Contest:: WIn 2tix to Ingrid Gatin @ The Company House

Ingrid Gatin may be based in Winnipeg, but her life is one that morphs constantly. Whether physically or mentally, the young singer seems to be in constant flux, searching for new instruments and inspiration to fine tune her sound.


Although she first started writing songs on the piano, it seems that her weapon of choice is the accordion. When I was first sent her record, I was a bit leery. When I hear “sounds like Beirut” or “gypsy inspired melodies”, I kind of tune out. It’s like hearing Charlie Brown’s teacher talk. The thing is, while Ingrid has discovered the beautiful sounds an accordion can produce, it’s the soul of the songs that makes Broken Tambourine so enjoyable. Ingrid’s unique blends of pop, jazz and soul, and her willingness to dance between slow burning and quick hitting staccato melodies result in a surprisingly diverse record.


Ingrid’s obviously a talented song writer, but really it’s the charisma that her voice exudes that make you start thinking of people like Emily Haines (“The Moon” could be a b-side from Haines’ solo record) or even Chan Marshall. She’s comfortable on the piano, playing off horn laced slinky numbers or more adventurous Gypsy inspired melodies, but no matter where the melodies go, it’s her sexy, confident vocals that keep you listening.


So, what’s the deal? This record is a year old, so why’s it only getting posted on herohill now? Well, Gatin’s coming to the end of a cross-country tour and is going to take the stage at the Company House tomorrow night. We have two tix and a copy of Broken Tambourine for one lucky winner. Let’s make it easy, and just say that the first person to email us their details - herohill AT gmail DOT COM - wins.

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MP3:: Ingrid Gatin - The Sea & The Prairie

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