Big Little Lions – Helen Austin and Paul Otten – will be playing a house concert in Cumberland. Photo supplied

Big Little Lions – Helen Austin and Paul Otten – will be playing a house concert in Cumberland. Photo supplied

Big Little Lions playing house concert in Cumberland

Big Little Lions are Helen Austin and Paul Otten, the award-winning band from here in the Comox Valley and Cincinnati, Ohio, born out of a collaboration that won them a Juno Award in 2014.

Big Little Lions are Helen Austin and Paul Otten, the award-winning band from here in the Comox Valley and Cincinnati, Ohio, born out of a collaboration that won them a Juno Award in 2014.

Ever since, they have been cranking out infectious folk-pop songs that are jam-packed with emotion along with tight harmonies that sound like the product of two people working closely and side-by-side instead of living in different countries.

After winning Ensemble of the Year at the Canadian Folk Music Awards for their 2015 debut album, they released their sophomore album, Just Keep Moving, which has garnered attention from many CBC and college radio stations as well as blogs and magazines. The album was nominated for two WCMA’s for Roots Group and Recording of the Year and two 2016 Canadian Folk Music Awards – Contemporary Album and Vocal Group of the Year.

Both of them are hugely prolific songwriters and between them they have had hundreds of TV, movie and ad placements. Their music has been on CBC Radio 2 Top 20 for many weeks and they are often featured on CBC radio shows including The Vinyl Cafe and Q.

Their live show is quite the spectacle with both Paul and Helen using every limb and then some to create a full band experience.

They will be playing one Comox Valley show on this spring tour, on Sunday, March 31. Show starts at 7:30. This is a house concert and reservations can be made via dipaige@gmail.com or info@biglittlelions.com. FMI and music please visit biglittlelions.com

Comox Valley Record