Let Music Speak Your Truth
Montreal based singer songwriter Karine Ste-Marie has been composing since the age of four. Having a true passion for words and music, she let her voice take her places she’d never even dreamed of, always inspiring new stories. “The Grand Voyage”, a self-produced album project invites us on this journey with her. Her first single “Charlottetown” has made it to #1 on Ici Musique, Sirius XM in Canada. This success was recognized publicly by Sean Casey, member of Parliament for Charlottetown at the House Of Commons in September 2018.
The past 3 years have been very busy for Karine as she joined the UK based company Belinda King Creative Productions as a singer for the casts of the Zaandam and Rotterdam ships for Holland America Line and the luxurious Seabourn Odyssey. Her travels across South America, Antarctica, USA, Canada, Central America and Europe have inspired the making of new songs with a fresh outlook on life.
In 2015, Karine was a part of the French Canadian version of the hit show The Voice, La Voix III. She was lucky enough to experience two different coaches and be a part of the live shows, seen by nearly 3 million viewers (65% of the Quebec market). Her rendition of Willie Nelson’s “Always On My Mind” with Mathieu Holubowski was proclaimed the most beautiful battle in the history of La Voix and made it on the album and Itunes top 5 sales in the province of Quebec.
Prior to that experience, Karine attended the ”Summer Musical Theatre Workshop” at Circle In the Square Theatre School in New York City, in the summer of 2014. She also obtained a college degree in popular music (vocals), from “Cégep Lionel-Groulx” in 2006. She has accumulated a lot of private lessons and mentoring throughout the years and has done more than 800 shows across Canada and the USA with different cover bands and projects.
In addition to La Voix, Karine has taken part of a few TV shows such as “Decibel” and “Téléthon Opération Enfant Soleil” and she was part of Canada’s TOP 12 in “Popstars 3: The One” in 2002.
In November 2012, Karine Ste-Marie released her first independant record named “Another Day”. Co-written with Marc-André Bourbonnais, this record is a colorful pop attitude journey with songs both in English and French. Her first single “Parler ma pensée” was a success in Quebec, making it to the top 40 charts and being #1 in a few stations.
Karine is an independent entrepreneur and a passionate environmental activist who also practices yoga, meditation and writing, teaching love and personal empowerment wherever she may go.
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Karine compose depuis l’âge de 4 ans. Avec un DEC en musique populaire, une formation de théâtre musical à New York et plus de 800 performances à son actif, sa passion pour la musique est indéniable. Elle signa tous les textes de son premier album francophone. Malgré qu’il n’ait pas vu le jour, Karine revint en 2012 avec un album co-produit nommé « Another Day ».
Les extraits « Parler ma pensée » et « Keep On Smiling (V.F.) » se hissèrent dans le top 40 BDS et correspondant.
En 2015, elle participa à « La Voix où son duo avec Matt Holubowski atteint le top 5 des ventes Itunes au Canada.
Son dernier album nommé « The Grand Voyage » fut inspiré de ses voyages en mer où elle travailla pendant quelques années. Le succès de l’extrait « Charlottetown » s’est fait saluer à la Chambre des Communes du Canada en 2018. Depuis, Karine a écrit un roman, signé deux textes sur l'album de Francis Bédard, et continue de faire des performances et de parfaire ses connaissances lors d'ateliers à travers le monde.