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The Hurtin' One Music Video Release

Directed by Jess Lee, the music video for The Hurtin' One was shot on St.Jean Baptiste in 2016. The video was shot at The Portuguese Association of Canada (Montreal) (est. 1956. St.Jean We couldn't not have made the video without the generosity of the community members.

  We are especially proud of the fact that it was the first ever music video to be shown at the 2016 International Black Film Festival in Nashville,TS.
  With St.Jean Baptiste coming up this weekend, I decided it would be nice to share the beauty of this celebration with you.
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La Voix season 5

I am thrilled to be a participant on La Voix season 5 (The Voice Canada). Yesterday was the season premiere. The level of talent this season is high! For my audition, I chose to perform the 60’s classic, Tainted love. A version which honoured the original version by Gloria Jones but had it’s own unique stylings. The fact that 3/4 coaches turned for me was a blessing. But having Pierre Lapointe as a coach is a dream come true! He is an artist I hold in high regard. Lastly, I have to thank my family, friends and fans who continue to support me in all my creative endeavours. This one is bound to be crazy ride! Watch my performance, interviews and follow my progress on tva.ca. If you don't have a t.v. and want to watch the shows as they air, you can download the TVA application.

Ms.Holmes' sold out Vancouver show

Ms.Holmes' sold out Vancouver show with Desirée Dawson was the highlight of last years west coast tour. This was the first time Vancouver had shown us so much love. This year Desirée 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!

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