Hey! Join us for the very first installment of the Fortnight Music Series 2016!
Sponsored, in part by the fine folks at the Wellington Brewery!
The Boo Radley Project
We are a music fusion. We bring African drums and choruses and fuse them with North American hip hop sounds. Throw in a little polka accordion and a musical sensation is born. Also glockenspiels are the center of all our songs.
Stella Ella Ola
Stella Ella Ola is the soundtrack to your summer BBQ. Leading the way is front woman Anne Douris, whose bold style and lyrics make you want to put on some sunglasses and dance the way you do when you’re at home in nothing but your underwear. This sing-along style group also includes brothers Nick and Jake Boyd, and Vince Rice on drums. They make songs that are scrappy and short, and always fun.
Some things are just part of your DNA when you’re a young Toronto rock ‘n roll band. Mainly, it’s the echoes of smoky nights in Yorkville coffee houses when Neil Young, Joni Mitchell and Gordon Lightfoot found their voices, while a few blocks away on Yonge Street, The Band was forging the sound Bob Dylan would soon make his own.
It’s all ancient history to the young members of Sun K, but no one ever had to explain the significance to them. It came out the moment they began playing together in 2013 and has been the foundation of a sound that has quickly evolved to embrace the edginess of the early New York underground scene and the glowing, complex harmonies of west coast folk rock.
Sun K’s unshakable desire to add their link to the chain of all this great music is at the heart of the group’s full-length debut album, Northern Lies, out March 10 on MapleMusic Recordings. Produced by Cone McCaslin of Sum 41, whose production credits also include The Strumbellas and Operation MD, the eight-song collection is the first statement from a band eager to make its mark straight out of the gate, but also wise beyond its years in the knowledge that this is a seed from which a body of work will eventually grow.