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.

FRIDAY NIGHT AT THE MONARCH WITH JOSEPH PIILONEN

This passed Friday, I performed an acoustic set for Redpine Music Night at The Monarch Tavern - doing tuness off my new record "SHIFT" with the the backing of the talented Joseph Piilonen on guitar. 

I got off the stage feeling so expressed ! I was able to just find so much freedom as he is so tasteful in his accompaniment. Minimal yet so present in his choices - I was able to just sing my heart out.

Photography by: Collin Cregg

Expressed and still Smiling.

Dahlia

#DahliaMusicNow #JosephPiilonen #RedpineMusic #Toronto #LiveMusic #DahliaFernandes

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SUPER NIGHT AT THE PISTON

A Big thank you to everyone who made this night possible (Steve Yor) and for coming out to The Pisto last night for Indie Nigh as I took the stage with super talented Jason Larmon Shawn Killali Anthony Lewis and Carolyn Douse with other feature acts including BROOKLYN aka Brooke Palsson and Tiger and Bloom who totally slammed the stage their awesomeness!

Special thanks to these beautiful people for helping put this event together - You are truly incredible - I am working my butt off so that one day you won't have to work back off the house and be able to sit and enjoy front row tix 😘

@Edna Fernandes @Tony Fernandes @Amanda Soares @Nickolai Salcedo

Man of multi-talents - thanks for handling hosting, org, video and photography !!! Logan Sthlnd

Dick Fairthorne II - As usual you were killer on that soundboard & lighting.

For those of you who COULD NOT make it out - NOT to WORRY - Come chill, drink and be merry on a Friday night Monarch Tavern on NOV 3rd and catch the stripped set with the one and only incredibly talented Joseph Piilonen

Photo Credit: Logan Sutherland

Grateful.

Dahlia

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WOOHOO! WE TOOK HOME 2 #TIMAS AWARDS

So surreal as we watched the screen to see and hear my name being announced last night. Thank you to the amazing judges - took home "BEST SINGER-SONGWRITER" and "2nd RUNNER UP - BEST SONG-DREAMLOVA" at the 13TH ANNUAL TORONTO INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARDS!

Friday, Oct 13th - A Great Day indeed - Team Celebration is in definite order!

Jumping for Joy,

Dahlia

#dahliamusicnow #TorontoIMAs #TIMAS #Awards #Toronto #Music #Dreamlova #shiftEP #winning

 

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BIG NEWS!!! LICENSING + MUSIC SUPERVISION DEAL W/ EGGPLANT COLLECTIVE

I am over the moon to share that I have been added to the Eggplant Collective Artist roster featuring my recently released record "SHIFT" to their Licensing + Music Supervision Label !!!

Eggplant is a collective of Producers, Composers, Artists, Engineers, and Music Supervisors creating award-winning audio for the Advertising, Television, Film and Interactive Communities. Their post-production house client list include Bell, Xbox, McDonalds, Toyota, Ikea, Nissan, Kellogg's and many more.

Eggplant posts "Her debut EP 'Shift' was a real family affair, being produced by Nicolas Londoño (aka NICK NAME) and featuring work from Eggplant's own Steve D'Angelo, Joe Coupal, and Nathan Handy"

Listen to "Shift" by Dahlia Music featuring 'Back To The Days' on Spotify here:
http://spoti.fi/2xpg5ob

Photo Credit: Lisa MacIntosh

#AfterTheTotalEclipse #DahliaMusicNow #EggplantCollective#MusicSupervision #Placement #NewArtist #MusicLibrary#NickNameSound #Announcement #SHIFT #SHIFTep #Alternative#IndiePop #NewRecord #Spotify

Follow on IG: @dahliamusicnow

HAPPY DAY: WE ARE ON CBC MUSIC STREAM

What a great start to my week!!! CBC Music Streaming my new record produced by Nick Name aka Nick Londono!!!

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http://www.cbcmusic.ca/music-streams/b283/South-Asian-Mix

Shoutout to #LyricalKnockout for all the love on my new record "SHIFT" 

#CBCMusic #DahliaMusicNow #SHIFTep #IndiePop #JazzPop #AdultIndie #SouthAsianMix #Desi #ListenNow #NewMusic #Discover #Curated #RaoulJuneja

@CBC Music | @Dahlia Music | @RaoulJuneja 

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BEHIND-THE-SCENES VIDEO: "WASH AWAY"

My song "Wash Away" that I wrote with Roy Hamilton III is closest to my heart from my new record SHIFT. I really enjoyed singing this in the studio, letting it all out and finding healing. I hope you can find healing too. xo

Get it on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/track/068BpV7wYomzc2Rl28rkVD

Produced by: @NICK NAME
Songwriters: Dahlia Music and Roy Hamilton III
Video footage by: Carolyn Douse
Vocal Tracking Session with: Kevin Dietz

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#WashAway #DahliaMusicNow #ShiftEP #Spotify #NewMusic#Toronto #Music #StudioSessions #Neumann #U87

Cathartic.

Dahlia

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.

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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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