Anouk is a classic, but modern folk singer-songwriter, her music influenced by everyone from Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and Van Morrison to the Stars and Broken Social Scene. Some people wear their hearts on their sleeves. Anouk takes that emotion and puts it into song. Her songs tell stories in that classic folk style, written and performed out of a love of doing it. She writes what she feels, and she writes for her own art's sake, but her songs also grab her audience’s attention, as she won TVO’s Studio 2’s Ontario Song Contest with “What You’re Leaving Behind”. Anouk began her performing career at coffee houses, opening for such artists as Luke Doucet and Cuff the Duke, and will be touring in the coming months in preparation for her debut album, Shades of Rain.
Anouk hopes to bring music, art and environmental education together while traveling, working with communities to tell stories about her experiences and addressing local issues. To say Anouk is musical is a bit of an understatement, but that’s the sort of credit the humble singer-songwriter might give herself...if that much.
Many of Anouk's songs have been written either in or about different parts of the world. She is free spirited, but has a strong attachment to her countryside home and family, a love for their island cottage on Georgian Bay, and a strong connection to her French roots in a small village in Normandy. The wind has blown her free spirit to feeling at home in a number of places around the world, including a number of parks and protected areas, the foothills of the Himalayas in India, villages and beaches of Tanzania, First Nations and Inuit Communities of James Bay and Baffin Island and sailing the Atlantic Ocean and the Carribbean. She is constantly driven to learn new skills, to explore the world and the people around her; inspiring her craft and shaping the artist within.