You have recently returned to Montreal after a MONTH long North American tour promoting your new EP, 143. Congrats! What was your proudest moment on tour... or most embarrassing?
Yes! Thank you so much. The 143 North American tour was amazing to say the least. I think my proudest moment was when I got to Vancouver BC (my hometown) and the show was sold out! Packed all the way to the back of the room. It was definitely surreal to feel the amount of support that was in that room. The Most embarrassing moment was probably when I ran out of clean laundry for 3 days. hahah
After spending many hours cruising the long highways of the United States and Canada, what was your most memorable gas-station experience?
Between Philadelphia and Atlanta Sarah and I made a stop off in Charlotte, North Carolina. On our way there we were being followed for about 100 miles by this one man in his car. It was especially scary because he had a confederate flag plastered right along the side of his car. Thankfully, he took an exit a few exits before we did and we both breathed a sigh of relief.
Being a musician on the road grants you new perspectives to the shifting and evolving scenes across Canada and the United States. Do any cities have lasting impressions on you? Why?
I really fell in love with Atlanta. Everyone, and I mean everyone, is super talented in that city. The person working at the Subway down the street could probably win Canadian Idol three times over. The energy in Atlanta was vibrant and full of positivity. My second favourite city would probably be either Portland, Edmonton or Los Angeles. I can't pick just one because they all stick out for me!
You partook on this grand adventure with artists Maryze, Ciele, and tour manager, Sarah. What is the best piece of advice one of your friends gave you on the road?
The best advice I got on this tour was from Ciele. She told me about this amazing water/make-up remover called, micellar water that literally feels like you got a facial every time you take off your make up. She also had a loving and positive that helped me through tough emotional times where I felt confused about my direction. She's a bright light, that gal.
Last question... your van breaks down on the way to your next gig and you can only save one instrument to bring to your next show. In this scenario, weight relative to distance traveled is not a factor. Which do you choose - and why?
If my vehicle broke down and I could only save one instrument it would be my SP404 Sampler because it has ALL my tracks on it. haha. Without that sampler I would just be performing a cappella. (unless the venue had a guitar or piano).
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