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Toronto, Ontario, Canada | Established. Jan 01, 2001 | SELF

Toronto, Ontario, Canada | SELF
Established on Jan, 2001
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Drellander releases her first single “Oasis” from an upcoming album “Let the Rain Fall"

Drellander was born Tatevik Sarkisyan from Armenian parents in Moscow. Her musical journey began at the age of 6 as a choir lead and piano player at school concerts. At the age of 16 she moved to Canada and became known in Montreal for her volunteer work as a performer of classical repertoire in 8 languages. The passion for writing songs developed at the age of 19 and to date she has written over 160 songs. At the age of 24 Tatevik moved to Toronto and took on the artist name Drellander. In 2004 Tatevik collaborated with writer/film director Robert Wilson on a short film titled A Dying Fall that aired on CBC in July 2006 and won first place at WorldFest Houston. Tatevik’s multiple credits for this film include art direction, craft services, make-up, wardrobe, contract management and she also had a small part in the movie. In 2011 Drellander recorded her single “Oasis” with indie music producer and Indie Week Judge Dave Thomson and has released this song on iTunes, Amazon and Google Music via CD Baby. She has also produced a music video for the song (directed & edited by Robert Wilson) which is now available on You Tube.

With 160 songs under her belt, Tatevik has chosen the best 12 songs to go on a compilation album titled “Let the Rain Fall” (approximate release date May 2014). Drellander’s collection of songs portrays the dynamic versatility of her skills and creative genius. Song after song you will find emotional, thought provoking subject matter all eloquently put together through a wonderful musical arrangement. Whether it is a pop ballad, jazz, country, rock’n’roll, salsa or house song, the impact is always powerful as audiences wrap their souls around her unique music.

Tatevik’s ballad “Oasis” is an example of this innate skill. “Oasis” is a metaphor for finding true love. Its message is inspiring, hopeful and creates a deep connection due to its relatable subject matter. This single has an arrangement of that of a movie soundtrack. It incorporates the depth of her skills, the passion of her writing, the beauty of her voice and has a mesmerizing effect on anyone who has the privilege to experience her music.

The album will include such gems as a duet with tenor Franco Tenelli “I can see a lifetime”, an arrangement by a classical composer Vania Angelova to the song “Time” and a popular with young audiences piano ballad blending with house "Let the rain fall".

Oasis is available at most digital storefronts and can be listen to and/or purchased at the following websites:

http://www.drellander.com
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQj0DZ50WJQ
http://www.facebook.com/drellander
http://c1.promofmmusic.com/Drellander/
http://www.jango.com/music/Drellander?1=0
http:/soundcloud.com/drellander/oasis
http://music.cbc.ca/#/artists/Drellander
http://www/itunes.com/drellander

The demos of the songs that will be on the album “Let the rain fall” are available for listening at http://www.sonicbids.com/drellander.

Drellander is currently working with A & R Select in Sherman Oaks, Ca. for licensing, publishing, a record deal and/or placement opportunities. They can be reached at:

1-323-924-5897

http://www.arselect.com - A & R Select


http://www.drellander.com, download Touro Mercury article - Touro Mercury


Discography

Oasis, a pop ballad

Let the rain fall, album, approximate release date June 2018

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Bio

Drellander was born Tatevik Sarkisyan from Armenian parents in Moscow. She began her musical journey at the age of 6 as a choir lead and piano performer at school concerts. 

She came to Canada at the age of 16 and became known in the Montreal local community for performing a classical repertoire in 8 languages. At 19 she developed a passion for song-writing and presented to a small audience her first musical composition "Time". The singer/songwriter/producer now has more than 170 written songs behind her in a variety of styles. 

Tatevik has received great reviews for her work including praise from tenor and McGill voice coach Franco Tenelli who says: "One of Tatevik's greatest gifts is a beautiful voice that can be used in almost any style of music including classical and pop. In addition she is also a composer and excellent songwriter. This versatility is a unique gift itself and ensures us we have a real talent."

At 24 Tatevik moved to Toronto and took on the artist name "Drellander". In 2004 Tatevik collaborated with writer/film director Robert Wilson on a short film A Dying Fall that aired on CBC in July 2006 and won first place at WorldFest Houston. Tateviks multiple credits for this film include art direction, craft services, make-up and wardrobe, contract management as well as playing a small part in the movie. Tatevik and Robert worked on a few production projects since then.

In 2011 she recorded her song Oasis with indie music producer/sound engineer and Indie Week judge Dave Thomson and released it on iTunes and Amazon via CD Baby. She also produced a music video for the song (directed and edited by Robert Wilson) that is now available on YouTube. 

Tatevik launched Drellander Productions in 2012 to produce songs and music videos for herself and other artists. She secured a non-exclusive worldwide publishing deal for her songs with the Canadian publisher Jan Cooper Publishing after Jan Cooper represented her at Midem 2012 in Cannes. In the same year she had a performance at the prestigious Mod Club in Toronto organized by Landmark Media. Her song Oasis was promoted with a 2 week radio blast in Canada and US by Avala DSF (currently under Five2Eight umbrella). In February 2013 she was approached and signed with A & R Select to promote her music on radio, in magazines,TV shows, films and commercials in the US. The week of Aug 12, 2013 "Oasis" had spins on CBC Radio, one of Canada's largest radio stations with national coverage. It played on the CBC Radio programs "Mainstreet" (P.E.I.) and "The Bridge" (Windsor, Ontario). 

Oasis is the first single from Drellander's much anticipated debut album. As A & R Select said in their press release: " Oasis is a metaphor for finding true love. Its message is inspiring, hopeful and creates a deep connection due to its relatable subject matter. This single has an arrangement of that of a movie soundtrack. It incorporates the depth of her skills, the passion of her writing, the beauty of her voice and has a mesmerizing effect on anyone who has the privilege to experience her music."

In addition to being trained in music and having collaborated with some of the greatest classical voice/piano/composition teachers and performers such as Tamara Goulina (U of T), Eduardo del Campo (McGill, San Francisco Opera), Franco Tenelli (McGill, Metropolitan Opera), Vania Angelova (University of Montreal), Alexandre Solopov (McGill) and Nina Larionova Shishlova (Bolshoi Theatre), Tatevik has also studied science at McGill University and is a graduate of Touro College business school. Since 2011 she has also been teaching piano and voice to children and young adults. Her 17 year old piano and voice student Ella Delayne has started recording last year!

Tatevik collaborates with other artists. She co-wrote a ballad with producer/sound engineer Sean Michael Paddison called "I love you anyway". Drellander also plans to record 3 of her original songs: a pop/classical duet “I can see a lifetime” with renown opera singer Franco Tenelli, a dance hit “Let the rain fall” with Montreal based producer/sound engineer Michael Makhin and a dance track called "A New Beginning" with hip hop artist Jae Legit. The song will be performed at Be Scene magazine launch in July! It's Drellander's second performance for Be Scene. Tatevik and her student Ella Delayne performed for Be Scene in February 2016. Tatevik also collaborated with producer/songwriter/manager Peter Linseman on a grant demo for her song "So in love" and has been performing at private venues. This summer she will be recording 3 of her jazz songs with producer/sound engineer Jeremy Darby.

Tatevik plans to enter CBC's Searchlight competition again next year with a song that gets most Facebook votes amongst her fans!

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