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Photo taken of Sister Says, with Geoff Hicks, at the All Nations Festival by Tina Louie
Photo taken of Sister Says, with Geoff Hicks, at the All Nations Festival by Tina Louie
Photo taken of Sister Says, with Lonny Eagleton, at Trout Lake by Colin Van Loon
Photo taken of Sister Says, with Lonny Eagleton, at Trout Lake by Colin Van Loon

This is our new meeting place, welcome! So…it’s been some time since our debut album The Only Way was released in 2010, under what was Toronto’s boutique Q-Music Label. Since the release of our album Q-Music underwent some changes, and became a label that focuses solely on providing music for film, television, and multimedia, and Robert and I, of Sister Says, underwent some changes too. We’ve been plugging away ever since that release, performing at various venues and festivals, locally in BC, as well as in Toronto. Now we’re back in the studio, this time working with owner, producer and engineer Dave Meszaros, at Watershed Studio, in Vancouver. I attended an Arts and Entertainment Management program at Capilano University, which I believe is for the good of the band, as well as my own general knowledge. I can’t tell you how good it feels to be recording again, though. We’ve been writing material for quite some time now (we seriously have a lot of written material) and to hear it come to life in the studio is so amazing. From experience and time performing with various fantastic Vancouver and Toronto players live and in the studio, as well as performing as a duo, with just Rob and I, we know what we want this time around in production, songwriting, and performance. It feels like such a long time ago that we met the owner of Q-Music at the Aboriginal Achievement Awards, in Toronto. We were at that time performing with our father in the funk-blues band Intellifunk. That was really the start of Sister Says, and our working relationship with Q-Music. Oh, and also if you don’t already know this about my brother, Robert, and I, we’re a mix bag of heritages. We’re of Haida-Tsimshian descent, with a mixing of Ukrainian, Austrian, Scottish, English, and Irish-you know very Canadian. We perform shows that span anywhere from the indie-Vancouver music scene, to folk and jazz scene, to the Vancouver Indigenous music scene. We feel very happy, and lucky, to be part of all of these scenes. So what plans do we have now? The plan is to see what unravels before us once we finish wrapping up recording our second album, but to also make sure we’re playing more! We’re preparing for upcoming shows right now, and will be booking more shows, once the release of our album is out. Keep an eye our for new video posts, blogs, and photo content. It’s all happening. Each month we’ll be back at it releasing our Meet the Collective Podcast to talk with even more of the amazing, creative, people that inhabit Vancouver, and once in a while we’ll talk with some equally amazing, creative, people that live outside of Vancouver. This is a very exciting time for Sister Says. There is so much on the horizon and so many things we’ll do, which translates into performing more shows and new experiences! Thank you everyone that came out and watched us perform at Joe’s Apartment with Low Spin, and Blank Cinema, at Trout Lake for Aboriginal Day, and at Rocky Point Park during the All Nations Festival, in June. We feel very loved. xo -Gillian

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