Brodie Lee Dawson
Named 'Vocalist of the Year' at the Vancouver Island Music Awards and nominated for 'Best Live Act' for 2 years consecutively, Brodie Dawson is a force to be reckoned with.
It’s her voice that jumps out at you…as soon as she sings her first note you're hooked. It's rich and riveting, pure and powerful, and full of soul. You’ll find yourself in whether or not you wanted to be - and you might as well not look back, and just hold on for the ride...
Brodie Dawson was born in Hamilton, Ontario - ‘The Hammer’ and grew up in an environment that would prove to be her life’s classroom. Her talented father Brent J. Dawson, was at the center of the city's flourishing music scene, a soulful vocalist and harmonica player in the Rock n Roll band ‘The Breeze’, and Brodie grew up with guitars, speakers, amps and a drum kit set up in the basement, evening rehearsals, backyard jams, and her dad’s legendary record collection spinning non-stop. Music Music Music. She absorbed it all and began to develop her own sound. Her style reflects a true love story between life and music that is constantly evolving, and it awakens and stirs up deep emotion in those who are lucky enough to witness it.
She has shared the stage with many other amazing musicians such as WiL, Tracy Riley, Rick Fines, The Sojourners, George Canyon, Jake Owen, and Serena Ryder! Her songs can be heard on 98.9 The Goat FM, 97.3 The Eagle, and CBC Radio, and she has had the pleasure of being a musical guest on CBC’s The Vinyl Café with Stuart McLean. She has played Sunfest Country Music Festival twice, Filberg Festival in Comox, Yellowknife's 'Folk on the Rocks, and Serenity's Harvest Music Festival on Birch Island, among many west coast tours with her previous female trio She Could Be Trouble, who were nominated for ‘Group of the Year’ at both the Vancouver Island Music Fest as well as BC Country Music Association, and in that same year were also nominated for the BCCMA ‘Ray McAuley Horizon Award’, a prestigious industry 'nod' to promising artists.
Brodie calls her style a mix of 'soulful folky blues' with a gospel funk, a twist of pop and a twang of old-school country. True to all those genres she sings of life, love, searching and finding your way.
And finding her way, she has… She's been turning heads and creating a buzz wherever she goes, leaving her audiences spellbound and full-hearted.
Find her on instagram at @brodieleedawson