Canadian singer-songwriter Vicki Shae began her musical journey
at a young age and has a natural talent to express genuine emotion
in her music. Influenced by a diverse array of artists such as Lauryn
Hill, Michelle Branch, Pink and Green Day, Vicki's contemporary
style is easy to listen to and her soulful voice is the perfect companion
to her solid lyrics.
Vicki was first introduced to the recording scene in 2005 when she
recorded some songs with a Winnipeg hiphop crew. She eventually
decided to pursue an acoustic/rock/pop genre in which she felt more
able to express her style. Her first acoustic demo got local airplay and
she was now poised to start work on an album. In the summer of 2009
Vicki began co-writing and recording with producer Jim Stoeber of
Tegancat Music. Since its release in the fall of 2010, songs from the
album have received airplay on HOT 103, Q94, CBC and KICK FM.
Vicki has performed at events such as the Red River Exhibition, the
Winnipeg Fringe Festival and the Teddy Bear Picnic. Her live shows
range from full on band gigs to intimate acoustic coffee house dates,
a range that displays her versatility as a performer.
Daydreams and Nightmares showcases Vicki’s skills as both a
songwriter and performer. “Mr. Smooth Talker” and “Say Goodbye”
reflect the soulful singer’s r&b roots, the edgy and clever “Wish I Could
Hate Her” pays tribute to her rock influences, and “This Love” and "Full
Up” show that Vicki has indeed found a comfort zone in an acoustic-pop
style. In “This Love,” Vicki writes, “It feels like I’m stumbling on an undis-
covered road/untravelled, unfamiliar but I find it takes me home.” And as
she continues to become more confident on her creative journey, she is
successfully carving out her own unique path in today’s musical landscape.