Emilie-Claire Barlow

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Emilie-Claire Barlow
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Barlow at Téléthon Enfant Soleil 2014
Background information
Birth name Emilie-Claire Barlow
Born (1976-06-06) 6 June 1976 (age 38)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Genres Jazz, swing, bossa nova
Occupation(s) Singer, Arranger, Record Producer, Voice Actor
Years active 1998–present
Labels Empress Music Group
Website www.emilieclairebarlow.com

Emilie-Claire Barlow (born 6 June 1976) is a Canadian jazz singer, arranger, record producer and voice actor.[1] A Juno Award winner, she has released 10 self produced jazz albums on her own label and has voiced dozens of characters for animated television series.

Barlow's first album Sings was released in 1998. She has received five nominations for Canada's Juno Awards[2] with her album Seule ce soir winning for best Jazz Vocal Recording in 2013. Seule ce soir also won Album of the Year - Jazz Interpretation at the 2013 ADISQ Awards.[3] Barlow was named Female Vocalist of the Year at the 2008 National Jazz Awards.[4] Amongst her musical influences, Barlow has named Ella Fitzgerald, Tony Bennett and Stevie Wonder.[5]

Barlow has also provided voices for many animated television series, including Sailor Venus and Sailor Mars in Sailor Moon, Bakugan Battle Brawlers and one of the lead characters Courtney in Total Drama Island.[6]

Biography[edit]

Born in Toronto to parents who were professional musicians, Barlow grew up in recording studios and by age seven had begun a career singing television and radio commercials.[7][8]

She was encouraged by her parents to sing and study several instruments including piano, cello, clarinet and violin. Barlow studied voice at the Etobicoke School of Arts and music theory and arranging at Humber College.[1]

Family[edit]

Barlow's grandfathers were ventriloquist Cy Leonard and actor Bob Homme.[9] Her father is award-winning jazz drummer Brian Barlow (aka Brian Leonard).[10] Her mother, Judy Tate, is a composer, arranger and singer.[9] Her uncle was Richard Homme, a Canadian jazz bassist who died 6 May 2011.[9]

Discography[edit]

Rhythm Tracks Label

Empress Music Group Label

Premium Records

iTunes Exclusive

Mp3 Disques

  • Neige - single On a tous quelque chose de Sweet People (2014) Various Artist

Compilations

  • Real Divas - Torch Light, Vol 1 (2007)
  • Real Divas - Torch Light, Vol 2 (2007)
  • Best Audiophile Voice V (2007) Premium Records
  • A Jazz & Blues Christmas (2008) Putamayo
  • Best Audiophile Voice VII (2010) Premium Records
  • Best Audiophile Voice VI' (2010) Premium Records
  • Les Parfums de Paris 2 (2013)) High Note
  • Acoustic Christmas (2013) Putamayo
  • Radio Monte Carlo Vol. 7 (2014)

As a Guest Vocalist

  • All the Diamonds A Thousand Nights Melanie Doane (2008)
  • Sophisticated Ladies (2012) Peter Appleyard - Linus Entertainment
  • My Funny Valentine: the Chet Baker Songbook (2013) Matt Dusk Koch International
  • The Breithaupt Brothers Songbook Vol. 2 - Just Passing Through (2014) - Alma Records

Soundtracks

Awards[edit]

Year Award Nominated Work Category Result
2002 Juno Awards[11] Tribute Vocal Jazz Album of the Year Nominated
2008 Juno Awards[11] The Very Thought of You Vocal Jazz Album of the Year Nominated
2008 National Jazz Awards[4] Female Vocalist of the Year Won
2008 Gemini Awards[12] Words to Music: Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame Best Performance in a Variety Program Nominated
2010 Juno Awards[11] Haven't We Met? Vocal Jazz Album of the Year Nominated
2011 Juno Awards[11] The Beat Goes On Vocal Jazz Album of the Year Nominated
2011 SiriusXM Independent Album of the Year[13] Jazz Artist of the Year Won
2013 Juno Awards[11] Seule ce soir Vocal Jazz Album of the Year Won
2013 ADISQ Awards[3] Seule ce soir Album of the Year - Jazz Interpretation Won
2013 SiriusXM Independent Album of the Year[14] Jazz Artist of the Year Won
2013 Actra Awards[15] "Almost Naked Animals- Miss Surrounding Area (Bunny) Outstanding Performance - Voice Nominated

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1992 Oh, What a Night Lorraine
2012 Z-Baw Mara (voice) Main role

TV[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1994 The Mighty Jungle Cheryl (Voice) 1 episode: "Home Alone"
1998, 2000 Sailor Moon Sailor Mars (voice)/Sailor Venus (voice) 94 episodes
1998 Mythic Warriors: Guardians of the Legend Siren #2 (voice) 1 episode: "Ulysses and the Journey Home"
2004 6teen Chrissy (voice) 3 episodes
2005 Wayside Johan (voice) 1 episode
2007 Bakugan Battle Brawlers Alice Gehabich (voice) 39 episodes
2007–2008 Total Drama Island Courtney (voice) 16 episodes
2009–2010 Total Drama Action Courtney (voice) 17 episodes
2009-2010 Bakugan: New Vestroia Alice Gehabich (voice)  ? episodes
2009 The Dating Guy Rachel (voice)/Hot Chick Pot Creature (voice) 1 episode each
2009 Stoked Mrs. Ridgemount (voice) 11 episodes
2011 Total Drama World Tour Courtney (voice) 23 episodes
2011-2013 Almost Naked Animals Bunny (voice) 40 episodes
2011 Skatoony Courtney (voice) 1 episode, Grest
2011 Bakugan: Mechtanium Surge Chris (voice) 12 episodes
2011 Beyblade: Metal Masters Lera (voice) 1 episode
2013 Beyblade: Metal Fury Lera (voice) 1 episode
2012- Fugget About It Theresa Maria Falcone 39 episodes
2013 Total Drama: All-Stars Courtney (voice) 11 episodes
2013 - present Peg + Cat Mermaid (voice)

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