THE MARINER'S REMEDY
Elise Boulanger is a sweet darkness wrapped in orchestral instrumentation. Hailing from the West Coast of Canada, in Nanaimo (Snuneymuxw) this Chamber-Pop artist completely captivates audiences with her haunting avalanche of a voice. Boulanger is a bilingual environmental advocate that creates cinematic dreamscapes atop bass, cello, violin, piano, drums and ukulele. Deemed as "definitely one to watch" by the Times Colonist, Boulanger is influenced by nature and is sonically reminiscent of Kate Bush.
In 2023 Boulanger released the album ‘Christmas is Calling You.’ It’s a classically-charged set of holiday medleys that draw the listener into the triumphant story of this beloved holiday. This release marks her first recording that reveals her operatic training which was a large part of her musical identity prior to beginning her self-titled project in 2019. It follows her first EP ‘The Blooming,’(2022). Her environmental care is witnessed through her premier music video, “It Started in the Garden”(2021) which bestows a growing awareness about the importance of biodiversity and contrasts the jubilant, “Cigarettes et rosé” (2020) which launched her onto CBC radio. She continues to be played by national community/college radio, CBC Radio Canada and has made TV appearances on CKPG’s Today Show (2022).
Performing for over 15 years, Boulanger is at home on any stage and has toured Western and Eastern Canada. Her band includes Anatol McGinnis on cello, violin and background vocals and Natasha Hoskins on percussion and background vocals. McGinnis is behind many of the band’s string arrangements. Notable performances include opening for Carmanah (2022), Tanika Charles (2023), the JUNO celebrations (2018) and many festivals and theatres in BC including Arts Wells (2022), Robson Valley (2022), Woodstove (2022), The Tidemark Theatre (2023) andThe Port Theatre (2021). Beyond Canada, she has performed in Mexico (2022), Belize (2017), France, Germany and the Republic of Georgia (2019). For more, visit https://www.eliseboulanger.com