Isobelle Gunn
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Isobelle Gunn

London, Ontario, Canada | INDIE

London, Ontario, Canada | INDIE
Band Folk Singer/Songwriter

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May
01
Isobelle Gunn @ Straga Cafe with Matthew DeZoete

St Catherines, Ontario, Canada

St Catherines, Ontario, Canada

Apr
16
Isobelle Gunn @ TBA

St. Johns, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

St. Johns, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

Apr
15
Isobelle Gunn @ TBA

St. Johns, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

St. Johns, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

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"Flesh On Steel is the debut album of Isobelle Gunn, an award-winning Canadian trio whose sound and style evoke comparisons to Sufjan Stevens and Emmylou Harris. The lyrics peel back the surfaces of things and are sung in beautiful harmonies that settle deeply into the listener. Themes range from abuse and break-ups to a vision of heaven in "Silver," the album's final song: "The day is over, my pain is older / and to my Saviour do I ride." Isobelle Gunn performed at the Canadian Country Music Awards in September and will be playing several venues in southern Ontario in December. " - DeBoer, Ron. Media Editor. The Banner. November, 2009.


Discography

Flesh On Steel - 2009
Isobelle Gunn - 2007

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Bio

Isobelle Gunn is the London, Ontario based internationally-acclaimed acoustic vocal trio comprised of Leanna Zeyl, Jeremy Zeyl and Lara Schat-Zeyl. The musical collaboration of this sister-brother/husband-wife initiative relies on blended voices and lyrics which evoke comparisons to artists such as Sufjan Stevens, Sarah Harmer, Emmylou Harris and Iron and Wine.

Isobelle Gunn began singing together in the spring of 2006 and released their debut, self-titled EP in April 2007, quickly achieving critical acclaim with the song “Emily,” which received an Honourable Mention in the ISC International Songwriting Competition (2007), in addition to other awards. In October 2007, a Creation of New Work grant from the Ontario Arts Council was awarded to Jeremy on behalf of Isobelle Gunn to write a 12 song album, which resulted in the July 2009 release of Isobelle Gunn’s much anticipated new album, “Flesh on Steel.” The group toured the album in the summer of 2009, a tour which culminated in a showcase at the Canadian Country Music Awards, held in Vancouver, BC.

With appearances at such venues as the Rogue Folk Series, the Canterbury Folk Festival, Aeolian Hall, London Music Club and Hamilton Staircase Theatre, this new addition to Canada’s folk scene is delighting audiences everywhere they go.

Awards:

September, 2009: Canadian Country Music Awards - Gospel Music Showcase, Vancouver, BC. October, 2007: Ontario Arts Council - "Creation of New Work" Grant awarded to Jeremy Zeyl of Isobelle Gunn to write a full length album, resulting in the 2009 release of "Flesh On Steel." 2007: International Songwriting Competition (ISC)"Emily" - Honourable Mention Winner (15,000 entrants in over 100 countries) June 2007: Live Radio Interview with Paul Corby for "Corby's Orbit," CKLN, Toronto, ON. 2007: Mountain Stage New Song Contest - Isobelle Gunn placed in the Canadian Top 12. Songwriting awards for "Emily" 2007: Runner Up - Song of the Year (Nashville). Runner Up - Durango Song Contest (California)