Birth Name: Leslie Feist
Award: Juno Awards
Biography and Career:
Feist was born on February 13, 1976 in Calgary. Both of her parents are artists Her Father is an American, Harold Feist and Her Mother is a Canadian, Lyn Feist was a student of "Ceramics". She is a Canadian Singer and Song Writer.
In 1991, at age fifteen, Feist got her start in music when she founded, and was the lead vocalist for a Calgary punk band called Placebo (not to be confused with the English band "Placebo"). In 1993, she and her bandmates won a local Battle of the Bands competition. At this concert she met "Brendan Canning".
In 1995, Feist was forced to take time off from music to recover from vocal-cord damage. She moved from Calgary to Toronto in 1996. That year she was asked by "Noah Mint
z" of "Head" to play bass in his solo project "Noah's Arkweld". She played the bass guitar for a year despite never having played bass before. In 1998, she became the rhythm guitarist for the band. "By Divine Right" and toured with them between 1998 - 2000.
In the summer of 2001, Feist self-produced seven songs at home which she called The Red Demos, which have never been released commercially. While on tour in Europe with Gonzales, they began recording new versions of her home recorded Red Demos, which would later become her major label debut "Let It Die". By this Feist has been noted both as a songwriter and as an innovative interpreter of other artists' songs.
In 2005, Feist contributed to the "UNICEF" benefit song "Do They Know It's Hallowe'en? "
On 3rd November, 2007 ,Feist performed a duet with Chicago native Brian Rasek (formally lead singer of "Repus") in a charity benefit concert at "Millennium Park" for AIDS relief in Africa.
In 2009, Feist appeared in a short film directed by Broken Social Scene bandmate Kevin Drew that focused on her song "The Water." Feist appears alongside "Cillian Murphy" and David Fox in the silent role of "Mother."
Why do we like Feist?
We like Feist because she has multi talents
Why was Feist Famous?
Feist is famous because she is a singer and song writer.
by FW Editor