The Fortnight Music Series is proud to be bringing the magnifiscent and critically acclaimed Canadian songwriter Jeremy Fisher to the eBar this February! Joining him will be Guelph’s multi talented songstress, D’eve Archer!
AA/Lic, Doors at 9:30, Tickets available through the link above for $15
Jeremy Fisher (Hamilton, ON)
Don’t let the title fool you. There isn’t a single sour note on The Lemon Squeeze, the latest from beloved Canadian singer-songwriter Jeremy Fisher.
After developing a devoted fan base through five folk-influenced releases, Jeremy boldly ventures in a new direction with The Lemon Squeeze. This is clear from the opening track, “I Love You…So”; a tight pop tune owing more to Ben Folds than to any folk artist.
The decision to make a pure pop record was solidified after a discussion with producers Gus Van Go and Werner F. “When we first sat down, we batted around the idea of a pop record that would stay true to my typical, acoustic guitar-driven solo show. But when I started to write, the songs just weren’t coming on guitar.”
D’eve Archer (Guelph, ON)
D’eve Archer was born into a musical family, where both of her parents not only had experience with playing the piano and singing back in Jamaica, but also directed her focus toward importance of having music in her everyday life. While growing up in Woodstock ON., at the age of 6 she began to discover the joys of playing the piano and trained through the Royal Conservatory of Music. Although classically trained, D Eve was drawn to the sounds of Jazz, R&B, Soul and Hip Hop. By the age of 12, her first song was composed, which has now turned into a library of over 100 completed songs, along with a vast amount of lyrical compositions. In order to advance her in compositional techniques, and musicianship, D Eve also picked up the bass, trumpet, and drums, which propelled her into some of the most important stages of her musical career up to that period.
After moving to Guelph Ontario, D Eve attended University of Guelph concentrating in musical composition. In 2004 D Eve decided to test out her singing capabilities by participating in Canadian Idol, finishing in the Top 32 heat. After leaving the show, D Eve showed no signs of slowing down. In 2014, D’eve completed her Ep creating new sounds that are more edgy, raw, and filled with soul. The darker tones and her ominous lyrical content are supported by heavy rock-filled guitar, bass and banjo progressions played by Mr. Adrian Raso the ‘Don’ of gypsy jazz guitar (www.adrianraso.net). The complex production of this Ep lies in the hands of world renowned ‘Tone Guru’ and producer Mr. Nick Blagona, best known for his work with The Beegeez and various artists such as Dizzie Gillespie, Tom Jones, Cat Stevens and The Police.
These experiences have pushed D’eve to dedicate the rest of her days focusing on writing, playing, singing and travelling. Currently D’eve has managed to reach out and touch down in various countries all over the world sharing her talent and leaving her audience hungry for more. When describing the solo sounds of D Eve Archer, many are not only impressed by her diversity with instrumentation, but are amazed by her techniques to fuse multiple genres together to make harmonious sounds that will leave you wanting more. In her own words D Eve Archer goes on to describe her music;
“It’s not just about what you are playing for your audience, it’s about what you are giving them. Every time I step on stage, whether it be in a large arena, or a small intimate lounge, I aim to share my heart, my mind, and my soul with everyone in that venue.