Layla Zoe has performed all over the world and has been “wowing” crowds with her vocal power since the beginning. She is a force to be reckoned with, and is changing the face of the blues and roots music scene.
Joining Layla on stage will be Gary Kendall on bass, Pat Rush on guitar, Shakey Dagenais on keys and Drew Austin on drums.
“Layla is possessed with one of those fantastic Maggie Bell, Janis Joplin or Kitto voices that reach down into your soul and is able to rip your heart out.” BLUES MATTERS magazine, England- Graeme Scott (Dec/07)
Layla has worked to release an album every year, and has five independent releases to date: You Will, Shades of Blue, Hoochie Coochie Woman, Live at Errington Hall and The Firegirl. Layla released her 6th album in the fall of 2011 since signing to Cable Car Records. Sleep Little Girl was produced by Henrik Freischlader and recorded by Martin Meinschäfer in Germany.
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, Downchild Blues Band, Danny Marks, Henrik Freischlader and countless others, who have sung high praises of Layla’s ability to channel her strong emotions into her performances. She has also been recognized for her songwriting and professionalism and has co-written with artists such as Vince R.Ditrich (Spirit of the West) and Kofi Burbridge (Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi Band)