Dee Planche
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Dee Planche

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Jun
28
Dee Planche @ El Mocambo

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Jun
19
Dee Planche @ The Supermarket

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Jun
02
Dee Planche @ Bread & Circus

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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...the first thought I had as I listened to 'Flesh and Bone' for the first time was: 'Wow...this is actually original...now how often can you say that!? The next impression was the sound of Dee's voice: now this is a singer with admirable control of her voice, yet not at the expense of emotion or soulfulness...a very conscientious artist who puts a value on getting the technical stuff right, yet communicates so much and never comes off as didactic or overly concerned with 'impressing' the listener...which is a common mistake among young singers. Having had the pleasure now of hearing Dee perform in the sometimes 'dry' and focused milieu of the studio and also over many nights in the 'lion's den' of live performance, I can confidently assert that this is a girl who can caress a song, who can have fun, who can wail.. who can roar... who can tenderly whisper her often complex lyrics in your ear...and more...and when she's through, you'll know that you've encountered a real person. - Terry Hatty


"all songs feel very graceful and effortless, whether they be ballads or more rock driven songs. You can tell Dee has vocal training because her voice hits every note with the precision of an expert. Overall, it is a very good album." - Iwona Szkudlarek


"She has a tremendous range and special character to her breathy, but strong voice." - Jane Brown


Discography

Flesh & Bone - 2009

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Bio

Dee Planche is a distinctive new voice in the Canadian music scene. Hailing from the sprawling suburbs, she is breaking into the fertile Toronto independent music scene. With the 2009 release of her long-awaited debut album "Flesh & Bone", this vibrant singer-songwriter is showcasing her captivating, lyric-based pop/rock songs and moody electronic hooks. With her killer band "The Raunch" Dee has a hard-hitting, exciting vehicle for her stunning vocal work.

Dee took to music at an early age and became a classically-trained veteran of theatrical stages. However, during her time at Queen's University she discovered the guitar, and at the same time that it was becoming a great outlet for her to explore her creative passions as a musical artist, she realized her ethereal, unique and powerful voice was more suited to pop/rock music – and her life took a new course.

A tough journey of musical discovery took off when Dee met producer Brent Bodrug (Alanis Morrissette, others) in 2003 while she was working as an intern at Metal Works recording studio. She and Brent started working together on various projects, and Dee began writing songs of her own with him, and with other Canadian legends like Dean McTaggart (Anne Murray, Amanda Marshall, The Arrows).

By 2005 Dee had amassed a group of personal yet accessible songs and secured songwriting and demo grants from both FACTOR and the Ontario Arts Council. She and Brent assembled a band to begin recording at Brent's Sly-fi Studio, with a crack studio band including musicians like bassist Drew Birston (Hayden) and drummer Adrian Passarelli (Nelly Furtado). Over time they carefully crafted "Flesh & Bone", an album that moves effortlessly through a variety of tones and tempos, rich in strong song-writing and heartfelt emotion.

During the recording of the album, Dee met Randy Starr (Dayvid, Monday Rose), a guitarist who became the first member of her touring unit. The two began playing live shows and making waves around the Toronto music scene, and eventually a full band came together. Drummer David MacDougall (Stephanie Martin, George Meanwell, Donovan Woods), a recording and touring professional, Mississauga indie scene mainstay bassist Jason Haberman (The Paint Movement), and gifted keyboardist Jordann Zaza (Monday Rose) make up "The Raunch."