Helen Austin

Helen is a regular performer and MC at Vancouver Island Musicfest as well as many other music festivals.

After years of writing songs while making a living as a musical stand-up comedian, Helen Austin’s move to Canada in 2002 was the catalyst for her musical career.

15 years and six albums later, Helen is a prolific songwriter with over 70 TV, movie and ad placements, awards and competition wins under belt including a JUNO, a Canadian Folk Music Award and the top John Lennon Songwriting Contest Prize of Song of the Year.

“Helen’s words and notes are real in the way the best moments in life are real, and she is sincere in every phrase without losing one precious moment of quirkiness.” – Indie Music Reviewer Magazine

Helen brings her quirky humour to her music, as well as the ability to tug at your heart strings with her more serious songs and her melodies stay in your head long after you have heard them.

“Every track on this project represents the awesomeness that is Helen Austin the artist, musician and songwriter.” – I Am Entertainment Magazine

Helen’s focus is now on her band, Big Little Lions, with Paul Otten who produced much of her JUNO winning album.