HOME GAMES Slean joins the Art of Time Ensemble for The Toronto Songbook show at the Enwave Theatre (231 Queens Quay West), tonight (Thursday, May 10) and Friday (May 11). $25-$36. 416-973-4000.
NICKNAMES Sleaner, LittleSlean, the Baroness.
POSITION Claims "instruments are conduits," but is an ace at piano and operatic vocals. Harbours particular love for a toy guitar and, on behalf of her inner "computer-y Danny Elfman," the Vienna Symphonic Library.
TEAM MEMBERS Rotating teammates with her solo work; teams up with the talented Art of Time Ensemble for this week's Toronto Songbook performance.
ROOKIE YEAR Aunt Peg's piano beckoned at age three. First played live at Ajax's Chameleon Café.
LEAGUE "On a good day, Leonard Cohen and Marlene Dietrich slow-dancing in an enchanted forest while Tom Waits films the whole thing from a tree fort... tipsy, in boxers."
STATS Forthcoming 2007 release ("The boldest, truest, barest yet"); Orphan Music (2006); Day One (2004); Night Bugs (2002); Blue Parade (1999); Universe (1997).
SPECIAL TALENTS Paints, conducts, can do the middle splits. Drives standard, understands Heidegger and knows every word of The Princess Bride.