Beck, Avett Brothers, Feist Headline Newport Folk Festival
: April 10, 2013
This year’s incarnation of the long-running Newport Folk Festival will be headlined by Beck, the Avett Brothers and Feist.
This year’s version will take place July 26-28 in, ...
Michael Buble, Feist Win Big at Canadian Juno Awards
: April 03, 2012
Feist and Michael Buble came away as big winners at this year’s 41st annual Juno Awards.
The Juno Awards celebrate achievement by Canadian music artists, and are often seen as ...
Feist Prepares New Album ‘Metals,’ Fall Tour
: August 02, 2011
After Feist, the Canadian indie pop star, recently announced “Metals,” her upcoming album, she released a picture of the album cover that was paint by numbers. Back then if you ...
The Canadian songwriter-singer Leslie Feist was born in Amherst, Nova Scotia on February 13, 1976. Her professional stage name is Feist. She has performed as both a solo artist as well as a member of Broken Social Scene, an indie rock group.
In 1999 Feist's solo music career was launched when she released "Monarch," her debut album. In 2004 she released "Let It Die," her second album, and in 2007 her third set "The Reminder." The releases were commercially successful and critically acclaimed, selling more than 2.5 million copies. Feist received four Grammy nominations for "The Reminder." In 2008 she won five awards at the Juno Awards, including Single of the Year, Album of the Year, Pop Album of the Year, Artist of the Year and Songwriter of the Year. "Metals," her fourth album, was released in September 2011. In 2012 Mastodon, a metal group, and Feist collaborated to produce a split EP and interactive music video. In 2012 Feist won three Juno Awards, including Music DVD of the Year, Adult Alternative Album of the Year and Artist of the Year.
In 1991, when she was 15 years old, Feist got her music career started as lead vocalist for Placebo, a punk band, in Calgary. In 1996 she joined Noah's Arweld with Noah Mintz as their bass player. In 1998 Feist joined By Divine Right as their rhythm guitarist and toured with them from 1998 through 2000. Feist released "Monarch," her debut solo album, in 1999. In 2001 she helped form Broken Social Scene, a Toronto-based indie rock group. In 2002 they released the set "You Forgot It In People." In 2004 Feist released another solo effort "Let It Die." From 2004 through 2006 Feist toured Australia, Asia, Europe and North America in support of "Let It Die." In 2004 she won two Juno Awards. In 2006 Feist released "Open Season," an album of collaborations and remixes. "The Reminder," Feist's third album, was released in 2007. "Metal," her latest album, was released in September 2011.