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2016-17 Locals Lounge Featured Artists
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T Riley - November 2017
Teresa Riley, originally from Medicine Hat, Alberta has traveled the world gathering experience and musical influence that provides many dimensions to her unique brand of "indie pop rock". Teresa has been accused of having a “sound (that) incorporates elements of rock, blues, country, and pre-bop jazz — usually all within a single song” by the Georgia Straight Live shows are a feast for the ears, showcasing strong vocals, superb musicianship, high energy, and never boring.
The Long War - October 2017
2017 CBC Searchlight winners The Long War is a Vancouver based Indie Band where singer/song writer Jarrett Lee works together with vocalist/guitarist Chad Gilmour, vocalist/keyboardist Jess Lee, vocalist/drummer Neil Williamson, and bassist Carson Webber to create a dynamic sound that ranges from Folk to Rock. Lee’s inspiration can largely be attributed to the landscapes and environments that have influenced him throughout his life.
Mark Woodyard - September 2017
Mark Woodyard is a multi-talented musician who uses looping machines, his voice and his guitar to create a truly unique and dance-inspiring sound. He’s best known for his wide array of genre-bending covers that showcase his vocal range and eclectic style. Often referred to as a “Human Jukebox”, his knowledge of music spans effortlessly across eras and genres.
Adam Bae - August 2017
If anyone was ready for his voice to be heard, it's this self made, wildly original and critically acclaimed artist. His presence as a consistent writer and entertainer on the Canadian music scene may stretch back more than a decade, but his debut self-titled album, leaves you wondering how you may have never heard his voice before.From growing up in small-town Ontario, Canada to studying in downtown Los Angeles, Adam Bailie goes wherever the music takes him.
Devan Christodoulou - July 2017
Bursting on to the Canadian music scene in the fall of 2014 with the release of a music video for their first single, 'Hey, Allison', Vancouver's Echo Nebraska quickly gained a reputation of combining soul strung acoustic songs with subtle shades of Americana. Within a week of launching the band, CBC Music added the video to their list, 'Best New Music Videos for November 2014'. Their debut EP, Send the Ships has charted well on numerous charts, reaching a high of #3 on CJSF.
Omar Khan - June 2017
The self-taught musician, singer, songwriter, producer and photographer has been honing his craft for years and is now set to release his debut single and record “The Getaway”. Omar has opened up for artists such as De La Soul, Prince, Aloe Blacc, and the Voices In the Park day fest (w/ Stevie Nicks, Bryan Adams) among others. Also being chosen as one of nine artists to sing in Rock Legend's U2's single for "song for someone".
Emily Chambers - May 2017
Emily Chambers is a dynamic vocalist with a sultry tone and a powerhouse range. Inspired by classic soul and R&B, she combines an old school Motown vibe with hints of hip hop and a little bit of Southern grit, to give you a fresh sound that hits you in the gut.
Erica Dee - April 2017
Raw, timeless and dynamic, Erica Dee offers playful melodies over energetic rhythms with a magnetic presence. Having Funk and Soul ingrained in her roots, Dee brings a captivating performance honoring the world’s best old and new hip-hop and electronic music. This Vancouver based vocalist, DJ, writer and producer has been carving out her own path in the music industry for over a decade.
Michael Averill - March 2017
Michael Averill is an adventurous Canadian troubadour who delivers stories and songs of serendipity around the country by foot. Through heartfelt Roots, Folk, and Blues, Michael captivates his audiences and invites them to connect deeper within themselves and their communities.
Buckman Coe - February 2017
Roots music with a global world beat. Drawing from Soul, Americana, and Reggae, Buckman Coe's music always seeks to uplift while forwarding messages of togetherness and social justice. He and his band have a dynamic repertoire that can suit theatres as well pack dance-floors. In support of Coe's 4 albums, his band has toured across Canada, Australia, Taiwan, Indonesia, Oregon, and Hawaii.
David Morin - January 2017
With his debut album, Every Colour, out on Bombay Records, David Morin plays gigs around the world accompanied by a live band. Yet the humble neo-soul singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist still chooses to busk regularly on street corners in his hometown of Vancouver. After all, that's where this 32-year old, who is of Metis Native American descent, honed his craft and his social mes-sage. This guitar and loop-pedal virtuo-so makes a solo performance sound like an entire band.
Jack Mercer - November 2016
Jack Mercer, hailing from Westham Island, BC, spent his formative years gazing into the black, swirling waters of the West Coast. His music reflects the ebb and flow of the tide, advancing and down the sandy shores of your mind. Jack's melody washes over your ears, transporting you into a foot-stomping, smokey-saloon=like trance
Desirée Dawson - October 2016
You might know Desirée as the warm-hearted artist who won CBC's Searchlight Competition, as well as rocking stages with her ukulele all around the world. Asides from her soulful ukulele numbers, Desirée has had chart topping singles in the current dance music scene. Desirée makes a point of having every song be honest and emotionally charged. She is passionate about healing as a collective, using the power of music to impact listeners. Through this, her music has managed to travel the world over
Alex Maher - September 2016
Alex loops live performances on percussion, SPDS drum pad, electric guitar, alto sax and vocals to create songs one element at a time. With a foundation in jazz, Alex's music draws on funk, soul, hip hop, urban and pop inspirations in an unforgettable one-man band performance.