The Railway Stage & Beer Café presents:
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Jake Touzel Band (Vancouver) // http://www.jaketouzel.com/
Discovering music at the age of 13, Jake Touzel performed in and fronted a handful of other groups until realizing that his efforts were best spent solo. Drawing inspiration from such artists including but not limited to Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Constantines, Tom Waits and Jeff Buckley, Jake spent his early musical years playing countless café gigs. In 2007, he created the band Gordonn, to showcase the songs he had written with some talented friends to fill the gaps a musician cannot achieve playing solo. Recording a 5 song EP and playing the likes of Vancouver's Media Club and the Bourbon at the age of 17. The group disbanded in 2008.
The latter years found him performing solo, jamming with new friends, and continuing to write songs. Deciding to make music his focal point, he had a realization that, being the chief singer and songwriter, there was no better name for the project than his own, Jake Touzel.
December 2015 marked the release of Jake's debut offering, the "BAD FAITH" EP, a collection of songs about admitting who you really are and not being afraid to leave people behind. The four track album was produced and recorded by Jeff Zipp & Matt Drake at White Hart Studios in the heart of East Van.
"BAD FAITH" is available worldwide on iTunes, Spotify and Google Play.
Echo Nebraska (Acoustic) (Vancouver) // http://echonebraska.com/
Bursting on to the Canadian music scene in the fall of 2014 with the release of a music video for their first single, ‘Hey, Allison’, Vancouver’s Echo Nebraska quickly gained a reputation of combining soul-strung acoustic songs and subtle shades of Americana. Within a week of the band’s launch, CBC Music added the video to their list of Best New Music Videos for November 2014. Since then, the band has extensively toured Canada, landing in showcases such as BreakOut West 2016 in Regina, SK and CMW 2017 in Toronto, ON. Send the Ships has charted highly on numerous campus stations across Canada, reaching a high of #3 on CJSF. Echo Nebraska is currently in the studio, recording their first full-length album due in the spring of 2018.
Kristopher James Music (Vancouver) //
A decade of musical luxe is not long enough for former Blaming Taylor frontman Kristopher James. When it comes to navigating the intricacies of the west coast Canadian music scene it is undeniable that Kristopher is a seasoned pro. For years he enjoyed sharing the stage with some of Canada’s greatest talents, performing at festivals, music venues and on television for enthusiastic audiences who had fallen in love with Kristopher’s energy and voice. When the band called it quits, back in 2011, Kristopher was just getting started. The twilight of Blaming Taylor meant the dawning of an opportunity for this creative soul to pursue his passion of writing. Kristopher began working on an eclectic array of projects that enabled him to blend his love of Rock, R&B and Hip Hop music. As each project came to fruition the next step for Kristopher’s own career became increasingly clearer; a solo career designed to capture and enthral audiences of all ages across the country and around the globe. Kristopher is not the only one excited about these next steps. Word on the street, from those who have been fortunate enough to hear a few sneak peeks of his newly refined sound, is that come Spring 2016 Kristopher James’ first solo EP is going to leave an immense impression upon the Canadian music scene. One decade under his belt, both fans and the music industry are excited to see what the next one brings.
Show: 9 PM // 19+
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