Hi, I'm Commonwealthgirrl and I am Canadian:-)


I'm busy trying to create wealth for the commons in the form of music!

I grew up in Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA where my love of music began. As a small child, my dad introduced me to music, recording studios, spinning records, and shiny silver microphones; a magical place I have wanted to live in ever since. As a kid, I played the flute. I sang in the school choir and made my own secret radio shows late at night.

As a young adult, I was drawn to the world of theater, started doing improv, and later I directed plays, and ran an amateur theater group. I am even giving writing crime fiction a try.

About 4 years ago, I was gladly pulled back to my real passion when I decided to take up private piano lessons. This gave me what I needed to develop my music as Commonwealthgirrl.

My songs are influenced by a mixture of Country, Jazz, Pop and Swing.

Some of my favorite artists include Daniel Lanois, Robyn, Johnny Cash, Tracey Chapman, K.D Lang, Roy Orbison, Mando Diao, Zachary Richard and Arcade Fire, and of course many of you soundclouders who have been supporting me this past year:-)

Working on lots of interesting projects - so many I am overwhelmed... songs, spoken word, art, plays, short stories, musicals - Oh god I don't know where to start!

I am very open to collaborating and open to any interesting propositions...

I hope you enjoy my simple yet heartfelt compositions - all are produced in my home studio using a Yamaha keyboard, a Rode mic, and Cubase... all of my original songs are the creative property of Marie Fontaine :-)

Thanks to all of my followers!


Commonwealthgirrl   Marie Fontaine, Osnabrück, Germany

  • Not Just Halfway (all the way) Artwork

    Not Just Halfway (all the way)

    Commonwealthgirrl on September 17, 2014 14:48
    CWG pop
  • If I was a man Artwork

    If I was a man

    Commonwealthgirrl on May 04, 2014 17:35
  • Tragedy (I Love the Bee Gees) Artwork

    Tragedy (I Love the Bee Gees)

    Commonwealthgirrl on October 18, 2012 18:30
  • Missing in action Artwork

    Missing in action

    Commonwealthgirrl on June 28, 2012 15:04

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