Inez is a Sto:lo singer songwriter with powerhouse talent and universal appeal. As one of Canada’s top aboriginal musicians, her blending of traditional native sounds with a love for contemporary hip hop and R&B brings the best of her culture to the mainstream world.
Inez’s music transcends borders. Exploding onto the Canadian music scene in 2006 and releasing her hit album Singsoulgirl in 2008, this proud Sto:lo, Ojibway and Metis artist has been featured at myriad high profile events across the country; including the 2009 Aboriginal Tourism BC Awards, "Native Rocks” at Winnipeg’s Pyramid Cabaret and a headlining performance at AMP Camp (Canada’s prestigious Aboriginal Music Program), not to mention feature spots on national television programs like "Beyond Words”. Despite all the attention, she maintains an endearing humility and commitment to inspiring youth.
"I always tell fans that whatever their passion, they should go for it. But I don’t just paint a pretty picture. I let them know that achieving their dreams is all about hard work, determination, and asking for help when you need it.”
Inez grew up playing the fiddle with her Metis grandfather and learning the traditional Sto:lo dancing and singing from which her music has evolved. She was recognized in 2008 as a National Aboriginal Role Model by the National Aboriginal Health Organization (NAHO) in Ottawa for her contribution s to the community.
After releasing her solo album, "Singsoulgirl", Inez took home Best Album Cover, Best New Artist, Best Pop Album and Single of the Year for "Breathe f. Magic Touch" at the 2009 Aboriginal People's Choice Awards in Winnipeg, MB. She was also nominated for a Juno and a Western Canadian Music Award.
Inez’s lyrics speak of strength, cultural roots and pride in identity.
As for her music…it speaks for itself.