Sinéad Sanders is a singer-songwriter from Vancouver BC. She has been writing rock & roll, roots, & blues-inspired songs since she was a kid, and for the past couple years, has been performing them all over the city. Though currently based in East Van, she grew up in Kitsilano – swimming & playing guitars at Kits beach, going for blueberry shakes at the Naam, and attending double features almost every week with friends at the Hollywood. She hasn’t got a CD out yet - but you can keep your ears peeled for that as well as for her various shows around town by clicking here:
Garry has been a performer, singer & actor for 34 years and has voiced thousands of cartoons as well. Among them He Man , the Transformers and Sonic the Hedgehog. He started singing at a very young age and learned to play the piano and guitar. Born in Southampton, England and immigrated to Vancouver in 1957. Garry plays a mean blues guitar, with a soulful voice to match.He lived about two blocks west of the Hollywood theater for a long while and used to go there every week as a child.
Morgan & the Fraser River Ramblers
The Fraser River Ramblers are a Kits based Roots/Newgrass/Country/Folk feel good, toe tappin', hand clappin' covers band.
Lead guitarist Morgan first stepped onto the stage in the late sixties, and reanimates the music of Peter, Paul & Mary, Gordon Lightfoot, Bob Dylan and the Kingston Trio with a terrific energy, fresh arrangements and love of audience participation.
Victoria Carbol is currently a first year history student at the
University of Durham. She has been writing songs since the age of nine (though
she admits that her first attempts were dreadful) and is passionate about music
of all kinds. She also enjoys reading and writing, and is currently a member of
Durham University Women’s Rugby team. She would like to thank you all for
coming out to see the show, and she hopes you enjoy it immensely.
Kameron caught the music bug when after refusing to play the tambourine stubbornly pursued playing the drums in a worship band. A few loud cymbal crashes later he picked up the guitar and hasn't looked back. He has performed at a handful of local venues, Joyfest music festival and led worship at his church. He juggles his music with his acting career and painting business and has written 5 songs towards a cd in the next year.
BreMcDaniel was born in Vancouver and still finds much inspiration living in 'Rain City'. She is finishing up her Bachelor of Fine Arts at Emily Carr University, and is fascinated by the potential of art and music to break social barriers and develop community. She is a support worker at a low-income housing society, and recently released her first 6-song EP which was produced by her oldest brother. She has plans in the works for a summer EP of ukulele tunes, and is also hoping to finish illustrating and authoring her first children's book this year.
David Akselrod is a Vancouver based musician and guitarist specializing in solo acoustic/electric guitar. He composes melodic instrumental arrangements that sound improvisational in their nature.
David has been performing in local venues, festivals and Granville Island. In addition, he has performed and written in several projects such as Oyarzo Project, 2 Days and Counting, The Noodniks and collaborated with visual artists and filmmakers.
David Loti [\ˈlō -tē\] hails from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and has lived in Vancouver for three-and-a-half years. David enjoys chess boxing, long walks on the beach, extreme ironing, Settlers of Catan, talking about his feelings, vintage Nintendo games, tardigrades, and time travel. Three of David’s life goals are: to have one of his songs played in space on an astronaut’s iPod, to be a voice for a cartoon character, and to visit Antarctica and sing to the penguins. Seven months ago David married a woman he met at a bus stop two years earlier. They were married on a farm.
Dave Snider is an early risin’, polarizin’, democratizin’, skepticizin’, scrutinizin’, feminizin’, truth seekin’, kinda reekin‘, hard rockin’, hate knockin’, mother lovin’ kind of a person. His tunes are inspired by the lo-fi, tuneful earnestness and succinct lyrics of Shotgun Jimmie; the home-made, stereophonic soundscapes of Mount Eerie, and the blown-out, sonic destruction of Neil Young with Crazy Horse. Dave lives in Vancouver, and you can download his recordings for free at www.davesnidersings.bandcamp.com.
Vancouver based singer-songwriter Stuart Alves is to release
his debut EP “For A Bombay Sky”which features him playing all instruments and producing
most of the record. The simplicity and vulnerability of the tracks is a
celebration of the experiences and
journey the singer has had. Born in Kuwait and having moved to India to
escape the Gulf war, he was exposed to many styles of music and cultures which
influenced him to start writing his own music. Stuart is a member of Kitsilano
based band Even Handed Odds and gets his fix playing bass in a Beatles cover
JessCullen is a folky, roots rock influenced singer/ songwriter who grew up in the remote and culturally isolated outback of Australia. For the last five years she’s traveled, performing shows throughout England and across Europe, eventually settling in her new home of Vancouver, BC on Canada's West Coast. The first thing you notice when hearing Jess is her rich, powerful and original voice. Her songs slide effortlessly from soft introspective folk to soaring roots rock choruses, while retaining the pop sensibilities that have created some of radio's biggest stars. On its surface, Jess's music is catchy classic-inspired rock, but underneath you get a sense of something darker. Deeper listens reveal witty, candid lyrics toying with societal angst, disillusionment, relationship struggles and the pains of her past, exorcising them in the process.