Mattamy Home Canada Day in Barrhaven is very excited to announce our first act on our main stage from 4:30pm to 6:00pm Steph La Rochelle. Born and raised in Ottawa, ON, Steph La Rochelle has been entertaining audiences, big and small, since the mere age of 5 years old.
She won numerous singing competitions, recorded her first demo, and entertained thousands of people at Disney World with her big voice & charismatic personality – all before the age of 10.
After that came a string of shows in and around the Ottawa area for the Spirit of the Capital Youth Awards, the ALS Society of Canada, the Ottawa Tulip Festival, and the Central Canadian Exhibition, to name a few.
Steph has always been very active in her community. In 2008 she lent her talents to the recording of a single for the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario in memory of Hannah Elizabeth Walker which raised a significant amount of money for the cause.
Steph has built quite a fan base over the years. She runs a YouTube channel where she regularly posts videos. In 2009, her channel was titled, #20 “Most Viewed YouTube Musicians – Today”.
Fresh out of high school, Steph received national exposure as she was crowned 1st Runner Up on a nationwide singing competition that aired on CBC TV. Since then, she’s attained numerous TV/Film credits to her name, including: Satisfaction (CTV), Copper (BBC), The Preacher’s Sin(Lifetime MOW), and she appears in the David Cronenberg online interactive experience, “Body/Mind/Change – Evolution”.
Stephanie also appeared as a “Guest Star” on the well-known and beloved Canadian family drama, Heartland (CBC), where she plays a busking runaway and sings one of her original songs, “Seize the Day”! She released her first single (“Seize the Day”) in January of 2015 and was honoured when it was used as the theme song for a Youth Camp in Alberta.
In the upcoming season of the Disney/Family Channel hit, Backstage, she will appear as “Frances”, a mentor to the music students.
Steph is making her mark on the Canadian Country Music scene. She was one of ten Canadian Female Emerging Artists who performed at RBC’s Bluesfest. This year, she was 1 of 6 finalists in the Canadian Country Music Association’s (CCMA) Discovery Program and showcased at Canadian Country Music Week in Saskatoon, SK.
Steph is working on her Factor-funded single with award-winning producer, Jason Barry. Praised for her vocal purity and ethereal quality, this pop/country songstress will always leave you with a captivating performance.
Mattamy Homes Canada Day in Barrhaven is excited to announce that we have signed Kelsey Hayes to play on the Barrhaven Business Improvement Area BBIA main stage at this year event. Writing from a position of strength and independence, Kelsey Hayes is an Ottawa based pop, singer-songwriter who takes the listener on a journey of love, longing, and betrayal. She released her debut EP to a sold-out crowd at Ottawa’s own Mercury Lounge in Fall 2015, going on to win the Musik Ottawa Competition. In 2016, Kelsey made her international debut, touring multiple cities in China between playing shows at Ottawa’s Bluesfest and Cityfolk Festival. Her most recent project was released on February 8th 2018 with her song “Is It Like That” winning the Performance category of the Canadian Songwriting Competition.
Formed over 10 years ago, Ottawa’s Disco Inferno Band is composed of ten (10) highly seasoned musicians and singers who capture the undeniable and contagious sound and rhythm of the 70’s disco era. The Group has equally enjoyed the larger venues such as the “Grand évènement de la chanson international de Jonquière” by performing to a record audience of fifteen thousand (15,000) spectators, performed as opening act for “Sylvain Cossette” at the “Gatineau’s Hot Air Balloon Festival” to an audience of approximately twenty five thousand (25,000) spectators and performed a sold out concert at the “Club Willy’s” resulting in Disco Inferno Band accompanying such renowned artists as: Nanette Workman, George Thurston (Boule Noir), Nancy Dumais, Jodie Rhester and Martin Stevens. It is clear that through its members’ demonstration of talent, energy and dynamics, Disco Inferno Band is a tantamount towards an event’s success.