Patti Layne

Categories: Solo Artists, Songwriters/Composers

Genres: Adult Contemporary, Cover Artist - Multi Genre, Folk, Urban


Patti Layne
Saskatoon, SK

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Patti Layne is a singer/songwriter who grew up in Saskatchewan, singing in choirs. She moved to Europe in her 20s and was signed as a solo artist, singing mainly in French, by EMI, and later Polygram, releasing an album and many singles, including the song “Une espece de Canadienne”, written by Didier Barbelivian, which sold over 100,000 copies. 

She has appeared on hundreds of TV shows in France, Belgium and Switzerland and toured extensively in France and the UK. She has written and co-written many songs for herself and other artists, eventually releasing an album in English, ‘Prairie Burn’. She has performed as a solo artist, in duos and different bands, singing an eclectic mixture of music, including pop, jazz, blues, RnB, rock, folk and her original songs which have been described as Urban Folk. Her songs are like stories that range from sensitive, dark, sexy, humorous, touching and quirky and her vocals are warm, intimate, strong and honest. Patti is back living in Saskatoon and looking forward to getting out there to perform.



  • Prairie Burn

    Various Artists

    September 2010

    Prairie Burn is a pop based, blues, country, folk, jazz influences album. It's urban folk feel is loaded with songs that tell a story.  Some are deeply personal, exploring the dark side of relationships, sexual flirtations, nostalgia, abuse, humour, love and roots. The songs were all co-written by Patti Layne over a space of several years and produced and arranged by Francis Lickerish at Secret Green Studios in the UK. The cover photo was taken by Michelle Fedrau and the cover design is by Sally Neal. Mastered at Silver Birch Productions and financed by Guy Anderson at Wolfsong


  • Une esp├Ęce de Canadienne

    Patti Layne sings 'Une espèce de Canadienne' written for her by Didier Barbelivien. This video is from the popular French TV show 'Champs Elysees'

  • D├ęshabillez moi

    This video is Patti Layne singing 'Deshabilllez moi' written by Gaby Verlor and Robert Nyel from a Belgian TV show.

  • Camelot

    Patti Layne singing 'Camelot', written by Patti Layne Aboulker (released by Phillips/Phonogram) on a French TV show ('La Classe' FR3)

  • Cynical Lullaby

    Patti Layne singing a live version of 'Cynical Lullaby'(from the album 'Prairie Burn'), written by Patti Layne and Claus Regli. The musicians are Cosimo Keita Cadore on drum/percussion and Dzal Martin on guitar. The dancer is Chloe Berger and the video was directed by Matthew Tanti/Kai Fish.