Treasa trained in both classical piano and musical theatre before finding her calling as a singer songwriter. Her songs are witty, heartfelt and often sassy, just like Treasa. She has released 3 full length albums and 2 EPS, with her rhythm and blues influenced Low Fidelity garnering her a Juno nomination.
She is also a successful community arts facilitator, Canadian Representative for Folk Alliance International, pop up choir leader, and proudly writes songs with kids every week as part of her Jam 101 program for An Instrument For Every Child in Hamilton. Her favourite side hustle is a tie between playing accordion in Corin Raymond’s band and being a columnist on CBC’s flagship book show, The Next Chapter.
Below is our interview with Treasa, enjoy!
What inspires you to create music?
The world around me, the connection I can make with other people, and the high of making something from nothing.
How did you get your start as a creator in the industry?
I started out as a backing musician, but once I got out on the road I realized I wanted to share my own perspective with audiences.
If you could collaborate with any other music creator, who would that be?
I could list so many folks, but a short list of amazing Canadian Women includes Erin Costello, Amelia Curran, Tanika Charles, Rose Cousins, Irish Mythen, Shakura S’Aida, Hill Kourkoutis, Lydia Persaud…
What is the most important “tool” you need when creating, eg. GarageBand, google docs, your cell phone, Pro Tools, or a pad of paper?
88 keys and a journal.