Vancouver Island raised swoon-y folk artist, Alexandria Maillot, is carving her name in to the Canadian music landscape with her debut full-length, Time, released on June 10 2016. At 24 years, Alexandria’s lush vocals and reflective lyrical narratives have often garnered her comparisons to music heavyweights such as Feist and Basia Bulat, and “Time” has proven to be a body of work that has merited national radio attention and widespread critical acclaim amongst industry peers and music lovers alike.
A family of the non musically-inclined proved Alexandria’s acute passion of the sonic intellect was very much an organic occurrence. Sanctuary was in a pen and paper; at the age of ten under one of the many taupe roofs Alexandria grew to call home, she wrote her first song. Shortly after, Alexandria was presented with two prodigious performance opportunities overseas in Europe and Africa that would cement her calling in pursuing music.
Over a decade of performance experience in tow later and Alexandria carries with her a humbling resume, including: Placing songs with international artists (“Revolution” by Stefanie Heinzmann) and TV/film placements (Young and the Restless, MTV’s World of Jenks, Hallmark’s Heart of Spring and Nancy Grace); winning several competitions (We Are Listening Singer/Songwriter Awards, Shore 104.3’s Best of BC $10,000 grant, LG $5,000 VanCover contest); being featured on various music platforms (American Airlines In-Flight Entertainment, MTV and Ourstage’s Needle in the Haystack, Virgin Radio’s Best of BC program, Peak Performance Project Top 20 finalist, Canadian Musician Magazine, Oprah Winfrey’s World’s Most Smartest and Talented Kids feature); touring across Canada and the EU/UK, and performing at festivals throughout Canada (CMW, Rifflandia, Vancouver Island Music Fest) and the States (Make Music Pasadena), as well as opening for more established local acts (Hey Ocean, Jann Arden, Dear Rouge).
Most recently, Alexandria finished off a solo summer Cross-Canada tour in partnership with VIA Railway for their “Artists on Board” series, and shortly after made her way through the EU/UK alongside Calgary haunt-folk gem Kirsten Ludwig on their first international tour, focusing on the Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland and Germany.
2017 proves to be as equally fruitful of a year, with more touring and performing than any year preceding. And with a new year comes new releases…