Our first-time intro to any music artist begins with our Artist Profile, where we learn about them and their music, directly from them.
Name: Angela Saini
CMW Show(s): Wednesday, May 7 @ 6pm – The Central
Hometown: Calgary, AB
Music Genre: Folk Pop
Year it all began: 2011
A quick introduction: Fresh off a Dutch tour overseas and three cross-Canada treks in the last year, Angela recently released her second EP “Leap.” Showcasing well-crafted songs about self-renewal, empowerment, love and life, Angela delves into humanistic and honest themes laden with catchy hooks and memorable melodies. Her first effort “Cake and Callouses” in 2012 garnered a Toronto Independent Music Award Nomination as well as a “Best Female Artist” nomination in the International Acoustic Music Awards. Whip up Feist, sprinkle in some Sheryl Crow, and top with a sour cherry candy; the result is “angelic vocals with just a little stomp.” (Cadence Canada Magazine)
What got you into music? I was singing from the womb. When I was 15 I saw an Amanda Marshall concert at The Calgary Stampede and decided right then I wanted to pursue singing as a career. I used my Birthday money to buy an acoustic guitar, taught myself a few chords and started a band that went for a decade, relocating me to Toronto in the process. A natural progression to go solo in recent years have kept me busy and I’ve never looked back!
What are your sources of inspiration? Sun, moon, clouds. In that order. A lot of “what-ifs” and deconstructing the world around me.
Dream gig? Playing Massey Hall, headlining my own tour that is live-streamed to a million people in 52 countries.
Your thoughts on Canadian Music Week? Super fun! This will be my 4th time taking part. No sleep. Music, music, more music!
Interesting points others don’t know about you? I am half Indian. (My dad was born in Delhi.)