Nash Vegas!

The Basement, Nashville, TN. June 17, 2014
photo credit – Rick Malkin



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Virtue Mine Honour Batman!! I’m going to Scotland!

McLean, MacLean, Maclean, MacLaine, Mccleane, McLane,                 “Mac gille Eoin”


I am so excited to announce that I am going to be showcasing at CIMA‘s “Canada Invades Scotland” in a few weeks.  I’ll be traveling and showcasing alongside my good pal Preetam Sengupta of LAMA (also showcasing his material yay!!).  It is going to be a whirlwind of a summer folks!  In a few days I’m off to NASVILLE with Matt Connell of The Northwood Recording Co. to play some shows and visit some co-writing friends and finish recording an album!

July see’s me in Toronto every week for my “THURSDAYS in JULY” residency at “Not My Dog.” Smattered in between  all of that are some dates with Miss Tara Holloway (Light Organ Records) .  We two girls will be embarking on a cross-canada tour in September to release both of our new records! I have a stint on VIA rail coming up (artists on-board program) and so much more!!! Phew, I’m tired already.

See you on the road, in the air, on a boat, on a train…

xo A


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Spring is the time of plans and projects -Tolstoy

So much to do so much to do, I’m all a-twitter and a-flutter.

I think Spring is my favourite season for that very reason.  I mean, I know that life is busy any season you look at it, but somehow when the sun is shining and the birds are chirping and the flowers are blooming… stuff feels a little lighter…free-er.  So spread your wings friends, it’s almost here.

I have updated my shows for the next few months. There are some tours planned, video’s to shoot and some records to be released.  I feel like 2014 is going to be a creatively, productive year!

Stay tuned everyone and thank you for stopping by.  xoxo

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It’s been a long time coming…

It has been a long time since my last post, I apologize for being so out of date.  So much has happened…

I made it to the TOP 8 in CBC’s Searchlight: Hunt for Canada’s best new artist!  I am so grateful to all those who voted each and everyday through the competition.  It was a long few months and I felt so honoured to be among the last few standing.  Thank you again for voting!  I just got my official finalist plaque in the mail.  Much thanks CBC!

I am currently in the middle of  finishing up my new record, with a wishful release date of early spring 2014.   I am sooo excited about it!!  This isn’t a spoiler but I will say that it is a culmination of all the musical things I do,  from piano to guitar to looping.   If you’d like to learn more about how you can help… please visit

I am also working on another recording project with good friend Preetam Sengupta, founder of LAMA: Letting Artists Make art (  Together we are Crash Bamboo.  (  You can like us on our Facebook page if you feel so inclined :)

In just 2 DAYS!!!! I’m heading off to Nashville for my first time.  I’m not sure what’s in store for me there but I am going with an open mind and a semi loose plan.  I will be showcasing on Tuesday, November 26th at The Mercury Lounge for the Billy Block Show (
I will be closing the show at 9:30pm.  If you know anyone in the area… please pass it on!

Hugs and love to anyone who has stopped by for a visit!  xo Ambre

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Voices Of Fire

Tara Holloway and Ambre McLean hit the road for “Voices Of Fire” Ontario tourdates.
‘Voices of Fire’, a succinct way to describe two wild and beautiful singing voices. Unpredictable and even magical, this is what an evening with Ambre McLean and Tara Holloway means to an audience.
Described as, “ and vocal styles (like) ear candy.  This is the new sound of Canada rising, soulful, thoughtful, and reflective.  ..soul’s music at its best, embodied in the two damn near perfect voices of Tara Holloway and Ambre McLean,” -this is a show not to be missed. To know what is really going on in Canada’s music scene, you MUST witness these 2 artists.
July 10 – OTTAWA, ON @8 Locks’ Flat
July 11- PEMBROKE, ON @The Santa Fe
July 12 – NORTHBAY, ON @Raven and Republic
July 13 – ORILLIA, ON @The Brownstone Cafe
July 14 – LONDON, ON @Fitz Rays
July 15 – OAKVILLE, ON @The Moonshine Cafe
July 16 – GUELPH, ON @The eBar, “Birds On A Wire” w/Amanda Rheaume
July 17 – KINGSTON, ON @The Merchant Taphouse w/Kasey Ferguson
July 18 – GUELPH, ON @Jimmy Jazz
July 20 – OAKVILLE, ON @Concert in the Square 11am-2pm
July 20 – TORONTO, ON @The Vault (One King West)
July 21 -NIAGARA FALLS, ON @Savoury and Sweet w/Preetam Sengupta
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Jumpstart Your Engines

Are you in the ‘loop’??? A little something to JUMPSTART this round of Searchlight voting….

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CBC’s Searchlight: Top 24

Thank you so much to all my fans and supporters, thanks to your votes I am 1 of 24 National finalists in CBC’s Searchlight: The Hunt For Canada’s Best New Artist.


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CBC is having a contest to find “Canada’s Best New Artist”.
Getting anywhere in the contest will require LOTS of online votes.
I’d love your help in getting as far as possible so,
Please vote(once per day!) here:

Please share, like, tweet, blog etc. The more the better.
Aaaaaaaannnd… GO!
Thank you.

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