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BIOGRAPHY

SHORT BIO

Emotional, heartfelt and eclectic: Norine Braun in 3 words. A Vancouver based singer-songwriter Norine Braun is an award winning artist (Canada Council For the Arts Award, Los Angeles Music Awards, Artists For Literacy) who has a slew of festival appearances under her belt. Her music blinks an eye to the past, while firmly looking forward, blending timeless elements such as blues, folk and soul, presenting them to the audience with a freshness and balance that are in tune with today's sensibilities. Norine's eclectic approach to songwriting and her prowess as a heartfelt performer are the fundaments of her solid reputation within her local scene, and beyond.

LONG BIO

Award-winning independent Canadian recording artist and singer-songwriter, Norine Braun releases her 10th full- length album to critical acclaim, including a Canada Council For The Arts award. A masterful body of creative work titled "Gone To The Spirits" is based on the engaging and dramatic life story of Ququnak Paǂkiy who was a Two Spirit, Ktunaxa prophet, messenger, chief and guide. Gone- To-The-Spirits lived in the early and mid-19th century in what is now known as southeastern BC, Canada and appeared in the journals of trappers and explorers of the time period.

Braun's vast catalogue of material delves into a variety of genres from blues and roots-rock to soul-pop and jazz that synergize into her own unique musical and poetic hybrid. Her deep body of work has created a monumental level of respect and admiration from her fans, peers and industry professionals. Norine Braun’s music has been described as intense, artsy, thoughtful, savvy, heartfelt, passion-filled and undoubtedly eclectic.

Norine Braun thrives on live performance and connecting with audiences worldwide. Her deep desire to share her music is apparent in the fact that she has graced stages around the globe. From New York City to Tokyo and beyond, Braun has performed at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games, at theatres, festivals, coffeehouses, casinos and clubs on diverse continents. Her appearances on the main stages of numerous festivals including the Vancouver Pride festival and an appearance on Breakfast Television have established her presence and grown her fan base exponentially in western Canada.

If you've often wondered, how far you were willing to journey down the sonic rabbit hole? A musical journey with Norine Braun will certainly make you burrow into unparalleled dimensions. Devotedly universal in her lyrical content and accessible to listeners who hold her words close to their heart, such is the norm for this seasoned songsmith. A glorious collection of timeless performances, caress the ears with both an edgy, and appealing vibe. At times, her songs manifest as a soothing joyful ride and the next as a rollercoaster and as one critic described it as “music that would accompany an acid trip as well as a late night grill out.” Norine has the uncanny ability to deliver captivating versatile vocals and harmonies that pull at the listener’s heart while stimulating their percipience. Braun delivers a plethora of flavours, styles and feelings. Norine’s songs take you on numerous adventures, some down Main Street and others where few dare to tread. As an artist she is undeniably the epitome of the real deal. Norine Braun continues to perform, write and record relentlessly. She is certainly an indie tour de force, who forges ahead to add surprising layers of colour and is a deep breath of fresh air, to the vast wilderness of the Canadian musical landscape.

Discography

1996 Modern Anguish
1999 Miles To Go
2000 Crow
2001 Norine Braun and the Mood Swings
2003 Now and Zen
2007 Evolution of the Blood Star
2008 Acoustically Inclined
2010 Lost Tracks Bootleg Digital EP/I Believe You Single
2011 No. 8
2013 Conventus The Eye of the Heart
2015 Kind of Jazz Digital Album Only
2015 Songs For Christmas Digital Album Only
2016 Gone To The Spirits
Film/Television Music Credits
2000 Wings Over Canada (TV)
2001 Internecine (short film)
2010 Behind the Eight Ball (feature film)
2015 Inspire (documentary)

 

Awards/Grants
2014 Canada Council For the Arts Professional Musicians
Grant for Ququnak Patke composition
2010 FACTOR Showcase Grant for Kansai International Music
Conference Showcase Performer Osaka Japan and Tokyo
Showcase
2008 Winner Los Angeles Independent International Music
Awards Female Singer-Songwriter of The Year Jazz Category
for song Crystallize
2006 Winner Artists For Literacy Songs Inspired By
Literature International Songwriting Competition for song
Conformity 451. 

Partial list of Venues Played: 

Vancouver Pride Main stage 2016

Music By The River Pier Park Festival Stage 2016

Kaleidoscope Festival 2016

Columbia StrEAT Festival 2016

National Aboriginal Day Trout Lake 2016

Studio Records Vancouver 2016

Envision Financial Concert in the Park 2015 Abbotsford

Summer In the City POCO Concert Series 2015

The Summer Music Lounge The Village Park Royal 2015

National Aboriginal Day Trout Lake 2015

Nikkei Matsuri Festival Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre 2014

1st Annual International Blues Music Day  Vancouver Fan Club 2014

Gallery Vertigo Vernon BC  2014

Wednesday on the Wharf Concert Series Salmon Arm 2014

Surrey Pride 2014

Cafe Koi Calgary AB 2014

Hyack Festival Uptown Street Festival New Westminster 2014

Char's Landing Port Alberni 2014

Copper Owl Victoria 2014

Party in the Park 2013 Mainstage Chilliwack

Concert in the Park 2013 North Van -MetroVancouver Park

Music on the Wharf  2013 Maple Ridge Historical Society

2012 International Blues Challenge- A Night of Vancouver’s Best Blues Bands

Cultus Lake Live at the Gazebo Music Series

Richmond Concerts in the Park Series

The Railway Club

Cates Park Concert Series

Richmond Maritime Festival

Out in the Woods Festival Greenwich NY

Edgewater Casino WAVS Benefit Vancouver

Beatniq Jazz and Social Club Calgary

Jlounge

SHE BOOM CFRO benefit concert.

Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics

Roundhouse Performance Centre

Cellar Jazz Club

Cafe Chaos Montreal

The Triad NYC 

Shibuya Home Tokyo

Seattle Rockrgrl Music Conference Showcase Performer

Kansai International Music Conference Showcase Performer Osaka Japan

The Backstage Lounge Arts Club Theatre

Capones Restaurant and Live Jazz Club 

Vancouver Pride Main Stage Sunset Beach 

Duncan Garage Showroom 

Davie Day TD Canada Trust Festival Stage 

Breakfast Television

 

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