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Leslie Feist — most widely known simply while Feist — was a respected person in the Canadian alternate music community before getting a global pop sensation using the success on her behalf albums ALLOW IT Die as well as the Reminder. Feist was created in Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada on Feb 13, 1976. Her dad Harold is really a well known abstract painter and educational, while her mom Lyn can be a visual designer who functions in ceramics. Feist was a baby when her parents divorced, and her mom relocated to Regina, Saskatchewan with youthful Leslie and her old brother Ben. We were young in Regina and later on Calgary, Leslie was an excellent college student who hoped to become writer, and created a pastime in music after becoming a member of a youngsters choir. When Leslie was 15, her innovative ambitions required a sharp change when she became a member of a Calgary-based punk music group, Placebo (no regards to the later on U.K.-centered neo-glam outfit) in 1991. In 1993, Placebo received a Battle from the Rings that gained them an area at a rock and roll event starting for the Ramones, and in 1995 the group would launch an EP, Don’t Drink the Bathwater. Nevertheless, Feist was an inexperienced vocalist who experienced trouble maintaining the group’s effective stage quantity, and in 1996 she remaining Placebo when she started to experience harm to her vocal cords. Feist remaining Calgary for Toronto, and was recommended by way of a doctor never to sing for half a year. As she resolved in her fresh hometown, Feist utilized her downtime from performing to focus on her instrumental capabilities; she trained herself acoustic guitar and began composing songs utilizing a four-track saving setup, and in addition found the bass and performed for the spell within the music group Noah’s Arkweld. In 1998, she became tempo guitarist using the indie rock and roll clothing By Divine Best, and appeared on the 1999 record Bless This Clutter. During her period with By Divine Best, Feist started piecing jointly the music she’d been composing and released her initial record, Monarch (LAY OUT Your Jeweled Mind). Many copies from the disk were marketed at the merch desk at displays, and it received small notice at that time. After departing By Divine Best, Feist shared a flat using a fellow unbiased musician, Merrill Nisker. As Nisker started shaping her lascivious stage persona Peaches, Feist became area of the action, executing with sock puppets on-stage, offering support vocals, and performing on Peaches’ debut recording, The Shows of Peaches. (She’d also contribute vocals to Peaches’ 2006 recording Impeach My Bush.) After touring the U.K. with Peaches, in 2001 Feist came back house to Toronto and was asked to become listed on the indie rock-band and music artists’ collective Damaged Sociable Scene by creator Kevin Drew. After touring with Broken Sociable Scene, she added vocals with their 2002 recording You Forgot It in People, which gained rave reviews and a Juno Honor for Alternative Recording of the entire year. Later on in 2002, Feist remaining Toronto for Paris, France, and by using makers and instrumentalists Chilly Gonzales (whom she got met while dealing with Peaches) and Renaud Letang (most widely known for his use Manu Chao), she started focus on her second single work. Released in 2004, ALLOW IT Die was a strikingly achieved fusion of pop, folk, indie, digital, and Latin affects, which provided an extraordinary display for Feist’s awesome but effective vocal stylings. The recording won enthusiastic evaluations and impressive product sales by indie specifications, while the monitor “Mushaboom” became an effective single; ALLOW IT Die gained the Juno Award for Greatest Alternative Rock Record, while Feist had taken house the trophy for Greatest New Musician. As Feist done her third record, in 2006 she released a series called Open Period, which highlighted remixes, collaborative recordings, as well as other assorted items. While ALLOW IT Die produced Feist right into a main indie success tale, 2007’s The Reminder transformed her right into a real pop superstar; it got into the Canadian record graphs at number 2, and debuted at amount 16 in america. The record was already offering well when Apple utilized the melody “1234” within a Television place for the iPod Nano; the industrial seemingly do as much to market the song since it do the audio participant, and forced “1234” in to the Top Ten from the U.S. singles graphs on the effectiveness of paid downloads only. “My Moon, My Man” and “PERSONALLY I THINK EVERYTHING” also fared well as singles, as the Reminder gained Feist a yellow metal record in america and sold more than a million copies internationally, in addition to earning her another five Juno Honours. The achievement of The Reminder resulted in several interesting collaborations for Feist: she made an appearance on Stephen Colbert’s 2008 vacation unique A Colbert Xmas: THE BEST Gift of most, sang a duet with Jeff Tweedy on Wilco’s 2009 launch Wilco: The Recording, added to a Neglect Spence tribute record curated by Beck (in addition, it highlighted Wilco, Jamie Lidell, and Adam Gadson), made an appearance in a brief film aimed by Kevin Drew entitled WATER, and performed a rewritten edition of “1234” on Sesame Road using the Muppets. She also reunited with Broken Public Scene for a small number of live performances, one of that was shot by movie director Bruce McDonald for the film This Film Is Broken. Nevertheless, while Feist was savoring dealing with others, she place a self-imposed moratorium on creating songs of her very own for quite some time, instead dealing with filmmaker Anthony Seck on the documentary in regards to the recording from the Reminder and her following concert tour, entitled Take a look at The actual Light Did Today. In 2011, Feist came back with a fresh record, Metals, a low-key established which was well received but noticeably much less poppy compared to the Reminder. During following years, she held busy without releasing very much Feist materials: she published a song for just one from the Twilight films (“Fire within the Water”), came out within the 2011 film The Muppets, collaborated on the split single using the witty rock music group Mastodon for Record Shop Day time 2012, performed in the tenth-anniversary event from the Arts & Crafts label in 2013, and produced looks on recordings by close friends including Mocky and Kevin Drew. When Feist re-emerged with her 5th studio recording and 1st in five-and-a-half years, she explored themes of varied emotional says. Pleasure found its way to the springtime of 2017 alongside a routine of worldwide music event looks.

Quick Facts


Full Name Feist
Date Of Birth February 13, 1976
Height 1.59 m
Education New York City, Columbia University
Nationality Canadian, American
Parents Harold Feist, Lyn Feist
Awards Polaris Music Prize, Juno Award for Album of the Year, Juno Award for Artist of the Year, Juno Award for Songwriter of the Year, Juno Award for Single of the Year, Juno Award for Pop Album of the Year, Juno Award for Alternative Album of the Year, Juno Award for Breakthrough Artist of the Year, Juno Award for Adult Alternative Album of the Year, Juno Award for Video of the Year, Juno Award for Music DVD of the Year, World Press Photo Award for Innovative Storytelling
Music Groups Broken Social Scene, By Divine Right, Royal City
Music Songs 1234, Mushaboom, My Moon My Man, I Feel It All, How Come You Never Go There, The Bad in Each Other, Inside and Out, Fire in the Water, A Man Is Not His Song, The Limit to Your Love, Pleasure, Bittersweet Melodies, Secret Heart, Get Not High, Get Not Low, One Evening, Any Party, Undiscovered First, Brandy Alexander, Life's A Happy Song, Century, I'm Not Running Away, I Wish I Didn’t Miss You, A Commotion, Train Song, Baby Be Simple, Caught a Long Wind, Cicadas and Gulls, Tout doucement, When I Was a Young Girl, How My Heart Behaves, Lonely Lonely, Young Up
Albums Monarch (Lay Your Jewelled Head Down), Let It Die, Open Season, The Reminder, Metals, Pleasure, Hug Of Thunder, The Red Demos, The Reminder Deluxe EP
Nominations Grammy Award for Best New Artist, Juno Fan Choice Award, Grammy Award for Best Music Video, Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album, Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance, Juno Award for Recording Package of the Year, Brit Award for International Female Solo Artist, MTV Europe Music Award for Best French Act, MuchMusic Video Award for Video of the Year, MuchMoreMusic Award, MuchMusic Video Award for People's Choice: Favourite Canadian Artist
Movies Love Shines, Look at What the Light Did Now, Ivory Tower, This Movie Is Broken, The Water


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#Fact
1 Living in Paris, France! [2004]
2 Cousin of Seamus Dever and Jeanne Arnold.
3 Sloan's song "The Other Man" from their album 'Pretty Together' was written by Chris Murphy based on his relationship with Feist.
4 The title of her hit song, "Mushaboom," is not just a made-up gibberish word. Rather, it refers to Mushaboom Harbor, a tranquil seaside town in Feist's native Nova Scotia.
5 Won "Best New Artist" and "Best Alternative Album" at the 2005 Juno awards.
6 Has also collaborated with Apostle of Hustle, Chilly Gonzales, By Divine Right and Peaches.
7 Is a member of the indie collective, Broken Social Scene.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Legion 2017 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot 2016 writer: "Looks Just Like The Sun"
Live from Abbey Road Classics 2015 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Zum Teufel mit der Wahrheit 2015 TV Movie performer: "My Moon My Man" - uncredited
Parenthood 2014 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Enie backt TV Series performer - 2 episodes, 2013 writer - 2 episodes, 2013
Paris à tout prix 2013 performer: "The Bad In Each Other" / writer: "The Bad In Each Other"
Atop the Fourth Wall 2013 TV Series 1 episode
Warm Bodies 2013 performer: "The Bad in Each Other" / writer: "The Bad in Each Other"
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 2012 performer: "Fire in the Water" - as Feist / writer: "Fire in the Water"
Grey's Anatomy TV Series performer - 6 episodes, 2007 - 2012 writer - 2 episodes, 2012
Lotta & die großen Erwartungen 2012 TV Movie performer: "How Come You Never Go There" - uncredited / writer: "How Come You Never Go There" - uncredited
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2012 writer - 1 episode, 2012
Girls 2012 TV Series performer - 1 episode
One Tree Hill 2008-2012 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Made in Chelsea 2011 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Late Show with David Letterman TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2011 writer - 1 episode, 2011
Take This Waltz 2011 performer: "Secret Heart", "Closing Time"
Love Shines 2010 Documentary writer: "Brandy Alexander"
The Last Song 2010 performer: "I Feel It All" - as Feist / writer: "I Feel It All"
The Inbetweeners TV Series performer - 7 episodes, 2008 - 2009 writer - 6 episodes, 2008 - 2009
(500) Days of Summer 2009 performer: "Mushaboom" - as Feist / writer: "Mushaboom"
A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All! 2008 TV Movie performer: "Please Be Patient", " What's So Funny 'bout Peace, Love And Understanding"
Hannah & Pete: Live in Leeds City Centre 2008 TV Mini-Series short writer - 1 episode
The Women 2008/I performer: "I Feel It All" - as Feist / writer: "I Feel It All"
The Accidental Husband 2008 performer: "The Limit to Your Love", "I Feel It All" - as Feist / writer: "The Limit to Your Love", "I Feel It All"
Skins TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2008 writer - 1 episode, 2008
Saturday Night Live 2007 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Jane Austen Book Club 2007 performer: "So Sorry" - as Feist / writer: "So Sorry"
Je crois que je l'aime 2007 performer: "Gatekeeper" One Room One Hour Mix - Full Mix / writer: "Gatekeeper" One Room One Hour Mix - Full Mix, "One Evening"
The Hottest State 2006 performer: "Somewhere Down The Road"
Paris, je t'aime 2006 "La Même Histoire" main theme
Snow Cake 2006 performer: "Let It Die" - as Feist / writer: "Let It Die"

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Jenny Lewis: She's Not Me 2015 Video short Priest in Hellville
You in Your Were 2014 Short
The Adventures of Spaghetti Cowboy 2013 Short El Bandido
The Muppets 2011 Smalltown Resident
Ivory Tower 2010 CCC Cameraperson (as Feist)
This Movie Is Broken 2010
The Water 2009/I Short Mother
Feist: Honey Honey 2008 Video short as Feist

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Boy and the Star 2008 Short original music by
Feist: 1234 2007 Video short music by

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Burning Ice 2010 Documentary additional footage: Super 8 / voyager

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Jimbo 2013 Documentary short thank you
Break a Leg, Rosie 2005 Short special thanks - as Feist

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Short History of the Highrise 2013 TV Mini-Series documentary Narrator: Part I (as Feist)
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2013 TV Series Herself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2007-2012 TV Series Herself - Musical Guest / Herself
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2006-2011 TV Series Herself / Herself - Musical Guest
Late Show with David Letterman 2007-2011 TV Series Herself - Musical Guest / Herself - Musical Support
Juno Awards 2011 2011 TV Special Herself
Q with Jian Ghomeshi 2011 TV Series Herself - Guest
The Hour 2010 TV Series Herself
Love Shines 2010 Documentary Herself
Look at What the Light Did Now 2010 Herself
Burning Ice 2010 Documentary Herself
In the Corner. 2009 Documentary Herself
The Musical Brain 2009 Documentary Herself
A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All! 2008 TV Movie Herself (as Feist)
Sesame Street 2008 TV Series Herself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 2005-2008 TV Series Herself / Herself - Musical Guest
The Colbert Report 2008 TV Series Herself
The 50th Annual Grammy Awards 2008 TV Special Herself (as Feist)
Later... With Jools Holland 2008 TV Series Herself
13th Annual Critics' Choice Awards 2008 TV Special Herself (as Feist)
Top 40 of 2007 2007 TV Movie Herself
Saturday Night Live 2007 TV Series Herself - Musical Guest
The View 2007 TV Series Herself
Backstage Pass 2007 TV Series Herself
Loose Women 2007 TV Series Performer
Feist: 1234 2007 Video short Herself
Last Call with Carson Daly 2006 TV Series Herself / Musical Guest
Vivement dimanche 2005 TV Series Herself
Campus, le magazine de l'écrit 2004 TV Series documentary Herself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Live from Abbey Road Classics 2015 TV Series Herself

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2008 Grammy Grammy Awards Best New Artist
2008 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Female Pop Vocal Performance For the song "1234."
2008 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Pop Vocal Album For the album "The Reminder."


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