Award winning singer /songwriter Lisette Xavier is your average puppy loving vegan who is probably eating chocolate right now. In January 2021 she was a finalist in the Calgary RISE UP songwriting contest as well as one of 40 Canadian artists picked for the RBCxFirstUp concert series. Xavier combines memorable piano hooks, dynamic vocals and authentic lyrics. She is a 7 time YYC Music Award nominee who uses unapologetic humor to share her truth while getting people dancing in their seats. She was awarded the ‘Sound Humanitarian Award’ from the True Beauty Foundation for her countless efforts with local charities and successfully launched the ‘Pay it Forward’ Music Program in the winter of 2020. A program that provides music lessons to underprivileged youth in the Calgary area. A firm believer in leaving the world a better place than we found it, Xavier released her custom merch line ‘Ethical AF’, which uses upcycled shirts that are printed and distributed locally. Taking her cue from the RISE UP Initiative in Calgary, her recent single ‘RISE UP’ was released alongside a music video which features musicians from the Calgary area singing along to the uplifting track and also showcases visual artists that were a part of the Northern Reflections art walk in Inglewood.