Desirée Dawson

Performed in Sofar Vancouver and NYC

Desiree is the love spreading human who won the CBC Searchlight Competition in May 2016. Desirée is currently based in Vancouver BC, the unceded, ancestral, and occupied, traditional lands of the Coast Salish peoples specifically the the Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh), and xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations. Desirée's single "Hide" helped her win the title of CBC searchlight winner and is her first single on iTunes, Spotify, to play on CBC radio and to garner 1 million streams on Spotify. Her second released single, and title track to her album, Wild Heart, spent many weeks on the CBC Top 20 and was remixed by over 2000 producers from all corners of the globe. Desirée's debut album, Wild Heart, came out February 2017 and has been added to many prominent playlist on Spotify, Apple Music, Stingray music, and many more stations. Her latest single, "Just Fine," was released July 2018 with a new acoustic version which was just released January 2019. 'Just fine' was part of the CBC Music top 100 songs of 2018. Desirée has graced the stages of many renowned venues such as the Vogue theatre, the Commodore Ballroom, and the York Theatre. You may have also seen her in Toronto at The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern in Toronto or at the CBC Music festival. Desirée is currently working on a new album set to be released Summer 2019. Desirée makes a point of having every song be honest and emotionally charged. She is very passionate about healing as a collective, using the power of melodies, lyrics and instrumentation to encourage listeners to find a connection within themselves to better connect with the people/ land around them. Through this, her music has managed to travel the world over.

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