Layla Zoe has been called “the Reincarnate of Janis Joplin” and deemed Canada’s “Darling of the blues.” She is a young powerful vocalist who was born in British Columbia, Canada. However she now calls Toronto her home after a recent move. Layla Zoe has been singing since the tender age of four years old, including performances with her father’s band at the age of fourteen.
She has performed all over the world and has been accepted as one of the best female blues singers in places such as Finland, Chicago, Vancouver Island, Toronto and even New York city. Layla has worked to release an album every year, and has four independent releases to date: You Will, Shades of Blue, Hoochie Coochie Woman, and Live at Errington Hall. Her albums can be heard on radio all over the world and showcase many of Layla’s original songs as well as classic cover tunes.
Her albums, as well as her ability to stun crowds with her power and talent, has been critically acclaimed by the media and reviewed and showcased in publications such as: Canadian Musician Magazine, the Globe and Mail (Toronto), Toronto Blues Society monthly edition, DOWNBEAT magazine (Illinois, USA), Blues Matters (UK), Crossroads (France) and many more. Layla Zoe took home the “Female Vocalist of the Year” award at the Vancouver Island Music Awards in 2006 and won the Compo 10 International blues songwriting competition in Jaarvenpaa, Finland in 2006. She was the only woman and the only Canadian to make it to the finals of the Compo 10 contest in Finland and she humbly took home the prize.
Layla Zoe has performed with the late great Jeff Healey, the Downchild Blues Band, and countless others, who have sung high praises of Layla’s ability to channle her strong emotions into her performances. She has also been recognized for her songwriting and professionalism. Layla Zoe is being considered for a hollywood production of the Life of Janis Joplin, and has already been asked to sing the soundtrack for this upcoming film. Layla Zoe is a force to be reckoned with, and is changing the face of the blues and roots music scene.
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