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Coco Love Alcorn

Coco Love Alcorn sings joyful soul; a combination of her diverse musical influences including Jazz, Pop, R&B and Folk. Her voice is hailed as ‘extraordinary’ (Vancouver Province), ‘beautiful’ (Canadian Musician) and ‘stunning’ (Star Phoenix). Her playful and witty character, love of improvising and her willingness to engage fearlessly with the audience has made Coco Love Alcorn a mainstay on the Canadian music scene.

Her latest offering is PLAY, a collection of free spirited songs delivered with acoustic intimacy. This album was almost entirely performed, recorded and produced by Coco shortly after giving birth to her daughter in September of 2010. The few exceptions included Ian Sherwood playing some beautiful tenor sax and her father John Alcorn stepping in with some valuable producer advice in the final stages.

JOYFUL (2009 – Sound of Pop / Fontana North) has been a hit with fans and industry alike. Indie radio stations all across Canada have shown good support spinning many of the tracks with ‘Intellectual Boys’ often charting. ‘Revolution’ has become a favourite with many CBC hosts and was awarded a video fact grant. ‘I Got A Bicycle’ topped the charts at a jazz station in Quebec City and has helped to garner strong support for Coco in the cycling community. She shared the bill with Molly Johnson at the 2010 Toronto Bike Union Gala and also graced the cover of Momentum magazine in the spring of that year.

Having toured across Canada numerous times playing many a music festival (including the female inspired Lilith Fair), Alcorn has gained an incredible and loyal fan base. Over the years she has shared the stage with a diverse and notable list of artists including Ani DiFranco, 54.40, Burton Cummings, Chantal Kreviazuk, Jesse Cooke, Chin Injeti (Bass is Base), Kinnie Starr and Loudon Wainwright III. She has enjoyed success in the realm of music licensing, with multiple television song placements in The Dead Zone and The L Word.

Highlights:

  • 2010 East Coast Music Award – Female artist Recording of the Year (nomination)
  • 2010 East Coast Music Award – Songwriter of the Year (nomination)
  • 2009 Nova Scotia Music Awards – Female Album of the Year (nomination)
  • 2009 Nova Scotia Music Awards – Jazz Album of the Year (nomination)

As sweet and cool as a tub of Häagen-Dazs
– Chatelaine, July 2009

A bright burst of colour
– Lara Purvis, Ottawa Express

The more I listen, the more I hit repeat
– The Vancouver Province

Coco has the voice, look and most importantly presence of a true Canadian star
– Echo Weekly