Gabrielle Papillon

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Gabrielle Strasfeld, known professionally as Gabrielle Papillon, is an award-winning Canadian musician and songwriter based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. To date she has recorded six albums.

Early Life

Papillon was born in Toronto, to Celine Papillon and Maurice Strasfeld, and growing up lived in Kapuskasing, ON, Winnipeg, MB, and Quebec, QC. She studied theatre acting at Ryerson Theatre School in Toronto, for one year, prior to moving to Montreal to study at Concordia University, where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in English Literature and an Honours in History. She also obtained her Masters degree in History at Concordia University.

Career

In 2015, she released her fifth album ‘The Tempest of Old’. It charted on Canadian national campus radio, CBC Radio 2, and the international iTunes Singer-Songwriter charts and won the Music Nova Scotia Award for Recording of the Year.[1] She also began working with veteran music manager Peter Jenner.[2]

Songs from Papillon's previous albums have appeared in various films and television shows in Canada, the United States and Australia including Rookie Blue (USA)[3] and This Life (CAN).[4]

Tom Power, host of Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's 'q', has called Papillon "one of the finest new songwriters in Canada".[5]

In 2017, Papillon released the first single from her sixth album Keep the Fire[6] produced by Daniel Ledwell and mixed by Neon Dreams’ Corey LeRue[7]

Press

When you really really focus on it, you’re going to hear some of the most beautiful music coming out of this country right now…. This is inspiring music. This is the kind of music that’s going to make you stop in your tracks. One of the finest new songwriters in Canada. Tom Power, host, CBC Radio's 'Deep roots'

Papillon is one of the most interesting writers and singers to come along of late. She's a wordsmith alright, nothing too verbose, but able to string unexpected words and phrases, and look at a scene from a completely different view than the norm. Bob Mersereau, CBC

Papillon’s acoustic delivery is the sort that will stay with you, kicking around in your head long after each track ends. Her voice has the ability to saturate your audio intake in a personal way, whilst maintaining the tempo necessary to keep your feet tapping. She has a way of articulating that gives life to the edges of those letters most people skip over. Josh Doyle, The Ontarion

Gabrielle Papillon's voice is a major key haunt, a moment to bask in sadness, then move into the light. Jon Thompson, The Kenora Daily Miner

Gabrielle Papillon has a hook that clasps a handle on the heart– she simply breathes vocals. Katherine Kyte, Zouch Magazine

Gabrielle could sing about making pancakes with that hauntingly emotive voice of hers and it would still cloud your head. Justine Thompson-Smith, Minus The Stains

Discography

Albums

Artist name Work Label Format
Gabrielle Papillon Songs For A Rainy Day (2001) Little Bug Records CD, Download
Gabrielle Papillon The Wanderer (2010) Little Bug Records CD, Download
Gabrielle Papillon The Currency Of Poetry (2011) Little Bug Records CD, Download
Gabrielle Papillon Little Bug (2012) Little Bug Records CD, Download
Gabrielle Papillon The Tempest Of Old (2015) Little Bug Records CD, Download
Gabrielle Papillon Keep The Fire (2017) The state51 Conspiracy CD, Download

Singles

References

External Links

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