Members: Missy Knott
Official Site: www.missyknottmusic.ca
Year Founded: 2001
Record Label: Independent
Description: Fun and fresh, Missy Knott is always bringing something
different and unexpected to her deliverance. If you're not listening to the soulful
rasp of her voice become a sweet whisper, you're questioning her bare-feet on stage in
the dead of winter. Raised in a small musical town, it was only a matter of time
before the vision of entertaining her community with her voice and passion became a
Taking her first singing lesson at the age of 11 years old, it was a dream of Missy's
to become the First Nations version of Selena and there was no looking back from
there. Performing in school plays all through elementary and highschool, it was when
she was 17 that the musical world around her started to unfold. After being asked to
be the lead singer in her high school's cover band, it was immediately after that when
she became working closely with Sam Ferguson (Sam Ferguson Band, Thrill of Illusion)
on a number of different projects. Missy and Sam Ferguson played in over 125 benefits,
charities and fundraisers by the time Missy released her first album.
Missy released her debut album For No Reason At All... (2009) when she was 19 and with
that went on to win Peterborough Folk Festival's Emerging Artist Award as well as
Toronto Exclusive Award's Best Pop CD. Taking her album on the road, Missy took part
in a 6 week tour in North Western Ontario tour with Shy Anne Hovorka but was forced to
cut it short with the unfortunate passing of her father.
Dealing with her father's death, Missy took on a lot of responsibility by accepting a
spot in the Indigenous Youth Gathering in Vancouver, BC taking place during the 2010
Vancouver Winter Olympics. It was when she arrived that she found out that she would
be dancing and singing in the opening ceremonies for the 2010 Olympics, sharing the
big stage with Nelly Furtado and Bryan Adams.
It doesn't stop there for Missy as soon after she was asked to perform an original
song on City TV's Breakfast Television and performed in various music festivals across
the province opening for acts like Sass Jordan, Crystal Shawanda, Classified, Craig
Cardiff and Tomson Highway to name a few. Also working closely with the Georgina Arts
Gallery & Center (ArtXtreme), Missy was asked to join a team of travelling artists
(Sacred Soul Designs) to Udine, Italy to perform at a conference on Canadian Arts with
a focus on Italian visual artist Albert Chiarandini.
In 2011, Missy recorded a new 4 song E.P Runaway with local music icons, The Spades
(7th Fire Records) and with that went on to develop a new duo with Brian Mehlenbacher.
Look out for their upcoming album release of A Love Affair.
"Missy Knott is one of those performers with big personality and performance leaving
fans wondering why she isn't one Canada's biggest! She continues to turn heads as both
a performer, songwriter and as a promoter of her local music scene. Destined to
continue being one of the area's driving musical forces."
- Michael Bell, Publisher/Editor of The Wire Megazine
"In a modern musical landscape full of banality and deceptions, Missy Knott's music is
painfully honest and raw. Her lyrics cut like a hot knife through a wounded heart. One
of Ontario's most talented singer/songwriters, Missy Knott is a performer that needs
to be heard."
- Sam Tweedle - www.popcultureaddict.com
Information Source: missyknottmusic.ca
Current Status: Active
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