Lesley Pike has been described in the press as having the uncanny ability to translate half a minute of life experience into a profound musical statement. Having cut her teeth in the Toronto folk scene after earning a degree in Classical Music at Ontario’s Wilfrid Laurier University, this small-town Canadian gal retains her has since been embraced by major cities around the world. Initial forays to the UK, which included invitations as Gibson’s featured performer at Robert Redford’s Sundance Film Festival two years in a row, led to the recording of her 2015 album November in London with legendary Canadian producer/guitarist/songwriter James Bryan (Philosopher Kings, Prozzak, Nelly Furtado) at Kensaltown & Abbey Road Studios. “November” earned features on Spotify’s home page, Canada AM, Global National, The BBC, The CBC, The Robert Elms Show (BBC London), and Sirius Radio amongst others, and saw Pike touring in Canada, America, Ireland and the UK.
Known for her engaging and often-times hilarious live shows, Lesley is most at home on stage and has toured extensively, sharing the stage with Jason Mraz, Darius Rucker, Jon Allen, Cowboy Junkies, Dar Williams, the Dunwells, The Devlins, Joan Osborne, Hawksley Workman, Jeremy Fisher, Stephen Kellogg, and many more. She also once almost fell into Lake Okanagan while performing for a boat-load (literally) of celebrities during a charity golf tournament. So there’s that.
Teaming up with Tim Abraham (Royal Wood, Peter Katz, Jadea Kelly), Pike’s latest work is an emotional coming of age album of sorts, which features nine original tracks including collaborations with the UK’s beloved Jon Allen, Canada’s Peter Katz, Reigning Days frontman Daniel Steer, and American 2017 Grammy nominee Ari Hest. The album releases Aug 31, 2018 via Fontana North / Universal.