August 10th - Larra Skye
Her songs attract lovers of intimate folk, jazz and pop music
Larra Skye sings with a sweet voice tinged with pop and folk. When Canadian music retailer HMV took her debut album The World Disappears nationwide in 2006, it became their #1 bestselling independent jazz album of the year. Growing up in Newmarket, Ontario, she learned to play guitar from the books in her parents’ bookstore. Her voice has drawn comparisons to Feist, Sarah Harmer and Sara Bareilles; her songs attract lovers of intimate folk, jazz and pop music. Larra has toured in Canada and the U.S, and is currently recording her sophomore album with producer Marc Rogers (Holly Cole, Philosopher Kings, Emma-Lee).
In November 2011, Larra was awarded a music writer and composer’s grant from the Toronto Arts Council.
Larra released her debut album The World Disappears in December 2005 at the Montreal Bistro in Toronto to a sold-out crowd. Her original compositions have been receiving airplay from jazz & campus stations worldwide, and the CBC. In February 2006, The World Disappears debuted at the top spot on Toronto’s CIUT 89.5 FM chart. In June 2006, HMV took The World Disappears nationwide. She has toured on both coasts of Canada three times since the release of the album.
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