Coldsnap 2011 may be occurring at venues throughout Prince George from January 21 to January 29. Passes take purchase from November 1 at, , and .
Music workshops have been an integral part of the Coldsnap knowledge. In 2010, we're taking it more even as we lover with multiple community businesses to handle the themes of racism, variety, multiculturalism and inclusion in music.
Be sure to listen to the songs while you browse through the bios!
Friday, January 21 – Ramada Hotel
Adonis Puentes Band
One-half of this recommended Puentes Brothers band along with brother Alex, better known as Alex Cuba, Adonis nevertheless calls Cuba home and it is carrying-on the custom of Sonero singers. Find out more –>
Saturday, January 22 – the Art Space
regional opener: Seth and Shara of
Sultans of String
2010 JUNO Award nominees and “Canada’s ambassadors of musical diversity” Sultans of String excitement their particular viewers with regards to worldwide sonic tapestry of Spanish Flamenco, Arabic folk, Cuban rhythms, and French Manouche Gypsy-jazz, celebrating music fusion and human being creativity with heat and virtuosity. Fiery violin dances with rumba-flamenco guitar while a funk bass lays down unstoppable grooves. Acoustic strings speak to electric wizardry to generate levels and depth of noise, while world rhythms excite viewers with their foot aided by the irresistible must dance. Find out more –>
Sunday, January 23 – PG Playhouse
The Good Lovelies
The appropriately known as great Lovelies tend to be Caroline Brooks, Kerri Ough and Sue Passmore, them all best friends and refugees from solamente professions. Described as “flirty-bluegrass” and “the mischievous Andrews Sisters” the Toronto-based trio count on unerring three-part singing harmonies, clever songs and, onstage, convulsively funny repartee. Find out more –>
The April Verch Band, with April in the helm on the fiddle, delivers richly textured phrasing on conventional roots tunes, bluegrass and newgrass melodies, jazz-influenced compositions, and nation music. When April trades her fiddling when it comes to rhythmic art of stepdancing, the musical organization assumes the noise associated with the old lumber camp halls in which those without tools developed rhythms along with their legs. The material taps on April’s footwear create exhilarating cadences that enhance her traditional Ottawa Valley arrangements. it is a lot more impressive when April continues playing intricate rifts on her fiddle while moving the rhythmic pulse that drives the tune. The entire impact on the woman audiences is electrifying. Find out more –>
Monday, January 24th, Art Space entry by donation
TO THE LONG TERM -a snapshot of alternative music in PG through the belated 70’s on
Murry Gable and Guests, Greg Beattie and Tom teenage, Don Hagreen, Sound of this North, Jeremy Stewart, Donncha O’Callaghan and Friends, Mike Foottit
Tuesday, Jan 25th
The Youth Collective Evening with:The Delightful Gang [ambient jazz / pop ] everywhere Road [singer songwriter Darby Yule], The Reeves [brother/sister folk duo from Quesnel], Walko [DJ Sam Watkinson]
Wednesday, January 26 – the Art Space
Like their home town of Vancouver, British Columbia, Brasstronaut is hard to pin down. Their debut album, Mt. Chimaera, possesses characteristics of this fjord-flanked city’s unstable character. Since forming in 2007, Brasstronaut has steadily acquired the hands required to fuse a diverse array of genres which follow-up with their Old World Lies EP presents the initial statement by the band’s definitive six-piece line-up. Vocalist and keyboardist Edo Van Breemen is joined by a roster fluent in trumpet, lap metallic, flugelhorn and the seldom-heard EWI (a wind synthesizer), amongst others. Read more –>
Aidan Knight together with Friendly Friends
Until recently, Aidan Knight ended up being known as a helpful backing musician, playing from pop-rock bass outlines to violent, beating hardcore drums. He's recorded and performed with Maurice, The Zolas, and Counting Heartbeats and the like.
All the while, he had been composing tracks of his or her own, tracking in intensive three day bursts whenever he was capable raise adequate cash. Resting from the studio flooring at Jonathan Anderson’s Langley studio, Buena Vista sound, Knight immersed himself when you look at the task, waking up to play a lot of the instruments himself. With all the plans in place, he invited Toronto’s The O’ Darling to fill out the excess drums, guitars, woman harmonies, strings and horns. Read more –>