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Acoustic Nights 10

Updated: 2018-05-13

This event has already taken place.

Acoustic Nights 10 was on Friday, November 18, 2011, 7pm at Jello Martini Lounge, 151 rue Ontario Est, Montreal, 514-285-2621.

Musical Table d'hôte

Hosted by Melina Soochan.

  1. Melina Soochan (pop/jazz)

    Melina SoochanMelina is a soulful singer/songwriter and pianist from Montreal, whose style is a unique blend of pop, indie, jazz and blues. At 26, she has already released 2 albums ("Hold On" in 2011, and a 6-song EP "City of Love" in 2009), and independently produced 3 music videos: "X-Ray Eyes" (currently on rotation on Bravo! and CJNT), "City of Love" (the title track of her EP), and more recently "The Mama Song", as promo for her new album. Having performed at festivals like Indie Music Toronto 2010, and renowned venues like Montreal's Upstairs and House of Jazz, Melina is a regular on stages across the province. She is also an avid entrepreneur, having founded the Acoustic Nights Montreal singer-songwriter series which organizes local events such as live music showcases and teen songwriting competitions, in an effort to support local music and art.

  2. Guest Appearance: Isabelle Stern

    Isabelle SternA self-taught vocalist, Isabelle recently had an amazing experience on the television show called "The Next Star" on YTV. Chosen from 10,000 kids from across Canada to be part of a top 6, she got to write her own single called "Ive Got A Crush On You" with a producer. Now with her own music video, and a second song/music video called "All I Want For Christmas Is You", Isabelle recently won first Place for Blainville en Fête which gave her the opportunity to sing 3 songs in front of an anticipated crowd of 20 thousand people. Her music is a mix of soul/pop/R&B and she is thrilled to perform here tonight!

  3. Jolies Alien Babes (Cabaret/Folk-Pop/Rock a Billy)

    Jolies Alien BabesWe are from the Laurentians where life is rarely dull amongst nature. We are Jody Anker, Nakia Lemieux and Eloi Amasse but please, call us Jolies Alien Babes. From time to time we abduct others to play along with. We are bilingual group who have fun crossing boundaries by chanting, yodelling, rockin', and surrendering ourselves to however it lands on the table of creative prowess. We have a self titled album, with all songs written by Jody Anker, and co-produced with Barney Beninger and Carlos Ramirez. We wish to make our offerings with hope there are musings for you earthlings to enjoy!

  4. Guest Appearance: Hailey Samm

    Hailey SammHailey Samm is an aspiring singer/songwriter, a budding artist, dancer and musician, enthusiastic about expressing herself through music. Many of her life experiences have inspired her to write lyrics that reveal her deepest emotions and thoughts. Being on stage empowers her and makes her feel invincible despite whatever challenges she may be facing at the time. She plays guitar and has recently revisited the piano as a tool to expand her range of music composition. She enjoys listening to, writing, and performing a variety of different styles of music including pop, rock, and even country. To date, she has performed at multiple venues, including "Chantez Nous Votre Cinéma", "A Breath of Fresh Air", and was in charge of the student arts events throughout her high school. She was also a winner of the "2011 Acoustic Nights Montreal Teen Songwriting Competition" and subsequently performed at the summer gala in July 2011. This past summer she worked at an arts camp in charge of the "Glee Club" teaching songs and matching choreography. She has devoted much time and energy to raising funds and awareness for Cystic Fibrosis and Organ Donation. Check out her youtube channel: haileysammmusic. She cannot wait to share her voice and music with the world.

  5. Ainsley McNeaney (Orchestral indie-pop)

    Ainsley McNeaney Having recently immigrated to beautiful Montreal from the badlands of Toronto, singer, songwriter and pianist Ainsley McNeaney brings her intelligent, eclectic brand of indie-pop to tonight's stage. Her first album, True Story Orchestra, features a whimsical songbook accompanied by a full orchestra, and has been hailed as a mature and insightful inaugural recording. Ainsley has performed at many reputable venues across Canada and in New York City, and recently made her international debut in Tel Aviv, Israel. Armed with profound lyrics and a soulful voice to match, and accompanied by an ensemble of the finest cats this side of Outremont, she will make your heart very happy with tales of love, hope and octopus super-heroes.

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