Brandi Vezina

Americana Country

Brandi Vezina

About

Brandi Vezina is a Winnipeg singer/songwriter whose authentic country roots are intertwined with rock and the blues. She is a natural born performer who comes from a musical Metis family. Her biggest inspirations include Johnny Cash, The Rolling Stones, Janis Joplin and Miranda Lambert.

#dontsettle is the debut album of singer/songwriter Brandi Vezina. Vezina says, “These are pages from my journal, it’s personal and parts of my story. I hope they feel my sincerity and vulnerability,” Vezina says. “My music is an authentic piece of me. I create from a place deep within my Spirit and allow what’s inside of me out. I hope my fans can feel that.”

“Almost ” is about her dating experience, she says “it’s about being in the wrong relationship and knowing it.” “Charming Narcissist” is a co-write with producers Murray Pulver and Terence Lam. Brandi says, “It was important to write about the addictive nature of being in a relationship with a narcissistic person and how challenging it can be.”  She hopes “Walk Away” encourages people to leave relationships, workplaces and situations that are toxic.

Previous singles include “Danger” (2021) “John Dillinger Type” (May 2020) and “Walk Away” (2019) as heard on SiriusXM Canada’s Indigiverse, CBC Country and North Americana channel. #dontsettle is an introduction to Vezina’s feistiness and strength.

The album release party, coming up September 25th at The Royal Albert Arms Hotel, will be the first chance that many fans will hear the album, something Vezina says will definitely give them a deeper understanding of who she is.

Following the show, Vezina will embark on the Indigenous Celebration Tour through the Manitoba Arts Network with 10 tour dates set throughout Indigenous communities in the province.

“Alberta Rose” is about a young woman coming home pregnant. “It was cathartic to write about my Mother’s experiences as a single parent,” says Vezina. “We all cried during the co-write and I know other women will be able to relate to this story.” Vezina teamed up with Albertans Liz Christensen and Sarah Elliot to write “Alberta Rose” and producer Murray Pulver to bring the song to life. 

 “Danger” has a powerful message combined with pop and country elements as Vezina was inspired to write about Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG2S) throughout Turtle Island (North America). “It’s the first song I wrote for my forthcoming EP, #dontsettle (2021) after the lyrics ‘Danger, avoid this my girl, it’ll destroy your world’, came to me in a dream,” recalls Vezina. “I’m proud of it because it’s a warning for my own women and I included a traditional drum at the end of the song to honour MMIW2S.” 

Vezina was recognized as the Manitoba winner in the 2021 Jim Beam’s National Virtual Search. She has been added to Apple Music playlists, Boots & Mocs and Indigenous Now. Vezina was nominated for a Summer Solstice Indiegnous Music Award in the Metis Artist of the Year Category in 2021. She was a featured artist on Metis Jig & Jam Variety Show on CTV, Sakihiwe Festival and Recovery Day Live in Winnipeg, Manitoba in 2019 and 2020. Vezina was also selected to showcase in the virtual Diamonds in the Rough Stage during Canadian Country Music week (2020). 

Contact

Name
Brandi Vezina
Address
Winnipeg MB Canada
Email
Websites
www.brandivezina.comwww.brandivezinablog.ca

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"Charming Narcissist" from #dontsettle

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"Almost" from #dontsettle

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"Alberta Rose"

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Alberta Rose by Brandi Vezina

Danger featuring Boogey the Beat by Brandi Vezina

Waiting on a Ring by Brandi Vezina

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John Dillinger Type by Brandi Vezina

Walk Away by Brandi Vezina

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