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leMeow in her element laying down a vocal track in the recording studio.

Geneviève (Gin) Bourgeois, known under the stage name leMeow, has firmly established herself as a standout Canadian independent artist with a cinematic sound that seamlessly blends pop and soul. Aptly described by music connoisseur Alan Cross as "sultry coolness," leMeow has become a compelling force in the contemporary music landscape.

 

While her latest single, "Ghost Heart," has already been unleashed to critical acclaim, earning features on prominent platforms like Canadian Beats and Global Texan Chronicles, it has also found its way onto the airwaves of CBC Radio. The song's success not only underscores leMeow's artistic prowess but also solidifies her position as an artist whose work resonates with both critics and listeners.

 

leMeow's musical journey dates back to her debut full-length album, "York St," released in partnership in 2016. This pivotal work, partially funded by FACTOR, showcased her artistic prowess and laid the foundation for the evolution that would define her journey as a solo artist.

 

The international stage became familiar territory for leMeow early in her career when she and her bandmates represented Canada at the prestigious Yamaha Asian Beat competition in Tokyo, Japan. This significant moment not only brought her talents to a global audience but also earned recognition from acclaimed bassist and composer Nathan East. This nod from a music luminary like East marked a turning point in leMeow's career, cementing her status as a distinguished artist.

 

As her solo career continues to gain momentum, audiences can expect more of the sultry coolness that has become synonymous with leMeow. With an acclaimed debut, international recognition, and a successful solo transition, Geneviève Bourgeois is poised for continued success in the dynamic world of indie music. Stay tuned for the next chapter in her musical narrative.

Notable Performances and 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)

Canadian Tire Centre: Tim Horton’s Roar of the Rings Curling Final (2017)

CANADA 150 - Ottawa Inspiration Village (2017)

Yamaha Asian Beat Grand Final (Japan): 2nd prize 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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