About

With a flair for storytelling, her unique sound has been compared to Amy Winehouse, Hayley Williams, and Halsey. ”
Photo Credit: Darren Eagles

Photo Credit: Darren Eagles

SHORT BIO:

Megan Anne is an indie-pop singer/songwriter from Barrie, Ontario. Shortly after performing at Toronto’s Sound Academy, she entered the Ontario-wide music competition LocalLiveCanada. The contest was aired live on RogersTV, and after thousands of votes came in from across the province, Megan was crowned the winner of the show’s fifth season. Her single “Stay Out All Night” was released to iTunes, Spotify, and all other major online music realtors. She is self-taught on piano, ukulele, and guitar.

Megan recently attended York University, studying Vocal Music. She was the 2017 recipient of both the Sterling Beckwith Award, and the Imasco Performing Arts Award. Megan has also been a part of the Barrie's Street Performers Program for the last three years. Megan’s music has been heard on Beach Booster Radio and RogersTV. In 2017 alone she has been contacted for interviews by Barrie Advance,  KoolFM, Hammer Records, and Wild Side Music. 

Megan Anne is currently in the studio working on her first EP, and performing in and around Barrie. For bookings please contact: meganabaillie@hotmail.com. 

I would put that as a single anywhere on the Billboard, even next to a Taylor Swift Record.”

— JazzFeezy (for Megan's single "Stay Out All Night")

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    With a flair for storytelling, her unique sound has been compared to Amy Winehouse, Hayley Williams, and Halsey. Megan Anne is an indie-pop singer/songwriter from Barrie, Ontario. Shortly after performing at Toronto’s Sound Academy, she entered the Ontario-wide music competition LocalLiveCanada. The contest was aired live on RogersTV, and after thousands of votes came in from across the province, Megan was crowned the winner of the show’s fifth season. Her single “Stay Out All Night,”a G-Major pop cry about loving life more than boys, was released to iTunes, Spotify, and all other major online music realtors. She decided to send it to Jonathan Simkin, founder and owner of Vancouver-based label 604Records (Marianas Trench, Carly Rae Jepson, Nickleback,) who emailed back to her “You have talent. And if you didn’t, I wouldn’t say you did! Keep at it.”

    Megan is self-taught on piano, ukulele, and guitar. She has spent the last three years taking vocal lessons with Cirque du Soleil vocalist Renée Cingolani. Megan recently attended York University, studying Vocal Music. She was the 2017 recipient of both the Sterling Beckwith Award, and the Imasco Performing Arts Award. Megan has also been a part of the Barrie's Street Performers Program for the last three years. Producer Jazzfeezy (Boi-1da, Drake,) has said about her music “I would put that as a single anywhere on the Billboard, even next to a Taylor Swift Record.”

    Megan spent her teen years performing at various coffee houses in Barrie, most of which took place at The MacLaren Art Centre and her high school, Innisdale. During this time, she also had a passion for theatre, appearing in lead roles in community productions of Legally Blonde the Musical, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and Shrek the Musical. In her final year of high school she was accepted into the competitive Integrated Arts program, which allowed her to spend a semester writing and recording her music. 

    Megan is a passionate composer, and especially enjoys exploring interpersonal relationship in her lyrics (she writes about boys a lot.) She has always had a love for writing, and in 2013 was the recipient of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation (OSSTF/FEESO) Student Achievement Award (in honour of Marion Drysdale) with her short story The Perfect Circle. She was asked in 2016 to write an article on her songwriting process for Karen Zinn’s MTAV blog. 

    In 2016 Megan was a weekly featured artist on Local Music Exposure with Shawn Crozier, on Beach Booster Radio, for which her music aired 3 times daily all week. The following year she was invited by Shawn to perform in the Georgian Triangle Music Festival Battle of the Sands, in which her band took third place, and the judges commented “tight rhythm section, great beach music, and awesome vocals.” Both Beach Booster Radio and Wasaga Beach TV reached out to her for interviews. 

    Megan has also performed at several charity events in Ontario. She played at “Barrie Rocks for Fort Mac,” an event to raise money for those affected by the fires in Fort McMurray, the Innisfil Rotary Club Run and Walk event, and at the “Cannibal Christmas Fundraiser” to help raise money for the production of an indie horror movie. She also played Star Light Cafe to raise money to create a youth shelter in Orillia. The latter performance was filmed and included in the mental health documentary “In Focus: Behind the Mask.” While Megan was performing on RogersTV to promote the Star Light Cafe event she was spotted by producer Terry Leigh. Terry contacted her with an interest in filming a half hour documentary on Megan as a part of his “Amazing Youth” series. The show aired several times on RogersTV Barrie. 

    Megan’s band members have all arrived in her life by happy accidents. Megan met her drummer, Tanner Greatrix, (former member of popular London band Say Hello,) after her high school competed against his in the Sears Ontario Drama Festival. She then met her bassist Dylan Burrett (currently touring with Warner Music Canada artist Scott Helman,) while on set for the Helman music video “PDA.” Megan sat on the stage during a break in filming and struck up a conversation with Dylan, in which the two decided they wanted to work together. Finally, after many trial and errors in posting Kijiji ads, Megan found guitarist Cameron Stow, who recently completed his degree in guitar performance from Dalhousie University. 

    Megan’s most recent project has been working with the indie game studio One More Story Games. They are developing a game based on the novel Shakespeare’s Landlord by #1 New York Times bestselling author Charlaine Harris (HBO’s True Blood, NBC’s Midnight TX). Megan’s original song “Peace” will be appearing in the game, to be released in early 2018. 

    Megan Anne is currently in the studio working on her first EP, and performing in and around Barrie. For bookings please contact: meganabaillie@hotmail.com.