The Canadian music scene has been overflowing with talent. It is almost impossible to list down all the women doing wonders in injecting freshness and vibrancy in this sector. Coupled with their efforts and that of the government, these bands continue to fly the country’s flag in the music scene high.
Leading Female-Led Bands
Stacey: If you are in for an emotional roller-coaster, Stacey’s kind of music is all you need. This is a one-woman band known for stirring up raw emotions with every beat she makes. Stacey has not only injected some fresh vibe in the music sector; her vocal layering is out of this world.
Katie Austra Stelmanis happens to be the lead singer in this band, no wonder its title. Katie has transitioned over time, from classical to electronic kinds of music. Having a mix of both has seen her steer the band into a good place musically to be among the leading groups in Toronto. Their albums Olympia and Habitat, still remain the best so far, but they have done a good job of earning their place in the industry.
Weaves: This band has redefined what we know as music genres. They are versatile and one of the few bands able to break through different styles and fusing every beat they come up with to create beautiful, yet powerful music. Led by Jasmyn Burke, the band is not only revolutionizing Canada’s music industry, and it shows what a couple of talented friends can achieve as long as there is a common goal. They are known for fusing different sounds spanning from R&B, rock and neo-pop.
The Beaches: This all-female band is named after the beautiful beaches of Toronto. They draw their inspiration from bands like The White Stripes and Haim. They would take first prize if we were to talk about the fem-rock music scene in Canada. Their music is the kind capable of transporting you into a different world, and they do it so effortlessly with their powerful vocals. We Stan!
Alvvays: Peace is all you get by listening to Alvvays. They grabbed the opportunity to create something new for the lovers of alternative rock. They continue to impress and acquire new fans with their reverb-heavy guitar and their inexpressive vocals. This music should be right up your alley if you are in for the beach-mood kind of vibe. We give it to Molly Rankin for steering the band towards the right direction musically.
Dilly Dally: Credit goes to Katie Monks, who started this band with her high school friend, Liz Ball. The two self-taught guitarists have quite a good number of points to their music scorecards. The group is known for vocals that leave everyone who listens to them wanting for more.
This list of female-led bands isn’t exhaustive.