About Aynsley's Music
It all started with true love, loss and firemen... These were just a few of the themes explored by singer-songwriter Aynsley Saxe on her first album, Take Me As I Am (released 2013). Take Me As I Am was released to a fire-capacity crowd at Hugh's Room in Toronto and even touted a firetruck welcoming guests at the door - a nod to her first single "Stop Drop & Roll (The Fireman Song)". Even before the single dropped, The Saskatchewan Firefighters Calendar heard the teaser preview and licensed it in their TV commercial promoting their 2012 charity calendar.
While Take Me As I Am explored a myriad of themes, more recently Aynsley has written three social impact songs including "For The Children (No Words)" (July, 2021) inspired by the discovery of unmarked graves of Residential School children in Canada. In 2020 she recorded Covid19 inspired "Together in the Glow" (April 2020) and "Beautiful Tomorrow (a song for our planet)" was released on Earth Day 2019. This heartfelt duet features vocalist Kevin Reid and 20 youth singing background vocals. It was inspired by a whale found with 80 plastic bags in its stomach and is meant to encourage positive change for the planet.
After the darker and challenging years of 2020/2021, Aynsley felt inspired to lighten things up and is currently getting ready to record songs for her first kids album. These songs encourage laughter, lightness, wiggling and just plain silliness for the kid in everyone. There may even be a groundhog and a dog named Henry involved.
Ever a student of her craft, Aynsley seeks to write from a place that will heal, uplift, inspire and connect us to each other. She began songwriting while on a youth exchange in New Zealand and her fascination with words and lyrics continued through the years. While completing her undergrad degree in English and Film at the University of Western Ontario, Aynsley also discovered energy healing, eventually becoming an accredited Reiki teacher. She has since written scores for internationally acclaimed short films, performed sold out shows in Toronto, and studied with well-known songwriters and vocal coaches across Canada and the United States.