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Vibrant, genuine and soulful, Dawn Pemberton has deep musical roots that take her powerful voice from gospel and soul to jazz, funk and world music. She has become a staple of the Vancouver music scene and can often be found tearin’ it up as a vocalist, teacher, facilitator, choir director and “go to girl” for live performances and studio sessions.


A passionate songwriter and performer Dawn crafts her music with a sense of adventure, quirkiness, and serious groove and shapes it into her own unique and dynamic package.Tight, expressive and bold, Dawn will hit you where it counts, funk you up and make you say “Go ‘head!”

“Vancouver’s Pemberton, a longtime vocalist, arranger and live performer, releases her funky, soul-jazz debut. Her ageless grooves, backed by a wealth of talented instrumentalists, certainly say something. Forecast: Dawn will be crowned the new queen of Canadian soul.” 

– Pop Forecast, Postmedia

“Her retro soul-funk tunes have been expertly captured on her debut album Say Somethin’.” – The Vancouver Sun

“One of the jazziest R & B plates to get served up. …Say Somethin’ is certainly worthy of listening” – The Province

“Say Somethin’ finds Pemberton delivering a pleasantly polished debut effort” – Exclaim!

“Vancouver’s Dawn Pemberton has catapulted her gorgeous debut album, Say Somethin’ into the foyer of cool, a very classy soul/R&B production with some jazz and funk dressings” – Canadian Music Blog

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