SOCAN members nominated in 2017 CSAs for Best Original Song in a Film
SOCAN members Matthew Schellenberg, Milk & Bone, and David Braid have been nominated for Achievement in Music – Original Song for a Film as part of the 2017 Canadian Screen Awards (CSAs).
Milk & Bone (the duo of Camille Poliquin and Laurence Lafond-Beaulne) is nominated for its song “Natalie” from King Dave. By combining their voices and talents, the two friends create electro-pop melodies that are both dreamy and harrowing. Their debut album Little Mourning was long-listed for the 2015 Polaris Music Prize, and they earned the SOCAN Breakout Award at the Francophone SOCAN Awards in Montréal that year. The duo was also nominated at the 2016 JUNO Awards for Breakthrough Group of the Year. In 2016, Camille Poliquin released an album, Scavenger, with her solo project KROY. Before beginning work on their second album, due out in the fall of 2017, Milk & Bone took on the challenge of writing a film score for King Dave. Their nominated theme song for the film, "Natalie," has achieved more than 2.7 million streams on Spotify.
Matthew Schellenberg is nominated for his song “Draw Blood” from Lovesick. Schellenberg wears many hats -- he's a musician, singer, songwriter, music composer and producer. In 2016, he composed, performed and produced songs for the soundtrack to Lovesick. He's best known as the keyboardist/backing vocalist for Winnipeg-based indie pop band Royal Canoe, nominated for an Alternative Album of the Year JUNO Award in 2014. Schellenberg has also written several songs with Begonia (a.k.a. Alexa Dirks, also of Winnipeg) -- one of which, "Juniper," earned a SOCAN No. 1 Song Award for reaching the top of the CBC Radio 2 Top 20 on Oct. 7, 2016. In the film scoring world, he's beginning to establish his reputation with his work on the movies Colder Than Mars (2015) and now Lovesick (2017).
David Braid is nominated for his song “Could Have Been” from Born to be Blue. He’s also nominated for Best Original Score in a Film, for his work (with fellow SOCAN member co-composers Todor Kobakov and Steve London) composing the music for the same feature film. Braid has been hailed as "one of his country’s true renaissance men when it comes to music" (The Ottawa Citizen), and "a jazz genius to call our own" (Maclean’s Magazine). He's a seven-time JUNO nominee, and a winner of two, for his solo piano recording Verge, and ensemble recording The David Braid Sextet Live. Combining the discipline of European classical music with the spontaneity of American jazz, Braid’s music is described as "refreshingly uncategorizable" (Paris Transatlantic), "brilliant" (Montreal Gazette), and "hauntingly beautiful" (The Globe & Mail). Braid is an official Steinway Artist, a Special Associate Artist of Sinfonia U.K., and has been an Artist-in-Residence at the University of Toronto. His co-composed jazz score for Born to be Blue received praise for its "contemporary patina without sacrificing period authenticity" (The Times, U.K.).
SOCAN congratulates all of these member CSA nominees!