The Hurtin' One Lancement officiel!

  Réalisé par Jess Lee, le vidéoclip de Ms.Holmes a été filmé le jour de Saint Jean Baptiste en 2016 grâce à la générosité de l'Association portugaise du Canada (Montréal) (est. 1956.).
  Cette vidéo est est la première vidéo clip à être accepté dans le cadre du Festival international du film Black de Nashville. Nous sommes particulièrement fièrE de cet accomplissement.
  En cette occasion de la Saint-Jean, nous voulions vous faire part de cette célébration.

Bonne écoute!

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The Hurtin' One Music Video Release

Directed by Jess Lee, the music video for The Hurtin' One was shot on St.Jean Baptiste in 2016. The video was shot at The Portuguese Association of Canada (Montreal) (est. 1956. St.Jean We couldn't not have made the video without the generosity of the community members.

  We are especially proud of the fact that it was the first ever music video to be shown at the 2016 International Black Film Festival in Nashville,TS.
  With St.Jean Baptiste coming up this weekend, I decided it would be nice to share the beauty of this celebration with you.
Enjoy!

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La Voix season 5

I am thrilled to be a participant on La Voix season 5 (The Voice Canada). Yesterday was the season premiere. The level of talent this season is high! For my audition, I chose to perform the 60’s classic, Tainted love. A version which honoured the original version by Gloria Jones but had it’s own unique stylings. The fact that 3/4 coaches turned for me was a blessing. But having Pierre Lapointe as a coach is a dream come true! He is an artist I hold in high regard. Lastly, I have to thank my family, friends and fans who continue to support me in all my creative endeavours. This one is bound to be crazy ride! Watch my performance, interviews and follow my progress on tva.ca. If you don't have a t.v. and want to watch the shows as they air, you can download the TVA application.

Ms.Holmes' sold out Vancouver show

Ms.Holmes' sold out Vancouver show with Desirée Dawson was the highlight of last years west coast tour. This was the first time Vancouver had shown us so much love. This year Desirée holds the title of CBC Searchlight contest winner and currently has a song in the Billboard charts listen. TONIGHT we play the classy Calabash Bistro on Carrall. Full details on the Facebook page

Watch my new video on Exclaim.ca

You can watch my new music video on Exclaim.ca anytime you like. This video is my baby since it was the first time I had the chance to co-direct and edit my visual content. The result is a quintessentially Montreal summer vibe. I like to think this video will sustain me for a long time. It's really something to not only hear but to see your vision come to life.Thanks to everyone who came out to our summer shows. The rest of the summer I'll spend working on new music and projects. Stay inspired and stay woke!

Back in Montreal for Some Summer Shows and Writing

I am back in Montreal for some summer shows and writing after a successful tour! I am incredibly grateful for the love and support my friends and collaborators have been showing and continue to show me. A live recording of my last tour stop at The Record Centre in Ottawa is now up on the stores Soundcloud for your listening pleasure. Check out my upcoming shows on the 'Gigs' page.

Ms.Holmes Gotta Get Away Tour 2016

I am excited to announce the Ms.Holmes Gotta Get Away Tour 2016 starts in two weeks time!I will be touring May7- May 12 in support of TEN being re-released on vinyl. The tour kicks off in Montreal with a screening of the brand new music video for the song Gotta Get Away. Visual artist Dayna Danger and I created this piece together, the results of which I am ecstatic over. For tour dates and more info, visit the shows page of my website.

Time to Vote - Cult Montreal's Best of Montreal

Once again it is time to vote in Cult Montreal's Best of Montreal Annual Reader's Poll. The monthly publication is the city's most important English language arts & culture magazine. In 2015 Ms.Holmes was voted #5 Best Solo Act & #6 Best Singer/Songwriter This year I'd like to top it but I need you to vote in 25 categories by April 25th in order to do that.

I've put together a list of 35 of my favorite Montreal people and places to help you out with your 25 votes. Check out the list on my Facebook page and get your vote on!

Voting details:

* Voting deadline is April 17th at 11:59pm est * You must vote in 25 categories for your ballot to count * You do not need to live in Montreal or Canada to be able to vote * You should vote for me (Singer Songwriter and/or Solo Act)

Last year my compadres were cool enough to vote my butt all the way to the Top #5! Do you know how much that means to...

Posted by Ms.Holmes on Friday, April 1, 2016

Ghomeshi & A New Song

I am sharing a demo of a new song in light of Jian Ghomeshi's sexual assault charges being dropped.The song "Askin' for it" addresses tip-of-the-iceberg injustices that we have been experiencing since forever.My heart goes out to the women who testified in the Gohmeshi trial, to anyone who has ever put their life on the line by confronting their attacker, and all the survivors. Listen on Soundcloud

International Film Festivals

I am proud to announce that the music video we shot last year for my song "The Hurtin' One" has been accepted to several International Film Festivals. The video was directed by Jess Lee and was shown at t The Women's Film Festival in Philadelphia last weekend. It will soon make its way to Chicago and Portugal. This video could not have been made without the amazing support of my Kickstarter contributors as well as our awesome on and off set team. The video is not yet online but I hope to share it with you soon!

Excited to announce that the video for Ms.Holmes' The Hurtin' One, soft launched at The Women's Film Festival in Philly...

Posted by Jess Lee on Monday, March 14, 2016

Montreal Loft Concert

After 8 amazing years, and an immense amount of support from the people and the city of Montreal, I wanted to have a thank you concert - a Montreal loft concert. The goal was to invite people to a $5 show in a unique and intimate environment. My fans who supported the Kickstarter campaign from last year had free access. I took a few chances with this concert, which was originally scheduled for last November. That concert took place this past Friday, March 11th. It took place in a loft space in Montreal's well-loved neighborhood, The Mile End. That concert had one of the best audiences I have ever had the pleasure of playing for. I was saying "thank you" and the audience said it right back. It was an overwhelming feeling and a powerful reminder that taking chances truly is the key to a rich life. Screen Shot 2016-03-15 at 12.21.53 AM Listen to my interview on the Quill Creative Living Podcast for free

Tonight's performance is brought to you by...

Le Cypher! This is an amazing weekly jam that happens in downtown Montreal. Basically a full house band of some of our city's hottest players hold it down and improvise from 10-3am. This is where Vocalists, MC's and musicians come to sit in with the band and create magic. Tonight I will be playing a set of my tunes from 9-10 before the jamming begins. Ive been looking forward to this for a wee bit now. And after being a part of first date on the K-OS's and Saul Williams tour last night, the inspiration is within me. Muahaha!

POP goes the music

I just arrived in BC following a long flight and a lovely show for Passovah Festival last Sunday. What a treat! I'll be playing 2 shows while I'm here and enjoying some time with family too.I'll be back in Montreal to celebrate this years 2015 International Festival PoP Montreal on September 18th. This is my first year playing Pop and I couldn't be happier about it. Check out all the upcoming shows on the "Shows" page pop17

New Music! "TEN-The Remixes" Compilation Launch

Songs are little stories we have the pleasure of hearing. I hear them and I make them into sounds. After that, they have lives of their own. 3 songs from my record TEN have been reincarnated by 3 wonderful Montreal producers. The results of which can be downloaded and enjoyed online NOW This Saturday at Notre Dam des Quilles we will have a little launch party hosted by High Fantasy. Won't you join us? TEN The Remixes Album Art sm