First Listen: You'll Never Know by Heather Bambrick

Heather Bambrick has built a successful career in Toronto as a jazz singer, broadcaster, teacher and voiceover artist, but her latest CD, You’ll Never Know, is all about her ties to this province.

'There's a lot of Newfoundland' in newest album for jazz singer

Heather Bambrick's latest album is called You'll Never Know. (Heather Bambrick/Facebook)

Heather Bambrick has built a successful career in Toronto as a jazz singer, broadcaster, teacher and voiceover artist, but her latest album, You'll Never Know, is all about her ties to this province.

"There's a lot of Newfoundland on here," said Bambrick.

"A lot of connection to home, a lot of connection to family."

The title track was a favourite of Heather's aunt, who passed away in January.

"She was a big fan of good singers, she was a big fan of Vera Lynn, 'My God, she had a good voice,'" recalled Bambrick.

Her latest album includes an interpretation of the Newfoundland folk song, Petty Harbour Bait Skiff.

Bambrick said another song, Far from the Home I Love, from the musical Fiddler on the Roof, is deeply personal for her.

"It's the idea of being torn, like, I want to be home ... but I need to be here [in Toronto] doing what I'm doing," she said.

Have a listen to Heather Bambrick's conversation with Weekend AM host Heather Barrett.

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About the Author

Heather Barrett

CBC

Heather Barrett is the host and producer of Weekend AM on CBC Radio One in Newfoundland and Labrador.