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Michelle Mondesir has always had a passion for music. She is not only a singer, song-writer, pianist and producer but also the CEO of her company Poetic Groove Productions. Her variety in musical outlets is reflective of her many influences, including R&B, jazz, soul, and world music. You may also know her as the Event Co-ordinator for “So Full” which was a bi-monthly event held at The Central, it’s goal was to help create opportunities for showcasing and creating exposure for fellow indie Urban artists here in Canada.
Her sound has been likened to artists like Jill Scott, Billie Holiday, Etta James, Erykah Badu, Alicia Keys and Melanie Fiona.
Her accomplishments over the past 4 years is quite impressive. 2008 proved to be a big year for Michelle as she was nominated for best Urban artist at the TIMA’s, was awarded best R&B soul female artist as well as best R&B song for her track “Don’t Stop” at the T.E.M.A’s. In 2009, Michelle performed at Toronto’s Indie Week, was nominated for two awards at the 2009 T.E.M.A’s, winning for Toronto’s Best Up and Coming Producer. In 2010, Michelle was nominated again in the best Urban category at the TIMA’s.
More recently, Michelle worked in collaboration with RH Music to put on a music-based fundraising event called Play 4 Purpose. The purpose of the event was to raise funds for a charity that works with underprivileged youth in Toronto who have been involved in the criminal justice system in an effort to curb violence and in it’s place provide mentorship, education, housing, and employment. Play 4 Purpose which took place August 10th 2012 at The Opera House in Toronto, was able to raise a substantial amount and to directly involve the very youth it helped in the process of it’s venture.
Michelle has recently released her sophomore album, “The Light” on November 5th 2012 as a follow up to her well received debut album, “Ready4UrLuv” which was released Feb 14th 2011.