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HEATHER FEATHER

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Heather Feather is a children's performer and educator who was born in Mount Pearl, Newfoundland, and is now based in Montreal, Quebec. Her sunny, energetic personality and toe-tapping shows will have the whole family singing and dancing along to songs that are not only ridiculously joyful, but also encourage physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development in children of all ages. She promises families unforgettable, engaging quality time and lots of fun and laughter. She has just completed her first tour in the Atlantic Provinces in the summer of 2023. Her debut album "Songs for Growing" was recently awarded two FACTOR Artist Development Grants, nominated for the 2023 East Coast Music Awards Children's Entertainer of the Year, and won two awards in the Funky Kids Radio Awards in Australia. Heather is available for public shows, private events, and parties in Montreal and abroad.

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BIOGRAPHY

Heather Feather has been teaching for over 25 years and ADORES children. She believes that making music should, first and foremost, be FUN! And active. And a little crazy! Her fondest musical memories are some of her earliest, when she was singing and playing music with her family as a preschooler...and so she encourages families to enjoy music by making it together. As a performer, Heather Feather has recently released her first solo album, "Songs for Growing," for which she was awarded two FACTOR Artist Development Grants supported by the Government of Canada and Canada’s private radio broadcasters. "Songs for Growing" has recently been nominated for the 2023 East Coast Music Awards' Children's Entertainer of the Year, and it has won third place in two categories of the Funky Kids Radio 2022 Competition: People's Choice Global Album of the Year; and People's Choice Artist of the Year, Canadian Performers. "Songs for Growing" consists of twelve songs for children ages 0-10 years, and it has been described by CBC's Sonali Karnick as "appealing to kids' intelligence and sense of humour." The album has been applauded for it's highly-refined quality and attention to musical detail that engages parents and children alike. Heather's music is also instructive: there is a pedagogical material - or a lesson of some sort - in every tune. This lesson or meaning can be understood at different levels as children grow and develop. Heather's sunny, energetic personality and toe-tapping shows will have the whole family singing and dancing along to songs that are not only ridiculously joyful, but also encourage physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development in children of all ages. She promises families unforgettable, engaging quality time. And lots of laughter. Heather was educated at Memorial University of Newfoundland (BMus in Music Theory and Composition), Bowling Green State University (MM studies in Music Theory) and McGill University (PhD in Music Theory), and taught at McGill University. She currently enjoys teaching through her preschool music business WeeJam, through which she services daycares, preschools, and provides "seriously silly" parent and child group classes.

AWARDS & ACCOLADES

  

Nomination, Children's Entertainer of the Year, 2023 East Coast Music Awards

3rd Place, People's Choice Global Album of the Year, 2022 Funky Kid's Radio Awards

3rd Place, People's Choice People's Choice Artist of the Year, Canadian Performers, 2022 Funky Kid's Radio Awards

Nomination, People's Choice Song of the Year (Shayne the Sheep), Canadian Performers, 2022 Funky Kid's Radio Awards

 

MEDIA & PRESS

Things to Know to Help You Shape Your Week in Newfoundland and Labrador, Saltwire News (July 17)

   

Musical Montreal Children’s Teacher and Entertainer Bringing her Show Home to Newfoundland in July, Saltwire News (July 4, 2023)

  

Beppie's Beats Interview (June 2, 2023)

 

Sing With Suzi (February 13, 2023)

CBC All in a Weekend with Sonali Karnik (September 11, 2022)

CKUT | The New Spins Library (August 21, 2022)

  

Lien Multimedia / Qui fait quoi (August 15, 2022)
 

RADIO

  

ABC Kids Listen Radio, DAB+/online, by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Active Kids Radio, 103.3 Asheville FM, Asheville, NC

Jazzy Jazz, CISM 89.3 FM, Montreal, QC

Jazz Actuel, CIBL 101.5 FM, Montreal, QC

Kinderling Kids Radio, DAB+/online, Stanmore, New South Wales, Australia

KID.RADIO Internet Radio, Laguana Beach, CA

The Saturday Morning Cereal Bowl on JUMP 105.3 Pittsburgh and WAWL Internet Radio,

Chattanooga, TN

Performances

UPCOMING PERFORMANCES

  

No upcoming events at the moment

PAST PERFORMANCES

  

City Day's 2023: Big Block Party, Mount Pearl, Newfoundland and Labrador, July 22

Gander Public Library, Gander, Newfoundland and Labrador, July 20

Harmsworth Public Library, Grand Falls-Windsor, Newfoundland and Labrador, July 20

La journée des enfants / Kids' Day, Monument-Lefebvre, Memramcook, New Brunswick, July 15

 

Heather Feather Family Show, sponsored by Sundae Creative and the Kirkland Village Lab, June 17

  

Heather Feather Family Show, sponsored by Sundae Creative and the Kirkland Village Lab, June 4

 

 Songs for Growing Album Release Concert, St. Columba-by-the-Lake Church, Pointe Claire, QC. September 11, 2023

The Band
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Heather Feather

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John Sadowy

piano

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Adrian Vedady

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Jim Doxas

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Steve Raegele

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Kate Bevan-Baker

fiddle

Booking and Contact

  

Would you like for Heather to perform for you? Do you have questions or just want to say, "hello"? Heather can be contacted by email at WeeJam.ca (at) gmail.com

Heather Feather gratefully acknowledges the support of

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