At just 19, singer/songwriter Lindsay Rae is building a buzz that is turning the heads of some of the biggest industry leaders out there.... and she's yet to officially release her debut ep "More Than Southern Charm", her best country/pop songs (5 ), will be available worldwide late 2013.
Lindsay Rae Alward is a Canadian singer/songwriter/musician from Port Colborne found in the Niagara Region of Ontario. She is a normal 19 year old student except for the fact that since 3, she's been turning heads while belting out powerhouse tunes like, Aretha's "Respect."
The musical talents Lindsay possess continue to entertain into the hundred thousands of people worldwide via her YouTube channel and other social media sites, where she records amazing cover versions of hit songs, and more. Lindsay's first song was copyright at 11 years old, when her vocal coach hailed her as 'freak of nature' who was able to write about experiences well beyond her years. As a student of the Ontario Music Conservatory, Lindsay gained recognition for her natural talents and was encouraged right away to compete in a variety of local and international competitions. Small scholarships and over 50 1st and 2nd placing trophies later, she is still at it writing, performing with her guitar 'oprah' and sharing music with her family, friends and fans.
Most impressive to date, Lindsay Rae recently captured a Top 10 Spot at Yobi.tv's Singer/Songwriter Category in which she will be flown to Detroit M. later this year to be mentored by the one and only mega manager, Johnny Wright. (Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears) and have a chance to be signed to WEG and a 50,000 management deal.
Also a winner of a Guaranteed spot on an EMI/Virgin/Capitol Records Compilation via the R U The Next Superstar Competition,(2012)which brought with it a publishing deal with EMI Music Canada for her song, Sail Away. In December 2011, she was selected by A&R as a Top 10 Cycle 3 winner and Top 30 overall contestant, standing out from thousands of other entries. More current(2012) successes include a nomination for 'Best Female Teen Artist' at Christopher Ewing's(President/Founder of Metro Media Group, Inc.,)Indie Music Channel that granted her Red Carpet VIP access to perform at Gower Studios as well as taking part in the The Awards Show at 'The House of Blues', Hollywood California. In late 2012 Lindsay was proud to be chosen by the Grand Jury as a Young Songwriter Nominee for a T.I.M.A.(Toronto Indie Music Awards) Grand Jury members included Bif Naked, Jully Black and Barbara Sedun (EMI) to name a few.
A recent agreement with Fullscreen, has also been in the works for months. Lindsay is hyped to once again be able to post Top 40 covers she loves as well as originals to share with her friends and fans!
A passion for performing developed from her ability of public speaking and love of entertaining. Described as passionate and charismatic, Lindsay is now in the process of putting together her first EP releasing sometime 2013. With influences being, Shania Twain, Miranda Lambert, Missy Higgins, One Republic, City & Color and Mumford & Sons, Rihanna, Aretha Franklin. Lindsay Raes growth as an artist has come full circle and back to the roots of things. Storytelling.
After posting a few videos on the internet in 2008, Lindsay continues to gain online exposure that has lead to collaborations, recording opportunities, radio, tv and invites to perform at some of this industries top spots! Lindsay supports Alzheimer Association, SPCA, Music for Melanoma. Toys for Tots is her most recent project and plans on doing shows with them in Ottawa in the near future!
You can be on the look out for her first offical ep release mid-late 2013.