2010.
Faye is a four-time 2010 NOMFA Awards nominee, including “Best Album”, taking home the win for "Best Vocal Performance". Her track “Something’s Changed” was chosen as CBC Radio 3’s New Music Canada - Track of the Day in January, 2010.