Born and raised in Ottawa, Ontario, Grace Marr performs soul spilling truths through powerful vocals and youthful wisdom. Recognized for her vocal gymnastics, fierce songwriting, and vibrant stage presence, Grace has fallen in love with not only music but the magic of connecting with a room full of strangers.
Grace Marr is a two-time Canadian Songwriting Competition Semi-Finalist with a budding career. As an alumn of the Ottawa Music Industry Coalition - Emerging to Export Artist Program 2018 and of two Judy Stakee Songwriting Retreats (Sheryl Crow, Katy Perry, Gavin DeGraw), Grace Marr aims to embody three things - authenticity, empowerment, and soul. Learning from mentors such as JUNO award-winning singer-songwriter KellyLee Evans and critically acclaimed singer-songwriter Amanda Mabro, Grace has been developing her sense of identity, honing her craft, and navigating the music industry in strides.
As a proud activist for women and girls, Grace demonstrates the importance of female empowerment in her music and dialogue. Most recently she has partnered with Girls+Rock Ottawa in leading a Songwriting 101 Workshop which offers an inclusive environment to build confidence and gain songwriting momentum.
While exploring and discovering her own songwriting perspective, Grace has been sharing her music on stages such as RBC Bluesfest - The Road To Bluesfest, CityFolk’s Marvest Festival, and Megaphono Music Showcase Festival. She has also been performing for Youth Ottawa events such as The Spirit of The Capital Youth Awards and The Mayor’s Annual Golf Tournament, and has received consistent airplay on local college radio stations.
Grace also has solidified herself as an active backup vocalist, having completed her Royal Conservatory of Music Voice Level 8 at the early age of 16, and having joined the Confidence Booster Choir in singing backup for Buffy Sainte-Marie (Canada Day Parliament Hill 2017), Rose Cousins (Canada Day Parliament Hill 2018), and as a hired singer for independent and private shows.
For the past year, Grace has been performing and collaborating nonstop all the while establishing her charming and unique identity as an artist. In speaking her truth and embracing the ugliness of things, Grace has stumbled upon a distinct writing style and vocal tone that'll blow you away. Influenced by artists such as Tori Kelly, Alicia Keys, and Carole King, this artist is one to watch for as she captivates audiences of all ages with her electric presence and smooth acoustic neo-soul melodies.
''Feel as much and as powerfully as you did when you were fourteen but with the maturity that the world has forced on you with Grace Marr. Her precise and far-ranging vocals will make you swoon and rekindle your dreams of nailing every high-note for a room full of captivated strangers.'' - Girls+Rock Ottawa MEGAPHONO Artists to Watch For by Emma Kenny
"Simply amazing!" - Live Music Lovers Ottawa