Ma Petite is the solo project of Melbourne born musician, Indiana Avent. After spending almost a decade in the music industry playing violin for artists such as Bon Iver, Soko, Dan Mangan, and Gotye, among others, Avent decided to put her own originals out into the world. Painting a tale of her dreams, experiences and aspirations, the little stories within the songs are brought to life with charmingly honest songwriting. Supported by a collective of the West Coast's finest musicians, they create a whimsical tapestry for Avent's stories to be told.
Avent moved to Canada in early 2011 to record her debut album 'The road that led me to Fall', an album written during her time spent in Canada in 2010. The concept was to create a cross collaboration project, encompassing Avent’s own unique Australian style, while capturing the essence of the Canadian independent folk/singer songwriter scene, which along with the vast natural beauty of Canada, influenced and inspired many of the songs on the album.
This vision came to life with the help of Vancouver based Producer Paul Beochler and a plethora of talented local musicians, including Aidan Knight, Kenton Loewen (Dan Mangan, Gord Gradina), Jordan Klassen, and Matt Kelly (City and Colour, Yukon Blond). The road that led me to Fall will be released in April 2014, supported by tours in both Canada and Australia.
released 22 April 2014
Indiana Avent – Vocals, Guitar, Ukulele, Violin
Matt Kelly – Keys, Banjo, guitar on track 5/10 /11, Vocals on tack 8
Ben Appenheimer – Double Bass, vocals on track 11
Kenton Loewen – Drums
Olivier Clements – Trumpet/Flugal horn
Aidan Knight – Electric Guitar on track 3/6, Vocals on tack 3
Jordan Klassen - String Arrangement on track 6/8
Pip Avent – Tuba
Katie Schaan – Cello on track 6/8, Vocals on track 2
Dougal McLean – Violin on track 6/8,
Colin Nealis – Double Bass on track 6
Mob vocals: Indiana, Jason, Amanda Schweers, Jamison Troy, Amanda Haw, Paula Boutette, Matt Kelly, Ben Appenheimer, George Knuff, Olivier Clements, Leigh Eldridge, Kirk Hamilton, Ali Milner, John Sponarski, Christine McAvoy, Savannah Wellman.
Fall ooohs - Kenton Loewen, Indiana Avent, Savannah Wellman, Ali Milner, John Sponarski, Matt Kelly, Jamison Troy, Olivier Clements, Ben Appenheimer, Amanda Haw, George Knuff
Producer/Engineer: Paul Boechler - Fader Mountain Studios, Vancouver
Masters: Brock McFarlane of CPS Mastering, Vancouver
Recorded at: Mushroom/Hipposonic Studios, Fader Mountain Sound, Nimbus, Tall Poppies Studio, Fader Master Studios and Infinity Studios.
Ma Petite is the solo project of Melbourne born musician, Indiana Avent. After spending almost a decade in the music
industry playing violin for artists such as Bon Iver, Soko, Dan Mangan, and Gotye, among others, Avent decided to put her own originals out into the world. These are them!...more