About Desirée Dawson

Desirée Dawson is the love spreading human who won Canada’s CBC Searchlight Competition in May 2016. Soon after winning Searchlight Desirée released her debut album,  ‘Wild Heart’ which topped CBC Music charts. Her single, ‘Just Fine’, spent months on CBC Radio and made its way on to CBC’s top 100 songs of 2018.  She has 4 new singles that are now available on all major streaming services. Desirée was born, raised and is currently residing in "Vancouver" on the traditional, unceded lands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ / sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) nations, and can often be found sharing her music internationally.  Desirée is an accomplished songwriter and with her love for words, writing and collaboration she looks forward to growing her already very successful songwriting career. Desirée makes a point of having every song be honest and emotionally charged. She is very passionate about healing as a collective using the power of melodies, lyrics and instrumentation to encourage listeners to find a connection within them and to better connect with the people/ land around them.  Desirée’s mission is to create in a way that allows people to feel and heal and that’s exactly what she does. 


Some of Desirée's career highlights have been:

-Winning CBC Searchlight

- Invitation to the goodvibes music group songwriting camp with the iconic Kenny 'Babyface' Edmonds

-Acceptance into the TD Creative Entrepreneur Incubator Program

 -Performing at the CBC music festival

- Interviews and performances at CBC's Q

-Vancouver Folk Festival 

+ more 


"Her positive energy in combination with the strum of her ukulele and beautiful voice will leave you inspired."

                                                             - Kiah Welsh (CBC Music.ca)

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