5 p.m., Jan. 27)
Local singer, songwriter signs recording deal with Sony
By Fred Sherwin
Treacy takes a group selfie with her brother
Matthew and mother Jeannette outside the Sony
Music building in Toronto. Photo supplied
been quite a past few months for local singer songwriter
Michelle Treacy. Just six short months after Lady Gaga
invited her on stage to sing "Born This Way"
together in Montreal, the 18-year-old Orléans resident
has signed a recording contract with Sony Music Canada.
social media savvy Treacy informed her Facebook friends
about the momentous occassion last Friday shortly after
inking the deal in Toronto with her mother and brother
there to witness it.
is the day my childhood dreams came true, the day everything
ive worked for became my reality. Ive been
keeping a huge secret for a while now, I dont really
know how to say this, I cant believe I can actually
say this.. I am now officially a Sony Music recording
artist. Work hard for your dreams, use rejection to push
you harder, never stop, because one day you will have
it all. Believe in yourself & have no doubts. SO GRATEFUL."
is the monikor used by Treacy's devoted fan base, and
it's very much a relationship of mutual admiration as
evident from the following FB post.
LOVE MY REBELS. I am SO grateful that you take time out
of your day to write me such beautiful messages. You inspire
me everyday. So many beautiful stories, so many strong
individuals, so many shinning stars. Continue to chase
your dreams, don't let anyone stop you. We're in this
has been singing and performing most of her young life.
The former St. Peter High School student was a member
of the school choir and performed at coffee houses, telethons
and a number of other venues.
was an especially important year for Michelle. After attending
an audition in Toronto she signed with a management team
that sent her on a song-writing tour across the United
States. She has recorded a number of original songs including
"Gold Boy" and "We Want It All" which
can be heard on YouTube and downloaded on iTunes.
receiving an Orleans Online Outstanding Youth Award last
spring, she blew the audience away with her brash vocals
will be hoping to achieve some of the same success fellow
St. Peter alum and Orléans native Kira Isabella
has after signing with Sony Music Canada in 2009. In just
four short years, Isabella went from relative unknown
to Canadian Country Music Association Female Artist of
Treacy and Isabella sing completely different genres of
music they share the same beginnings right here in Orléans.
story was made possible thanks to the generous support
of our local business partners.)
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