Vancouver has an astounding network of singers. And I feel blessed every day to be a part of that network.

Today I’d like to give you a little peek at some of the female talent that is hiding in plain sight in Vancouver, working away every weekend to bring you great music.

Not only do these women sing, and sometimes play, amazingly well, but they are stellar human beings. Perhaps Vancouver is unique in that way, or perhaps that has just been my experience of it. But I have always felt a kinship and an amazing support network with the female singers of Vancouver, whether we know each other personally, or just through the grapevine. It seems to be less about ego and more about supporting each other here, and I love that.

This is the teeniest, tiniest tip of the iceberg here in Vancouver. These are some of the women I’ve been lucky enough to come across…but there are so many more…

Behold, the talent, in no particular order:

Saffron Henderson  The Ticket
Saffron Henderson (my partner in crime in The Ticket)
(I don’t know why Saffron’s name keeps posting with a line through it. After half an hour of trying to figure it out, to no avail, I give up. I guess it means she wears the most Show Girl feathers.)

 

Sarah Johns    Dr. Strangelove
Sarah Johns and Kelly Brock (Dr. Strangelove)

 

Linda Kidder
Linda Kidder (my bandmate in Free Will Orchestra, August)

 

Camille Henderson
Camille Henderson

 

Catherine St. Germain
Catherine St. Germain

 

Joani Bye
Joani Bye

 

Rachael Chatoor  Barracuda
Rachael Chatoor and Donna Caruk (Barracuda, HitZone)

 

Troys R Us
Layla Vaugeois (Troys R Us)

 

Colby Palidwar
Coby Palidwar

 

Kylee Epp
Kylee Epp

(Again with the weird line. Sorry Kylee. I really love ya. I guess it’s just a sign of…affection?)

 

Rachel Ashmore  
Rachel Ashmore (Men Without Hats, By Starlight)

 

Aileen de la Cruz
Aileen de la Cruz

 

Stephanie Standerwick
Stephanie Standerwick

 

Abba Cadabra
Jeanette O’Keefe (Abba Cadabra, RnB Icons)

 

Sandra Volodoff-Dominelli
Sandra Volodoff-Dominelli

 

Taylor James
 Taylor James

 

Jane Mortifee
Jane Mortifee

 


Joani Taylor

 

Shari Ulrich
 Shari Ulrich

 


Kirsten Nash

 

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Claire Mortifee (Sweatshop Union)

 

Leslie Harris LesIsMore
Leslie Harris (lesismore)

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Who is some of your favourite local talent, wherever you live? Do you enjoy seeing and supporting local musicians, or just the big guys on the radio…and why? Let me know in the comments below!