Guess what?! Indigenous music platform, Digital Drum will be dropping a new episode of DD Studio Sessions Season One featuring us truly! Check out Digital Drum’s site HERE on January 4th for the behind the scenes recording process of a brand new Sister Says song at The Space Studios in Vancouver. Max Ley (drums) and Lonny Eagleton (guitar) complete the full band.
We had a great time at Hindenburg, Vancouver on Remembrance day. Thank you everyone who came out! The line up that night also consisted of amazing acts: Fortune Killers (Victoria), Cassandra Bangel and Zulu Panda.
Right now: We are the process of demoing our new songs for a brand new EP & more….expect a new single out in the New Year! We’ve been pretty busy songwriting and getting inspired but we promise that we’ll be releasing more soon.
We can’t wait for our show happening on November 11th (Remembrance Day) with Victoria based synth pop/rock band Fortune Killers (formerly Isobel Trigger), indie-folk rock act Zulu Panda and captivating loop artist Cassandra Bangel at Hindenburg in Vancouver! We’ll be performing with our full band which includes Max Ley on drums, Keith Sinclair on guitar and Trevor Ainsworth on percussion. Fortune Killers will also be releasing their brand new single “Fool’s Gold!”
Earlier this year we sat down with the Digital Drum crew at Falcon Trails Resort in Manitoba. We talk about growing up in musical household, writing together and the development of the our sound. – Rob
This September Rob and I have taken some time to decompress & organize plans coming up. We’ve also been songwriting quite a lot for the recording of our 3rd release which will likely be an EP….
Here’s a few other news worthy items:
-Check out the sneak peak of Sister Say’s artist spotlight on Digital Drum! Our artist spotlight and video with Digital Drum is coming soon…check out our Instagram at @sister_says for the post (it can be also found on our other main social media sites).
-Rob and I are looking forward to presenting some music at a First People’s Cultural Council private event coming up.
-Gillian with be playing the lead role in talented filmmaker Patrick Shannon’s new short film. Watch for it. Check out more about Patrick here: http://evilpatrick.ca/
-Here’s an awesome lyric video that a youth program called ReelLit from an alternative school in the West End in Toronto created for our song Give me my love!!
This July & August has been too much fun. The full band performed at Kaslo Jazz Festival in Kaslo, BC and then Rob and I headed to Haida Gwaii to teach our first ever week-long songwriting workshop at Old Massett Youth Centre and perform a set with Travis Herbert on percussion, of Mob Bounce, at Edge of the World Music Festival.
Thanks & much love to all the festival organizers, hosts, family, friends and youth workers and Youth Centre Coordinator Harmony Williams at Old Massett Youth Centre. Also, a very big thank you to First People’s Cultural Council for making our songwriting workshop possible.
Earlier on in July we also performed in Rob and my hometown at Music in the Park in Port Coquitlam.
We’ll see you in the fall & update you on the latest (i.e. songwriting and demoing for our next recording + upcoming shows)!
Below is a pic of us performing at Edge of the World Music Festival with Travis. Photo by: Tina Thomson.
This week has been a particularly busy one for Rob and I! It’s been amazing.
We recently were at The Space Studio in Vancouver, recording a performance and new track “Full like the Moon” for a Digital Drum video, an Indigenous music platform (out soon…). We had a great time! The Space Studio team + Digital Drum folks were great. Daniel Klenner was engineering and created such wonderful sound.
Below is a pic of the studio and some of our set up….some of our team, Lonny Eagleton on guitar and Max Ley on drums joined Rob and I and it was such a treat.
BUT WAIT. NEXT SISTER SAYS SHOWS:
We’re super stoked to be performing at Kaslo Jazz Festival in Kaslo, BC with guitarist Keith Sinclair and drummer Max Ley on July 30th. We’ll also be doing a duo set with hip hop duo Mobb Bounce’s Travis Hebert on percussion at Edge of the World Music Festival in Haida Gwaii, BC on August 7th .
Currently Rob is on tour, playing bass, with talented bluesy rock and roll artist Sadie Campbell. Rob and I have both been prepping for our week long Contemporary Songwriting Workshop in Haida Gwaii. It’s for ages 15-30 and is free! If you know anyone who might be interested tell them to visit this page: https://www.facebook.com/events/275770729440064/ (all the info is here about rsvping/location etc). Also..my dear and talented songwriter/artist friend Claire Love Wilson and I will be doing a set of songs we wrote together and songs from our other projects at Jeff Gladstone and The Bad Ideas Cabaret at Guilt and Co. in Vancouver this Tues, 9:30pm till late.
We had a great Aboriginal Day/weekend & summer solstice in Vancouver!! How about you? We performed at Canada Place (with Trevor Ainsworth on percussion) & Trout Lake (as a duo). So many talented artists and the weather was great…..below is a pic of Trout Lake on Aboriginal Day. Our next performance is in our home town, Port Coquitlam, on July 10th at the Leigh Square bandshell as part of Music in the Park from 2pm-4pm. We’ll be performing as a five piece with guitarist Keith Sinclair, drummer Max Ley and Trevor Ainsworth on percussion. It’s sounding rilly soulful and funky….you might want to check it out. Keep scrolling down for pics of our last shows.
Contemporary-classical Indigenous artist Jeremy Dutcher, visiting from Toronto, and balladier singer-songwriter Claire Love Wilson from Vancouver joined us in performing at Capilano Tea House in Gastown last month. What a gorgeous night it was, filled with smiling faces with delicious teas and botanical sodas. We can’t wait to do another show there, soon!
Also! Thank you Unifor Canada again for inviting us to play at your event at Fairmont Hotel Vancouver early this month & for all your support! Here’s a little pic of the set up below. We performed with Keith Sinclair on guitar and Trevor Ainsworth on drums. Our Dad, who is also a musician, also played a few tunes!
Thank you everyone again who attended the first run of Silenced (workshop piece). What a ride! Rob and I feel so amazingly lucky to have been given the opportunity to collaborate with such talented and wonderful people. Big thanks to Urban Ink Collective, Urban Ink & rEvolver Festival.
Our next show is at The beautiful Capilano Tea House in Gastown. It’s an extra special night because contemporary-classical Indigenous artist Jeremy Dutcher, all the way from Toronto, will be performing! Balladier pixie Claire Love Wilson also shares the bill. It’s going to be a great night of chill, music and botanical soda/tea goodness. Buy your ticket online or at the door but I suggest online because the space is intimate and tickets will be going fast! RSVP HERE.
Rob and I are performing in the Urban Ink Collective workshop production of “Silenced” AND it opens tonight at rEvolver Festival! The other show is on the 15th. We helped create this piece and will be acting and playing music. Rob has also been working as musical director and sound designer for the show. Below is a promo video about the Urban Ink Collective: