Her voice described as “something like a bath” by Brad Wheeler of the Globe and Mail, Robin Dann’s project bernice have been performing their warm, danceable songs live since 2010. Their debut album “what was that” was released in the fall of 2011 to critical acclaim (Exclaim described the album’s 11 tracks as containing a “substantial dose of patience and style” and the Globe and Mail called the sound “novel and reaffirming”). Sonically co-directed by Thom Gill (t h o m a s, Owen Pallett) and joined by guitarist Colin Fisher (notthewindnottheflag, Caribou), drummer Phil Melanson (Leif Vollebekk, Francois Bourassa), bassist Dan Fortin (Myriad3, Stop Time, Serena Ryder) and singer Felicity Williams (Bahamas, Hobson’s Choice), 2013 saw bernice opening for Colin Stetson at the Great Hall in Toronto and touring a leg of the US with Tegan and Sara in July, as well as supporting American songwriter Devon Sproule on an extensive tour of the UK in October. On the horizon, 2014 promises more touring and a sophomore LP. Call it what you like: indie r&b experimental croon lullabye, Bernice aims for a fresher, more colourful and more soulful sound with each new song.