Saturday August 22 2020
Ferline Regis Ottawa based vocalist, song writer, singing teacher and vocal coach was surrounded by music growing up in a home with parents that loved music. Ferline developed an appreciation for Gospel music and always had a song on her lips and in her heart. Coming from Haitian background, Ferline grew up hearing and loving Afro-Caribbean music and was also exposed to R&B, Soul, pop and jazz. She is heavily influenced by such greats as Mahalia Jackson, Edith Piaf, Whitney Houston, Emeline Michel, Ginette Reno, Cece Winans, Andraé Crouch, Yolanda Adams, and Tasha Cobbs. Described as sounding like Ginette Reno and Sarah Vaughan, Ferline has a distinctively rich and soulful sound that captivates listeners. She has extensive performance experience singing at the Canadian National Arts Centre, the parliament of Canada, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Ottawa, Bluesfest and the festivities of Canada Day.
Ferline holds a specialized bachelor’s degree of Arts with Major in Arts Administration, Major in Music from University of Ottawa. Ferline released her Debut solo Album in July 2015 and plans to release her second full length album in the fall of 2018. Ferline hopes her songs will bring joy, hope, encouragement and empowerment to the listener.
She was honored to receive the certificate of completion of the House of Commons of Canada for her contribution to the growth of the arts community in Ottawa and was named one of the Ontario 100 women of careers for her artistic achievements. Most notably, her performances and song writing earned her a finalist spot in the 26th edition of Ontario POP and became the recipient of a multiple grants from the Ontario Arts Council and the City of Ottawa.
Ottawa-based hip-hop sensation, LeFLOFRANCO brings to the table a sound high in energy mixed with heartfelt lyrical content. Striving to push Hip-Hop’s sound towards new heights, he refers to his unique sound as : multicolored urban pop.
FLO seeks to bring a colourful outlook to what can sometimes be somber times. Production-wise, he wants to take you on a musical journey going from modern Hip-Hop, to Trap, to EDM all the way to the Caribbean Soca vibes, reggae fusion and music from his Haitian background; Kompa. As far as the lyrical content goes, they tend to dive into an emotion, explore it while shedding some light onto his personal life, his hopes and aspirations.
The delivery may be in French but the music transcends and is sure to move any and all audiences; young and old. FLO believes that variety is the spice of life and adding colours and nuances to his offerings simply provides his audiences with a broader palette of emotions and sounds, thus, he takes great pleasure in collaborating with a variety of producers and beat makers from the Montreal-based-award-winning Sonny Black & his production team; The HookCo., to Ontario’s rising producers; DJ UNPIER, CHEVDOT & DJ SKORPYON.
In 2019, LeFLOFRANCO released his first full-length LP “Force Inhérente”. Since the album launch, two music videos were released; the festive-summer-ready “Bal exotique” and the gritty-thought-provoking “ON EN A ASSEZ!” and he’s been touring the album from Ontario to British Columbia.