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


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.”


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.


“. . . 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” –

“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

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