When Marie Josée's high school band teacher suggested she switch from the trombone to the electric bass, she never would have thought that playing the bass would become her livelihood and lead her to international touring! Her tours have led her to play with many international musicians all around the world, which has made her phenomenally versatile and well versed in many genres of music. Perhaps what most influenced Marie Josee's unique sound, was growing up in a family of French Canadian Métis folk musicians. From a very young age, fiddlers, spoon players and harmonies surrounded her. Now, as a professional musician she flavours her craft with sounds from her Métis background. Among others she has toured, played and shared the stage with : The Violent Femmes Xavier Rudd Pete Murray Sarah Harmer Michael Franti and Spearhead Buckwheat Zydeco Chantal Kreviazuk Sarah Slean The Wyrd Sisters Rik Leaf Tribe of One Nine Mile Ash Grunwald Ry Cuming Burnt Project 1 Oh My Darling just to name a few. Besides creating a fiercely independent musical history that includes numerous TV performance, freelance studio recordings (over 50 albums), performing at festivals across the world (Europe, Australia, North America, Indonesia, New Zealand; playing to sometimes more than 20,000 people) performing with various jazz ensembles, solo artists and being the technical and musical director of several musical groups; she is also a sought after studio engineer, live sound recording engineer and multimedia artist. Marie Josee earned her sound engineer degree at Mid Ocean College and multimedia degree at University of St-Boniface. This opened other doors for her, and has numerous studio audio engineer projects under her belt and her live sound project highlights include being on the sound crew for The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Maria Carey and Blue Shaddy (Australia).