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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada | SELF

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada | SELF
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"Ciseaux Joins Dominique Fricot at Fernando's"

Ciseaux is the latest project of Katie Schaan of Victoria, BC. This young lady has wicked classical stylings and takes great influence from some fantastic genres which makes it hard to nail down what her music ‘is’. It’s magic. It’s happy, it’s tragic, it’s engaging, it’s full of flavour. This album breathes. I highly suggest you spend some time with it and uncover its many layers of craftsmanship.

One of my fave’s is “Dance Card”, an energetic approach to disco, get out on the floor and dance baby! Ya! “You want a spot on my dance card?” Classic!

“The Story” is another great track. Drawing influence from pop queens of the 80's and current celebrity performing artists, this song is shrouded in mystery. Think Pat Benatar, Madonna, and Gaga.

I also have to mention the first two songs on the album, “The Ocean” and “The Game”. The lyrics and the music in both these tracks are epic. They remind me of songs performed by people like Florence Welch & Adele. I wouldn’t be surprised if Ciseaux’s music gets used in the film industry, every song is flawless and dynamic.

I’m very excited to see where this girl’s career takes her, I got the feeling you can’t keep her pinned down. - Awesome Okanagan


Ciseaux - 2012



Ciseaux is the most recent endeavor of Victoria, BC artist, Katie Schaan. Melodies swam around her head and danced out her rosebud lips before she was old enough to even know words to speak. That tiny girl lived three years of life before hitting the stage with a tiny cello, and there was no stopping her from music making after that. Ciseaux is inspired by everything from Bach’s Brandenburg concertos, to soulful melodies of the 60’s, to the imaginative indie persuasions of her peers. This is a project evolved from classical training, a love of pop music and an unwillingness to be limited by genre. Ciseaux's debut EP, produced by the illustrious Aidan Knight, will melt your heart and make you want to dance all at the same time.

Ciseaux’s Katie Schaan has graced stages and studios while lending her vocal and cello stylings to other emerging BC artists including Aidan Knight, Dominique Fricot, Vince Vaccaro, and Steph Macpherson. As an operatically trained vocalist, she has also been a soloist with the Victoria Symphony. Her first album “Close To Me”, which was released under her own name, earned five nominations at the 2011 Vancouver Island Music Awards (Artist of the Year, Song of the Year, Songwriter of the Year, Female Vocalist of the Year) and won Album of the Year. The self-titled Ciseaux EP was released this past May, followed by a Western Canadian tour co-headlined by fellow artist, Dominique Fricot.