Feist in Vancouver. at ALLIANCE lockhart, we wanted to share the news that Feist will perform Monday: October 2, 2017 at the Commodore Ballroom - Vancouver, BC.
Though she made her solo career debut in 1999 with album “Monarch [Lay Your Jewelled Head Down]” Feist had previous experience as a singer and guitarist for various bands. She was the lead singer of punk band Placebo as a teen living in Calgary, Canada.
Having damaged her voice from singing so loudly and forcefully with punk rock music, Feist moved to Toronto the following year to rest her vocal instrument. She played bass for alternative rock band hHead and then rhythm guitar for the band By Divine Right. Before the release of her first album she was featured on several Peaches songs and also collaborated with Gonzales.
Gonzales inspired Feist to move to Europe and, whilst in Paris, Feist appeared as a guest vocalist on Norwegian music group Kings of Convenience’s album. She sung and recorded her second album “Let it Die” in 2002 and supported her work by touring the next few years. The album won Feist a nomination in Canada as “Best New Artist” at the Canadian Grammy awards.
Feist reached international fame with the album “The Reminder” released in 2007. The single “1234” was inspired by her participation as a performer in the opening ceremony of the Calgary Winter Olympics at age twelve. The song was featured as the song in an iPod nano commercial in 2007. Her song "Mushaboom" was on the soundtrack of feature film "500 Days of Summer."
Critics have compared Feist to singers like Norah Jones and Ella Fitzgerald. During an interview with NPR in 2007 Feist revealed her music is inspired by Toni Morrison’s writing and the color indigo blue.