"Sultry Coolness"

- Alan Cross

“Sultry coolness” - Alan Cross (host of The Ongoing History of New Music) 

 

leMeow is the stage name and project of Ottawa-based singer-songwriter Gin Bourgeois. Known for her sultry, cinematic quality voice, leMeow’s sound is a fresh take on the music of the 60’s and 70’s. With close to 7000 followers and subscribers on Twitter and YouTube, her video content has been viewed more than 100K times since the project first launched in 2014 with a growing and continuously engaged fanbase. Her latest single and video Drip Drop was proudly premiered by Canadian Beats and features Jansen Richard on drums, Brent Hultquist on keys, and James Rooke (co-writer and co-founder) on bass. 

 

leMeow’s songwriting and performance chops were formally recognized by award-winning bassist and composer Nathan East when she and her bandmates represented Canada at the 2016 Yamaha Music Asian Beat competition in Tokyo, Japan. She has since captivated crowds with her powerful voice and hook-filled melodies at the RBC Ottawa Bluesfest, JUNOFest, the Tim Horton’s Roar of the Rings Curling Final (Canadian Tire Centre), and the TD Ottawa Jazz Festival, among others. Stay tuned for her next new music release in the fall of 2020.  

Accomplishments

  • TD Ottawa Jazz Festival (2019, 2016)

  • RBC Ottawa Bluesfest (2018, 2016)

  • RBC Ottawa Bluesfest Off-Site Series (2018, 2015)

  • Ottawa Life Magazine: Best of Westboro Award event (2018)

  • FACES Magazine Awards nomination: Artist of the Year (2018)

  • FACES Magazine Awards nomination: Entertainer of the Year [Gin Bourgeois] (2018)

  • JUNOfest (2017)

  • Tim Horton’s Roar of the Rings Curling Final (2017)

  • CANADA 150 - Ottawa Inspiration Village (2017)

  • Yamaha Asian Beat Grand Final (Japan): 2nd place winner (2016)

  • Yamaha Asian Beat Canada: National winner (2016)

  • CBC Searchlight early standout & regional finalist (2016)

  • Yamaha Keys to the JUNOs Songwriting Contest honourable mention (2016)

  • Debut album, York St, entered charts at #2 on CKCU FM (2016)

  • Fully funded Kickstarter campaign for debut album release (2016)

  • Ottawa CityFolk Festival (2015)

  • LiVE 88.5 Big Money Shot Spotlight Series (2015)

  • Recipient of 3 FACTOR demo grants (2014-15)

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