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City

Ottawa

State

Ontario

Country

CA

Website

http://www.roxannesrhythms.com

Bio

Influenced by 60’s to 90’s Rock, Pop, Funk, Soul, Reggae, and R&B, and passionate about music performance and the art of song writing, Roxanne, a Canadian-born artist currently based in Ottawa, Ontario, has always had a love for all music genres, sounds, and styles, and artistic production.

Developing her impressive vocal skills as a chorister and solo vocalist in renowned classical Canadian-based art programs, she has, since the beginning of her early music career been a fearless performer singing for diverse events on various prestigious stages including North America’s Own Ottawa National Arts Center and New York’s Carnegie Hall with various elite vocal ensembles.

In 2010, Roxanne looked to broaden her repertoire beyond her original roots, classical music, and opera, and joined local groups specializing in the genre of Soca, Reggae, and African music. In 2011, she became the leading lady for Berekete Band and Afrodiction, a 13 piece Ottawa based Afrobeat band covering the politically charged music of the revolutionary Fela Kuti. Fond of Afrobeat’s combination of traditional Yoruba music, Jazz, Psychedelic Rock, Highlife and Funk, Roxanne performed as a back-up and solo vocalist, hand percussionist and dancer as a resident artist at Ottawa’s upscale night club, The Mercury Lounge.

In 2012, she looked to create her own group and collaborated with local talented musicians to form Nile Groove, Ottawa’s finest Reggae, and R&B band. Adapting fresh covers of old and new Reggae, and R&B giants, performing at top Ottawa-based live music nightlife venues and festivals, and inspired by her new musical passion, Roxanne began writing her own original music following her newfound genres. During her first year with Nile Groove, she wrote her first Lovers Rock Reggae and R&B songs, a compilation of 11 tracks for her first debut album “Uncovered”. Fusing her favorite sounds and styles of past and current Rock, Pop, Funk, and Soul Music with Reggae, and R&B, Roxanne created her own personal signature sound.

Renowned as an accomplished and versatile artist in various music circles in Canada, distinguished by her unique sound and phenomenal voice, and recognized especially for her memorable rendition of Schubert’s “Ave Maria”, Sandra Akanke’s “Upside Down” with Berekete Band and Afrodiction, Bob Marley and The Wailers “No woman, no cry” with Nile Groove, and her own original songs from her upcoming album, “Uncovered”, including her first single “Without You”, Roxanne is undoubtedly becoming an unforgettable name and voice on the music scene, and on the airwaves. Like the evocative, organic, and unique sound and style represented in her original material, Roxanne is a natural-born artist, and her journey has just begun.

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First Name

Roxanne

Last Name

Lecuyer

Nickname

roxanne