Jennifer Castle

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Jennifer Castle
Also known as Castlemusic
Origin Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Genres Folk
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
Labels Blue Fog, Flemish Eye, No Quarter
Associated acts Deloro

Jennifer Castle is a Canadian singer-songwriter,[1] based in Toronto, Ontario.[2] Born in Toronto, she was raised in Mississauga and Orangeville,[3] and spent time living in London, England and Vancouver, British Columbia before returning to Toronto and launching her music career at open mic nights in the city.[3]

She released two albums under the name Castlemusic, Live at the Music Gallery in 2006 and You Can't Take Anyone in 2008, on Toronto imprint Blue Fog Recordings before signing to Flemish Eye for her third album, which she released under her own name but titled Castlemusic.[4] The record has been re-released on No Quarter Records in New York.

She has appeared on records by Wyrd Visions, Eric Chenaux, Ryan Driver, Bry Webb, Doug Paisley, Constantines and Fucked Up.[5] In 2011, she also participated in the National Parks Project, collaborating with musicians Sebastien Grainger and Dan Werb, and filmmaker Catherine Martin, to produce and score a short documentary film about Mingan Archipelago National Park Reserve in Quebec.

She has worked with the Toronto Dance Theatre alongside choreographer Amy Henderson for the project Henderson/Castle: Voyager. She has worked with visual artists Tony, Romano, Darryl D, Davida Nemeroff, Victoria Cheong, Aimee Dawn Robinson, Barb Lindenberg and Yuula Benivolski, and her songs have appeared in films by Atom Egoyan (The Captive) and Bruce LaBruce (Gerontophilia).

Her fourth album, Pink City, was released on September 2, 2014 on Idée Fixe Records in Canada and No Quarter worldwide.[6] The album includes string arrangements by Owen Pallett and Mike Smith.[3]

She also plays in the band called Deloro, based in Toronto, as well as IC/JC/VC, a vocal trio.

Discography[edit]

  • Live at the Music Gallery (2006)
  • You Can't Take Anyone (2008)
  • Castlemusic (2011)
  • Pink City (2014)

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