Crissi Cochrane

Rank #11 CA Windsor, ON, CA Pop


Sounds Like: Jill Barber, Hannah Georgas, Amy Winehouse

Bio: Since leaving Halifax as a folk/pop darling in 2010, Windsor ON-based songwriter Crissi Cochrane has found her soul, writing and living in the hot sun by the great American city of Detroit. Colours of Billie Holiday and Amy Winehouse pair with Cochrane's ambitious musicianship in a journey throug... See Full Bio

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Crissi Cochrane has a show on 2014-04-12 at 21:00 @ The Windsor Bee... in Windsor, ON http://www.reverbnation.com/c./poni/273374194 #concert

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  • Sat

    Apr 12

    Windsor, ON, CA | 9:00pm
    The Windsor Beer Exchange
    Windsor, ON, CA
    Sat Apr 12 9:00pm
  • Sat

    Mar 15

    Windsor, ON, CA | 8:00pm
    Sat Mar 15 8:00pm


    Warm up your liver for St. Patrick's Day. Several bands, big fun!

  • Sat

    Feb 22

    Toronto, ON, CA | 6:30pm

    Toronto, ON, CA
    Sat Feb 22 6:30pm


    Admission is pay-what-you-can. Crissi begins the show at 7pm, followed by Lindy.

  • Sat

    Feb 15

    Windsor, ON, CA | 8:30pm

    Windsor, ON, CA
    Sat Feb 15 8:30pm


    CRISSI COCHRANE celebrates the release of her new album "Little Sway" with a performance at THE PHOG LOUNGE (157 University Ave. W.) in Windsor, ON on Saturday, February 15th. Crissi will be joined by Mike Hargreaves on bass and Stefan Cvetkovic on drums. An opening act (to be announced) will perform from 10:00 - 10:30pm. Mike Hargreaves will play a solo set from 10:45 to 11:15pm, leading up to Crissi's performance from 11:30pm - 12:30am. Show is open to 19+ only. $10 BUY TICKETS ONLINE HERE: http://littlesway.eventbrite.com/ **The Phog Lounge has a capacity of 60 people. Buying your ticket is the only way to guarantee your entry.** - www.crissicochrane.com - LITTLE SWAY (to be released January 27, 2014) is a 10-song album by Crissi Cochrane, recorded in Windsor, ON. Produced and engineered by AMRA. Bass by Mike Hargreaves. Drums by Stefan Cvetkovic. Saxophone & trumpet arrangements by Drew Jurecka. Electric guitar, keys, and programming by Adam Rideout-Arkell. All songs written by Crissi Cochrane except "The Man I Love" by George & Ira Gershwin (1927). Made with the support of the Ontario Arts Council, FACTOR, and the Windsor Endowment for the Arts. The album will be available for sale digitally on iTunes worldwide & at http://crissicochrane.bandcamp.com/. Copies can be ordered anywhere in the world by mail at http://www.crissicochrane.com/. AT THE SHOW, CDs will be on sale for $10. Hear the first single from the record - And Still We Move - on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uGDepxv7iX8 **Contact info@crissicochrane.com if you're interested in playing an opening set**

  • Fri

    Feb 7

    Halifax, NS, CA | 9:00pm

    Halifax, NS, CA
    Fri Feb 07 9:00pm


    Octopi Entertainment is pleased to announce Crissi Cochrane's return to Halifax for her new album release - "Little Sway". Performing with Crissi will be Jon Samuel and Willie Stratton. Tickets on sale Wednesday, January 15th for $10 advance or $13 at the door. Doors open at 9PM. CRISSI COCHRANE Since leaving Halifax as a folk/pop darling in 2010, Windsor ON-based songwriter Crissi Cochrane has found her soul, writing and living in the hot sun by the great American city of Detroit. Colours of Billie Holiday and Amy Winehouse pair with Cochrane's ambitious musicianship in a journey through contemporary popular music, Canadian indie, and American jazz and blues. Raised in rural Nova Scotia, Crissi entered the music scene as a young teen, performing original folk & pop inspired works and releasing her first recordings as a senior in high school. At 18, a move to Halifax brought Crissi to the heart of the East Coast music industry, where she studied Music Business in Dartmouth, and performed also in scrappy indie-rock assembly Gamma Gamma Rays. At 21, Crissi released her first studio album, Darling, Darling (Aug 2010), recorded at Soma EMS in Chicago with guest performer Mike Kinsella (of Owen, American Football) and supported by funding from the province of Nova Scotia. By summer's end, Cochrane made the move to Southern Ontario, where she wrote and released the upbeat indie/folk EP Pretty Alright (Nov 2011) to warm praise by the likes of Grant Lawrence and the CBC Radio 3 community. Independent all the while, Crissi has shared stages with Owen, Joel Plaskett, Sarah Harmer, Rich Aucoin, and Jesse Cook. Today, Crissi lives and breathes in the shadow of Motown: the hot and hard city of Windsor. The acquisition of a turntable and the inheritance of a vintage vinyl collection sparked a creative revolution in the young writer. Her recent works echo the classic languages of jazz, blues, bossa, and soul, backed with solid rhythm & groove from the Soul Brothers, bassist Mike Hargreaves and drummer Stefan Cvetkovic (both of Motown/rock trio The Walkervilles). Crissi's FACTOR- and OAC-funded album, Little Sway, debuts on January 27 2014. http://www.facebook.com/crissicochranemusic http://crissicochrane.bandcamp.com/ JON SAMUEL Prior to becoming a full-time member of Juno Award winners, Wintersleep, Jon began his recording career in the Halifax band Slight Return (whose debut was released on Quebec’s Matlock Records). Over the years he crossed paths with Wintersleep, and he first joined their side-project Contrived for their second record Dead Air Verbatim and the subsequent album, Blank Blank Blank before finding his way permanently into the fold. Samuel modestly suggests he builds his pop songs on “very few chords,” but they’re the best foundation on which to build with scrappy instrumentation and playful vocal harmonies. http://music.cbc.ca/#/artists/Jon-Samuel https://www.facebook.com/jonsamuelmusic WILLIE STRATTON Willie Stratton is not only a nice boy from Bedford. Willie Stratton is a howling, seething cyclone of god-fearing folk music. Lashing together three part harmonies, thundering war drums, and a whole lot of soul, Willie Stratton and his band are slightly less likely to make you feel OK than they are to kill your boredom absolutely stone cold dead. http://williestratton.bandcamp.com/ https://www.facebook.com/WillieStrattonMusic

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