Inez

Portrait of Inez

Inez is a Sto:lo singer songwriter with powerhouse talent and universal appeal. As one of Canadas top aboriginal musicians, her blending of traditional native sounds with a love for contemporary hip hop and R&B, brings the best of her culture to the mainstream world.


Ancestries:

Albums

Album Cover
Singsoulgirl [nominated: 2010, 2009]
mp3 clipBreathe (1.4M)
mp3 clipReady 1-2 (1.4M)
mp3 clipTrue Love (1.5M)

Awards, Nominations & Submissions

2010Aboriginal Female Entertainer of the YearSingsoulgirlNominee
2010Aboriginal Songwriter of the YearBreatheNominee
2010Aboriginal Songwriter of the YearSingsoulgirlSubmission
2009Best Producer/EngineerNominee
2009Best Album Cover DesignSingsoulgirlWinner
2009Best New ArtistMissing AlbumWinner
2009Best Pop CDSingsoulgirlWinner
2009Single of the YearBreatheWinner

Biography

Inez is a Sto:lo singer songwriter with powerhouse talent and universal appeal. As one of Canadas top aboriginal musicians, her blending of traditional native sounds with a love for contemporary hip hop and R&B, brings the best of her culture to the mainstream world.

Inezs music transcends borders.

Exploding onto the Canadian music scene in 2006 and releasing her hit album Singsoulgirl in 2008, this proud Sto:lo, Ojibway and Metis artist has been featured at myriad high profile events across the country including the 2009 Aboriginal Tourism BC Awards, Native Rocks at Winnipeg's Pyramid Cabaret and a headlining performance at AMP Camp (Canada's prestigious Aboriginal Music Program), not to mention feature spots on national television programs like Beyond Words. Despite all the attention, she maintains an endearing humility and commitment to inspiring youth.

I always tell fans that whatever their passion, they should go for it. But I don't just paint a pretty picture. I let them know that achieving their dreams is all about hard work, determination, and asking for help when you need it.

Inez grew up playing the fiddle with her Metis grandfather and learning the traditional Sto:lo dancing and singing from which her music has evolved. She was recognized in 2008 as a National Aboriginal Role Model by the National Aboriginal Health Organization (NAHO) in Ottawa for her contribution s to the community.

Inez's lyrics speak of strength, cultural roots and pride in identity.

As for her music it speaks for itself.