Don’t let her dainty appearance fool you. With soul, power and a whole lot of sass, singer/songwriter SallieMae is a force to be reckoned with. Her smooth and soothing vocals will fully immerse you into feeling every emotion channeled into every note of a song. Embodying musical flexibility, SallieMae will satisfy your cravings with her contemporary tastes of R&B and Soul-Pop. She draws musical elements of artists like Raquel Rodriguez, Bruno Mars, AJ Rafael, and Melissa Polinar to inspire her own expression.
After making the life changing decision to pursue her passion for music, SallieMae left the big city of Calgary, Alberta to study Contemporary Music and Technology at Selkirk College in the small cultured town of Nelson, British Columbia. Since that leap of faith in September 2014, she has had countless opportunities and resources to help shape her musical identity.
In 2015 alone she participated in a show with The Mighty Popo and his students from the Rwandan school Ecole d'Art de Nyundo, sang back-up vocals for Canadian jazz singer/songwriter Elizabeth Shepherd on her song “Heavy Falls the Night,” and most notably had the opportunity to sing back-up vocals and share lead on a song with international pop star Kiesza. 2016 brought more performance opportunities with Selkirk College's annual graduation showcases presented by the Performance, Composition and Songwriting Majors. She offered back-up vocals for 4 of her classmates’ performances, as well as organized and presented her own graduation showcase entitled “A Night Full of SOUL and SASS.”
SallieMae expanded her stage as she made her way back to her home of Calgary, Alberta. In April 2017 she competed and won the Raise Your Voice 2017 singing competition presented by the University of Calgary UNICEF on Campus Club. She ended her summer 2017 busking for the Moonlight Market night market event presented by Moonlight Market.
Now graduated with diplomas in Performance and Production, SallieMae is ready to show her hometown of Calgary, Alberta what she is made of. Through her heart-capturing originals and memorable cover songs she expresses the genuine and raw passion that embodies her musical persona. She shows no signs of stopping, so be ready to vibe along with her as she funks up any stage she dominates.