“Haunting and raspy in all the right ways. If you took the Nevada desert, Lana Del Rey's wistfulness, and mixed it up with a cocktail of sage and sky…this recording is what you’d get.”
— Mia T, Singer-Songwriter
“The April Meservy Band is sometimes soulful, sometimes blithe, but always passionate.”
— Carli Cutchin, Reno News & Review
Five-time Pearl Award-winning recording artist, April Meservy (pronounced: muh-SIR-vee), is an independent folk/pop/jazz singer-songwriter whose voice appears on over 100 albums and compilations released all over the world, as well as in film and commercial spots. April's latest EP, a stirring folk/Americana album of covers titled THE GOOD-MORROW, includes intimate arrangements and stripped-down production featuring collaborator Paul Jacobsen's backing vocals and guitar-work.
Recently, April's U2 cover of "With or Without You" was featured twice in the 2018 Winter Olympics in the short performance routine of Canadian pair figure skaters, Eric Radford and Meagan Duhamel, who earned a gold medal in the team event and bronze medal in the individual pair-skating event. These 2x World champions, 7x Canadian National champions discuss how they came to use April's recording on Megan's blog.
Due to the generosity of anonymous donors, April was able to attend the 2018 Canadian National Championships in Canada as well as the Olympics in South Korea to watch Meagan and Eric skate to her U2 cover. Her rendition of this U2 classic also secured a spot at #6 on iTunes charts in Canada and #28 on iTunes charts in the U.S., in addition to charting in many other countries throughout the world. Since learning about the use of April's recording in the Olympics, over 60 news outlets worldwide have interviewed, spotlighted, or referenced April's U2 cover, including NBC, The Washington Post, MacLeans, The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), Billboard, Huffington Post, The Chicago Tribune, Good Morning America, Pop Sugar, The Star, SportsNet, Hollywood Reporter, and Ultimate Classic Rock.
Shortly after their Olympic successes, Duhamel and Radford headed out on their "Thank You Canada" Tour, along with Tessa Virtue, Scott Moir, Patrick Chan, and other fellow Candian Olympians. The tour included 28 performances across Canada and internationally and featured "With or Without You" as part of the setlist for this well-decorated Candian team. It is now being re-broadcast on CBC and other Canadian TV networks.
In March of 2018, April received the "Audience Choice" award for her video "Looks Like Change" at the 17th Annual LDS Film Festival Awards Ceremony held at the Scera Shell. In 2016 she was also a Posi Award Finalist in the "Social Action and Justice" category in the 11th Annual Posi Music Awards. April was invited to perform her nominated original song at the awards ceremony held in Tampa, Florida. Her music video, "Truth Speak," was also a 2016 Posi Award Finalist in the "Music Video" category and was featured at the festival.
Originally hailing from Reno, Nevada and currently living in Eagle Mountain, Utah, April has brought her love for singing and songwriting to her performances in places as far away as China and as close as Salt Lake City, such as her invitation to sing in Salt Lake City's Olympic Square during the 2002 Winter Olympics. Having toured nearly 50 cities throughout the Western and Midwestern United States, after the release of her debut album, Somewhere Between Sunsets, Meservy has had the opportunity to perform extensively alongside Russian tour-mate, Nikki Forova. She has performed alongside platinum-selling singer-songwriter Matt Nathanson, CAKE, Lindsey Stirling, David Archuleta, among other notable musicians across the country from Los Angeles to Boston and has been a featured artist at venues such as Seattle's Jewelbox Theater and The Bluebird Cafe in Nashville.
April can regularly be found in the recording studio. Diverse in style, her vocals can be heard on recordings ranging from folk/pop and jazz/blues to contemporary Christian and dance/electronica. As a recognition of the quality of her studio work, April was on the 2011 Grammy Entry List (the first round ballot used to determine the official nominees) in 8 different categories with her release of Somewhere Between Sunsets. Her voice can be heard on many EFY soundtracks created for youth Christian camps for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and she has been honored with three Pearl Awards for "Studio Vocalist of the Year," as well as two additional Pearl awards in the categories of "Devotional Recorded Song" and "Contemporary Recording of the Year" (for the EFY song, "The Light"). She was also honored to receive an award from the Interfaith Power & Light Earth Song Competition for the song, "Marks of My Path," which was featured on her freshman album.
April's love for songwriting has led her to various publishing and recording offers, including offers from Nashville to New York (UMG). In 2007, she created her own independent label, Forêt d'Musique, (Jèrriais: "Forest of Music") on which she, and her small management team, continue to release and publish new music.
Meservy (now officially April Meservy GrandPre) was recently married and currently lives in Eagle Mountain with her husband, David GrandPre.
“Great tunes and good arrangements, you don't often hear that combination these days.”
— Marty Wereski, MarTunes Music
– Adam James, Producer
“From the minimalistic, nearly-tribal, rhythm of the bass and drums, to her wandering, sultry, instrumental track and vocal lines, April Meservy's cover of 'Home Means Nevada' is ear candy. Basically, I could listen to this anywhere.”
— Matt Lunt, Writer/Producer
– Dennis Carter, Author
“I love music. 37,000 songs on my iTunes. I just heard the best album I have heard in ten years. Somewhere Between Sunsets by April Meservy. WOW!”
— Doug Johnston, Managing Editor, The Morgan County News
– Nicole Sheahan, Deseret News
“April's voice is very versatile, and has both a very modern 'now' sound as well as a 'timeless' sound...a priceless combination.”
— Aaron Merrill, Composer/Music Producer
"Riveting. The most moving U2 cover I have ever heard."
-Matt Lunt Writer/Producer