Meet The Team
Event Organizer & Vocal Coach
Chantal Hackett is the Founder of Sing House Studios, an award-winning artist and performance coaching studio, a professional singer and vocal coach that has coached hundreds of people over the past 18 years. She released three albums, her newest single “Love You” was released in June 2019 on all digital music platforms.
Chantal has performed at many reputable venues such as Carnegie Hall in New York City and at the United Nations in Vienna. She has sang back-up vocals for various Juno nominated artists and for Universal Music artists and coached Michelle Treacy (2019 winner of CTV’s hit TV show, The Launch) for over five years. She has hundreds of success stories under her belt.
In 2018 she won the Leading Women Building Communities Award from our MPP Marie-France Lalonde for the community leadership to improve the lives of girls and women in Ontario. She is also a two time recipient of the Service Business of the Year award from the Orléans Chamber of Commerce. She is also a recipient of an award during Canada’s 150th Anniversary in 2017. Through the #Canada150 awards, 150 Orléans residents who have given back to the community were recognized, including Chantal. In June 2019, she was awarded the Forty Under 40 Award from the Ottawa Business Journal and the Ottawa Board of Trade.
She has been a one of a kind mentor to her students and continues to work towards her goals as an established musician in the Ottawa Valley.
Event Organizer & Vocal Coach
Jason has years of song writing, performing and production under his belt. He wrote and co produced his project Beyond The Falls debut album, and in 2008 the group was signed by former Clear Channel president Bill Scull to his personal label Cincinnati’s EO Records. The album “A Day In The Death Of” was distributed by Universal and garnered the bands single “A Day In The Death Of” massive exposure in the United States. It hit number one on radio in certain eastern markets, sending them on numerous tours across North America.
Jason also joined and played guitar for Jet Black Stare, a band that was signed to Island/Def Jam Records. He toured across the United States with the band in 2009. Jet Black Stare had a top 10 song with “Ready To Roll” on the Billboard Heat Seeking Charts. The song was used by the NFL, NBC for the Olympics, XBOX Nascar, NHLs Detroit Redwings and the Phoenix Coyotes, the WWE and the show Sons Of Anarchy (used the song In This Life)
Jason won Vancouver’s CFOX radio station’s prestigious “Seeds” contest twice. First in 2006 with Superbeing for the song Re-Run and second in 2010 with Beyond The Fall and the song “This Time Around.” Jason also wrote and co-produced the LA Independent Awards winning soundtrack to the 2008 indie film ” Cats Cradle.” He’s had songs in Hollywood movies and music used by NHL teams such as the Calgary Flames.
He’s written with Todd Kerns ( Slash, Age of Electric) 2018 CCMA Producer of the year nominee, Manicdown Music President Dan Swinimer ( Madeline Merlo, JoJo Mason, David James) Jeff Johnson ( Wes Mack, Meghan Patrick, George Canyon) Jeff Dawson ( Producer/Engineer for State Of Shock, Daniel Powter, Kelly Rowland, Tal Bachman) Rod Black ( Jet Black Stare, Rod Black Band) and Dave Benedict (Default) .
Jason’s performing side saw him open for Sum41, The Killers, My Chemical Romance, The Arkells, Candlebox, Danko Jones, Steel Panther, AFI, Hot Hot Heat, Metric, Todd Kerns, Billy Talent, Mute Math, Mariana’s Trench, Hedley, I Mother Earth, Art Of Dying, 54-40, Junkhouse, The Headstones, George Lynch, Randy Bachman, Loverboy, Kim Mitchel, Honeymoon Suite, Sandbox, The Smalls, and many more.
He now owns and operates The Artist Alliance Company and Young, Wild & Free Records. The companies teach artists to empower themselves to learn how to properly launch a career, write great songs, work a single, market and brand their product, build a professional show with performance development and build a professional show.
Event Organizer & Vocal Coach
They say that life is not measured by every breath you take, but by every moment that takes your breath away. Every day in the life of Elle G is about creating one of those moments.
Since her childhood, Elle has been a fighter for her love and passion for pop/R & B music. On stage she bares her heart and soul in hopes of attaining the dreams of many and the realities of few. A career in R&B music.
Elle started singing at a very young age (like everyone always says) and by 8 years old she was playing in festivals and karaoke competitions. Eventually, with the drive to be better, she took her classical conservatory for piano and voice. Coming from a musical background, growing up with parents who fronted their own band, she would sleep beneath her mother’s keyboard while the band practiced. It was inevitable that she would one day say “Mom, I’m going to be a rockstar”. At 16 Elle realized it was time to do her own music and she started work with her first producer, writing hooks for Rap artists. At 19 she recorded her first Pop/R & B album and was awarded Best Pop Artist at the London Music Awards.
The next step saw Elle work with acclaimed vocal coach Elaine Overholt, who has worked with Ray Charles, Tina Turner, and Dionne Warwick. She was then offered the role of Linda McCartney in the top international touring group The McCartney Years Tribute band. Led by the very talented Yuri Pool, the group brought her to Nashville where she started her two year stint of touring. While she loved every second of it, the calling for her own career was starting to set in.
Before making the move to Ottawa , Elle released a new R&B album and was also nominated for the 2017 Contributor Jack Richardson London Music Awards for her work with the London Music Scene. She had created an all female artists network of over 150 of the top female musicians in South Western Ontario called ” The Doll House Showcase” and it was extremely well received.
In 2018 Elle moved to Ottawa for love, and to start the next phase of her career. She met and partnered up with songwriter/producer/ engineer Jason Wilkinson of the Artist Alliance Company, a full artist development company. In May of 2019 she signed with new indie record label Young, Wild & Free Records and the team is currently mapping out her career path and going through an extensive development plan for her label launch.
The new songs portray an Elle that shows no sign of backing down from what she believes in. The music showcases a fresh, fiery voice with a beautiful subtleness to melt the hardest of hearts. Her voice transfixes in the heartfelt verses and soars in the chorus’s showing the broad range of a girl who has worked tremendously hard.
The first single “Dark Horse” is set for release on August 30, 2019
Whether it’s a smile, a kiss or a little bit of heartbreak, Elle wants to live it and tell you about it. She will never settle for good or good enough. Her music is about the story and she is writing a great one.
The Glam Squad
Corey J. Stone
Corey J. Stone is an Ottawa based freelance makeup artist with 20 years of professional experience. He holds a certificate in make up design from Barrett Palmer International, and a certificate in hairstyling from Versailles Academy. Before becoming a freelance artist, Corey trained with theatrical make up and special effects (FX) artist Lizzie Ciesluk. Corey also worked as a beauty advisor specializing in make up application and skin care for Clinique, Make Up For Ever, Sephora, MAC, and Estee Lauder (where he was a special events make up artist). He is a guest lecturer in runway and in photo make up for Models International Management (M.I.M.); and in make up techniques for Versailles Academy.
Corey has extensive experience in make up for weddings (including destination weddings), make up for multimedia professional and promotional photo shoots, make up for runway modeling, theatrical and stage make up and make up for high definition video and film, including music videos. Corey’s corporate clients have included Bell Media (TSN, CTV, Majic 100, 580 CFRA), Ontario Tourism, Kingston Tourism, and Prince Edward County. He has also worked as assistant make up artist for made-for-TV movies produced in the Ottawa area by Zed Filmworks, Reel One Entertainment and NC Thrilling Films.
Corey has a passion for art and theatre and gives back to his community as volunteer make up designer for Ottawa community theatres Ottawa Little Theatre, and ToTo Too. He has also worked (with Sean Sisk) for the charity calendar project, Pets With Personalities. Corey’s many years of retail experience, combined with a gift for listening to and making clients comfortable, have given him a unique ability to understand what his clients really want.
Singer/Songwriter & Hair Stylist
Starting as an eleven year old with a microphone, she has turned her dream into a reality.
In her own words “Once I was given the opportunity to be on stage, and felt what it’s like to have your audience not only sing your words, but feel what you felt, I just couldn’t get enough. There is nothing that can compare to the feeling of that on-stage vibe”.
This drive and ambition has taken her from singing at local venues, to opening for acts like Blue Rodeo, while also taking her original song “Sew” international radio.
Working step-by-step with Ottawa/Nashville record label, she’s backed by a team of expert people, who have experience managing acts like Blake Shelton.
She’s a member of the Canadian Country Music Association, where she consistently is invited to attend seminars, progressing and widening her knowledge of the industry.
She lives by the phrase “Reach for the Skye”
Award winning photographer, Sean Sisk is a Entertainment photographer based in Ottawa, Canada. Sean has been lucky enough to have worked with many record labels and A&R companies such as RGK Entertainment and Sonic Entertainment; as well as numerous levels of musicians including the likes of Canada’s stars Great Big Sea, Matt Anderson, Dallas Green, Tim Hicks, and many others. He is Bell Media’s house photographer for Eastern Ontario, providing promotional photography and event coverage for TSN 1200, CTV Morning Live, CTV National, Pure Country Radio, Majic 100, and 580 CFRA.
Sean is also the official photographer for Ottawa’s RBC Bluesfest and CityFolk, as well as for The Canadian Country Music Awards (CCMA’s). He has photographed The Junos, the Country Music Association of Ontario Awards (CMAO), the Grey Cup, and the Boots & Hearts Music Festival.
His experience in Ottawa’s music scene dates over twenty years, and he is thrilled to be on the board of judges for this season’s ONE Artist Competition.
Full of raw emotion and authenticity, Ottawa native singer-songwriter Michelle Treacy first came to pop culture prominence with an impromptu duet with Lady Gaga during her ArtRave tour perfuming for a stadium of more than 20,000 people, which led to Sony Music signing the young artist.
Her debut single “ARMAGEDDON” was released in 2016 followed by “COLOURS” both earning Michelle a spot on the Billboard Hot 100 and Spotify naming her one of the “17 Artists To Watch”.
Since, Michelle has gone on to win the second season of CTV’s hit series, The Launch where she collaborated with musical heavyweights Bebe Rexha and Nile Rodgers on her hit song, “Emotional”.
Trevor Mason (DJ MACE)
DJ Mace’s popularity stems from his ability to transcend markets, his extensive creativity, knowledge and love of music.
DJ Mace is one of the most sought after entertainment personalities in Ottawa by many of the industry’s most respected and successful business leaders.
Mace has been credited for playing alongside artists such as DJ Jazzy Jeff, DJ Premiere, Starting From Scratch, DJ Enuff, Pete Rock & CL Smooth, Digable Planets, Biz Markie, Tony Touch, Kid Capri, De La Soul, Red Alert, Beenie Man, Sean Paul, Snoop Dogg, Choclair, Karl Wolf, Kardinal Offishall,
Saukrates, 2 Live Crew, Vince Carter, Tommy Davidson, Jully Black, Bell Biv Devoe, Crystal Waters, Zhane, Cameo, Maestro Fresh Wes, RL, Dru, Russell Peters, Kerwin Du Bois, Lil Rick, Edwin Yearwood, and many other international and local entertainers.
DJ Mace has far exceeded the expectations of his peers, critics and fans. His love for DJing has enabled him to represent the music and nightlife industry.
DJ Mace has a collection of accomplishments and achievements, including winning a Pioneer DJ Stylus Award, 8 years as the Mix Show DJ on Ottawa’s #1 hit music station, Owner of Ebony & Ivory Lifestyle, Creator of Rewind “Canada’s #1 Old School Party”, founder of Talented Kids Ottawa Non-Profit Organization.
The impact DJ Mace has had, and will continue to have, is immeasurable. He is continually growing and improving on his brands while keeping the vibe alive in the Nations’ Capital.