Jane Siberry (aka Issa) with Leslie Alexander
"A superstar of the imagination with a passion for the truth."
When she was sixteen, Issa (formerly known as Jane Siberry) traded marbles, made-up and sang harmonies in school washrooms with girlfriends. Thirteen recordings and five Juno nominations later, Issa has become internationally known for her angelic and filmic music. The Canadian art-pop chanteuse has absorbed classical and operatic inspirations along with pop, jazz and sacred music to create a personal style that spotlights ethereal vocal navigations through eccentric rhythm changes and dramatic mood shifts, ornamented by an abstract, atmospheric sound. Her recent Jane Siberry Anthology (Sheeba) offers a wide retrospective of her music and includes the song 'Love Is Everything', recently covered by k.d lang on a collection of songs by her favorite writers.
“Garden in the Stones is a record that could have easily detoured through Union Station on its way to Revival, as Alexander writes, sings and emotes as powerfully as her American iconic contemporaries”
Leslie Alexander grew up on an Alberta sheep farm & couldn't wait to get to the city. Along came producer John Ellis (Be Good Tanyas), who put together Leslie's first CD Bird in the House (1997). Tom Zillich (Westender) called this collection of tunes about street life and redemption “one of the best indie releases I've heard.” Her latest CD, Garden in the Stones has generated some pre-release buzz as two of its tracks advanced to the semi-finals of the International Song Contest & two others were chosen to be featured on compilation CDs representing Sonicbids & the Pacific Music Industry Association.