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Toronto, Canada | Established. Jan 01, 2008 | MAJOR

Toronto, Canada | MAJOR
Established on Jan, 2008
Solo Pop Alternative


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adaline @ Pianos

New York, NY

New York, NY

adaline @ Ritual Night Club

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

adaline @ The Garrison

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Toronto, Ontario, Canada



Adaline (aka Shawna Beesley) has gone through quite the creative growth spurt since her 2008 debut, Famous For Fire. Having moved back to Toronto from Vancouver, she's traded her piano-pop singer/songwriter side for gurgling synths and crunchy post-industrial drum machines, but the focus is still on her soaring, ethereal vocals.

Production help from Hawksley Workman has brought her closer to the contemporary electronic pop sound she's chasing, but you get the sense that she's still figuring out her identity. The more minimalist and mellow tunes successfully balance her songwriting style with her new sonic palette, but some of the uptempo electro rockers seem a bit forced.

When it all comes together properly, there's a strikingly original feel to Adaline's tunes, and she has a real knack for futuristic techno ballads. With a few more of those numbers under her belt, she could go far.

Top track: Keep Me High - NOW Magazine

Bright lights, in-sync
backup dancers, glow in the dark paint, haute couture clothing and attractive faces: the key
ingredients to a pop music video.

The Canadian electro-pop
singer Adaline soars to new heights with her latest video for "The
Noise", off her second album Modern
Romantics. As far as pop stars go, Adaline will surely be a
front-runner this year, especially since heavyweight producer Hawksley Workman
worked on her album.

The video for "The
Noise" comes to us from director John Poliquin, who's also done amazing
videos for Current Swell and the Zolas. The strong visuals and robust dance
moves are the perfect match to the song's insatiable hook. Adaline is more than just a pretty face. She's a dedicated, hardworking musician who'll be hearing a lot of good noise about herself in the months to come. - ChartAttack

Canadian electro-popster Adaline released her second album Modern Romantics back in November on Light Organ Records. Today (January 9), she unveiled the new video for album track "The Noise."

The clip is a glitzy one and plays with bright lights and vogue-y dancers. Check out the glam-inspired clip below, courtesy of Interview Magazine. - Exclaim

The mega-hit songwriter will bring emerging composing and songwriting talent together with Hollywood A-listers to learn how best to combine film music and images.
TORONTO – Norman Jewison's Canadian Film Center has named mega-hit writer Marc Jordan as the new songwriting chair of its Slaight Family Music Lab.

The Toronto-based music residency aims at getting more Canadian composers and songwriters to follow Hollywood expats like Howard Shore and Mychael Danna into film scoring gigs in Los Angeles.

To do that, Jordan told The Hollywood Reporter he will bring homegrown music creators together with Hollywood A-listers to learn how best to combine film music and images during master classes and sound recording studio visits.

"The more there can be mentoring from here (Los Angeles), and up in Canada, the better. So I'm trying to connect some of my friends from the States, from here, and have them participate in some of the labs up in Canada," Jordan explained.

His appointment was unveiled at a gala event in Beverly Hills on Wednesday night, attended by Jewison, CFC topper Slawko Klymkiw and music lab residents Matthew O'Halloran, Lodewijk Vos, Joseph Murray, Robyn Dell'Unto, Adaline, Rob Teehan and Erica Procunier.

The evening also saw Mad Men co-executive producer/writer Semi Chellas, a CFC graduate, honored with an award of excellence.

American-born, Toronto-raised Jordan has seen his lyrics sung by Rod Stewart with "Rhythms of the Heart," Cher, Joe Cocker, Josh Groban and Bette Midler, and started his music career in Los Angeles with Warner Bros. Records and producer Gary Katz.

He also recorded and produced records for BMG and Atlantic Records, and has been signed to Warner/Chappell Music and Geffen Records.

His music film credits include Like Father, Like Son, The Slugger’s Wife, Never Talk to Strangers, Heavy Metal and Blown Away.

Jordan is currently working on a musical, Lulu the Acrobat, with his wife, Amy Sky, which is set to debut onstage in 2016. - Hollywood Reporter


"Modern Romantics" (November 2011)
"Neo-Noir EP" (2010)
"Famous For Fire" (2008)

Radio play across Canada on college radio stations - Top 50
Radio play on 102.5 The Peak, Vancouver
Radio play on CBC Radio 1, 2, and 3
"That's What You Do Best" - Top 30 on CBC Radio 3 for 12 weeks



Since her debut release in 2008, Adaline’s moody pop compositions have been featured on dozens of television shows and films including Grey's Anatomy, 90210, Rookie Blue, Lost Girl, Ringer, Royal Pains, Flashpoint, Degrassi, The Listener, Heartland, Bomb Girls, Killjoys, The Samaritan and more. She worked with Brendan Canning of Broken Social Scene on the score for the Bret Easton Ellis written film, The Canyons, directed by Paul Schrader, starring Lindsay Lohan and recently scored a horror film for NBC, Fear of Mutilation. She has been featured on ETalk, MuchMusic, and ET Canada and has toured across the country sharing the stage with Blonde Redhead, Wild Nothing, Dan Mangan, Mother Mother and The Sheepdogs. Adaline’s album "Modern Romantics" earned a nomination for “Pop Recording of the Year” at the Western Canadian Music Awards and was deemed by CBC Radio “A visionary classic; A breathtaking indepth journey of the imagination”. Last Christmas Adaline was the voice behind Cineplex’s successful short film “Lily and The Snowman”. Her cover of “Follow You Follow Me” has over 30 million views online and was seen by 40 million people in the theatre over the holidays.

Adaline’s upcoming release “Aquatic” will be out in the spring of 2017.

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