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Roots in piano alt-pop, stems from gutsy stories, and blooms with optimism.

LATEST VIDEO!

Stupid Happy is Heather’s most recent FACTOR-funded single.  Stupid Happy is an upbeat, alt-pop song about being unapologetically over-the-moon happy and in love, and not caring who knows it! It’s a song about knowing one’s deepest desire and trusting it implicitly. Read more about the making of the video.

Thankful

Imagine if you could freely create your art, connect with people deeply, give where there is need, and simply challenge yourself to learn and experience. Welcome to my site. I am a performing songwriter, grateful for this gift, and committed to sharing it with you as authentically as I can.

I am always humbled and thankful for the vibrant musical community I am part of.  After a lifetime of performing, I see that my contribution is my ability to encourage and connect others, and to tell stories that inspire. It is the culmination of life experiences – schooling, tech career, travel, charity, motherhood, daughterhood, and friendships — that have formed my voice and my music.

I was fortunate enough to work with Ann Rucket, a reknown music coach in New York City. On her recommendation, I wrote and recorded my first album, “Listen” with producers Steve Addobbo of Shelter Island Sound and Tony Conniff. I played in some exciting rooms in NYC from the Cutting Room and Makor to Cafe Vivaldi. There I got my first cut on a compilation CD for an off-Broadway play.

 

Next came came “Leuty Station“, recorded in Toronto with Orville Heyn, a talented composer, teacher, and producer. This album was an amazing experience — recorded at Humber College, with some incredible Canadian players. I toured in Ontario, Quebec and British Columbia and received some encouraging reviews and radio/TV coverage. I even got to play at Lop Lops the Sault with Greig Nori and Bill Priddle (Treble Charger). So fun!

I am now co-writing with other artists making albums, working on my third album, and focusing on licensing to film and TV. My first “indie video” featured a FACTOR-funded alt-pop/folk song called “Stupid Happy”! What a great adventure working with some creative Seneca Film School students!

As part of my commitment to “being the change”, I am actively working with youth to encourage healthy eating habits in a local school. I run a monthly Toronto Songwriting Guild to with seasoned songwriters to help encourage grow each other’s craft. I also help with a number of other initiatives in the arts and women’s outreach programs.  (Read more)….

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