Project Description

Biographie

Raised in Toronto, New Mexico, Texas, Saskatchewan and Hawaii, Sheenah Ko has lived most of her life moving across North America with a thirst for discovery. Raised by Chinese/Irish immigrant artists, Sheenah began composing original songs and studying piano and percussion when she was 5. By the time she was 16, she was touring across North America performing vibraphone and shortly after writing original compositions for touring bands.

Multi-disciplinary, it wasn’t until 2010 that Sheenah decided to dive headfirst into music and leave her successful corporate career to exploring her passion for arts in Montreal. In a decade, she went from knowing little about the Quebecois music scene to touring internationally with musicians from The Band, Lou Reed, Ron Sexsmith, The Barenaked Ladies, and the Nylons. Presently, she is the full-time keyboardist for The Besnard Lakes (Jagjagwar) and continues to tour with an extensive list of bands, including Bedouin Soundclash (Sony), Little Scream (Merge Records), Antoine Corriveau (Secret City), Folly Joseph Edgar (Rosemarie Records) and Thor Harris (Swans).

In 2018, Sheenah decided to take things to the next level and challenge herself as a solo artist with the release of her first album, FREE. She began performing solo; inspiring and dramatic performances with analog keyboards and synths, driving beats, fierce, enigmatic vocals, beautiful visuals and a contemporary dancer. Her solo performances opening for bands such as Ex Eye (Relapse), Liima/Efterklang (4AD), and festivals including Montreal Jazz Festival, Dusklit (New York), Sled Island, and Halfway Festival (Poland) have been described as hypnotic, powerful, and emotional.

Despite being released at the beginning of the pandemic, Sheenah’s debut album, Nowhere In Time, made it to the top ten national electronic charts. Her music video for her first single, Wrap Me Up, won the prize for Best Choreography at the UK Music Video Awards and is nominated for Music Video of the Year in the 2021 Juno Awards. Following her debut album’s success, Sheenah is currently co-producing her sophomore album with producers, Jace Lasek, Ryan Battistuzzi, and Steeven Chouinard.

Armed with a heavy-hitting band and a driven team, Sheenah is ready to take experimental pop music to the forefront in a really big way.

Discographie

Connection (Live with the CEM)

Sheenah Ko – 2020

Nowhere in Time Pheek Remix

Sheenah Ko – 2020

Wrap me Up Inquell Remix

Sheenah Ko – 2020

Nowhere in Time

Sheenah Ko – 2020

Free

Sheenah Ko – 2018

Let Go

Sheenah Ko – 2014