Emilie-Claire Barlow (born 6 June 1976) is a Canadian jazz singer, arranger, record producer and voice actress. A 2 time Juno Award winner, she has released 11 self produced jazz albums on her own label and has voiced dozens of characters for animated television series.
Barlow's first album Sings was released in 1998. She has received seven nominations for Canada's Juno Awards with her album Seule ce soir winning for best Jazz Vocal Recording in 2013 and Clear Day winning the same award in 2016. Seule ce soir also won Album of the Year - Jazz Interpretation at the 2013 ADISQ Awards.
Barlow was named Female Vocalist of the Year at the 2008 National Jazz Awards. Amongst her musical influences, Barlow has named Ella Fitzgerald, Tony Bennett and Stevie Wonder. She sings in English, French, and Portuguese.
The characters she has voiced for animated television series include Sailor Mars and Sailor Venus in Sailor Moon, Courtney in Total Drama, Chrissy in 6teen, Mrs. Ridgemount in Stoked, Bunny in Almost Naked Animals, Theresa Falcone in Fugget About It, and Ellody and Laurie in Total Drama Presents: The Ridonculous Race.
Born in Toronto to parents who were professional musicians, Barlow grew up in recording studios and by age seven had begun a career singing television and radio commercials.
She was encouraged by her parents to sing and study several instruments including piano, cello, clarinet and violin. Barlow studied voice at the Etobicoke School of Arts and music theory and arranging at Humber College.
Barlow's grandfathers were ventriloquist Cy Leonard and actor Bob Homme. Her father is award-winning jazz drummer Brian Barlow (aka Brian Leonard). Her mother, Judy Tate, is a composer, arranger and singer. Her uncle was Richard Homme, a Canadian jazz bassist who died 6 May 2011.
Rhythm Tracks LabelSings (1998)
Happy Feet (2003)
Empress Music Group LabelLike a Lover (2005)
Winter Wonderland (2006)
The Very Thought of You (2007)
Haven't We Met? (2009)
The Beat Goes On (2010)
Seule ce soir (2012)
Live in Tokyo (2014)
Clear Day (2015)
Premium RecordsEmilie-Claire Barlow : BEST AUDIOPHILE VOICE (2011)
iTunes ExclusiveSi J'étais un homme (2014) - Single
Mp3 DisquesNeige - single On a tous quelque chose de Sweet People (2014) Various Artist
CompilationsReal Divas - Torch Light, Vol 1 (2007)
Real Divas - Torch Light, Vol 2 (2007)
Best Audiophile Voice V (2007) Premium Records
A Jazz & Blues Christmas (2008) Putamayo
Best Audiophile Voice VII (2010) Premium Records
Best Audiophile Voice VI' (2010) Premium Records
Les Parfums de Paris 2 (2013)) High Note
Acoustic Christmas (2013) Putamayo
Radio Monte Carlo Vol. 7 (2014)
As a Guest VocalistAll the Diamonds A Thousand Nights Melanie Doane (2008)
Sophisticated Ladies (2012) Peter Appleyard - Linus Entertainment
My Funny Valentine: the Chet Baker Songbook (2013) Matt Dusk Koch International
Just Passing Through -The Breithaupt Brothers Songbook Vol. 2 (2014) - Alma Records
Carousel - Dave Weckl and Jay Oliver Convergence (2014)
Michel Legrand & Ses Amis - with Mario Pelchat
Nuages - West Trainz: Train Songs - Eric West-Millette
SoundtracksJust Around the Corner Cardcaptor Sakura: The Movie (2000) Single
Sailing on the Real True Love & Loving the World Touch of Pink (2004)
Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (2012)
Pirate's Passage (2015)