Nancy Hope is a singer, songwriter and performer from Stoney Creek, Ontario. Her love and desire to create music came from listening to rock legends like Freddie Mercury of Queen and other Canadian artists like Bryan Adams and Amanda Marshall while growing up.
Nancy Hope is a pop/rock singer, songwriter and performer from Stoney Creek, Ontario. Her name “Hope” is a nod to her mission in this world as an artist and person; to inspire and give hope to others.
Hope grew up in the town of Stoney Creek, just outside of Hamilton where her humble beginnings began. Her father, an ex CFL Toronto Argonaut, and her mother, a teacher and music lover, instilled the passion for music and relentless drive to become a professional musician at a very young age.
The soundtrack of her childhood consisted of 1970s classic rock bands like Queen and Led Zeppelin, and Canadian legends like Bryan Adams and Amanda Marshall. These artists heavily influenced her own unique sound and artistry, and sparked her deep desire to create music that is timeless and able to move the masses. She describes her music as “the best friend you never had”. One that is honest and will never let you down. Her powerful voice, lyrical messages and magnetic performance ability, make her the best kept secret in Canada.
Getting her start performing original music at open mic nights across Hamilton by the age of thirteen, she decided to pursue a career in music as a singer/songwriter. Being a lead vocalist in her high school’s pop/rock choir, she gained experience over four years performing in front of audiences all over North America that included singing backup for pop sensation LORDE at the 2017 MMVA’s. She equates her love for the stage and performing to these crucial years. She continued to perfect her craft performing weekly in a local cover/wedding band in Hamilton, all while completing a Bachelor of Music Degree in Voice Performance at Humber College in Toronto. Throughout her four years at Humber, she has worked with some of Canada’s finest musicians in the industry that include Rik Emmett, singer/guitarist of the successful Canadian band Triumph, and David Tyson, producer for the hit record “Black Velvet”.
Upon graduating from Humber College, she began working extensively with Toronto performance coaches Lorraine Lawson and Micah Barnes to learn the strategies and tools to build her brand, live show and unique sound. She has also collaborated with other names in the industry like Rob Wells and Kayla Diamond on previous projects.
In 2021, she was a featured artist at the 2021 CMW Festival, and a semi-finalist in the 2021 Unsigned Only Music Competition. She was most recently awarded second place in The Women’s Freedom Song Contest in March 2022, and the recipient of the FACTOR Artist Development Grant in July 2022.
Hope is currently working with Toronto singer/songwriter and producer Kayla Diamond on her next set of releases in the beginning of 2023.
Sunday November 13th, 2022
Breaking Sound Showcase @ Supermarket, Toronto
Friday August 26th, 2022
Live @ Ridge Road Winery, Hamilton
Friday July 22nd, 2022
Live @ Ridge Road Winery, Hamilton
Hamilton musician Nancy Hope’s newest song, Never Gonna be My Man, is a deeply personal story of unrequited love. The debut single from her newest album, released on Nov. 20, is a rock and jazz combination with powerful vocals.
“My mission is to transform people’s lives through my music that brings a message of truth, love and hope. My hope is that my music can bring humanity closer together.”