From young talents to international performers, the lineup for Ladysmith’s Canada Day bash at Transfer Beach this weekend promises to delight music lovers.
The event is from 1-5 p.m. with plenty of kids activities and of course a giant cake.
Read more about who you can expect to see performing on Saturday:
Flawed Hearts & the Waiting Room
Flawed Hearts and the Waiting Room is an acoustic-pop duo based out of Victoria. The two-piece consists of siblings Sam Britton, guitar and vocals, and Lindsay Britton, keyboard and vocals. Their songs are a collection of life stories, built on intricate guitar riffs and delicate keyboard, told through seamlessly intertwined harmonies.
A cross between Dave Matthews meets Flamenco, Victoria’s Eric Harper has performed extensively throughout the US, Canada, Mexico, China and Europe with artists such as Andy Grammer, Cheng Lin, Current Swell and USS. His music has been featured on over 70 TV shows including How I Met Your Mother, Top Gear and Kitchen Nightmare. For more details about his career, check it out on his website here.
Eric fell in love with music at the age of seven and has been performing in this industry for over 30 years. Moving from the US to Vancouver Island to raise his son in a beautiful and vibrant city, he’s now out to share his music with this community.
At his show, expect to see floor-stomping, guitar-scraping, rhythm-beating madness combined with a powerful, honey-dipped voice that will leave you touched, moved and inspired.
Raymond is a graduate of Nanaimo District Secondary School. At 18, he’s already a veteran of competitions, festivals and concerts. He’s been a student at the Andrea Bertram Studio taking voice lessons for the last nine years. He’s been the representative for Provincials Performing Arts of BC and also won Senior Classical at Provincials 2016 in July and first place at Teen Fest in 2016. He had roles in musicals such as Benny in the production of Rent and Donkey in the musical Shrek. Salgado has also played Valjean in Les Miserables.
Gibby Nik may very well be the quintessential west coast roots rock hero. His signature down-home style is honest, vulnerable, elegantly crafted, and served over a lush bed of deep grooves.
Born and raised in the picturesque coastal town of Campbell River. Nik’s music is heavily inspired by the ocean. At the age of twenty, he picked up a guitar and never looked back. Influenced by the likes of JohnMayer, Amos Lee, and Jack Johnson, his easygoing vibes are recognizable, but distinctly original, too.
“I write songs from the heart in hopes of reaching common ground with good people,” he said. “I want to make people dance. I want to make people question their ways.
Kendall Patrick is an Island-based singer-songwriter who utilizes her abundant musical gifts to inspire and enlighten all those who hear her songs. She is firm in the conviction that her melodic musings should challenge preconceived notions and conventional thinking. Patrick’s songs deal with issues that are often personal – sometimes painfully so – as well as broader issues that are socially significant and relevant.
Like many socially conscious, aspiring female artists, the powerful energy and searingly compelling writing of musician Ani DiFranco hit Patrick with thunderous resonance in her late teens.
“Ani DiFranco showed me that I could be bold. She showed me how to convey the agony of love. She liberated me. She pointed out the monsters in suits and the poetry of gum on the bottom of my shoe. She took my hand and showed me the real world,” said Patrick, who also performs with the Headless Bettys.
Her early work, The Girl Rant, was a piece of beat poetry set to music and examined how the media and pop culture affect the lives of girls.