|Genre:||Maritime / Prairie-Folk|
|Home Town:||Edmonton, Alberta|
Lizzy Hoyt is a gifted performer whose voice and instrumental skills have captivated audiences across Canada. This Canadian ‘east-meets-west’ performer combines the energetic and rhythmic fiddling from the maritimes with country-folk songs from the west.
Lizzy’s compelling live performances feature her immense range of talents and the ability to engage her audiences:
• Energetic delivery of toe-tapping fiddle tunes
• Musical delivery of songs featuring her sweet, pure voice
• Crowd-pleasing step-dancing
• Lizzy’s original Canadian-inspired songs including Vimy Ridge
(finalist in the 2010 John Lennon Songwriting Contest)
• A range of performance material (traditional Celtic material,
original compositions, 2-3 cover songs)
• A range of instruments performed by a first class band:
• Lizzy Hoyt: vocals, fiddle, guitar, mandolin, step-dancing
• Chris Tabbert: acoustic guitar, mandolin, harmonies
• Keith Rempel: upright bass, harmonies
Working as a professional musician since the age of 15, Lizzy has toured internationally as a fiddler, mandolin player and harmony singer for other Canadian recording artists such as Eli Barsi and Maria Dunn. These years of experience are evident when Lizzy performs and have provided her with skills far beyond her years.
In June 2010, Lizzy released her second album HOME. Produced by Juno-award winner Jeremiah McDade, the album has received “glowering praise from a number of media outlets, with emphasis given to Hoyt’s burgeoning songwriting talent” – Johnathan Milke, The Fort Saskatchewan Record. The album’s interesting acoustic arrangements are delivered by some of Canada’s top folk musicians. It is currently receiving support from radio stations across the country.
Lizzy Hoyt is truly one of Canada’s up and coming artists. Her professionalism and leadership allows her to collaborate with some of the best musicians in the country. Her dedication and hard work have resulted in the release of three, independent studio albums by the age of 25.
Lizzy has been granted permission from the Vimy Ridge Memorial in France and from Veterans Affairs Canada to film a music video to accompany her award-winning ballad Vimy Ridge. Filming is set to take place in France in October 2011.
[Courtesy of Lizzy Hoyt]