Festival Street

Alex Porat

Toronto singer-songwriter Alex Porat is a magnetic force. With some of the freshest sounds of the moment, Porat is a brand new alt-pop artist with infectious and playful melodies combined with unique, dreamy vocals. Born in Malaysia with a Chinese Polish background, the 24-year-old singer-songwriter has had stints in LA, New York, Las Vegas, Vancouver, and Calgary, before finally settling in Toronto in 2012. The absence of diverse representation among the internationally successful charting artists she admired growing up is something she wants to change for the future. Porat is excited and proud to be a part of the growing representation of Asian artists making their mark in the mainstream western music industry, a continuing conversation about the importance of representation, and one she feels is more important now than ever.

With 155 million+ streams on YouTube and 1 million YouTube subscribers (and growing), her loyal following spans the globe, with fans all over North America, Europe, and Asia. Her mini-album Miss Sick World was displayed on Spotify’s Dundas & Yonge Billboard, and was featured in publications such as Elle, Elle Canada, Paper Magazine, CBC, American Songwriter, Flaunt, NOW, Billboard, Complex, Hypebae, and much more. To date, she’s amassed 100+ million streams across Spotify, Apple, and Amazon.


Sat Sep 09

Festival Street Music Stage