"Angelic vocals with just a little stomp." ”

— Cadence Canada Magazine

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Sounds like: Honest and catchy Folk-Pop delivered with pitch-perfect conviction.


“Whatever Angela Saini is doing, she’s doing it right. Her attitude, style, body language and voice are so classy and feminine, yet so rock star at the same time.” (Lithium Magazine-Vanessa Markov)

Toronto-based folk pop artist Angela Saini is all about second chances and empowering others. Hope, despair, confusion, joy, love, all happen in the same place. Are you living by your heart or your head? These are the themes that Angela delves into in her upcoming album, “Hope on the Stereo.” Lead single “Black Sheep” is all about living life to its fullest and dancing to the beat of your own drum, presented in Saini’s signature positive upbeat style. “Rules are made to break” she sings as a call to go against the grain. Complete with an animated black sheep breaking all the rules in the official music video, the track is empowering with a little kick.

Her most known single “Living on the Bright Side” can be heard in rotation on Stingray across Canada. With an ability to combine humanistic and honest themes laden with catchy hooks and memorable melodies, Angela is entertaining as well as relatable. BBC Radio has called her “massively talented,” with two European and five Canadian treks under her belt. She is a 2017 Toronto Independent Music Award winner and blogTO named her in their “Top 5 Folk Acts to Watch.”

The Calgary native got her guitar chops early on when she formed her first band at the age of 15, with her Austrian mother and Indian father driving her to gigs in bars before she was legally allowed to frequent them.  She was the front woman of her high school rock band Supernal, which catapulted Angela to Toronto after 4 independent releases and thousands of kilometers touring. The rocker-turned-songstress released her first solo EP in 2012, after her refined songwriting skills and natural vocal ability got the attention of Tragically Hip drummer Johnny Fay. Demos together became pre-production for “Cake and Callouses” and shortly after, her second EP “Leap” was released in 2013. Three singles and a live album later, “Black Sheep” showcases her empowering positive outlook and reflects her life-affirming perspective: the road may be untraveled, but you’ll never know if you don’t take a chance.

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Press/ Awards Highlights

Press Quotes

“Irresistible and melodic tunes.”
-Addicted Magazine, May 2016

“Radiates positivity.”
-Infectious Magazine,  January 2016

Mention in “Top 5 Folk Acts to Watch in Toronto”
-BlogTO, May 2014

"An artist who understands the importance of story. One of Toronto's best indie songwriters.”
-Ryan Ayukawa, The Examiner.com, May 2014

“Massively talented.”
-Monica Winfield, BBC Radio Leicester, November 2014

"Sad sweet pop goodness."
-Mediazoic Radio, April 2014

“Smart, sweet, with a touch of danger.”
-Indie Week Canada, 2013

“Going to be stuck in my head for the rest of the day.”
-Alan Cross, radio personality, 2011

“Angelic vocals with just a little stomp.”
-Cadence Canada Magazine, NXNE 2011

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Awards

WINNER for Best Adult Contemporary
Toronto Independent Music Awards
2017

3 x Nominated for Best Adult Contemporary
Toronto Independent Music Awards
2016, 2015, 2012

Nominated for Best Female Vocalist
NOW Magazine Reader’s Choice Awards
2015

Runner-Up for Best Female Artist
International Acoustic Music Awards
2010

Grants

Recipient of Artist Development Grant
FACTOR
2017

Recipient of Demo/Commercial Single Grant
FACTOR
2015


 

Live Videos

Inquiries

For bookings/ media inquiries contact Karen Klein
bookings@angelasaini.com

Anything else?
angela@angelasaini.com

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