Tracey Saxby
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Tracey Saxby

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“Saxby’s sound is difficult to categorise and simply can’t be lumped into any old box.” - Ben Preece (Time Off, Australia)

“Ethereal and grounding - a spine
tingling combination...”

“An earthy voice goddess” - The Nelson Express, Canada

“ of the most refreshing Singer/Songwriters I have heard in a long time. Her grassroots Acoustic Folk songs give new insight into where Canadian music is going.” - Colin Shannon (President, Creative Radio)

“ stopped me in my tracks the
other day...” - Simon Backhouse (DJ Dynasty, Australia)

“... it’s not the normal ‘chick with a
guitar’ thing.” - Arielle, Fan (Black Diamond, WA USA)

“I’ve been playing (Barefoot Acoustic) over and over tonight. She makes it sound effortless to just pick up a guitar and let her heartbreak out.” - Stephen Abbott (Founder, Project Opus)

“Saw you play last night at the Railway. Beautiful. You’re captivating. I’m a fan.” - Jeremy, Fan (Vancouver, BC Canada)

“Absolutely gorgeous sound.”
- Lenny Savage (Musician, UK)

“Whistler’s favorite Aussie” - Nicole Fitzgerald (The Pique, Canada)


Tracey's debut CD, Barefoot Acoustic, was released in July 2006.

Track Listing:
1. Chemical Lies
2. Better Now
3. Life is Beautiful
4. Miss Me Too
5. The Beach
6. Love & Hate
7. Truth
8. Orange Epiphany
9. Snow Goddess
10. Better Now (remix)

tracey saxby: vocals/acoustic guitar
oliver sea: drums/bass/electric guitar
elizabeth patterson: piano
dean herdman: djembe

produced by: tracey saxby
mixed & engineered by: oliver sea
recorded at seaside studios, vancouver, 2006
design & artwork by tracey saxby

all songs written by tracey saxby
all songs © tracey saxby (SOCAN/ASCAP)


Feeling a bit camera shy


Yeah, she's still got a little sand in her hair and she's barefoot whenever possible, but this isn't stereotypical folk. Sure, it's acoustic. After that, it almost defies description.

"Saxby's sound is difficult to categorise and simply can't be lumped into any old box." Ben Preece (Time Off , Australia)

Everyone seems to hear something a little different. For some, it recalls the coffeehouses of the sixties. Others hear roots, funk, soul, and blues. Others detect a “distinct element of rock.” Ben Preece (Time Off)

Her lyrics are subtly textured with layer upon layer of different meanings. And you can dig as deep as you want.

As for her voice... it's a voice that will make you shiver. It's a voice that has stopped people in their tracks. It's a voice that can make your day a little brighter.

" stopped me in my tracks the other day..." Simon Backhouse (DJ Dynasty, Australia)

In less than a year, Tracey has captivated audiences on both sides of the equator. Starting with a weekly residency at Grind in Rossland, she also organized several sold out shows aimed to showcase local talented artists.

"Saw you play last night at the Railway. Beautiful. You're captivating. I'm a fan." Jeremy, Fan (Vancouver, BC Canada)

Her debut album—Barefoot Acoustic—has received extensive radio support across Canada and the USA and is being featured on podcasts worldwide. Tracey wanted the CD to be reminiscent of the bonfires on the beach where she honed her craft. The result is a delicious blend of organic acoustic rock inspired by the beaches of Australia and the mountains of British Columbia.

" of the most refreshing Singer/ Songwriters I have heard in a long time." Colin Shannon (President, Creative Radio)

Over the summer, she toured extensively across western Canada, played supporting shows for Andrea Revel, Lena, Ben Sigston, Lotus, and Po'Girl, and performed live on several radio stations.

In the rainy fall of the northern hemisphere, she travelled to Australia, playing shows for the first time to a home crowd in Brisbane, opening for Grand Atlantic, and finding inspiration for her next CD in the wilds of Tasmania.

Just a girl and her guitar...