Years from now I want to be described as a pop singer/song writer who brought soul and funk back into the scene.
Avril Victoria was born in Toronto, Ontario, and from a young age displayed a passion for music. She began singing lessons in Mississauga at the age of five at the Canadian Academy of Vocal Music with instructor Ian Garratt (former vocal coach to Shania Twain). Her talent was first noticed when at age seven she competed at the Kiwanis and Peel Music Festivals in Toronto placing 1st in every category and winning scholarships as well. Around the same time she was hired to sing in a “Kids Cuisine” (an offshoot of “Lean Cuisine”) commercial that was aired internationally.
In addition to her love of singing, Avril realized she also had talent as a dancer and began training in dance at the Canadian Dance Company when she was four years old. By age seven she was competing internationally in jazz, tap, ballet, hip hop, and song and dance, which she continued until she graduated high school in 2006.
She nurtured her talent in song and dance by attending Cawthra Park, a prestigious arts school in Toronto, where she was involved in many school performances. In 2006 she began studying the arts at Fanshawe College in London Ontario where she made a name for herself with her involvement in local performances as the lead singer in the band “Good Acoustics.” After graduating College the band went their separate ways and Avril relocated to Toronto where she initiated her career as a solo artist. Avril is currently performing with various musicians in venues around Toronto.
In 2008 Avril began collaborating with a former student of Ian Garratt, writing and recording original music. Avril continues to write, record, and pursue a career in her passion for music.