Chantal Vitalis' music is that rare blend of intelligent and accessible. A master on the electric guitar, she has been on tour in Canada, the USA, and Australia - both as a solo artist and as part of Kris Demeanor's Crack Band. Her first foray into original music was playing electric guitar with the much-loved Same Difference, who toured Canada extensively and whose positive energy won the hearts of many a late night campus radio DJ. From there it was on to maud, a tight unit whose music challenged while it entertained. After over a decade in the Calgary indie music scene, Chantal's path eventually led to recording her own CD, "Today's Special," a recurring role as part of Kris Demeanor's Crack Band, and discovering the joys of composing for film ('The Girl Who Married a Ghost', 'The Riders'). Chantal just returned from a second Australian tour in April as part of Kris Demeanor's Crack Band where she also performed her own material. She played Alaska for the Alaska Women's Music Festival and has hosted events like MuchMusic's 'Much Does Calgary' broadcast in February, and the 'Asian Heritage Month' night of music in May. She was one of the songwriters featured in the Epcor Centre's Alberta Sessions songwriter series which CKUA recorded and later broadcast. Her back up band, The Entire Canadian Army, consists of 3 seasoned musicians who get to show off their experience, confidence, and love of music. She is currently a Calgary based singer/songwriter/musician at work on her second album, Beautiful Light, and was recently nominated for her fourth AMPIA for her latest film score forThe Artistic Taxidermist.
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