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Singer Songwriter Cohen Sieg's Photoshoot with The Manitoban


At 22 years old, Cohen Sieg has been writing and performing for over half his life. Hailing from Sieg's Corner, MB, he has become a local favourite, while also making his way to festivals and events across the country. Cohen is a folk/pop singer-songwriter who is known for playing love songs on his acoustic guitar, but is also a talented multi-instrumentalist playing a full band of instruments including bass, keyboard, saxophone, and percussion, to name a few. Cohen is a solo-musician but with the help of his looper, his captivating performances encompass the sounds and impact of a full band.

Cohen has been receiving accolades since his humble beginnings in rural Manitoba, but has quickly expanded his reach, including Los Angeles, CA, where he holds a certificate from the Musicians Institute, College of Contemporary Music, Perth, WA, where he toured in the fall of 2018 and Vancouver BC, where he co-wrote "The Thought of You" at Nimbus School of Recording & Media with up-and-coming R&B artist Bukola (hailed by Exclaim! as one of their new favourite emerging artists in 2021), which featured Dave Genn, the bassist of the 54-40 (best known for their 1994 hit song “Ocean Pearl”). Following "The Thought of You" and Cohen’s cover of The 1975's "She Lays Down", was his breakout single “Glad You’re My Girl”, which was recorded at Paintbox Recording in early 2020. The single has since gone on be played on CBC radio, be placed on Apple Music’s “Breaking Singer-Songwriter” playlist, and has been streamed globally thousands of times since its release. 


Cohen is showing no signs of slowing down, being a part of the first ever joint RBC Emerging Artists Program and Creative Manitoba Rural Mentorship Program, being reached out to for sponsorships, most notably Qdoba Mexican Eats, singing the national anthem for the U of M Bison’s games, and has performed over 100 shows during the last few years, 55 last year alone. All is made more impressive when you realize it has been accomplished in the middle of a pandemic. Some of Cohen’s performance highlights over the past couple of years have been performing at the West End Cultural Centre for the “Safe at Home Festival”, Whoop & Hollar Folk Festival, The Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival, The Gimli International Film Festival, and The Winnipeg Folk Festival as part of Stingray Music's "Young Performers Program" both in 2022 & 2023.

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