Ms.Holmes’ sold out Vancouver show

Ms.Holmes’ sold out Vancouver show with DesirĂ©e Dawson was the highlight of last years west coast tour. This was the first time Vancouver had shown us so much love. This year DesirĂ©e holds the title of CBC Searchlight contest winner and currently has a song in the Billboard charts listen.

TONIGHT we play the classy Calabash Bistro on Carrall. Full details on the Facebook page

 

Watch my new video on Exclaim.ca

You can watch my new music video on Exclaim.ca anytime you like. This video is my baby since it was the first time I had the chance to co-direct and edit my visual content. The result is a quintessentially Montreal summer vibe. I like to think this video will sustain me for a long time. It’s really something to not only hear but to see your vision come to life.

Thanks to everyone who came out to our summer shows. The rest of the summer I’ll spend working on new music and projects. Stay inspired and stay woke!
xo

 

Back in Montreal for Some Summer Shows and Writing

I am back in Montreal for some summer shows and writing after a successful tour! I am incredibly grateful for the love and support my friends and collaborators have been showing and continue to show me. A live recording of my last tour stop at The Record Centre in Ottawa is now up on the stores Soundcloud for your listening pleasure. Check out my upcoming shows on the ‘Gigs‘ page.

Ms.Holmes Gotta Get Away Tour 2016

I am excited to announce the Ms.Holmes Gotta Get Away Tour 2016 starts in two weeks time!I will be touring May7- May 12 in support of TEN being re-released on vinyl. The tour kicks off in Montreal with a screening of the brand new music video for the song Gotta Get Away. Visual artist Dayna Danger and I created this piece together, the results of which I am ecstatic over.

For tour dates and more info, visit the shows page of my website.

Time to Vote – Cult Montreal’s Best of Montreal

Once again it is time to vote in Cult Montreal’s Best of Montreal Annual Reader’s Poll. The monthly publication is the city’s most important English language arts & culture magazine.

In 2015 Ms.Holmes was voted
#5 Best Solo Act & #6 Best Singer/Songwriter
This year I’d like to top it but I need you to vote in 25 categories by April 25th in order to do that.

I’ve put together a list of 35 of my favorite Montreal people and places to help you out with your 25 votes. Check out the list on my Facebook page and get your vote on!

Voting details:

* Voting deadline is April 17th at 11:59pm est
* You must vote in 25 categories for your ballot to count
* You do not need to live in Montreal or Canada to be able to vote
* You should vote for me (Singer Songwriter and/or Solo Act)

Last year my compadres were cool enough to vote my butt all the way to the Top #5! Do you know how much that means to…

Posted by Ms.Holmes on Friday, April 1, 2016

Ghomeshi & A New Song

I am sharing a demo of a new song in light of Jian Ghomeshi’s sexual assault charges being dropped.The song “Askin’ for it” addresses tip-of-the-iceberg injustices that we have been experiencing since forever.My heart goes out to the women who testified in the Gohmeshi trial, to anyone who has ever put their life on the line by confronting their attacker, and all the survivors.

Listen on Soundcloud

International Film Festivals

I am proud to announce that the music video we shot last year for my song “The Hurtin’ One” has been accepted to several International Film Festivals. The video was directed by Jess Lee and was shown at t The Women’s Film Festival in Philadelphia last weekend. It will soon make its way to Chicago and Portugal. This video could not have been made without the amazing support of my Kickstarter contributors as well as our awesome on and off set team. The video is not yet online but I hope to share it with you soon!

Excited to announce that the video for Ms.Holmes' The Hurtin' One, soft launched at The Women's Film Festival in Philly…

Posted by Jess Lee on Monday, March 14, 2016

Montreal Loft Concert

After 8 amazing years, and an immense amount of support from the people and the city of Montreal, I wanted to have a thank you concert – a Montreal loft concert. The goal was to invite people to a $5 show in a unique and intimate environment. My fans who supported the Kickstarter campaign from last year had free access. I took a few chances with this concert, which was originally scheduled for last November. That concert took place this past Friday, March 11th. It took place in a loft space in Montreal’s well-loved neighborhood, The Mile End. That concert had one of the best audiences I have ever had the pleasure of playing for. I was saying “thank you” and the audience said it right back. It was an overwhelming feeling and a powerful reminder that taking chances truly is the key to a rich life.

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Listen to my interview on the Quill Creative Living Podcast for free

Year in review

2015 has been the best year of my career! I was so fortunate to have worked with so many talented artists who continue to inspire me. Ive also had so much support from fans and family members. Here’s a quick look at my year in review. Thank you for being a part of it

Tonight’s performance is brought to you by…

Le Cypher! This is an amazing weekly jam that happens in downtown Montreal. Basically a full house band of some of our city’s hottest players hold it down and improvise from 10-3am. This is where Vocalists, MC’s and musicians come to sit in with the band and create magic.

Tonight I will be playing a set of my tunes from 9-10 before the jamming begins. Ive been looking forward to this for a wee bit now. And after being a part of first date on the K-OS’s and Saul Williams tour last night, the inspiration is within me. Muahaha!