Ambre McLean

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Ambre McLean
Ambre McLean at CMW 2014.jpg
Occupation Singer-songwriter
Years active 2004–present

Ambre McLean is an award-winning[1] Canadian-born singer/songwriter based in Guelph, Ontario. McLean is known for her live performances,[2] versatile and distinct singing voice, cross-genre songwriting style and use of live looping technology.[3] McLean's debut album Just Passing Through was released independently in 2004. Since then she has released three additional albums, two on respected indie label Busted Flat Records and her latest album "Me" on Northwood Records.

Canadian radio personality Alan Cross said of McLean in 2013 "I find her voice fantastically expressive"[4] She was in the final eight competitors in the CBC competition for "Canada's Best New Artist".[5]

Notable Songs[edit]

  • "Missing You" spent 5 weeks on the FMQB Top 200 AC charts, peaking at #38.
  • "Me, My Heart and The Moon" was the winner of the 2010 Ontario Council of Folk Festival's "Songs from the Heart" Award
  • "So Over" reached the Top 8 in CBC's 2013 "Searchlight: The Hunt for Canada's Best New Artist" competition
  • "Summon Me" featured in the feature film Neverlost
  • "I'll Be Home In Spring" featured on CBC's The Vinyl Cafe


  • 2004 - Just Passing Through
  • 2005 - Live At The Brasserie
  • 2007 – I Wonder If...
  • 2010 – Murder At The Smokehouse
  • 2014 - Me


  1. ^ "Women songwriters to be featured at Source of Song 17 on Saturday". Inside Halton. 27 October 2010.
  2. ^ "Ladies Lead the Way Ambre McLean and Tara Holloway". Cashbox Canada. 3 July 2013.
  3. ^ Williams, Michael (12 December 2014). "Canada's Best Kept Secret, Ambre McLean!". Cashbox Canada.
  4. ^ CBC Music. "Alan Cross, Andres Mendoza and Emily Smart rate the Searchlight top 16". Archived from the original on 2016-03-01.
  5. ^ "Guelph musician still in running for Canada's Best New Artist". Guelph Tribune. 28 March 2013. Retrieved 7 June 2015.

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