Watch List: Elise LeGrow Tells Us There 'Ain't No Sunshine'
Drawing on influences from pop, classic jazz and early soul and blues, Canadian singer Elise LeGrow made her mark in 2012 with the release of her 'Elise LeGrow' EP, her richly textured vocal tone, articulate delivery and emotive songwriting signalling the arrival of a sophisticated new presence on the music scene. Currently dividing her time between L.A. and Toronto while working on her upcoming 'Negative Space' EP, here she takes a moment at Speakeasy Sound in Burbank to give a maturely soulful performance of the Bill Wither's classic, 'Ain't No Sunshine'.
Earning her stripes as performer at venues around Toronto, LeGrow combined her love of Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston with an appreciation for early soul and blues to find her own voice, saying 'I started hearing the things I loved about Mariah and Whitney in the music from decades before', laying the groundwork that saw her go on to earn a deal with Sony/ATV Music Publishing Canada. Signing with the Los Angeles-based The Complex Group (Karmin, The Elev3n) in 2012, she worked with the likes of Ron Sexsmith, Jon Levine (Nelly Furtado) and Stefan Skarbek (Amy Winehouse) on her debut EP, 'Elise LeGrow', from which the song 'No Good Woman' went on to spend 13 weeks in the Top 10 at Adult Contemporary Radio in Canada, peaking at #6, and also went on to pick up a nomination for Song of the Year in the Mainstream AC category. Passing 10,000 singles sold in January of this year, LeGrow is set to release her 'Negative Space' EP sometime later this year.