Bio

 

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Michelle Thibodeau is a 23 year old, bilingual singer-songwriter, born and raised in Moncton, New Brunswick. Two years ago, she migrated to Toronto in pursuit of the musical opportunities the city can provide. The acoustic-driven music style has always been Michelle’s aim and her East Coast roots are very evident in her music. Some of her other influences include Joni Mitchell, John Mayer and Fleetwood Mac. In the last few years Michelle has released 3 originals singles: Let It Move You (2014), Hey Hitchhiker (2015) and Checkmate (2016 Factor funded). Her music has received Canada-wide airplay on CBC Radio One including 9 radio shows, and she has been featured on blogs such as Canadian Music Blog, Infectious Magazine, Neal Heart Magazine and recently she did performances on Rogers TV and BuzzLocal.TV.

Michelle has a passion for many instruments, but accompanies herself with a guitar, loop pedal, and/or piano at her live shows. Since moving to Toronto and completing the Artist Entrepreneur program at Canada’s Music Incubator (Coalition Music), Michelle has performed at more than 20 venues including 3 Bier Markt locations, The Rivoli, Union Station’s Holiday Market and at Indie Week (Lou Dawgs 2015, Painted Lady 2017).

In addition to her Singer-Songwriter career, Michelle is also a Musical Theatre performer and graduate of the Canadian College of Performing Arts. Some of her professional stage credits include Liesl “16 Going on 17” in The Sound of Music, a finalist for the role of Dorothy (Mirvish) on Andrew Lloyd Webber/CBC’s Reality TV Show “Over The Rainbow” and her upcoming role of “Nancy” in Oliver! with the Capitol Theatre (NB) in February and March 2017.

Michelle is in pre-production for another recording project of original songs with Ian Bodzasi, and will hit the studio in April when she returns to Toronto. She is planning lots more live shows for the end of the year when this project is released and is excited for everything 2017 has in store!

Highlights

*Michelle did an Interview in August 2016 with BuzzLocal.TV
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*Michelle wrote a blog post on Infectious Magazine about being an Artist Entrepreneur.

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*Canadian Music Blog ranked Michelle’s single #16 of over 10,000 singles released in Canada in 2014.

Canadian Music Blog- "Let It Move You" Ranked #16 of Canadian singles released in 2014

Canadian Music Blog- “Let It Move You” Ranked #16 of Canadian singles released in 2014

*Michelle was a Dorothy finalist in CBC’s TV talent search “Over the Rainbow” for the Mirvish Production of the Wizard of Oz.  She had the opportunity to perform for the composer, Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber at his resort in Barbados.

Times & Transcript Article

Times & Transcript Article

Neal Heart Magazine Interview Heading (full interview on website)

Neal Heart Magazine Interview Heading (full interview on website)

Testimonials

Big star, very soon!

Eric Gingles, BuzzLocal.TV

Triple Threat.

Ginabeth Roberts, Times & Transcript News Paper Columnist

Fantastic single. This gal’s got talent.

Canadian Music Blog

Beautiful voice!

Jully Black (Canadian Artist)

She’s East Coast, she’s pop, she’s folk, she’s roots and she’s awesome.

Sean Kelly (Canadian Musician/Producer)

Videos

Checkmate by Michelle Thibodea Filmed & Edited by Grace Bennett/The Bennett Studio

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Michelle's newest single Music & Lyrics by Michelle Thibodeau Song recorded at Coalition Music Studios Co-Produced by Sean Kelly & Michelle Thibodeau Presented by The Trenches Media Director/Cinematographer/Editor Az Heatley

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Original Song "Give It A Rest" (Live Off The Floor) Recorded by The Bennett Studio

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Original Song "Nobody's Victim" (Live Off The Floor) Recorded by Grace Bennett

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Original Song "Allons-y On Y Va" (Live Off The Floor) Recorded by The Bennett Studio

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The Chapel Sessions- Michelle Thibodeau's original song, "Vagabond" Filmed by The Trenches Media at Coalition Music.

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Live Performance of Michelle's original song Traveler's Heart, at The Hideout in Toronto.

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Michelle Thibodeau performs original song "Leave Me Alone" on Jeff's Musical Car. This online show is a 2 time winner of "Media Outlet of the Year" at the 2014 & 2015 East Coast Music Awards.

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