Robyn Froese

2023 Award Nominee

About The Artist

Located in Vancouver

Connection to Fraser Valley: I lived in Langley for 4 years and was/ am currently very involved in the local music scene of the Fraser Valley. I helped run the songwriting showcases at the Watershed Arts Cafe before it closed due to COVID. This helped get me connected into the area. I do the brewery circuit, and last year played at multiple downtown Langley and fort Langley summer music series.

Robyn Froese is an emerging female musician from Vancouver, Canada. This up-and-coming Canadian artist is a multi-instrumentalist who has played in various bands, collaborated with other musicians, and has released solo music. Robyn Froese comes alive while performing, making you stop and listen with her commanding voice and inviting you into her world as she marries folk-like conversational lyrics and existential concepts with a soulful undertone. Robyn Froese is passionate about connecting with her audience and creating music that doesn’t shy away from and opens a dialogue on topics like addiction and mental health. Primarily writing about her experiences living and working in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, which is known for its high poverty rate and mental health-based addiction. Her powerful sound has drawn comparisons to Florence and the Machine, Tash Sultana, and Phoebe Bridgers. After a busy 2022 where she played over 50 gigs, three festivals, and 2 international showcases, Robyn Froese came into 2023 strong with the release of her debut EP, “Wasp Woman and the Haunting of Heatley”, and an upcoming tour planned for the spring.