Séan McCann of Great Big Sea plays the Rotary Centre for the Arts
Description: Séan McCann, widely known as a member of internationally renowned band, Great Big Sea, has spent the last 20 years sailing around the world enamouring audiences from Copenhagen to California. Now a solo artist and mental health advocate, McCann combines his traditional musical folk roots with his “music is medicine” message to audiences while supporting his latest release, There’s a Place. www.seanmccannsings.com
Date: Monday, March 5
LEILA NEVERLAND Leila Neverland’s new ukulele set is full of hilarious storytelling and gives a new edge to her live performance. Come check it out!!
RIO BY NIGHT
Frontwoman/songwriter Britt MacLeod takes inspiration from a wide range of musical styles and creates songs that are somehow both dark and catchy, thought-provoking yet danceable. MacLeod leads the project with her soulful voice and ukulele, and is joined by a talented core of musicians: Mike Lauder (drums), Andrew Moulder (bass), Paul Wilson (synths/sequencing), and Reggie Harvey (guitars/keys).
The live shows are electric, fun, and always new and fresh. Stylistically, Rio By Night covers a lot of ground. Energetically, they consistently hit the roof.
Rio By Night’s debut self-titled EP of 6 songs was released July 2012. It is available on iTunes, CD Baby and in select independent Canadian record stores. A new 11-track LP titled “Yet The World” was released July 20th, 2017.
Janelle Nadeau is a renowned Vancouver harpist. Whether she’s performing at a soft-seater concert hall or at an intimate solo show at a palliative care home, Vancouver harpist Janelle Nadeau has built a career on versatility. Janelle has earned fans across the country with her magnetic solo performances, which draw from a diverse repertoire of classical, Celtic, original, and contemporary tunes. Warm and funny, Janelle is just as engaging a presence between songs as she is performing them.
Lending her innovative approach to the harp to a variety of orchestras, ensembles and organizations, Janelle keeps a rigorous performance schedule. In addition to her current role as acting principle harpist with the Vancouver Opera Orchestra, she regularly performs with Vancouver’s Turning Point Ensemble.
Janelle has taken the stage with everyone from Diana Krall and Kanye West to the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. She has toured with the Manitoba Arts Network, Home Routes, Celebrity Cruises, and the National Youth Symphony of Canada, and has performed at the World Harp Congress as well as the American Harp Society Conference. And you will still find her on Vancouver’s smaller stages — she continues to play regular weekly gigs all over the city. Her musicianship has been recognized on the competitive circuit as well. She has won both first and second place in the Winnipeg Women’s Musical Club Competition, and was a regional finalist in CBC’s annual Searchlight competition (B.C. division). Upon her graduation from the prestigious Harp Performance Program at the University of British Columbia in 2008, Janelle spent a decade touring across Western Canada with the acclaimed Celtic, medieval, and classical music group Winter Harp, whose performances have become Christmastime tradition for many.
7:30 pm Friday, Feb 9, 2018
A Home Routes House Concert
1640 Gillard Drive, Kelowna, BC
only $20 per person
doors open at 7 pm
Daniel Romano’s Ancient Shapes is the sound of punk rock, power pop, and psychedelic garage. It’s a solo recording project and a ripping and well-dressed live band. It’s a collage of spontaneous poetry and repurposed graphic design. The foul debris of late capitalism fuels alien engines. A hummingbird sits on barbed wire. Flowers bloom between the cracks. Insects crawl across the moon. Hopelessness and hope form a perfect sphere.
Have a listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HfTrn7lPdVA