Put simply, Jérémie & The Delicious Hounds are new-age fosterers of soul music. They are, however, also bringing it with a twist. The band is from the old French quarter of St Boniface, Winnipeg, the largest French speaking population in Western Canada, and they’ve cemented their identity as bilingual artists with a unique French and English double-EP released in 2017, and now a bilingual full length album coming out in September. Jérémie Brémault’s smooth, smoky voice, and earnest stage presence wrings that authentic soul sound into the group’s wide-ranging style. They call it the “delicious sound” – say it fast enough and you’ll hear where these crafty musicians get their name.
Her compositions are complex, her truths are simple, and her humongous voice is just that: HUGE. Introducing BC’s best kept secret, singer-songwriter Leila Neverland. The cat is nearly out of the bag: her two young children are not so young anymore and she has her sights set on touring out-of- province this year for the first time.
“I’ve seen a lot of live shows come through here, and you were the best I’ve seen in a long time.” –Hazel Bennett with The Dream Cafe, Feb 2019
“Potentially the most soulful performance ever.” –Aaron DaSilva, Fireside Festival, 2019
A four piece band led by singing drummer and songwriter Steve Brockley. A less is more angle featuring finger picked guitar, pocket grooves, and tasteful leads create a dynamic sounds and full stories. An original and soulful approach to folk; a delightfully laid back affair.
“Twangy roots with sonic touchstones including JJ Cale and Bob Dylan” -Exclaim
“Brockley’s well-crafted songs and gently melodic vocal style are easy on the ear. His sparse ethic is refreshing in these days of frenetic folk-roots sounds” -New Canadian Music
Having topped Canadian radio charts and earned an international following under the name Fake Shark – Real Zombie!, this beloved Vancouver band has started anew. Now known simply as Fake Shark, the band has cultivated a dedicated fanbase with their art-punk inspired sound and unique and energizing live performances. With the release of their record Faux Real in May of 2017, the band has taken to an indie pop sound, garnering them radio charting at Canadian commercial formats and a wider audience of fans with a more accessible approach to their sound. This mainstream appeal has recently been noticed in licensing opportunities with features in a North American Apple advertisement, the Showtime original series, Dice, and Freeform’s Famous in Love.
Continuing within the indie pop sound, Fake Shark’s latest single, Wake Up is the result of the band’s musical chemistry reaching new heights. With this latest step in their career, they’ve learned to harness that anything-goes energy in order to deliver the catchiest songs possible. Now that they’ve killed the real zombie, Fake Shark is more alive than ever.
“A guttural bass line that funks its way through a decadently sensuous punk-pop song.”
– 102.7 The Peak
“Punk-funk with plenty of clanging cowbell and fuzzy hip-swiveling. Plenty of hooks lurking
here.” – VICE
“Groovy electronic indie-pop track that’s almost irresistible to dance to” – Billboard
Don’t let the relative youth of Clayton & Joelle Parsons fool you—they are old souls with a sound that transcends time. Their genuine country-roots style is reminiscent of the ‘60’s American folk revival scene that birthed Joan Baez, Emmylou Harris, Pete Seeger, and Peter, Paul & Mary.
Clayton Parsons grew up with music as a constant and he counts his parents and seven siblings as his primary musical influences. Along with his dad’s rendition of James Taylor songs, Parsons also listened to plenty of Fleetwood Mac, the Beatles, Neil Young and Nickel Creek. He played solo and with numerous bands in his hometown of Cranbrook, B.C, before joining alt-folk band The Good Ol’ Goats, and meeting vocalist Joelle—and falling in love with her voice, and then the singer herself. Joelle was surrounded by song as a child, and began singing with church and school choirs, musical theatre productions and at community events. She was influenced by old gospel songs and traditional hymns as much as she was by classic rock and alternative artists. And when she and Parsons finally met, their chemistry—musical and personal—was undeniable. When their previous band went on hiatus, The Parsons emerged.
Throughout their musical partnership, The Parsons have won fans wherever they’ve travelled. Their lyrics are an authentic representation of their often wide-eyed wonder at the world, finding joy in the simple things and profundity in what many of us take for granted. The duo doesn’t rely on heavy instrumentation to underscore the sweetness of their honey-warmed harmonies; Joelle’s rhythm guitar playing compliments Claytons finger picking, providing the perfect thread for their exquisite voices to weave their way around eachother, creating an uncomplicated but gorgeous tapestry of music.
The deftness of their singing and songwriting has not gone unsung: the recently married duo were recognized by the Kootenay Music Awards with the Album of the Year for their debut release in 2016. Live, their sweet and soulful music is punctuated with stories behind the songs, inside jokes that the whole audience becomes a part of and true generosity of spirit.