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Scarlett Jane is the new and exciting partnership of successful Canadian roots songstresses Andrea Ramolo and Cindy Doire. With a sound that combines sultry folk noir, rock and heart wrenching country blues, these ladies are carnal enough to make you curious and charming enough to take home to mama. And it’s all done in perfect harmony.
The collective musical efforts of ‘road-warrior’ and Canadian Folk Music Awards nominee Andrea Ramolo and award-winning international chanteuse Cindy Doire began some time ago. The seed was planted for this musical endeavor back in 2004, when the pair began collaborating and sharing concert bills. Since then, Andrea and Cindy have each lent their vocal talents to one another’s solo projects (Doire’s Chapeau du Pluie produced by Colin Linden and Sticks and Mud produced by Colin Cripps, and Ramolo’s Thank You For the Ride produced by Eric Paul and The Shadows and the Cracks produced by Tim Thorney and distributed by EMI); have toured both Canada and the United States as a duo; and were two of the key members in the creation of the female-fronted songwriter’s series “Ladies in Waiting” in Toronto.
Scarlett Jane is the inevitable merging of the two artists. Their co-writes are folk-based, feminine-infused tales of love, loss, and longing. The pair is known best for their sensual, haunting, and powerful harmonies and their unmatchable stage presence. Hints of European cabaret, blues, and country find their way into their music. They are also highly influenced by their French and Italian homelands, but are country girls at heart.
Andrea was recently nominated for New/Emerging Artist by the Canadian Folk Music Awards for her newest release The Shadows and the Cracks (Thorniac/2011). She has spent the past three years living out of her van and playing over 500 shows across Canada and the U.S., which she booked herself. In 2009, Andrea won the Toronto Exclusive Magazine Awards for Best Female Folk Artist, Best Folk Album, and Best Blues Song for her debut album Thank You For The Ride. The title track of that album was donated to Stephen Spielberg’s charity, The Starlight Foundation, to raise money for terminally ill children. She was also asked to be a guest speaker by the Ontario Council of Folk Festivals on how to book your own tours as an independent artist as part of their 2009 conference.
Cindy’s first French album La Vie En Bleu earned her Music in Film and Motion nominations for Best Album, Best Songwriter, and Best Vocal Performance. Her second, Chapeau du Pluie, earned her the “best discovery” award from the Gala des Prix Or, and the Songs from the Heart Award from the Ontario Council of Folk Festivals. She has also won major awards at Quebec’s prestigious Festival International de Grandby and from Contact Ontarios. She has learned the geography of Canada the hard way: get in the can and drive. Unlike most of her Canadian contemporaries, however, Cindy also tours extensively in Europe — there were no less than four trips there last year. Cindy Doire may be a troubadour, and she’s blessed with a true voice and the gift of creating songs that you can remember.
Both Andrea and Cindy’s hard-working ethics and dedication to the troubadour life, along with their amazing ability to stop a room dead in its tracks with the sound of their voices, makes the success of this partnership unavoidable. Scarlett Jane is a powerful ‘new’ Canadian folk duo that merges the past, present, and future of female folk noir music into a sultry, raw, and brilliant package.
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