New Brunswick Singer Songwriter Apryll Aileen combines smooth, sultry vocals with her classically trained piano background captivating her audience with beautiful melody, soulful passion & enchanting and engaging lyrics. Compared to the likes of Regina Spektor, Tori Amos & Norah Jones, Aileen dabbles between soulful pop, jazz & blues while sharing stories about her free spirited serendipitous road trips.
Aileen’s debut release “Savannah Soul” is set for release in North America on November 25, 2016 with a concurrent release in the United Kingdom through UK Distributor Horus Music after a successful showcase in Cannes, France at MIDEM earlier in 2016. The album was produced by Kenny Munshaw (Justin Bieber, the Tenors) between Savannah, Georgia & Toronto, Ontario. Her debut single “Hey Sugar” launched in advance of the record has received national airplay in Canada.
In a few short years of working as a professional artist, Aileen has performed at venues such as the award winning Carleton Music Bar & Grill (Halifax, NS), The Bitter End (New York), Bar Lubitsch (West Hollywood) & The Neutral Ground (New Orleans) as well as numerous industry showcases.
Aileen has also experienced success with multiple (6) sync placements over the past year and a half including The Next Step (Family Channel/BBC Worldwide/Netflix), Lost & Found Music Studios (Family Channel/BBC Worldwide/Netflix) and the title track to the multiple award-winning film “Butterflies” by Emmy Award Winning Director Cayman Grant. She has also had the opportunity to co-write with other songwriters such as Yogi Lonich (Buckcherry/Wallflowers) and with Leeza Miller aka “Little Lisa” (Motown Records).
Aileen is currently in preproduction for her sophomore release with multiple Grammy award winning Los Angeles based producer Joel Numa (Madonna, Shakira, Christina Aguilera, Pharrell, Fergie, J-Lo, Nelly Furtado). Late 2016 will see her doing both a live performance and press tour of Wales and England before returning to Los Angeles in early 2017 for additional shows and continued work on the upcoming album.
Touring + Industry Showcases + Awards:
- MIDEM Showcase with Canada Blast (2016) *first artist from New Brunswick ever to showcase at MIDEM
- New Brunswick Talent Search – overall winner (October 2016)
- Battle of the Arts New Brunswick – overall winner (2015)
- 2014 Fusion Awards nomination for Emerging Artist (NB Arts & Culture)
- Eastern Canada/Eastern US seaboard + California (Los Angeles & San Francisco)/Ukraine/United Kingdom
- Folk Music Ontario showcase (2015)
- Music New Brunswick showcase (2016)
- Priceless Music Festival – San Francisco (2016)
“The album sounds like a blend of vocals from Jill Barber & Norah Jones, with contemporary pop grooves from Vanessa Carlton & Tori Amos.” Jeff Liberty, CBC Radio
“Hey Sugar” is a beautiful song that showcases the amazing vocals of Apryll Aileen matched with her talent on the piano. Lyrically this song is empowering and a sound that resonates with radio listeners and music lovers alike.” Toni Ross, Corus Radio
“Apryll Aileen is one of my favourite musicians working today. I enjoy her performances equally in both trendy bars and large festivals – she always captivates. And her latest album “Savannah Soul” has barely left my CD player in weeks. I recently listened to it on repeat for a seven hour drive. She has a beautiful and unique voice, her melodies are enchanting and catchy in equal measure and, put simply, there is no one like her.” James Mullinger, British Comedian, Comedy Editor, GQ Magazine