Michelle Rasky

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It's a new season for independent musician MichelleRasky. She is about to release a bouquet of sonic splendour called "Your Love's Like Spring." With influences stemming from Billie Holiday,Ani DifrancoandStevieWonder, Michelle's music invigorates the senses. Her sweet jazzy vocals and heart-hooking melodies form the signature sound in what could be described as organic hybrid-pop.

Spring is in the Air:
Michelle's music is refreshing, open-hearted and sophisticated. She is an accomplished vocalist, songwriter and guitar player with an adept finger-picking style and a highly syncopated strumming technique. Naturally inclined towards experimentation, Michelle uses both standard and alternate tunings with skill and ease. She is among the growing number of cutting edge Toronto artists boldly exercising their musical freedom and sowing the seeds of an emancipated localindiescene.

A Budding Songwriter:
"Your Love's Like Spring" marks Michelle's growth as an inventive songwriter and lyricist. Incorporating elements of jazz and soul with a unique ear for phrasing, her voice seems to effortlessly push and pull at the rhythms of a line, delivering each word with emotional potency. Michelle likes to get inside a lyric. Her songs are full of rich imagery and subtle wit. They explore the complexities of relationships, politics and the simplicity of love with depth, poignancy and insight. She offersgenuine messages of self awareness and compassion. Her musical back-drop is colourful; an upbeat swing-jazz inspired number, a ballad with country-folk flair, a pop-driven tale with an infectious chorus. The result is fresh, coherent and engaging.

April Showers Bring May Flowers:
Visit www.michellerasky.com for a list of upcoming media appearances in support of her new CD, "Your Love's Like Spring." The album features her bandmates Ed Roman on bass,Ilios Steryannison drums and artists such as KurtSwinghammer, LukeDoucet, Kevin Fox (Sarah Harmer), Anne Lindsay, SarahMcElcheran(Hawksley Workman, SarahSlean), and Juno award winner Paul Neufeld (NOJO). Michelle will be celebrating the release of this new disc on Thursday May 27th at Hugh's Room. She will be accompanied onstage by her band and special guests.

For Bookings and more information, contact: SPEAK Music, 416.929.9079
[email protected], www.speak-music.com