We’re proud to show you the newest video for “I Remember” by Indigenous hip hop artist InfoRed (AKA Brad Bellegarde) featuring Gillian and Robert from Sister Says. The video a dedication song to all Residential School Survivors in North America and was shot on location in Lebret, Saskatchewan, in honour of Brad’s parents and family members who attended the Qu’Appelle Indian Residential School.

 

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Gillian & Rob

We’re back from Haida Gwaii, a trip that was a real treat. We did a few shows at Edge of the World Festival in Haida Gwaii, taught a songwriting workshop at the festival and did a stripped down duo performance at Haida Gwaii Heritage Centre. What was really special about this trip were a few things. Some of these things included: just going to Haida Gwaii (it’s gorgeous and there’s something spiritual about wandering in the nature there), being able to bring our full Vancouver band with us (Max and Lonny are very talented + BONUS amazing people), Rob’s wife Tina came with as our tour coordinator and photographer and videographer which was so great PLUS she’s an amazing cook and super organized, Max’s girlfriend Victoria came and was such an rad person to get to know and hang out with, Rob and I have Haida ancestry and feel a connection to the land there,and we were able to meet new people and see old friends. A big thank you to Edge of the World Music Festival and to Pat and Louise who provided accommodations to the whole Sister Says band and crew! Ya’ll were so lovely. Also, a big thanks to Canada Council for the Arts | Conseil des Arts du Canada for making our Haida Gwaii trip possible. Thanks to our long time friends Amy & Bussey for letting us stay at your home in Skidegate.

ALSO WE HAVE MORE SHOWS

We’ll be performing as a full band at Streaming Cafe in Kelowna on September 5th! If you live near/in or have friends who live in Kelowna let them know we’ll be there! We also have a show at Art We Are in Kamloops on the 12th which we’ll give you more details on very soon. More shows in the works & photos and live videos for you soon.

For more information about our show at Streaming Cafe CLICK HERE

Full band shot by Tina Thomson
Full band shot by Tina Thomson
Duo photo by James Mcguire
Duo photo by James Mcguire

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Gillian

We’re getting ready for our trip to Haida Gwaii with the full band to perform at Edge of the World Music Festival on Friday August 7th & Sunday August 9th! We’ll also be performing at a fundraiser at the Haida Heritage Centre on August 14th. We’re really looking forward to it!

CLICK HERE for more info about Edge of the World Music Festival

   CLICK HERE for more info about the Haida Heritage Centre Fundraiser

Also! We just received some pics of us performing at the All Nations Festival. We performed with our full band with also Erron Sweeney on guitar. Thank you Phil Louie for the photos!

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Gillian, Max and Rob

 

 

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Lonny, Gillian, Max, Rob and Erron
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Lonny

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Gillian

Happy Canada Day!

We’re excited for our upcoming shows this July! On July 9th we’ll be performing at All Nation Festival’s Pechakucha Night at Evergreen Cultural Centre in Coquitlam with our full band + Erron Sweeney on guitar. PechaKucha means “chit chat” in Japanese and is an inspiring speaker series hosted in over 700 international cities. The speakers featured at this Pechakucha night will deliver 20 slides in 7 minutes, and will focus on Coast Salish culture, crosscultural dialogue, reconciliation, and what future lies ahead for Metro Vancouver.

CLICK HERE for ticket information + other details

DSC_3638DSC_3639    Performing a duo set on Aboriginal Day, Photo Credit: Tina Thomson

On July 18th we open for the legendary R&B Allstars (11 piece soul – groove band) at The Anza Club with a full band and Richard Brown on drums. We’re really stoked for this show. Make sure you get your tickets soon because R&B Allstars shows sell out! They are really amazing players.

CLICK HERE for ticket information + other details

See you then!

xo

Gillian

We’ve had a great week so far! Last Wednesday we performed at Union Gospel Mission’s Summer Connect which brought around 35 on-site service providers together to offer a variety of essential services to Vancouver’s homeless, under-housed and most vulnerable.

Thought I’d also share another photo of our time at Donald Quan’s Musideum, too. Here Rob and I are (below) with Donald Quan, and our Toronto musicians keyboardist Shin Kim and drummer Rakesh Tewari. More photos are posted on our facebook page!

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This weekend we perform at Canada Place on Saturday for National Aboriginal Day at 12pm and 4:35pm. CLICK HERE for more info.

We also play at the Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre on Sunday at 9:40am for their National Aboriginal Day celebrations. CLICK HERE for more info.

We’ll see you this weekend!

xo

Gillian