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Duane Forrest is a singer-songwriter and multimedia artist from Toronto, Canada.
His unique sound blending jazz, reggae, bossa nova, and soul and smooth vocals draws on his experiences traveling the world, falling in love, and finding wonder in the joys and sorrows of a common human experience. He has toured in Canada, Europe, and Central America.
In 2017, Duane debuted his first theatre production, Climb, a live album experience based on his concept album, The Climb. Climb hit the stage again at the 2018 Toronto Fringe Festival, where Toronto Fringe Festival founder Gregory Nixon described Duane’s show as “an engaging, multilayered work of song, storytelling and movement” and “one of the highlights of this year’s Fringe.” His forthcoming double jazz and fusion album Sol e Sol builds on themes of love, heartbreak, and self-discovery, reflecting musically Duane’s growth as an artist and a human being.
Aside from his innate drive to create beautiful things, Duane also has a passion for arts education. In 2011 he founded Genesis Community of the Arts, a registered Canadian charity offering music and arts education to marginalized children and youth in Toronto and Central America.
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Ashley Lowther @ Ashbourne Radio – “A bit of a grower”
John @ WCR FM – “Nice easy sound, will play”
Adam Perkins @ GTFM – “Really cool vibe to this”
Carl Ward @ Island FM – “Great”
Cristian Busuioc @ Eclectic FM – “Nice”
Stephanie May @ Virgin Radio – “Good”
Jim Whittard @ The Sound Lab – “Great track”
Bern Leckie @ Chill FM – “I like it”
Mark Edwards @ Sunshine Radio – “Nice”
Pedro de Barras @ Rock FM – “Interesting track with laid back vibes and grooves”
Stephen Mahoney @ Spire FM – “Mellow and enticing”
Adrian Collis @ Express FM – “Will be playing this”
Matt Knight @ BCFM – “Marvellous, lovely, perfect track. Will play”
Stevie Watt @ Drygate Radio – “Liking this one a lot. Off kilter beat with the lazy vocal style works well and gets the head nodding. TUNE!!”
Keith Woodhouse @ Radio Woking – “Nice tune”
DJ Lamp @ Radio Reverb – “Lovely tune”
Joe Lever @ Future Radio – “Really good and catchy”
Adam @ Surrey Hills Radio – “Great vibe”
Darren Harper @ Radio Yorkshire – “This is rather jolly”
Ed Barnes @ IO Radio – “Love the way this ambles along. Nice groove to it”
Mark Watkins @ Blast 1386 – “Clever and clicks in”
Olivia Lynch @ Radio Warwick – “I really like this. It seems to have a different sound to anything else at the minute and I like it’s empowering message”