Passion, presence and poise are the some of the qualities that set singer-songwriter Constancia Lule apart from her peers. “Constancia” means constant, faithful, steadfast, and true to her name, Constancia has been honing her skills for the past seventeen years. Based in Toronto, Constancia has performed at various popular venues in the GTA. Constancia’s style is distinctly soulful blending R&B, Hip Hop, Funk and Jazz while drawing influences from Classical music however, the chanteuse’s experience encompasses various styles, genres, and languages including Afro-Cuban, French, and West-African music. Constancia enchants her audiences with her raw talent, sassy wit and dynamic voice.

Constancia’s professional career began at the age of nine when she sang in the Children’s choir in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the Elgin Theatre. Presently, she is singing background vocals for Fojeba, a West African band. Some career highlights for Miss Lule include performing her original songs on Metropia, a featured segment on TVO’s The Biz, winning $2000 in the 2003 KRG Pop Idol Competition and travel to India where she performed in a benefit concert for New Delhi’s street children. Her journey can be seen in the award-winning documentary, Chaos Chords and Karma. Constancia’s song “What You Waiting For” was 8 in the 14th annual Mix 99.9 National songwriting competition. Constancia was also selected to sing national anthems for the Toronto Blue Jays as well as the Toronto Police on a few occasions.

Constancia’s main musical influences include artists such as Whitney Houston, Mary J Blige, Lauryn Hill, TLC, Erykah Badu and Ella Fitzgerald. She also admires the compositional styles of writers such as Babyface, Diane Warren and Rogers and Hammerstein. Constancia took piano lessons at fifteen for two years and has been writing lyrics and melodies since her early teens. She draws from personal experiences when writing her music as well as observations she makes while listening to others. Constancia’s biggest influence in life however, is her mother Grace Lule, who constantly pushed, encouraged and supported her in her musical endeavours while raising six children.

Constancia has studied vocals with Yvette Tollar. She has also had the opportunity to study with Trish Colter, Shannon Gunn and Christine Duncan at the Humber College School of Performing Arts where she obtained a Diploma in Jazz Music. While at Humber Constancia was a vocalist in several ensembles including the Rick Lazar Latin Ensemble, the Christine Duncan Vocal Jazz Ensemble, the Orville Heyn Jazz choir and the Brian Harris Jazz Ensemble.

Constancia has recorded several original songs and is working on her debut album which, she plans to complete by this year. Catchy tunes like “So Fine” and “Catty Girls” have already become standards in Constancia’s repertoire. She plans to use her drive and talent to reach audiences across the world while sharing her passion for music.