Dinah Thorpe has been called “one of the best voices we've heard in the twenty-first century,” a singer with a “gorgeously deep and weary alto,” “a wicked multi-instrumentalist,” “a composer of infinite cleverness,” and “provocative and supremely artful.” Thorpe calls herself a singer, songwriter, and producer, and she lives, gardens, bikes, and works in Toronto.
The Toronto-based artist has been favourably compared to Portishead, Beth Orton, Grace Jones, Feist, Laurie Anderson, and David Bowie among others. But she draws on a hugely diverse range of influences—from folk to trip hop, orchestral to techno—and distills them into a musical style that is unmistakably her own.
Thorpe has shared a stage with Jeremy Dutcher, The Cliks, Sondre Lerche, Eternia, and Buck 65. Her festival appearances have included POP Montréal, Hillside, NXNE, Europride, In the Dead of Winter, Mayworks, and Ladyfest. Thorpe’s music has been featured on MTV's Sixteen and Pregnant, Anderson Cooper Specials, NBA Inside Stuff, and the soundtrack for the film Love American Skin. She has received two JUNO Award nominations for Recording Package of the Year and an Independent Music Award nomination. She recently inked a publishing deal with hard Music Design.