Angela Inglis' voice is liquid warmth; it pours words and sounds directly into the heart. Philosophical and lyrical, her song-stories transport us to places inside ourselves.
Folk mingles with chamber music, Canadiana and hints of jazz on Angela's March 2015 release, Echo. The ten-song album features John Raham (Frazey Ford) as co-producer and drummer, along with a roster of gifted musicians borrowed from Juno Award-winning bands Dan Mangan and The Be Good Tanyas. As philosophical as they are emotional, the songs - presented in the order in which they were written - tell a story.
Awarded a FACTOR Demo Grant on her first application and short-listed in the CBC Searchlight Competition 2015 upon first entry, this self-taught singer-songwriter also produced and directed her first music video, for the song Moving Target , with the help of a small but talented cast and crew.
Angela's first song did not emerge until she was 23. During a stay in Los Angeles, where she'd gone to pursue an acting career, she began writing songs spontaneously; singing them into a handheld tape recorder she kept in her backpack. Upon returning to Canada, she learned how to play guitar from her grandfather. The few chords he taught her, along with a couple years of Conservatory piano and singing lessons in her pre-teen years, represent the extent of her musical training.
After moving to Vancouver and having difficulty finding steady work, Angela began busking in the city's rapid transit stations where she found her niche as Vancouver's 'Skytrain Songstress'. Her first album, Just Like You, was recorded live-off-the-floor at Greenhouse Studios, and released in 2002. In 2005, Angela got on a plane with her guitar and spent a year travelling and busking in Europe and the UK.
After nearly a decade's hiatus, she's back with her new release Echo and dozens of new songs, to remind us what it means to feel less alone and more alive.