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Chanelle Albert

CHANELLE ALBERT & THE EASY COMPANY

Chanelle Albert & the Easy Company are an independent and psychedelic folk rock band based out of Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. The group is fronted by singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Chanelle Albert, who is accompanied by Andrew Gagnon on drums, and Jacob Tyler on Bass. Their craft is greatly influenced by artists such as The Beatles, Janis Joplin, The Moody Blues, and Emerson, Lake & Palmer.

Chanelle Albert & the Easy Company was first created in January 2018.

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CHANELLE ALBERT

Chanelle Albert is an independent singer-songwriter, composer, and multi-instrumentalist based out of Sudbury, Ontario, Canada.

Born in North Bay on the 12th of February 1997, and raised in the small Canadian town of Verner in beautiful Northern Ontario, Chanelle took to music and literature at a young age. In 2010, she was the recipient of the prestigious Governor Generals Award for her illustrated story "Le Grand drangement dlise". The ceremony was held at Rideau Hall in Ottawa where she received the award from His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada on November 19, 2010. Two years later, Chanelle was chosen in the lead role as Cosette in the TOROS production of Les Misrables. The sold out musical was held at the Capitol Center in North Bay which ran from August 8 to 12, 2012.

Chanelle began to write music and poetry in 2012 at the age of 15. Beginning her career as an independent artist, her first gig was held at the Village Pub and Eatery in Burk's Falls, ON, on February 21, 2014. She has since performed hundreds of shows at numerous venues and Festivals from communities across Ontario.

In 2015, Chanelle released her debut album, How Beautiful We Are, which earned her two national award nominations in 2016, including the Toronto Independent Music Awards in the category of "Best Folk or Roots", and the Canadian Folk Music Awards in the category of "Young Performer of the Year". That spring, her raw live video Stranger was a Top Ten Northern Ontario entry in CBCs Searchlight contest.

The following year, she was among the top 5 finalists from across Canada in the 2017 Francophone singer/songwriter competition and TV Series, Plante BRBR on TFO.

In February 2018, Chanelle produced and released a single titled Alright, followed by the French version Bien oui in March. Alright was later chosen as one of the top songs by Folk Music Ontario and the Song from the Heart jury which nominated the song for the Ontario Arts Council's 2018 Colleen Peterson Songwriting Award.