A lot has happened since I’ve last blogged.

We’ve done a series of shows in different formats & places.  These include: The Talking Stick Festival as a duo at YVR,  African Heritage Festival of Music & Dance as a full five piece band, at  Leləm’ Arts and Cultural Cafe as a three piece, as a full band at Fox Cabaret for Room Magazine, Skwachàys lodge Gallery as a three piece and The Belmont as a four piece band. It’s been amazing having the chance to play so much and in so many dope venues/places.

At our Belmont Bar show, last Thursday, the lovely Jonas did a very nice review of our band. Check it out here: Ride the Tempo Concert Review

Also! Here’s some epic pics that Cumulus Photography by Skylar Santimeau did of us that night:

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Next shows:

04/18/2017 The Roxy (trio performance), opening for acts Zulu Panda (Vancouver) & Friends of Foes (Saskatoon), 932 Granville St, Vancouver, more details to be announced

05/13/2017 May Day Block Party, Port Coquitlam, more details to be announced

Much love always,

Gillian

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

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Sister Says recording at The Space Studios with Daniel Klenner

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Gillian

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.

Here’s a pic below of us at Hindenburg, Vancouver by Suzette Garcia (full album of her pics on our facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/sistersays):

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Gillian

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!”

RSVP here to the event: https://www.facebook.com/events/990249604418367/

Tickets can be purchased NOW on eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/sister-says-fortune-killers-zulu-panda-cassandra-bangel-live-tickets-6779667167?aff=es2

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Gillian

 

 

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!!

 

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Gillian

 

 

 

 

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.

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Gillian

 

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 .

ALSO….

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.

Hope to see you all soon…

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Gillian