Toronto Singer-Songwriter, DAHLIA FERNANDES soon to release her EP titled SHIFT, an  alternative-indie-pop musical examination of love, pain but most importantly hope.

THE MAKING OF "DREAMLOVA"

The best part of putting this record together is really the journey. Meeting and working some of the best musicians in Toronto who I not only admire for their talent but their amazing spirits.  Here's a Behind-the-Scenes peek at the making of my tune #Dreamlova with a team that I absolutely love and respect!

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#Dreamlova #dahliamusicnow #behindthescenes #BTS #RadioRequest #amtofmpromotions #nicknamesound #studio #studiosessions #toronto #music #radio #single #summer #funtimes #tbt #new #Radio2017

GET "DREAMLOVA" off of the "SHIFT: EP" at:

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/shift-ep/id1239951324

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/3cNjhZ3zaiN3bAhndDxjTJ

Bandcamp: https://dahliamusic.bandcamp.com/

 

Happy & Reminiscent,

Dahlia

WHO DOES "DAHLIA" SOUND LIKE - by Stephen Stepanic

Who does DAHLIA sound like ?.....well...Dahlia...there is no doubt!

Dahlia has really found an immediate truth and a sense of power, gut, and sophistication in her music, all at once. With the production of Nick Name on her new EP aptly titled "SHIFT", there is so much depth and clever partmaking going on here supporting Dahlia’s big vocals. It has been such a pleasure to put a few of my own paint brush strokes to this great canvas.

I am thankful for the opportunity to work with on this special project, it was an honour being involved. Much musical love !

Stephen Stepanic, Freelance Record, Mix, and, Mastering Engineer.

[Thisisyourmix.com]

About Stephen Stepanic

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Stephen Stepanic was totally hooked after cutting his first record at the age of sixteen on sixteen track analog. While earning an Honours Degree in psychology at The University of Western Ontario in 1993, he never stopped working with bands and recording.

Post university led to a degree earned at the Ontario Institute of Audio Recording Technology (OIART) in 1994, where, he finished at the top of his class. Stephen then landed a job at Digital Music Studios in 1995 working under Mike Jones where he gained valuable experience as a second engineer. Stephen moved on to the legendary Manta Eastern Sound studios in 1998, the exciting start of his mastering career. Here he worked with such artists as Beyonce (Destiny's Child) and Billy Ray Cyrus.

Stephen continued immersing himself into the mastering sand box, and, decided the next logical step was a productive ten year stint working freelance. In 2010, Stephen had taken the head engineer position at Grayson Matthews Music + Sound which led to mastering work on sound tracks for Hockey Night in Canada and music for the feature film Art of the Steal (TIFF 2013), and countless commercial works. In 2014 the pull of freelance had returned. This is where Stephen is today, functioning as one of Toronto’s busiest freelance engineers, and, also continuing proudly as senior mastering engineer with joaocarvalhomastering.

 

LOVE FROM QUEBEC RADIO WAVES

Last few weeks have been so great with all the Radio Additions coming in from Beautiful Quebec!

Thank you for all the love on my tune "Dreamlova" - Hope to perform it live for you soon

CKNA 104,1 FM | CFBS 89,9 FM | CFID 103,7 FM | CJBE 90,5 FM | CHHO FM 103.1 | CIAU FM 103,1

#ILoveYouQuebec #Dreamlova #DahliaMusicNow #Radio #OnRotation #AMtoFMPromotions #NickNameSound #SHIFTep #SummerSingle #CKNA #CFBS #RADIOACTON #CFIDFM #CJBEFM #CHHOGM #CIAUFM

I LOVE YOU QUEBEC. 

Dahlia

SHIFT SHIRTS NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE!

Online shop now open! Buy a t-shirt and receive a free download of the song corresponding with the design!! This ultra soft Designer T-Shirts is inspired by my SHIFT: EP by Dahlia Music. This @OldowanCo designer shirt features the custom art collaboration with artist, Nickolai Salcedo.

5 Beautiful Designs to Choose From! #MySHIFTshirt

Simply Click the "MERCH" on this site to get your shirt today!

SHOW IN TORONTO WAS ABSOLUTELY CATHARTIC

A big thank you to all my fans and supporters - You made my Toronto Show last Friday part so great! Connecting with you and able to share my stories and songs brought my journey full circle as I had not performed a lot of these songs LIVE before!

Still on a High, 

DAHLIA

Photo Credit: @Denzil Fernandes Photography

Daniela D'Alessandro (dancer on stage), DAHLIA (Vocals - centre), Michelle Faerhmann (Cellist - right) performing "BROKEN"

Daniela D'Alessandro (dancer on stage), DAHLIA (Vocals - centre), Michelle Faerhmann (Cellist - right) performing "BROKEN"

DAHLIA (left) and Daniela D'Alessandro performing "WASH AWAY"

DAHLIA (left) and Daniela D'Alessandro performing "WASH AWAY"

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ANNOUNCING MYSTERY LOCATION FOR JUNE 9 TORONTO SHOW!

We are very excited to share the mystery location for the June 9th concert!!!

(drum roll)..... We take the stage at 918 BATHURST in Toronto and are excited to perform tunes for my new EP and some sneak peeks of what is to come for the next project as well!

No door sales. For tickets visit: https://artery.is/showcases/shift_the_experience

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MY SHIFT EP AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE NOW ON BANDCAMP!

SOOOO STOKED TO SHARE THIS NEWS!!!! THE EP is HERE! SHIFT is now available for purchase on Bandcamp - Listen, Buy, Share, Love! 
https://dahliamusic.bandcamp.com/album/shift

[coming to iTunes, Spotify, Tidal and more May 25th]

To my awesomely talented producer NICK NAME aka Nicolas Londoño - I absolutely love you and thank you for the bottom of my heart for your relentless hours of work and talent on this record. 

Thank you to all the beautifully talented individuals for being part of this project and my awesome family and friends who supported me when I quit my corporate job to pursue my music.

EP CREDITS:
All Songs written by Dahlia Fernandes
except Back to the Days’ written by Dahlia Fernandes, Steve D’Angelo and Nick Name and ‘Wash Away’ written by Dahlia Fernandes and Roy Hamilton III

All Instrumentals by Nick Name
except ‘Back to the Days’ produced by Nick Name and Steve D’Angelo 

Additional Engineering by: Erik SolarskiJeff Pelletier, Joe Coupal, Kevin DietzStephen Stepanicand Nathan Handy

Additional Instruments: 
Cello – Wendy Solomon
Trumpet – Dave Dunlop
Tenor and Alto Sax – John Johnson
Baritone Sax – Perry White 

Horn Arrangement: Steve D'Angelo Music

Additional Backup Vocals: 
Carolyn DouseDylan J. Usher and Renee Rowe
Produced and Mixed by: NICK NAME

Mastered by: Nick Name and Joao Carvalho at Joao Carvalho Mastering

ANNOUNCING MICHAEL (THE HAND) SHAND AS MUSICAL DIRECTOR FOR SHIFT SHOWCASE IN TORONTO

Here is the first of many fun announcements for this show sweet people!

We are VERY excited to announce that the musical director for my show SHIFT: THE EXPERIENCE Toronto on June 9th will be none other than the incredibly talented Michael (the Hand) Shand!

Multi-instrumentalist, Arranger, Producer and Music director, Michael Shand has already spent well over half his life playing music. Winner of the coveted Oscar Peterson scholarship, he has performed and recorded with the... renowned band “Kollage’, and singer Matt Dusk. He currently serves as the musical director for both Juno winning R&B crooner Sean Jones‘ wildly successful Soul In The City residency at Casa Loma in Toronto, while plane-hopping across the world as for chart-topping, multi-platinum recording artist, Johnny Reid with his equally beautiful and talented fiancee, and Johnny Reid back up singer, Miku Graham. Shand acts as music director, arranger and bassist for vocalist Heather Bambrick, producing two acclaimed albums “It’s About Time” and “Those Were the Days”. He has released his own album, “Sing In Me Muse” and is on faculty at Humber College, Toronto.

He has dazzled audiences in Hong Kong, Paris, Jakarta, Dubai, Amsterdam, London and throughout North America with such artists as Molly Johnson, Divine Brown, PartynextDoor, UK artist Omar, Glenn Lewis, Gerald Eaton of the Philosopher Kings, Jully Black, Jacksoul and Kardinal, jazz-crooner Matt Dusk, Kreesha Turner and powerhouse jazz-vocalist, DK Ibomeka for whom Michael also serves as musical director. Added to his resume most recently were recordings with Shannon Butcher for her new-release, “Words We Both Can Say” and a piano and arranging credit for Ibomeka’s newly-released sophomore album “I’m Your Man”.

Like so many young players who define this unique generation, raised in an era of unprecedented musical diversity and accessibility, Michael exhibits a creative energy that encompasses many genres. Blues, reggae, hip-hop, funk, house, R&B, soul and Latin music are the raw elements that form his identity as a performer, writer and arranger, but jazz is the common thread that binds them all together.

He began piano lessons at the age of 13 and progressed quickly through the Royal Conservatory of Music’s classical system, completing grade ten after a span of only four years.

You can learn and love more of his talent on Facebook at:
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Photography by: Mike Peleshok

#MichaelHandShand #MusicalDirector #Announcements #TorontoShows
#DahliaMusicNow #ShiftTheExperience #Artery #Showcase #Toronto #Music #Art #EverySpaceIsAStage #TorontoMusic

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TORONTO SHOW ANNOUNCED - JUN 9TH, 2017!

Excited to announce my Toronto Show on Friday, June 9th, 2017 powered by ARTery! It's going to be a multi-experiential one where different types of art forms will illustrate the message behind DAHLIA's upcoming release - SHIFT: EP produced by NICK NAME. Some of these elements will be revealed over the course of the next few weeks but some must remain as a surprise!!! Ticket purchase link will be posted in a few weeks. Mystery location will be revealed May 27th on DAHLIAMUSIC.CA

For now, all we can reveal is that the visual art is a custom exhibit for the showcase by artist, Nickolai Salcedo.
 

Get your tickets at:
https://artery.is/showcases/shift_the_experience

#DahliaMusicNow #ShiftTheExperience #Artery #Showcase #Toronto #Music #Art #EverySpaceIsAStage #TorontoMusic #EPRelease

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SHIFT: EP

The art is in and I am so happy to share it with you!

LOVE this Trippy Art and Design work by the one and only artistic talent Carolyn Douse of Creative Destination. Photography by Collin Cregg.

Weeks away from releasing this project!!! 

#GraphicDesign #CreativeDestination #Art #Design #EP #Artwork #shiftEP #DahliaFernandesMusic #ReleasingSoon

Inspired.

Dahlia

PRODUCER NICK NAME CHATS EP

My talented producer, Nick Name shares his excitement on our upcoming EP release, "SHIFT" on Night Time. https://instagram.com/p/BLbqz3lA3t6/

To check out more on his multi-talent at www.nicknamesound.com

#interview #producer #ShiftEP #releasingsoon #Toronto #nicknamesound #Music

Excited.

Dahlia

FUN TIMES ON CP24 WITH JAMIE & MILES

Come on out this Saturday, Aug 20th 1-4pm to the Markham Jazz Festival and catch the performance of tunes from my upcoming EP and some covers.

Looking forward to jammin' out the tunes for you with talented musicians Miles Finlayson on guitar, Carolyn Douse on Cajon and vocals and Brigit O'Regan on Violin.

Here's a little clip of one of the segments if you missed it.

http://www.cp24.com/video?clipId=929464&binId=7.395214&playlistPageNum=1

Pumped.

Dahlia

 

CATCH US ON THE TELLY

Excited to be performing on #CP24 this Friday, Aug 12 between 7am - 9am EST with Miles Finlayson.

Chatting with super host Jaime about the upcoming TD Markham Jazz Festival, Aug 20th (1-4pm), tasting some mouth watering Old Confectionery treats and the soon to be released EP SHIFT.

Tune In!!!

Stoked.

Dahlia

 

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SINGLE ART STORY

Recently, I asked my sweet 4 year old nephew Ari Lukasz if he wanted to paint a picture of his parents. He was super excited and rushed to get all his paints and paper.

I asked him to first draw his mum who he quickly drew up on the right hand side of the page and then his dad who he put to her left. I then asked him to draw a "heart" between them and he asked me to remind him what heart shaped looked like so I shaped both my hands to form a heart to which he responded promptly with "Oh yeh! I know that...mmm but I don't want to draw that Daya. I don't want to draw that heart, I want to draw another type of heart".

I was confused. Through my whole life, I was taught heart symbolically was drawn one way. I asked him what he meant and what he started to explain blew me away. 

He asked me "Hmm...what's Daddy's age?" I told him and he went and grabbed a circular gear from his Lego Box and came back to his painting. He said "This is Daddy's heart!" and put it on the paper and with his paint outlined the shape. He then asked me for his mom's age who is slightly younger than his dad so he went I grabbed a slightly smaller circular gear from his Lego box and came back and put the piece to my face and said "This is Mommy's heart!" and put it on the piece of paper inside his "daddy's heart" and drew a second circle with it. I was speechless. He then proceeded to paint his heart inside the two circles and in absolute joy screaming "All done!" - I quickly painted his name on the bottom right hand corner of the page as he cannot write his name yet.

I sent the image as inspiration to the incredible designer @creative.destination who did an amazing job bringing it all together with absolute genius and creativity!

Everybody Learns to 'Love' - Single Releasing Soon!

Touched.

Dahlia

FOLLOW ME.

First release "Everybody Learns" off my upcoming EP is almost here!!! Follow Me on Soundcloud so that you can preview the single, the second its out. Only a few weeks away and I am so excited for you all to hear it ahhhh!!!

www.soundcloud.com/dahliafernandes

Excited.

Dahlia

OLDOWAN X DAHLIA FERNANDES

Partnering with dope designer label @oldowanco to bring you SHIFT apparel !!!

Available in Men and Women Sizes! Pre-ordering and Early Bird Special details coming soon!!!

Have you or someone you know made a SHIFT? Could be anything!!! 
Ran their first marathon? Left a difficult relationship? Who jumped into a new career path? Who uprooted and moved to a different city? Any and all stories - share it with us!
TAG them here + add ‪#‎thatsmyshift‬ and share your stories!

What is SHIFT philosophy?
It takes an incredible amount of courage to take risks. It could be something small or big - it takes guts! Whether it be emotionally, spiritually or physically - when we start to make that SHIFT is when we begin to Love, Feel and Heal even more.

www.Dahliafernandes.com
https://m.facebook.com/OldowanCo/

#thatsmyshift ‪#‎NewApparel‬ ‪#‎oldowanco‬ ‪#‎dahliafernandesmusic‬ ‪#‎shift‬‪#‎lovefeelheal‬ ‪#‎myarrow‬

Stoked.

Dahlia

MUSIC. MY LOVE.

MUSIC, YOU ARE MY TRUE LOVE.

MUSIC, YOU ARE MY SOUL.

MUSIC, WHEN I WAS BROKEN

MUSIC, YOU MADE ME WHOLE.

MUSIC, MY REFUGE.

MUSIC, YOU ARE MY PEACE. 

MUSIC, MY SAVIOUR

MUSIC, MY SWEET RELEASE.

 

Happy.

Dahlia

TOOK THE LEAP! HAPPIEST DAY OF MY LIFE!

I did it! I took the leap!

I quit my corporate job to pursue the one thing that has meant the world to me since I was a little girl - MUSIC.

I know that the road ahead is bumpy but I know it will hold true happiness and peace to wake up doing what you love.

I encourage you all to go after what you believe in and what you can COMMIT to from the deepest, truest part of you.

I am so grateful to have such a supportive family and friends who have my back as I embark on this exciting journey.

Blessed.

Dahlia

WHAT MY 'ARROW' MEANS TO ME

I spent months thinking about what I would title my EP. I went through so many words and ideas but oddly enough I kept seeing just one image in my head - an arrow!

I knew the arrow image had to be a part of the EP as it really resonated with me.

It signified moving forward, being a warrior, Cupid and Love. You see an arrow has to be pulled back in order to move forward. Similarly, I always felt that we have to have been through pain in order to propel forward into strength sometimes causing a SHIFT.

Beautifully designed by the talented Carolyn Douse - the arrow then came to life for this project.

Warrior.

Dahlia

 

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