Jordan Klassen & Sidney York – June 29, 2012 @ The Electric Owl
We’re really excited to bring Jordan Klassen & Sidney York back to Vancouver on June 29 as part of the TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival, with very special guest Snoqualmie (Blake Enemark, formerly of We Are The City). Both of these infectious folk pop artists last shows in the city were absolutely packed, so grab your tickets while they’re still available.
About Jordan Klassen:
Jordan Klassen makes music built out of pure imagination. A truly alluring voice, laid upon beds of shimmering strings, caressed guitar, and coaxing percussion. His latest work takes such a foundation, and continues to build. Kindness, a 4 song EP, introduces rich and full-bodied singing alongside his now ubiquitous falsetto. The first single from the EP, “Go To Me” provides a glimpse as to what his upcoming LP might sound like. The song has been critically celebrated, with ChippedHip.com calling it a “cinematic pop rocker” and Holeytonal dubbing it a “gracefully dramatic little masterpiece.”
About Sidney York:
“Part glitzy pop, part avant-pop, and part fun” (More Than a Feeling), Sidney York is the long-distance relationship of three former band geeks: opera singer Brandi Sidoryk (“Sid”), oboist Sheryl Reinhardt, and bassoonist Krista Wodelet. Brought together in part by high school honor band, and in part by a serendipitous connection on a certain friendly Canadian airline, they join forces from their respective home bases of Vancouver, Calgary, and Toronto to create an avant-pop renaissance of the unusual instruments they grew up with. Sidney York’s three frontwomen deliver a live experience that rollercoasters from bubbly, clap-and-whistle-along pop to sweet and sexy vocal harmonies, and their powerful onstage presence always leaves audiences wanting more.
Snoqualmie was born after years of listening exclusively to attack in black and watching nothing but twin peaks. Not quite a solo project but not quite a band, snoqualmie’s founder blake enemark can be recognized as the former guitar maniac for both We Are the City and Forestry, a touring guitarist with canadian folk troubadour Northcote, and as the cowboy bass player in the Wicks. after teaming up with Danny Costello (Vincat, Forestry), Simon Haisell (Carousels, Ruthie & Winfield), and Colin Nealis (A Pocket Orchestra, Aidan Knight), Snoqualmie assembled in a cabin on a remote coastal island to record an album with producer Zach Schultz (Boreal Sons). The result: a beautiful collection of songs concerning dissonance and redemption.