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Nominations / Press

"Ink and Water" (2016) - Nominee for Female Artist of the Year, Edmonton Music Awards
"Sweet Things" (2017) - Nominee for Adult Alternative Recording of the Year.

“An absolute musical joy, we had no idea who Ariana Brophy was this time last year - but we've been doing our best to make up for that ever since. Ariana was our star of 2019, and will continue to draw our attention as long as she continues making music as warming and gently melancholic as she's been doing so far.”

- Stephen Thomas of Folkroom Records, London, UK

"When you listen to [Sweet Things], be prepared to feel everything Ariana feels. Her ability to authentically connect and illicit raw emotion from the listener is unparalleled."

- Rhea March, March Music Inc., Edmonton

Her vocals, her songwriting, and the gentle warmth of her guitar result in a wonderful listening experience. Like sitting alone, by a freshwater lake in the waning twilight, a small campfire crackling away beside you, the moon cut crescent in the sky above. Peace and quiet. Perfection, in other words.”

- Stephen Thomas of Folkroom Records, London, UK

Ariana Brophy is a talented and capable vocalist. Her harmonies are tasteful and pitch-perfect, and she is a very sensitive listener. The combination of great parts and sensitivity to the lead singer makes her an ideal choice to sing on my songs, which come with complicated and difficult vocal arrangements. Ariana is not daunted by difficult parts, indeed she rises to the challenge and can complement many voices, perfectly.

- Kimberley MacGregor

“You could listen to about a thousand demos before you find a song as charming as “Aurora” from Brophy. This kind of chromatic singing is exceptional and extremely rare. Something about the acoustic folk sound reminds me a bit of Joni Mitchell, but really Brophy’s work stands on its own. This is a beautiful track for fans of acoustic, poetic singer songwriters.”

- Greg, Ear to the Ground Music Blog, Online

"Resplendent & haunting voice teamed with honest, topical & picturesque lyrics. Ariana Brophy has won the hearts of Edmonton art lovers."

- Phil (Music Venue Owner, Artery and Aviary), Edmonton

“Ariana Brophy is all the best parts of a strong supporting musician; Keen ear, impeccable pitch, ability to create beautiful vocal dynamics, an equal parts strong contributor and nuanced follower. It is rare you will find musicians with such skill in harmony singing who are so willing to collaborate and contribute – and even more willing to serve and honour someone else's songs and ideas. She is punctual, generous and passionate, and I am proud and grateful to have her by my side on any stage.”

- Eva Foote, Sparrow and Stone (2015) and Funeral Walking (2016)

“Gorgeous, evocative songs are Ariana Brophy's wheelhouse. Her music is perfect for the darkening of the winter months - cosy, and warm. A musical fireside to settle down beside. Ariana's second album, Naked, came out this summer, and is an absolute joy.”

- Stephen Thomas of Folkroom Records, London, UK