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    Sohayla Smith Band at Silence with David Lum, and Duncan Ivany and the…

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    April 19, 2019 @ 7:30 pm

    Sohayla Smith Band at Silence with David Lum, and Duncan Ivany and the…

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    Tickets are available through eventbrite or you can also sent an etransfer to with the password: silence if you prefer not to pay with a credit card. We’ll contact you to confirm your seats! Doors: 7:30 Show: 8pm-11pm Where: 46 Essex Street, Guelph We’ll have merch for sale! $7 drinks (cash bar), and a free snack table! It’ll be a fun night – bring your friends!

    Sohayla Smith Band: Born in Toronto, but residing in Shelburne, Ontario, Sohayla Smith is an international award winning Canadian singer-songwriter with a diverse musical palate. Fresh off their first international tour in Manhattan, New York, with a TIMA nomination and a Clouzine Best Country Recording win under their belt, the Sohayla Smith Band, consisting of singer-songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Sohayla Smith, guitar/harmonica/back up vocalist Adrian Smith, and percussionist Nick Ovington, play a brand of Americana all their own. Tyler Reed is joining the band on bass for the evening. Sohayla’s music is described as:

    “a delightful find in the Americana arena offering memorable, poetic folk songs that deeply resonate with beautiful and lovely vocals, tight musicianship and an overall inviting sound that is down-to-earth and moving.” – Indie-Spoonful

    “You have a great sound. Joni Mitchell meets the Counting Crows or something, but unique to you.” – Diana Powell Noble

    “The songwriting is exquisite. Sohayla’s tuneful union between lyric and sound is reminiscent of a ‘70s Joni Mitchell or Carly Simon and a pre-millennium Tracy Chapman.” – Reviews by Q

    “One of our best kept secrets up here in the North Country. Probably not for much longer.” – Hal Newman – Big Med Playlist for The Big One

    “Whether alone or with her band she produces beautiful, heart rendering music that remains in the hearts and in the minds of all who take the time to listen.” – Peter Richardson – Shelburne Free Press

    David Lum: Born and raised in Vancouver, David made his way across Canada, spent a decade in Winnipeg before settling in Hamilton. Infusing a blend of contemporary folk and roots, his influences include renowned Canadian singer/songwriters such as Bruce Cockburn and James Keelaghan, as well as American blues artist Keb ‘Mo and folk-rock duo The Indigo Girls. His songs are as varied as the landscapes he has travelled through, and his versatile guitar style traverses folk, blues, pop and everything else in between. His intimate voice will draw you into his world, filled with tales of quiet desperation, longing and triumph of the human spirit. Check out David’s music here:

    Duncan Ivany and the North Coast Band: This new Indie-folk-rock band based out of Guelph, Ontario have an interesting on stage set up. Being a three-piece band with the band members main instruments being bass, acoustic and electric guitar, the boys are forced to change instruments almost every song. Light percussion is handled at one point by any member of the band due to the lack of percussionist at this point. This does not prevent The North Coast Band from putting on a groovy, melodic, high energy set for their fans. Come check us out to find out for yourself! Canada’s next best kitchen party!