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Hold on to that little voice inside your head, that dreams of ... Iman W (Just Try)
If Snow White was a songwriter and had a smoother voice, she would be Iman Wain. Iman's gentle melodies and sweet tone incite images of summer mornings and small woodland creatures congregating at her feet; so compelling, even the busiest mind would find it hard not to stop and listen. -- Meghan Morrison
Iman Wain pulls you in with smooth vocals and guitar strums that speak of rainfall & ocean tides. Conveying a soulful blend of jazzy folk-pop. Iman’s heartfelt approach to songwriting lays bare internal dialogue in the most understated way, melting your heart before you realize it.
The last few years have seen Iman share her heartfelt songs with Greater Toronto Area audiences at venues ranging from C’est What? and the Freetimes Café to the Velvet Underground and Pride Toronto. She fully embraces the vulnerability of acoustic expression. This simple and sweet approach has served to draw in an audience looking for an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Iman has been singing for as long as she can remember. Her voice and musical sensibility led her to perform regularly at Ottawa clubs including Mercury Lounge, Babylon, and opening for K’naan at Zaphod Beeblebrox as a member of Afro-Funk/Reggae band Jokko. All while writing an undergraduate thesis and singing the national anthem at Ottawa 67s hockey games.
As a student of Seneca’s Independent Music Production program she participated in numerous successful collaborations which found their way onto “The May Intake” (Jan 2010) compilation CD along with her own single “Way I Do.” During this time Iman began playing regularly in the Greater Toronto Area the highlights of which were performing at Toronto City Roots Festival, Toronto’s Winter Folk Festival and Mississauga’s Streetsville Arts Festival.
A good solid bio update is in the works. I just didn't want to wait any longer to share the new look for the website! Hope you guys dig it as much as I do, and I hope you don't mind watching the evolution of the site a bit. Your support and positive vibes have always been awsome.
The last little while has seen me take a bit of a breather from performing live, and focusing on songwriting. There are already quiet a few videos on youtube 'basement pods' and a recently started new series of online videos/audio called 'Just Playing' and hopfully you can enjoy those for now. Check out the music and home page for links.
My hope for the future (besides world peace of course) is that I am able to write more and share more (with you), and that perhaps you’ll find something useful in what I share – weather that is comfort in dark times, a reason to dance around in your living room or remembrance of the feeling of sunshine on your face. Stay tuned. With love, Iman
“Beneath the robes you wear for the world I see a heart that beating,
Before everything you are and everything you will be I see a heart that’s beating,
And while your hearts still beating would you concede to being less than you feel,
Less than you feel…” – Iman W (- Breath Easy)