Meryn Cadell is a Canadian writer and performance artist. He is currently an assistant professor of song lyrics and libretto writing in the Creative Writing Program at University of British Columbia.
Cadell is a transsexual man who transitioned in 2003. He released most of his recordings between 1988 and 1997.
A graduate of the Ontario College of Art and Design, Cadell re-released an independent cassette titled Mare-In Ka-Dell in 1988 while active as a performance artist in Toronto's Queen Street West scene. As a performance artist, Cadell was particularly known for performing with a heating duct to add reverb.
Cadell soon signed to Intrepid Records, and recorded with Jim Creeggan of Barenaked Ladies, Bob Wiseman of Blue Rodeo and members of Rheostatics. Those sessions were released in 1991 as the album Angel Food for Thought, whose first single "The Sweater" became a surprise Top 40 hit in Canada in 1992.