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Poets for 2018

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The Shit Talkers

The Shit Talkers

We like to talk, but we love to play music.

Commentating on our friends antics purely for laughs, produced some really great songs for us. Our eager ears and over active minds spinning hilarious outcomes. We meanwhile are on a continuous kitchen party. The local Vancouver music scene has proven to be a wealth of fascinating material. We have written songs about many but we keep them guessing who it may be about!!

Typically shit talk consists of topics such as sex, politics, hobbies, humour or random daily events. Laced with some of profanity and crudeness shit talk is usually identified with negativity but these gals are having too much fun !! Their “shit talk: translates as they like talking about a lot of “shit” about a great many things.

Shit talk has no boundaries or limits and its main focus is entertainment and a laugh

theshittalkers.com

Brandon Kayes

Brandon Kayes

I'll take one "phrase" in sound/time, layer over it, build something out of nothing, do a little dance over it and call it music.

Brandon on Bandcamp

Jesaja Class Illusionist

Jesaja Class Illusionist

Jesaja Class is a self taught young Magician & Illusionist from BC Canada.

Today, Jesaja Class astonishes all audiences he encounters. He performs visually stunning manipulation acts using cards, balls, canes, fire and music. He presents classic stage tricks and combines them with modern day street magic performed with everyday objects. He invites audience members to join him on stage and participate, experiencing the magic with their very own hands. His stunning circus skills in juggling, diabolo tricks and fire spinning leave his audiences delighted.

Jesaja not only believes in entertaining and making his audiences laugh, but also in granting every single person from the audience that one moment of utter impossibility, leaving them speechless and giving them a magical experience to share and remember for the rest of their lives.

jesajaclassillusionist.com

The Grid Pickers

The Grid Pickers

The Grid Pickers are a traditionally untraditional husband and wife folk duo from the deep backwoods of rural Canada. Formally charged with grand pickery, their songs of long hard travelled roads and living off the land are making a bold entrance into the Canadian folk scene. Their haunting harmonies and foot-stomping tunes are sure to keep your bread rising and the wood stove crackling.

thegridpickers.com

Britt AM

Britt A.M.

Britt A.M. is a Canadian singer-songwriter hailing from Prince George, British Columbia. A one-woman band to be reckoned with, Britt twists and manipulates the signal of her guitar with loop and effect pedals to create engaging, riff-based songs with barbed hooks and experiential messages.

A road warrior by nature, Britt A.M. has played for audiences in all the major cities between Vancouver and St. John’s, as well as many small towns off the beaten path. No highway is too desolate for Britt, as she continues to win over devotees with her mesmerizing, hard-hitting sound and inclusive, warm presence.

thisisbrittam.com

The Ghettovators

The Ghettovators

Psychedelic punk 3 piece from Surrey BC.

Ghettovators on Bandcamp

Still Fools

Still Fools

Rock’n your soul: Acoustic guitar, electric slide, gritty mouth organ, fat drums, and funky bass. If you turned on Red Hot Chili Peppers and played a Johnny Cash record simultaneously it would be a mess. A sexy mess.

Still Fools on Bandcamp

Shirley Gnome

Shirley Gnome

From the west coast of Canada comes this multi award winning cabaret musician known for her explicit lyrics, hilarious insights, and gorgeous voice. This smutty songstress will sing you outrageously raunchy and obscenely honest songs that will have you in stitches. You may be thinking it - but Shirley sings it shamelessly with "the voice of an angel dry-humping a cloud." Provocative truths about sex and human nature go down smooth with her sugar-coated vocals and gorgeous guitar stylings. Internationally acclaimed, she has wowed audiences and critics alike with sell out shows across Canada, the US, Australia and the UK. She has recently signed with Canada's largest independent music label (604 Records) and her latest album "Taking It Up The Notch" went to #1 on the iTunes Comedy Charts in Canada on release day. It's award winning, cleverly-carnal cabaret comedy that is NOT for the faint of heart.

"Very clever, very silly and very honest, both men and women will relate to Shirley’s stories and you will probably leave thinking ‘she read my mind'" -The Australia Times (Melbourne)

shirleygnome.com

Miss White Spider

Miss White Spider

Miss White Spider is a travelling one woman light and shadow theater experience designed from her studio based in British Columbia, Canada. She creates a collage of visuals, puppets, pertinent music, voice and global myths using an overhead projector, paper, film projector, time lapse paintings, various instruments, loop pedal, synthesizer and her own world beat/folk electronica, Creating a magical experience with music, visuals, dance and global myths. Her engaging performances are one of a kind, feeding imaginations, hearts and minds with ancient teachings with a modern day flare.

Al-Lisa Tresierra McKay was raised on her ancestral Secwepemc land of the Central Interior of British Columbia. She is a Herbalist, Dream Weaver and Story Teller raised in the heart of the Cariboo Chilcotin.

misswhitespider.com

Ghostly Hounds

Ghostly Hounds

Ghostly Hounds combines strings, horns and powerful vocals to create a dark, jazzy sound. The project features the songs of vocalist and banjo player Francesca Daoust accompanied by Matthew Dorfman on double bass and Suzanne Stirling on trumpet and mandolin and Vimul Him on cello and saw. Currently based out of Montréal and often on the road, the band's members hail from British Columbia, Ontario, Québec, and Massachusetts.

Ghostly Hounds self-produced their debut demos in November 2015, only a month after beginning to play together. In the preceding year the band has toured Canada coast to coast, playing over 100 shows from PEI to Vancouver Island. On June 5th, 2017 Ghostly Hounds released their debut full length album "Creature". The album features 1 traditional and 10 original songs written by Francesca Daoust and arranged and performed by the band. They can presently be found somewhere on the road between Montréal and Vancouver.

ghostlyhounds.com

OK Vancouver OK

OK Vancouver OK

Songs that you can dance to, or get in a trance to. 'An indispensable fixture in the West Coast music underground for over a decade. The pleasant rhythm and backing vocals on “Black Part of Light” provide a solid base, counter-balancing the undisciplined lead vocals and whimsical instrumental flourishes.'

okvancouverok.com

The Cuthberts

The Cuthberts

"Our mission as performers is to inspire and entertain others through an honest and impassioned sharing of life's loves, losses and revelations."

Located in the beautiful Grand Forks Valley, the Cuthberts enjoy sharing their music in a variety of venues. Their material is suitable for all ages and they blend toe tapping, danceable tunes with reflective thought provoking songs.

Mary Matheson Photography

Mary Matheson Photography

Mary Matheson is a freelance photographer who specializes in events. Her work has been published in numerous magazines, brochures, websites, advertising promotions and catalogs. Mary uses state of the art equipment and software to create high quality images.

Mary's goal is to use her camera to open a world of new connections, new opportunities, and most importantly, new adventures.

marymathesonphotography.com

The OM Sound

The OM Sound

Neo-soul, hip-hop, jazz, and beyond.

Formed in BC and now based in Montreal, The OM Sound is a multi-instrumental, genre-defying power trio. Conscious vocals meet complex, relentless rhythms: a fusion of live and electronic drums, synths, keyboards, guitars and even didgeridoo.

With technical proficiency tempered by deep groove, The OM Sound creates an atmosphere of soul expression to empower and enlighten the people.

theomsound.com

Banjoman

Banjoman

Multi-talented entertainer Maxim Cossette delights you with his fun and engaging glimpses of life. His music will get you snapping your fingers, tapping your toes, and may well swing you out onto the dance floor. As a solo singer-songwriter who has a longstanding love affair with the banjo and slide guitar, his roots and experimental vibrations will transport audience members to magical realms where gentle demons are coaxed out to play among the musical scales.

maximcossette.com

The Alkemist

The Alkemist

Emotionally driven songs on base of tasteful guitar, interspersed with witty and sometimes entertainingly awkward banter. My songwriting starts from a place of conveying the feelings of life's ebbs and flows.

thealkemist.band/music

Joshua Wood

Joshua Wood

From Vancouver BC's indie punk outfit Devil In The Wood Shack and co-creator of Eleven Windows; Joshua Wood is standing alone for the first time in his life. With songs of reconciliation and dark truths of his past to upbeat triumphant ballads all buried deep in acoustic rhythm and fingerpicking, poetry and the mystery that surrounds him.

Somewhere in the neighbourhood of Tallest Man On Earth, Shakey Graves, Tom Waits and Possessed by Paul James, you can be sure to see everything he has poured entirely into each performance with incomparable passion.

joshuawoodmusic.com

Parlour Panther

Parlour Panther

Parlour Panther is a trio that could be defined as gorgeous grit rock. These queers work hard to bring you music that inspires your heart, while also pulsing through your limbs - with dynamic performance, electric guitar, synth, infectious dance grooves and powerful vocals in overlapping harmony.

parlourpanthermusic.com

Folky Strum Strum

Folky Strum Strum

Folky Strum Strum is a true Northern folkin good time strumming along and doing what they love to do - play music.

The People that make up Folky Strum Strum play their version of Banjo Rockin’ folk music. They hail from the Peace Region in BC, met and came together for the simple passion of playing music. “The group has been described by fans as having a unique and soulful sound, that is backed by exceptional songwriting.”

folkystrumstrum.com

Texture & Light

Texture & Light

Trevor allows his music to lead him where it may, not putting much thought into genres or following a certain formula. This is simply the music that Trevor was born to make, and it continues to evolve over space and time as he is carved by experience, joy, sadness, and wonder.

His current productions and live shows are built around the idea of bringing listeners on a fuzzy, deep, slow motion journey that takes place on a dance floor beneath the stars, but leads you deep within yourself.

textureandlight.ca

Jeff Andrew

Jeff Andrew

Singer-songwriter and fiddler Jeff Andrew mixes folk, punk, Celtic and classical influences into an electrified patchwork of ghost stories, historic ballads, gritty travelogues and modern-day protest songs. Since 2009, the Vancouver-based artist has released 3 self-produced albums to airplay and critical acclaim across Canada and parts of Europe. His most recent release is a track on “Rebels Sing,” a tribute album to long-running Vancouver punk band The Rebel Spell.

“A backroads troubadour with a few things to say by way of nerve, viscera and hard experience.” - FAME Reviews

“Think the Pogues at their most engaging, singing early Tom Waits.” - Leicester Bangs

jeffandrew.ca

Zonnis

Zonnis

Armed with only a guitar and two voices, the music of Zonnis tells the story of their journey through the world we live in, combining powerful vocal harmonies with strong songwriting, taking the audience on a musical adventure of peace, love and good times.

zonnismusic.com

Red Monkey Black King

Red Monkey Black King

Red Monkey Black King is a exciting mix of indie, art rock, and blues rock influences; fronted by Ilan Peimer, and based out of Nelson BC.

Started as a high school music project between friends James Still and Ilan Peimer, both with a passion for indie rock bands of our times like the Arctic Monkeys, and Kings of Leon. The two eventually took music classes together and began writing original tunes, performing around town to empty coffee shops in Williams Lake BC. Life and circumstance found the two moving to Nelson BC in pursuit of music education, and a broader scene- recruiting a full time drummer, bass player, and another lead guitarist. Red Monkey Black King is a exciting mix of indie, art rock, and blues rock influences.

redmonkeyblackking.squarespace.com

The Kwerks

The Kwerks

"If the Barenaked Ladies were a married couple, they'd be The Kwerks." - Jeff Bonner, Tractorgrease Cafe & Multimedia.

The Kwerks are a married folk pop duo that pack a punch with their mix of danceable tunes and heartfelt lyrics. Engaging with audiences, getting people up off their feet, bringing a exciting energy to the scene - that's where they shine. Their authentic banter and cheek makes their listeners laugh along, sing along, and leave happier than a bunch of carrot filled bunnies.

thekwerks.com

C.R. Avery 

& his silent partners

C.R. Avery & his silent partners

cue the frenzied combo of molar and spit. his tongue touches every chroma on its way to blue. he’s been rinsing with gravel, flossing with wire and chewing brick again, he’s been a bad, bad boy. but he is crackerjack conjurer of washboards and rubber, even suburb girls welcome the twinging. i want to nibble yesterday’s corona from his chin, rub my index finger along the surface of his laugh, pull the maw open to check the slick road of his throat. there’s something illegal going on down there, the sweet keening of ancient instruments. the orchestra is fidgety, click-hipped, steaming inside that skin. the boy opens the beauteous and, in gut rendering, words become both otherwise and everything.

cravery.com

Luscious Vibacious

Luscious Vibacious

100% organic, straight off the floor, no overdub! Spontaneous & improvised electronic fun! Luscious Vibacious's brand of Live PA will jump-start your Mojo, get you bumpin', and make you Dance!

Luscious Vibacious on Facebook

builder & the banshee

builder & the banshee

After a chance meeting on the water, builder & the banshee share stories and songs about their lives full of adventure and creation. The duo play an organic and soulful acoustic set; with the banshee bringing her background that includes a Western Canadian Music Award nomination as a vocalist and hundreds of cafe, bar and festival performances.

laurakelsey.com

Shelder the Electric Clamfish

Shelder the Electric Clamfish

Shelder the Electric Clamfish is a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and storyteller from Mayne Island, British Columbia. She performs her eclectic-art-folk compositions on accordion and ukulele, drawing inspiration from her travels as a nomadic musician and from historical Canadian legends and folk tales. She has been compared to the likes of Pete Seeger and Gordon Lightfoot, but with a twist. In the past year and a half, Shelder has completed 3 tours across the country and back in her Toyota Echo, playing house concerts, music festivals, parties, bars, cafes and old punk lofts along the way. She is currently residing in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where she is studying piano tuning and has recently finished recording her first full-length album, Notes of a Vagabond.

Shelder began songwriting as a young child, composing her first piece of music (about eating plums) at the age of four. When her family relocated from Edmonton to Mayne Island, she was embraced by the creative local community and began to hone her composition skills. She picked up trumpet in high school and focused on classical trumpet studies at the University of Victoria, where she also studied music education. After graduation, Shelder toured as a trumpet player with the bands Blackberry Wood and Compassion Gorilla, traveling around British Columbia, The Yukon, England, The United States and most of Mexico. Although Mexico was a life-changing experience (she still craves the tacos to this day), the highlight of these travels was playing on the same bill as The Rolling Stones at the legendary Glastonbury Festival. Following this stint of traveling, Shelder taught middle school band and choir for a year on Salt Spring Island. Her experience as a teacher lends her to engage openly with audiences, through interactivity and vibrant story-telling.

electricclamfish.com

Animals in Motion

Animals in Motion

After 10 years of touring across Canada and Europe, Scott Hamilton (Cougars in America) joins forces with Graffiti artist AUST and the two set off on an epic adventure. By introducing a loopstation, trombone, suitcase drumkit, theremin, synthesizer and loads of other gadgets into his folk set, Scott has found a way of making his songs come alive at every concert. Each song is different every time and nobody, including him, knows exactly what will happen. Fanny (AUST) animates the scene with the shapes and figures of her imagination. Her paintings offer a visual guide to the colors and feelings of the music through her pioneering concept of "un grand concert illustré!"

animalsinmotion.ca

Wax Mannequin

Wax Mannequin

Wax Mannequin is the stage moniker of Christopher Adeney. A lyricist first and foremost, songsmith second and self-effacing showman third, Adeney has honed his weird, punk-folk anthems over years of travel and tribulation. His songs are dark and thoughtful at times, pounding and ridiculous at others...or all of these things at once. A careful craftsman, but far from precious, he is a bar-room philosopher in the most vile, endearing and unforgettable sense of the term. He prepares to release his 7th full length and will continue indefinitely to carve a deep, indelible groove across the face the modern music underground.

waxmannequin.com

Hachey the MouthPEACE

Hachey the MouthPEACE

Technically, Jason Hachey, is a beatboxer. However, what he does is so much more than just beatboxing. He records, loops, and creates beats as he beatboxes – in essence creating original songs each time he performs. Hachey has spent the last 13 years perfecting his signature sound of the mouth with explosive performances transforming new listeners into life-long fans.

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The Universe being as it is - Artist Lineup is subject to change without notice. We hope this doesn't occur, but you never know.

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