Bernice is the project of Toronto-based vocalist/songwriter Robin Dann who “crafts intricate, dream-like music from deeply emotional lyrics and woozy electronic beats” (Pitchfork). The band’s sound has been described as blending "melodies reminiscent of artists like Sade with the playful sounds of artists like Deerhoof and Dirty Projectors” (Pigeons & Planes). Dann is a trained vocalist with a Masters in Music from Goldsmiths, and her band - Thom Gill (keyboards/samples), Felicity Williams (vocals), Phil Melanson (percussion), and Dan Fortin (bass) - features members of Owen Pallett, DIANA, and Bahamas. The upcoming EP was produced by Grammy Award-winner Shawn Everett (Alabama Shakes, Lucius) and Matt Smith (Owen Pallett).
Photo: Claire Harvie