The Live Agency + Live Acts presents:
The Long War with special guests Andrew Phelan, Kuri and Zaac Pick
The Long War (Vancouver) //http://www.thelongwarband.com/
The Long War is a new Vancouver based band that was formed by the combination of local bands; Year of the Wolf, Desert Fox Cubs and Sea of Atlas. Since March of 2016, The Long War have been honing their craft and creating diverse, imaginative music that best suits the skeleton of songs written by singer Jarrett Lee.
The Long War won CBC Searchlight in 2017.
Andrew Phelan (Vancouver) // https://andrewphelan.bandcamp.com/
Andrew left Australia after performing and recording as a drummer for various artists (notably performing with Sydney musician Steve Smyth on multiple tours in 2010-2011). He landed in Los Angeles with a backpack and not much else, to begin traveling through North America for as long as he could. After some detouring through Austin, Chicago, and Portland, Andrew settled in Vancouver to form Folk Rock band The River and The Road with Canadian musicians. Since 2012, the band has toured Canada 6 times over, played multiple high-profile festivals (Squamish Valley Music Festival, Toronto Urban Roots Festival) and opened for acts such as Shakey Graves and Sam Roberts.
The River and The Road were nominated for 2015 best breakthrough album of the year at the Canadian Folk Music Awards for their sophomore release Headlights, released in May.
Since then, Andrew has continued performing solo and with a trio in Australia and Canada. Notable 2016 performances included Vancouver's Shorefest, and supporting John Paul White (ex Civil Wars).
Andrew is currently living, writing and recording in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Kuri (Abbotsford) // http://www.kurimusic.com/
The music of Kuri doesn’t insist on being heard. Rather, it brews quietly, inviting you in for a conversation, and before you know it you’ve contemplated the meaning of life, relationships and the fragility of the human mind.
Kuri is the latest project of musician and composer Scott Currie (previously of Oh Village). His debut EP Human Nature (October 2016) combines modern folk-pop songwriting with classical arrangements adorned with strings, horns and piano, bringing to mind contemporaries such as Sufjan Stevens or Patrick Watson. Recorded at Afterlife Studios in Vancouver, BC, the EP pulls from influences in jazz, classical, folk, and rock to create a wonderful introduction to the young artist’s career. Kuri’s lyrics hints at existentialism without spending too much time in the grey. He questions the state of his own sanity and how that plays into his relationships with others.
Zaac Pick (Vancouver) // http://www.zaacpick.com/
Songwriter/singer, professional day-dreamer.
Doors: 8PM // 19+
RAILWAY STAGE & BEER CAFÉ
579 Dunsmuir Street
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