Veronica Charnley, Canada / France
Singer-songwriter Veronica Charnley’s clear, high voice and adventurous melodies have drawn comparisons to Kate Bush, and St.Vincent and the arrangements for harp, strings, clarinets, drums, electric guitars and synths have drawn comparisons to Dirty Projectors and Schubert.
Veronica Charnley is a voice and guitar for Plumes, a neo-classical / pop crossover group formed in Montréal now based in Paris. They’ve released two critically acclaimed albums which include arrangements ranging from electric guitar and drums to full orchestra. However much they may borrow from classical music styles and techniques, their songs remain catchy and emotionally raw.
Plumes has toured across Canada, the U.S., Germany and France, with the support of touring grants from the Canada Council for the Arts. The last cross-Canada in March 2017 saw the band debuting 10 pieces, by contemporary avant-garde Canadian composers, based on re-imaginings of Grimes songs from her electro albumVisions. The songs were set for voice, harp, clarinets, viola, electronics and guitar. The tour was commissioned by Cluster New Music and Intergrated Arts Festival (Winnipeg, MB).