Feist born Leslie Feist is a Canadian indie pop singer-songwriter and guitarist, performing both as a solo artist and as a member of the indie rock group Broken Social Scene. She was born on 13 February 1976 in Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada to Harold Feist, an American-Canadian abstract expressionist painter who taught at both the Alberta College of Art and Design and Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick and Lyn Feist, a student of ceramics from Saskatchewan. After their first child (Ben) was born, the family moved to Sackville.
Her parents divorced soon after she was born,her mother took her and her elder brother and moved to Regina, Saskatchewan, where they lived with her grandparents. They later moved to Calgary, Alberta, where she attended Bishop Carroll High School as well as Alternative High School. She aspired to be a writer and spent much of her youth singing in choirs. At the age of twelve,she performed as one of 1,000 dancers in the opening ceremonies of the Calgary Winter Olympics, which she cites as inspiration for the video “1234.” She has dual Canadian-U.S. citizenship, joking later that she was given U.S. citizenship as part of a deal with Apple.
The amazingly talented singer is 41 years old.
She got her start in music in 1991 at the age of 15 when she founded and was the lead vocalist for a Calgary punk band called Placebo (not the English band Placebo). With her bandmates,they won a local Battle of the Bands competition and were awarded the opening slot at the festival Infest 1993, featuring the Ramones. It’s at this concert that she met Brendan Canning, whose band head performed immediately before hers, and with whom she joined in Broken Social Scene ten years later.
She was forced to take time off from music to recover from vocal cord damage in 1995. In 1996 . She moved from Calgary to Toronto . That year she was asked by Noah Mintz of head to play bass in his solo project Noah’s Arkweld,she played it for a year despite never having played bass before, she became the rhythm guitarist for the band in 1998 by Divine Right and toured with them throughout 1998, 1999, and 2000. She also played guitar for some live performances by Bodega, but was never an official member of the band.
She moved into a Queen West apartment above Come As You Are with a friend’s friend Merrill Nisker, who in 1999 began to perform as electro-punk musician Peaches. She worked the back of the stage at Peaches’ shows, using a sock puppet and calling herself “Bitch Lap Lap”. They also toured together in England from 2000 to 2001, staying with Justine Frischmann of Elastica and MIA Feist appeared as a guest vocalist on The Teaches of Peaches. She appears in Peaches’ video for the song “Lovertits”, suggestively rubbing and licking a bike, she later covered this song with Gonzales on her album Open Season. In 2006, Feist contributed backup vocals on a track entitled “Give ‘Er”, which appeared on Peaches’ album Impeach My Bush.
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Her music groups are;Broken Social Scene,By Divine Right and Royal City.
Feist New Album
Her latest album was produced in 2017 Pleasure as the follow-up to 2011’s Metals.She produced it with Mocky and Renaud Letang.
- 1999 Monarch (Lay Your Jewelled Head Down)
- 2004 Let It Die
- 2007 The Reminder
- 2011 Metals
- 2017 Pleasure
- 2006 Open Season
- Saturday 16 June 2018
Rock The Garden 2018
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN, US
- Thursday 30 August 2018 – Sunday 02 September 2018
End of the Road Festival 2018
Larmer Tree Gardens, Salisbury, UK
- Tuesday 04 September 2018
Ancienne Belgique (AB), Brussels, Belgium
- Wednesday 05 September 2018
L’Olympia, Paris, France
- Saturday 08 September 2018
Theatro Circo, Braga, Portugal
- Sunday 09 September 2018
Coliseu de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal
Feist The Reminder
The Reminder is her third full-length album, it was released on April 23, 2007 in countries outside of North America, and May 1, 2007 in the United States and Canada. It debuted on the U.S. Billboard 200 at number 16, selling about 31,000 copies in its first week, and debuted at number 2 in Canada, selling just over 18,000 copies. The album has sold 729,000 copies in the US as of July 25, 2011, it was also the best selling album of 2007 on the iTunes Store. The Deluxe Edition released as a two-disc package featuring nine bonus tracks on the second disc on November 25, 2008.
Metals is her fourth studio album . It was released on September 30, 2011 in Ireland, Austria, Switzerland, Germany, Sweden and Belgium; October 3, 2011 in the United Kingdom; and October 4, 2011 in the United States and Canada, it was supported by a world tour which started in Amsterdam, Netherlands on October 15, 2011 and finished on October 20, 2012 in Latin America.
It debuted on the US Billboard 200 at number 7, and sold 38,000 copies in its first week. It was her first top 10 album to chart in the US and earned her best sales week, it received acclaim from critics.
- 2008 “1234” Song of the Year
- 2008 Best International Female Artist
- 2012 Best International Female Artist
- 2008 Best New Artist Nominated
- 2008 “1234” Best Female Pop Vocal Performance
- 2008 Best Short Form Music Video
- 2008 The Reminder Best Pop Vocal Album
- 2015 “One Evening” Video of the Year
- 2015 “Inside and Out” Single of the Year
- 2012 Recording Package of the Year
- 2006 “Mushaboom” MuchMoreMusic Award
- 2007 “My Moon My Man” MuchMoreMusic Award
- 2007 The Reminder Polaris Music Prize
- 2017 Pleasure Polaris Music Prize
- 2012 Best Alternative Video – International
- 2007 “1234” Best Choreography
- 2005 Let It Die Alternative Album of the Year
- New Artist of the Year
- 2008 Artist of the Year
- Songwriter of the Year
- Single of the Year
- The Reminder
- Album of the Year
- Pop Album of the Year
- 2009 Honey Honey” Video of the Year
- Feist Artist of the Year
- 2012 Adult Alternative Album of the Year Won
- Look at What the Light Did Now Music DVD of the Year
- Metals Polaris Music Prize
- 2007 The Reminder Shortlist Music Prize
- 2012 “The Bad in Each Other” Best Cinematography in a Video in Association with Panalux
- I Feel It All
- My Moon My Man
- How Come You Never Go There
- Fire in the Water
- The Bad in Each Other
- The Limit to Your Love
- One Evening
- Train Song
- Inside and Out
- Undiscovered First
- Secret Heart
- Life’s A Happy Song
- Bittersweet Melodies
- Past in Present
- When I Was a Young Girl
- How My Heart Behaves
- Cicadas and Gulls
- Brandy Alexander
- Tout doucement
- Caught a Long Wind
- A Commotion
- Lonely Lonely
- Now at Last
Feist performed with Jenny Lewis & Kings of Convenience at People Festival (watch)
Updated On: 20th August 2018
Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon and The National’s Aaron and Bryce Dessner hosted the second annual PEOPLE festival in Berlin over the weekend (August 18 & 19). Much like their streaming music platform of the same name, the festival was all about unique collaborations and encouraged attendees to just go with it:
This weekend we invite you to dive into a musical adventure beyond names and expectations. We encourage you to stay in the moment, to trust the process! We have over 160 artists participating and the chance is that you will see every single one in performance at least once. No performance will be announced so you won’t know who you are about to see until the lights come up.
Feist was one of those 160 artists, and she played with some pretty interesting guests. She reteamed with old friends Kings of Convenience, and she was also part of a folk circle that included Jenny Lewis, Luluc, and Alexi Murdoch. Video from those performances, along with video of Feist and KoC rehearsing, below.
Elsehwere at PEOPLE: Justin Vernon and Aaron Dessner’s Big Red Machine performed with special guests Gordi, Laura Jansen, Lisa Hannigan, and Kate Stables; Shara Nova of My Brightest Diamond led the women’s choir; Zach Condon of Beirut teamed with Kings of Convenience‘s Erlend Øye; and other folk circles that included Erlend Øye, Justin Vernon, Sam Amidon, Damien Rice, Adam Cohen and Cantus Domus, and another with Gordi, Anais Mitchell, Heather Broderick, Lambchop’s Kurt Wagner, and Melissa Laveaux.
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