Songwriter by day, artist by night, Michelle's dream is to wake up every day and create and inspire people with her music just as her favourite songwriters and artists have done so for her.
Born and raised just outside of Toronto, Ontario in a city called Mississauga (Miss-ah-saw-ga) Michelle Pereira (Purr-Era) has been vocally compared to the talents of Sara Bareilles, ADELE, Susan Tedeschi and Sara Evans. She received her Bachelor's degree in music, majoring in vocal jazz at Humber College in Toronto back in April of 2015. After graduating from college, she moved to Nashville, Tennessee to attend Blackbird Studios (Martina McBride, John McBride) 6-month audio engineering program to learn the ways of what it feels like to be the one pushing up the faders. Shortly after, Michelle Pereira became sponsored by the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) for a performance work visa. She has played various iconic venues around Nashville including The Bluebird Cafe, The Listening Room, 3rd and Lindsley, the EXIT/IN and The City Winery. Michelle has even made her first TV appearance on The Today In Nashville afternoon show with Kelly Sutton and Carole Sullivan debuting her original song "Worthy". In March of 2019 it was announced that Michelle was selected out of 8 writers to be a part of ASCAP's 2019 GPS (Guidance from publishers for songwriters) program where ASCAP deemed Michelle ready for a publishing deal and in return helped her connect and build relationships with Nashville's Music Row publishers. Earlier this year, Michelle won The Bluebird Café Golden Pick February 2020 contest for best original song. Not only did Michelle receive the opportunity to play on the renowned Bluebird Café stage, she was also gifted a GS Mini Taylor Guitar. Michelle is very happy to announce that her EP "Piece of My Mind" is now available on all streaming platforms!
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“Very simple: Michelle Pereira is one of the best singer-songwriters. No caveats, no disclaimers….she is amazing. Every once in a while someone exceptionally gifted crosses our path at the Nashville Songwriters Association (NSAI). Michelle is that rare talent that makes us remember why we fell in love with music.”
Bart Herbison, Executive Director
Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI)
“Any musical task that Michelle puts her mind to, she accomplishes. Through sheer determination and hard work, she is able to utilize her remarkable talents as a Singer, Composer, Arranger and Producer to complete musical projects on time and with an admirable level of professionalism. Armed with an insatiable curiosity for the technical side of the recording process, Michelle is a force to look out for.”