Scotty Hills’ from Saskatoon

Have you ever been drawn to a singer’s vocals and listened to the entire song without necessarily reading the lyrics? When I was looking for singers on Vancouver Island, one singer came up. The gentle voice and soft melody are my first impression of him. When I first came into contact with his songs, I was attracted by his singing and immersed in the beautiful music world he created.

He is the singer who I want to introduce to everyone today, Scotty Hills’ , who was born and raised in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. He was doing his best to sing like Aretha Franklin or Diana Ross on the radio when he was two years old. By the age of four, Hills was working in the studio with his mother, a live singer who recorded radio commercials. His country blues sound is mixed with mature soul, an accurate reflection of his early days shared between the city and the farm.

Scotty started his career as a drummer, most famously touring with alt-blues band The Perpetrators, co-writing/producing the 2006 Juno Award-nominated album The Gas and the Clutch. After touring Europe in 2008 with his self-produced debut solo album Wonderland Urgency, Scotty moved to Calgary, Alberta, before producing his genre-hopping sophomore album Year of Septembers on the West Coast. This 2013 release caught the attention of Ole Indie Publishing, where Scotty signed a three-year contract to split his time at famed Hollywood studio Westlake touring, recording and writing for R n’B icon Rihanna. This allowed Scotty to explore his long-standing love of R n’B music.

He is about to perform live in Vancouver this May. I am looking forward to seeing his performance. I hope he can continue to release more albums and continue to use simple melodies and infectious rhythms to perform more songs. Let more people hear this wonderful song.

 

Roxanne Nesbitt Moon Bells Symbiotic

I like to listen to percussion and enjoy the sound of different objects being struck. I have heard many special performances, such as bands that use common kitchen pots and pans as objects to strike, bands that use trash cans and different sizes ‘s buckets create a unique and melodious sound, and today I’m going to bring you information about a percussion show in Vancouver that also uses unique objects to create a beautiful and amazing sound.

The performs percussion through handcrafted ceramic instruments. For part of the performance, they will lead the audience into a space shaped by suspended ceramic sculptures. The visual cues of weightlessness and levity merge with the sonic layers of the sculptural instruments, creating a subtly changing sound and the translucency of the material that the viewer feels.

The performance installation features two different new bodies of ceramic instruments created by sound artist Nesbitt. Suspended from rotating translucent resonant panels, the moon bell is designed using proportions from just the tones and bent through a ceramic process in a kiln. Below is an introduction to the three musical artists who performed the show.

Roxanne Nesbitt

She is a designer and sound artist of Indo-Caribbean and European ancestry. Her research explores radical instrument design, the hinge between composition and improvisation, and participatory sound installation.

Parmela Attariwala

She was born in Calgary pursued this passion through an undergraduate degree in performance and a graduate degree in ethnomusicology (specializing in Sikh Devotional Music and Canadian Cultural Policy, respectively).

Parmela moved to Vancouver in 2019. Since then, she has continued to engage in music production that pushes traditional boundaries and advocates for fairness in the Canadian music industry

Ben Brown

He is a mover and shaker. As a drummer, he has received a Juno Award with his group, Pugs and Crows. He is the founder of Music and Movement Mondays (MAMM) and the Conundrum percussion series.

Myc Sharratt from Nanaimo

Today I’d like to introduce you to a singer born on Victoria Island, Myc Sharratt from Nanaimo is an award-winning singer-songwriter in the tradition of Eric Clapton, Dave Matthews Band and John Mayer. Over the past 20 years, Sharatt has honed his eclectic live performances by touring in Canada, the US, Germany and Ireland. He is known for his memorable and soulful live performances. His 2010 live album “Six Feet Above” earned a VIMA Songwriter of the Year nomination and a top 20 nomination in the “Sounds of Summer” competition at 104.3 FM The Shore

He is good at combining popular folk songs with funny and humorous stories to give people a novel listening experience. He released his latest album “Hide in the Light” in 2018, and the songs bring people a kind of suitable for late summer. The feeling of a happy trip home. It also showcases the intimate, more nuanced side of Sharratt’s voice, rarely seen on the Vancouver Island product’s first four indie albums, and is very impressive to listen to. The lead single “Celestial” has been streamed more than 2 million times on YouTube and Spotify.

His songs give people a very warm feeling. When listening to his song, it seems to feel his life story. Follow his songs to experience various things, and also can feel the beautiful natural environment of his hometown. Makes me want to go there and see it. His songs also give me a feeling of strength and hope. It seem to be leading some directions, so that I can be motivated to face difficulties and follow him to break through difficulties and reverse bad situations. I am very happy that I can find his music, so that I have more new experiences and feelings about music, and can face the world from more different angles.

Dan Mangana a folk rock singer in Vancouver

I have introduced folk singers in Vancouver in the previous articles. Today I want to introduce a folk rock singer in Vancouver. He is Dan Mangan. He was born in 1983 and lives in Smithers, British Columbia, Canada. He first released the first song When the song was 20 years old, it was called All At Once, and he made a total of 500 copies to sell or give away in the Vancouver area.

His first album was sold online or promoted at live performances until July 2007, when Vancouver independent record label File Under: Musi helped him re-release the album with new artwork and Additional track “Ash Babe”.

He has won two Juno Awards and toured extensively in North America, Europe and Australia, releasing 5 studio LPs as well as numerous EPs and singles. He has composed feature films as well as TV scores for Netflix and AMC. He is also the co-founder of Side Door, a marketplace platform that connects artists with alternative venue spaces for live and online performances.

When watching his live performances, it is natural to be attracted by his unique voice. It is a very comfortable voice, which makes people indulge in it. The lyrics he wrote are simple and close to people’s hearts. It is easy to understand Let people sing along with him, and his signature smile when he performs is even more unforgettable. When he performs on stage, he is like a very good friend. He can easily exchange various moods and stories with him, that is A very special feeling, one must go to the scene and listen to his performance in person to feel it. His rock songs sound very relaxed, soft and not heavy metal. Listening to his song will make you want to start learning how to play guitar and sing like him

The Rifflandia festival on Victoria Island

Victoria Island

The Rifflandia festival on Victoria Island is back this fall after a four-year hiatus, and if you’ve ever missed it, here’s your chance.

The Rifflandia festival first held on August 29, 2008. It is a four-day music festival held on Victoria Island. The festival has no fixed dates and takes place within a month from the last weekend of August to the last weekend of September.

In 2022 it is from September 15th to 18th, festival goers can immerse themselves in the ultimate live music experience with over 75 artists at Rifflandia’s two main venues: The Park and Electric Avenue. Located in Victoria’s Royal Sports Park, the park is a licensed venue for all ages, featuring festive headlines, all-day events and programming.

Electric Avenue is a licensed 19+ venue including Discovery Street, Pembroke Street and Store Street, located at the northern end of the Arts and Innovation District Downtown Core. Electric Avenue is the late-night hub of the festival, featuring six different stages.

The interesting story about the Rifflandia Music Festival is that during this Covid – 19 pandemic, they did not go online to continue the music festival because they wanted to work on promoting better live music that everyone can listen to in person. When performing music, there is a better experience and enjoyment. They do not want the audience to enjoy the music by staring at the screen for a long time. They hope that everyone can share their favorite music face-to-face with friends and family. And this year will be starring two strong women who know how to please a crowd: Lorde and Charli XCX. Artists performing at the event span popular genres such as hip-hop, electronica, bass, pop, modern rock and even folk—everyone has a fun live performance. More than a hundred musical artists are ready to perform.

 

 

Vancouver music legend Jim Byrnes

Vancouver music legend Jim Byrnes returns
to the Rogue Folk Clubon May 20 for a true night of blues.

Today we will bring you his legend story, Byrnes was born in St. Louis, Missouri. His mother was a housewife and his father was a municipal accountant. At the age of thirteen, Jim started singing and playing guitar. Jim Byrnes began his love with acting and music when he was still a small child. In college he found acting jobs easily until the draft sent him to war instead of to Hollywood. Byrnes kept his dreams, and himself, alive, and returned to follow his original goals as best he could after his tour of duty was over. His first professional performance was in 1964. Byrnes moved to Vancouver in the mid-1970s and in 1981 formed the Jim Byrnes Band – which became a staple of the local music scene. For nearly 50 years, he’s hummed, stretched, belted, yelled, and sweet-talked more songs into the microphone than most people have heard in their lifetime. His evocative, smoky vocals are found in a fact that doesn’t happen overnight.

In 2004, Jim teamed up with Steve Dawson, one of North America’s most acclaimed producers of root music. Together they made five great albums: 2004’s Fresh Horses, 2006’s Juno Award-winning ‘House Of Refuge’, 2009’s My Cane, 2010’s Everywhere West, To Jim A tribute to the origins and influences, and 2012’s “I Hear the Wind in the Wire,” a one-song album from the golden age of country music.

Listening to his music is as comfortable as being in the embrace of nature, the body will naturally relax with the melody, and the mood will become very good. The friends who like his music must not miss this good music feast. Be sure to be there to hear his live performance.

 

 

The 23rd Annual Shambhala Music Festival

The 23rd Annual Shambhala Music Festival will take place July 22-25, 2022.

The Shambhala Festival started in 1998 and has grown into one of Canada’s largest and oldest electronic music events. It is famous for its unique art installations and huge lineup.The festival venue is set among lush farms near the West Kootenay Mountains, bringing music into nature. Towering sunflowers enliven the festival.

The festival has several unforgettable stages, namely the amphitheater, the fractal forest, the woods, the parlor, the pagoda, and the village.The terrain around the Kootenay Mountains is complex, and in order to give each stage a unique immersive environment, PK sound production staff deployed 300 speakers with 5 different sound systems.

The main dance floor area is well below stage height, so VX12 line arrays are used on both sides of the stage. A sound wall of 18 subwoofers was also deployed, as well as delay stacking on both sides of the stage.Because of the unique layout of the Forest Stage, the audience area around the stage requires a system that evenly disperses the sound field in all directions. Through PK’s VX10 linear array, a 360-degree full-coverage linear array arranged in a radial pattern around the stage is realized, with a total of 32 cabinets.

For the pagoda stage, the PK team deployed an 8-sided VX12 linear array. With such a high level of musical talent and the crowds that come with it, there is a need to keep up with the sound.The living room and amphitheater stage have their own natural beauty and acoustic challenges. The living room stage sits on the banks of the Salmon River, where rocks and running water create a relaxing echo. To accommodate this design, a 20 VX10 compact line array paired system and a bass wall of 18 CS212 subs were built.

The Vancouver International Jazz Festival 2022

The Vancouver International Jazz Festival will be held from 6/24 to 7/3 this year.

Every June, the most anticipated event is the Vancouver International Jazz Festival. In the park, in the theater, the dynamic rhythm of jazz music and the bright summer sun came together, igniting people’s passion, and the whole city seemed to be swaying in that passionate tune. This year marks the 36th anniversary of this musical event

 

The festival has its roots in Vancouver Co-op Radio (FM FM), a community radio station in the early 1980s. Founded in 1984, the Pacific Jazz and Blues Association hosts the Pacific Jazz and Blues Festival, which showcases local jazz and blues artists in addition to some international jazz musicians. By 1986, the group had changed its name to the Coastal Jazz and Blues Society, secured corporate sponsorship, and collaborated with Expo 86 to produce the first annual Vancouver International Jazz Festival. Inaugural festival featuring Miles Davis, Wynton Marsalis, Bobby McFerrin, Tito Puente, Tony Williams , Albert Collins, and John Mayall and the Broken Bluesbreakers.

 

The jazz festival has been held every year since then, making it the largest jazz festival in British Columbia. More than 1,000 volunteers helped produce the event, which included performances in parks, community centers, concert halls, clubs, public squares and streets in various neighborhoods. In total, the festival includes 400 solo performances, including 130 free concerts, and attracts 460,000 people each year. One of the best things is the staggering amount of free concerts it includes. Every summer there are more than 100 – 130 free jazz festival concerts. The free concert kicks off with a two-day Downtown Jazz Weekend, featuring live music, food, art exhibits, kids’ activities, a beer garden and more at Robson Square in downtown Vancouver. It is the best music festival you can not miss it!

Khatsahlano Street Party is back on July 9th this year!

Khatsahlano Street Party is back on July 9th this year!

Looking back on 2019, when musician Johnny Payne performed on the Kater stage, it attracted hundreds of citizens to watch, and the atmosphere was very lively. The climax of the all-day party is the dancing party and various music performances that start at 6 pm, and the scene is packed with people. the conference invited a number of local indie bands to perform live, including West Coast pop indie band Hey Ocean and local sister group Harlequin Gold. There was also a large fashion show at the time. Due to the large number of performance units, the convention divided Kitsilano’s 4th Street (4th Ave.) into 7 stages, providing children, fashion, yoga, music and other different performances.

In addition to the various stages, there were also children’s play facilities on site. There were performers on stilts and a decoration of a basketball hoop for children to shoot. In addition, there were also many handicraft making and play booths for children to have fun. Many parents brought their children to the scene to participate in the street party, and the atmosphere was pleasant.

The conference also set up food trucks and booth areas at the street party scene, allowing various restaurants to participate and sell different types of food. Some restaurants even set up a beer area, so that people can drink beer and chat on the street. Looking forward to seeing more booths and singers participating this summer after the organizer has been closed for two years since the outbreak of the COVID-19, will bringing new experiences and feelings.

Khatsahlano Street Party is in its 10th year, and they are dedicated to providing a platform for shops, groups and musicians in the local community to share their goods, services and music, and lead people to know a different Vancouver through music.

Want to hear an orchestra that combines various instruments as music?

Want to hear an orchestra that combines various instruments as music?

Today I would like to bring you Viper Central, originally brought together by a shared love of bluegrass and vintage repertoire, along with more contemporary acoustic innovators like David Grisman, Béla Fleck and Gillian Welch. They were formed in 2006 by a group of musicians who met at the Pacific Bluegrass Heritage Society, discovered an overwhelming chemistry, and formed a band. Drawing inspiration from their diverse backgrounds; musical theatre, classical, jazz, punk and Brazilian music, they began to share songs and stories about their lives and places where they lived. Together they rocked the BC bluegrass music scene in their 20s, leaving everyone fascinated by their unique sound. They have earned a reputation as an excellent bluegrass band at festivals in Western Canada.

In 2009, after a successful tour of Western Canada and Europe (France, Italy, and the famous Willisau bluegrass festival in Switzerland), Viper Central went on to release “Live at the Street Church”, adding more of them to their music. life experience. Popular gospel material. It’s made up of traditional and original gospel songs. Part of what makes Viper Central special is the members’ ability to balance original songwriting and aural twists with traditional genres. The balancing act is rooted in the members’ attitudes toward music. For example, while mandolin player Mark Vaughan is described as a true student of bluegrass, members such as Charles and dobro player Tim Tweedale join the jazz background.

Now they will perform again in Vancouver on June 20 this year. I am looking forward to listening to their wonderful singing and experiencing the artistic conception in the lyrics. The best thing is to close eyes and enjoy the music composed of various instruments intertwined by ears and feels the wonderful moment.