Biography

 

Erika Lamon is a bilingual singer-songwriter out of Kingston, Ontario. Starting out playing classical piano since she was 4, she got hooked on writing music for wider contemporary audiences in her early teens. It was during her transition into pop that she submitted her first instrumental composition in the Ontario Registered Music Teachers’ Association (ORMTA), receiving an honourable mention for the piece. Looking to expand beyond her hometown of Brockville, she studied abroad for a year in England, returning to Canada to finish her Bachelor’s Degree at Queen’s University in Kingston.

She threw herself into the music world by participating in the franco-ontarien music competition Ontario Pop 2013 (now Rond-Point). In 2014, she was 1 of 7 candidates retained for JAM 3, which aired as a series in September on TFO. The televisual adventure followed the candidates’ experiences during the week leading up to their performance at les FrancoFolies de Montréal, the biggest francophone music festival in North America. She also started the process of recording an EP.

In 2016, she released her first single from the EP, “Strangers Know”, a soulful pop song infused with influences such as Dido and Jewel. She has also been performing in her francophone indie-folk band, Les Soliloques. Now calling Kingston her home, she has been the host of the Musiikki Café’s wildly successful open mic every Tuesday night.

Her self-titled EP was released on October 20th 2017. The 5 track collection of folky, mature and soulful pop songs was met with echoes of enthusiasm and appreciation, a promising and powerful debut for the singer-songwriter. 

A keen ear for melody, she has written songs such as Hit The Ground Running that could easily be confused for a top 40 cover… no one can predict the future but if I had to bet I would say there are stages and shows in this young lady’s future much bigger than the Kingston café she calls home now.
— High On Live
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Erika Lamon

by Erika Lamon

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Erika Lamon: Vocals and guitar
Max Nolet: Lead guitar and backup vocals
Jef Vandertogt: Additional instruments on tracks 1 to 3. 
Mario Telaro: Drums on tracks 4 to 5

All music and lyrics by Erika Lamon

'Strangers Know', 'Blue', 'Hit the Ground Running' engineered, produced, mixed and mastered by Jef Vandertogt

'Pick Up and Leave' and 'Daughter' engineered, produced, mixed and mastered by Patrick Johnson


Photography: Abelle Photography
Graphic Design: Sophia Lamon