The Live Agency + Live Acts Canada presents:
Jenny Banai with special guests Bad Strangers, Harlequin Gold and Poor Nameless Boy
Jenny Banai (Vancouver) // http://www.jennybanai.com/
A holy hush so prevails a room at the first haunting notes sung by Vancouver’s songstress, Jenny Banai. Her voice has been described as ‘explosively fluid’, and her performance, ‘utterly captivating’. Though armed with classical training, she embodies an experimental essence and spontaneity stemming from the early years of her childhood. Collaborating with Vancouver’s Jordan Klassen and Daniel Klenner on the production and arrangement of her debut, 'Flowering Head', a careful depiction of her delicate beginnings and dreamful incentives emerged with a sound reminiscent of Feist's earlier hits. Galloping guitar notes, swoon-y violin and punchy dry beats mingle with her playful melodies, illuminating any given space. Lifting and lilting with winsome calmness to gripping soul passion, she touches on the close weightiness of her own life outstretching to the adversity of the world. Wrestling towards contentment, she collides with a deep-rooted understanding, in a space beyond her, that ‘it’ll all be alright’.
Jenny has toured across Canada three times since her debut's independent release in 2015, amongst which, she opened and collaborated with Netwerk’s Jon Bryant for his Twenty Something Tour in 2016. On her first tour, she joined forces with an assortment of artists, putting together a documentary, featured on Global News, called 'Where We Come Home'. Also Notable, 'Boars' off flowering head is featured on the second season of 'The Drive', a web series titled after Commercial Drive, the very street Jenny lives on. Most recently, she returned home from a month long journey across the UK. Though unofficial and unplanned, she was not deterred from performing last minute gigs on borrowed guitars. Jenny spares little time elsewhere than the loft room of the old heritage home she currently resides, musing and collecting. And as she continues, one can only expect what instinctively bears her notice- providing the greys of the world with the illuminating sounds that are an extension of her solace.
Bad Strangers (Vancouver) //
Bad Strangers is a vocally driven duo that is known for their powerful harmonies, catchy melodies and magnetic chemistry. The backbone of their sound is powerful songwriting delivered passionately by two lead vocalists who seem to effortlessly follow each other’s instincts. From vulnerable tearjerkers, to angsty rock tunes, their authenticity is palpable. Their highly personal songs and performance let you into their lives, where they tackle personal struggles and navigate being couple who also collaborate creatively. Their overall sincerity and willingness to let it all out on stage will leave a lasting impression; a warm feeling to take home with you. Their full length debut album will be released late March 2018, and they are heading out on a 45 show tour across Canada in April.
Harlequin Gold (Vancouver) //
Harlequin Gold is a Canadian duo that consists of the sisters Avery and Elle O’Brien. Singing together since they were young, they have developed a unique sound that blends their two voices together as if they were one. Taking influences from bands such as First Aid Kit, Maggie Rogers, and Half moon run- Harlequin Gold is a mixture of indie and folk music.
The two sisters are currently in the process of recording their first EP as well as performing shows around Vancouver, BC.
Poor Nameless Boy (Regina) // http://www.poornamelessboy.com/
As Poor Nameless Boy, Regina-based indie folk artist Joel Henderson leaves a piece of himself on stage every night he performs. His mellow sound is personal, speaking honestly about love, life, and our changing hearts in a busy world. He has been described as a lighter version of Noah Gundersen with the wispy sounds of Gregory Alan Isakov. Listen carefully and take note of the passionate range of vocals and songs with stories, sung from the soul.
The new 10-song album Bravery, focuses on the message of life and of hope. With producer Brad Prosko (B-Rad Studios) at the helm and many talented musical friends guesting in (Tenille Arts, Chris Henderson, Carmelle Pretzlaw and more), Bravery showcases Joel’s outstanding evolution as a songwriter and artist. You can hear every ounce of meaning and emotion in each word and every note. From the haunting hooks of the title track, to the powerful harmonies in “Saturn”, to the upbeat, rock-infused “River & Trees”, these songs will plant themselves in your mind and heart, and never leave.
Doors: 7PM // 19+
RAILWAY STAGE & BEER CAFÉ
579 Dunsmuir Street
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