Catch these 3 song-centric artists as they weave melodic stories through song, Vancouver singer-songwriter kele fleming & violin looper Lara Kroeker, and Hamilton's own Will Gillespie.
Tickets $10 at the door. Show at 9pm.
kele fleming, the founder of the early 90s Vancouver indie pop band Hazel Motes – which, along with acts like Lava Hay and the Grapes of Wrath, helped define the city’s sound for that era – has a full-time career in higher education now, so it’s always a breath of fresh air when she carves out time from that career to show us where her creative muse has been carrying her lately.
Never has that been more true than with her new release, no static, which sees kele combining her literate folk rock sensibilities with the Baroque pop melodies of Ron Yamauchi (Insomniacs, Soreheads) to bring us a collection that is truly the best of both worlds. Ron’s catchy compositional style perfectly balances the earnestness of kele’s often introspective lyrics, which touch at times on topics such as social alienation and the marginalization of women. The result is a collection that is both intelligent and extremely fun to listen to.
More info - http://www.tinforest.com
Lara Kroeker builds foundations of familiar and discovers new sounds by looping violin and vocals to build song structures and the results are sounds of lush orchestral madness. She has played and toured across Canada and The US with indie groups Attics and Cellars, Sparrow (North America 2007), The Beauticians (Folk Festivals), The Insomniacs, The Mudlarks. She played with K-OS backup on the George Strombolopolis show, played festival stages with the legendary Odetta, performed on Canada Live on CBC Radio 2 with Attics and Cellars and in the Vancouver Philharmonic.
More info - http://larakroeker.com
Will Gillespie has been described as a "one-of-a-kind, finger-picking, old-time crooning, genuine songwriter you absolutely MUST see perform"
-(Matt Thompson, Musician)
with "the soul of a modern folk jazz troubadour...songs unfurl in the unadorned, unhurried way that is the mark of a true master artist..."
-(Colin Gibson, Audio Reckoning)
It's been said "his music has the ability to speak deeply to absolutely ANYBODY"
- (Jeremy Brazeau, Cambrian College)
Born and raised in South Porcupine, Northern Ontario, now finding a home in Hamilton, Will Gillespie has developed an elegant and eccentric sound all his own. He is a dynamic performer with a diverse catalogue of original songs, played with a charming and whimsical off-the-cuff approach, combining elements of Folk, Rock & Roll and Cabaret.
"from songwriter to crooner and cabaret man to power pop genius, Will Gillespie is always evolving his artistry"
- (Paul Loewenberg, Artistic Director, Northern Lights Festival Boreal)
More info - https://www.willgillespie.ca
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