27 April 2019

Angel Forrest

Brass Tacks

Genre

Blues

On Stage
Three Performers
History
New at CBTH 2019
Hometown
Montreal, QC

Awards

Six Time Female Vocalist of the Year, Maple Blues Award (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)

Songwriter of the Year, Maple Blues Award (2016)

Recording/Producer of the Year, Maple Blues Award (2016)

Two Time Female Vocalist of the Year, Gala Lys Blues (2012, 2014)

Auteure-compositrice de l'annee, Maple Blues Award (2014)

Mother Tongue Blues Album of the Year, Gala Lys Blues (2014)

 

Artist Biography

With a career of more than 30 years and 10 albums, Angel Forrest, recipient of the Maple Blues Awards for Female Vocalist of the Year for the last five years and finalist at the International Blues Challenge 2018 in Memphis strikes again with Electric Love, a double live album, 1 111 limited numbered and signed edition where we find various sounds ranging from blues to rock through the original compositions of the artist and great classics that you will certainly recognize.

Well known in the Canadian blues scene, Angel has performed at major festivals all around the globe International Jazz Festival of Montreal, Tremblant Blues Festival; Blues sur Seine, Blues UK, USA, Switzerland. She also had the chance to share the stage with many artists including the Beach Boys, Dennis deYoung, Melissa Ethbridge, Burton Cummings, Eric Burdon and more.

In 1996, she began her musical career with her first album Secondhand Blues, which featured several blues classics. Forrest's work gained positive attention from critics as well as fans. It was her tribute show to the legendary Janis Joplin was another unique signature on blues takes. She decided to immortalize her interpretations of the songs on an abum called Angel Sings Janis Live. Then, she recorded her first album with her own compositions, Here For You, which has sold over 30,000 copies, followed by three other albums including her Christmas album called Wonderland, the award-winning Come Alive and Mother Tongue Blues, which won blues album of the year in Quebec and nominated for Recording of the Year at the 2014 Maple Blues Awards. Next came a live acoustic album titled Live Love. The following project made some big waves as 11 of the guitar players were asked to play on 11 original songs written by Angel and Denis Columbus. This album gave Forrest and Columbus the award for songwriter of the year at the prestigious Maple Blues Awards. Electric Love is the last opus and is topping the charts all over the planet.

There is no question that Angel Forrest is one of the most powerful singers on the contemporary blues scene today. The strength of her performance, her distinctive voice and fiery personality has allowed her to conquer the hearts of thousands of fans around the world.