Venue:  Niagara Artists Centre
Time:  Friday 10pm
Category:  Music
City of Origin:  Toronto, ON
Price:  $10 or Festival Pass
Websitewww.dinahthorpe.com

Snapshot:

Thorpe has been called “one of the best voices we’ve heard in the twenty-first century,” “a wicked multi-instrumentalist,” “a composer of infinite cleverness,” and “supremely artful.”

About:

Dinah Thorpe has been favorably compared to Laurie Anderson, Portishead, Natalie Merchant, Beth Orton, Grace Jones, Feist, and David Bowie among others.

She draws on a hugely diverse range of influences’from folk to rap, trip hop to blues, orchestral to techno’and distills them into a musical style that is unmistakably her own. Thorpe has honed her performance chops opening for Buck 65 in a boxing gym, playing at a public bath in Zürich, and sharing the stage with industry heavyweights like Kate & Anna McGarrigle, The Cliks, Eternia, and Melissa Ferrick. Her past festival appearances include POP Montréal, Hillside, NXNE, Europride, In the Dead of Winter, Mayworks, and Ladyfest.

Praise:

“. . . visits territory between country, folk, house, rock, and R&B. Seemingly nothing is outside Dinah’s range” – Michael Finney, Speakercone

“In addition to having one of best voices we’ve heard in the twenty-first century, Ms. Thorpe is also a songwriter of the highest calibre” – babysue.com

“To say that Toronto indie chanteuse Dinah Thorpe defies easy categorization is to misunderstand the word “easy”. . . . everything — and we mean everything — seems to come rather easy, actually, to this chameleon-like songwriter and instrumentalist.”. – Direct Current

“Can you say “Kate Bush, Joni Mitchell, and Arrested Developement” together?” – Middle Tennessee Music

“A talented storyteller and multi-instrumentalist with a sense of humour, Thorpe’s music is warm, accessible, inviting, and impressive.” – POP Montréal, 2011

“Her bold opinions and engaging beats are a fantastic combo for the academic and the rug cutter.” – In the Dead of Winter, 2012

More Links:

www.facebook.com/dinahthorpemusic

www.soundcloud.com/dinahthorpe