Music Stage Schedule
Our 2016 Music Stage Schedule will be posted in August.
Here are our incredible featured musicians from the 2015 festival! We will be announcing our 2016 featured musicians in August.
Iskwew Singers are a trio of First Nations women who create and perform songs in the plains tradition that tell stories of the connection to the earth, the creator and one another. The heartbeat of mother earth is heard through their hand drums, underscoring a message of culture from a people who have survived the impacts of colonization. Coming from the Cree, Nation Krystle Pederson is joined by Métis singer Sandy Scofield and Dene singer Tiffany Moses –each has an active career in other forms of music. Through Iskwew, these powerful singers bring the songs and sounds of their rich and vibrant culture to the ears of the world.
Earthy, edgy, and upbeat, Adam Bay’s music reflects deep West Coast roots and a life-long passion for global sounds. Raised on Vancouver Island, this one-man-band is constantly striving to perfect his craft. At the age of 9 Bay learned his first instrument, the Didgeridoo, and quickly fell in love. Throughout adolescence Bays passion for global music lead him to the weissenborn and ukulele cementing himself as a multitalented one-man show. Bay has spent many years doing performances up and down Vancouver Island, as well as playing on the Gulf Islands. His love of the Island life shows strongly in his song writting and powerful West Coast style. Working with talented local artists, producers and videographers, Bay plans on releasing his first official album in the summer of 2015.
Victoria-based singer-songwriter Shauna Janz’s unconventional approach and folk-soprano voice has garnered her appreciative audiences and quick recognition island-wide. Releasing a self-produced EP in November 2014, her song Redwood was nominated “Song of the Year” at the 2015 Vancouver Island Music Awards. Her indie-folk sounds are described as “lyrical, soulful, warm” and “stunning and memorable; a unique voice that combines folk with soul”. Accompanied by Martin Matychuk on cello, audiences can expect fascinating guitar tunings, haunting finger-picking melodies, punctuated by driving rhythms, and set amongst both ethereal soprano sounds and strong spirited vocals. www.shaunajanzmusic.com
TwelveTones is an a cappella singing group composed of seven university students from Victoria. Founded in July 2013, the group has developed from simply getting together twice a week to sing, to being geared to a diverse collection of performances in its most recent year. TwelveTones has performed for the Canadian Tenors, the Victoria Rotary Club, at St. Aidan’s United Church, in addition to singing at the Chalk Festival in both 2013 and 2014. The group enjoys any and all forms of performance, whether formal or informal, big or small, so long as they can share music with those who want to listen. Last, TwelveTones dresses as a rainbow across the stage, representing the diversity in the style of their music and in the spirit of their voices, as many colours together paint a beautiful picture and sound.
The Late Boomers
“The Late Boomers play pop songs beloved by everyone – from Amy Winehouse to The Beatles to Blue Rodeo. These four music addicts will put a smile on your face and get your hips swinging. The Boom is in the Room!”
Quench your thirst with Drinkable Jazz! Vocalist Linda Billings, has an eclectic songbook singing sultry blues & swingin’ jazz. Linda’s passion is singing. After a 25 year career as a police officer, she joined several choirs, musical theatre ensembles and progressed to a solo songstress in her favorite genres, jazz & blues. She has performed with Langham Court Theater and the Victoria Operatic Society on several occasions and has produced many of her own concerts at Hermann’s Jazz Club and the Victoria Event Centre. She sings with two community big bands, JIVE and Groovin’ Hard. Linda has performed in local restaurants and private clubs and is past president of the non-profit society, Universal Jazz Advocates & Mentors.