Toronto, Ontario

Mixing Indie with Jazz and Latin influences, blueVenus’ effervescent, exotic Pop sound has been garnering the band attention not just in their homeland of Canada but around the world. Though founded in 1998 by singer/songwriter/violinist Andrea de Boer, blueVenus didn’t release a full-length until last year. That release, Grin, is a joyous and sophisticated hybrid of the group’s influences, but it’s de Boer’s timeless, seductive voice that has the ability to lure millions of fans into blueVenus’ orbit.

Dig It: Lily Allen, Corinne Bailey Rae and the ghost of Billie Holiday sing upbeat Pop tunes on a gorgeous tropical island. (MB)