06/15/2017 Giving Voice Concert (click for more info & to RSVP), curated by Sister Says in collaboration with Bill Reid Gallery and Christ Church Cathedral, Talented artist involved include: Murray Porter, David Morin, Kristie McCracken, Chersea, Ostwelve, DJ Kookum and Dennis Jospeh, Grace Dove & Linsay Willier
06/17/2017 National Aboriginal Day Celebration (three piece), Canada Place, Vancouver, BC, details tba
06/28/2017 Private Event, Osoyoos, Okanagan, BC
07/01/2017 Canada Day Event (full band), Rotary Stadium, 32470 Haida Dr, Abbotsford, BC, 8:35pm
07/15/2017 Private Event, Vancouver, BC
07/22/2017 -Growing our Roots Festival (full band), Smithers, BC, details tba
07/25/2017 – Drum is Calling Festival (full band), Vancouver, BC, details tba
07/28/2017 – Kispiox Valley Music Festival (four piece band), Kispiox, BC
05/13/2017 May Day Block Party (full band), 2:30pm, Leigh Square, Port Coquitlam, BC, FREE event
04/21/2017 The Hindenburg, sharing a few tunes at ThinkNDN Variety show to raise funds for Eagles Nest Preschool Fundraiser & Spring Membership Drive. CLICK HERE for more details
04/26/2017 Private Event
05/02/2017 Private Event
04/18/2017 The Roxy (3 piece), opening for acts Zulu Panda (Vancouver) & Friends of Foes (Saskatoon), 932 Granville St, Vancouver, 8pm, $5 tickets, CLICK HERE for more details & for ticket information
03/23/2017 The Belmont (four piece band) Sister Says and Emma Alves, 1006 Granville St, Vancouver, 9pm, $5 in advance, $7 minimum donation at the door, CLICK HERE for more details
03/11/2017 Skwachàys lodge (trio performance), 31 West Pender, Vancouver, 7pm, Pay what you can, All Ages, CLICK HERE for more details
03/08/2017 Forty Years of Room Magazine event (full band), Fox Cabaret, 2321 Main Street, Vancouver, CLICK HERE for more details & ticket information
02/25/2017 Sister Says at Leləm’ Arts and Cultural Cafe (trio performance), #100 – 23285 Billy Brown Road, Langley, 7pm-9pm (three piece performance), FREE, CLICK HERE for more info
02/18/17 African Heritage Festival of Music & Dance (full band), Centre Stage at Surrey City Hall, CLICK HERE for more info and tickets, performances and workshops start at 12pm and take place at Market Square and Centre Stage. Our set is at 3:40pm-4:20pm. Performances include: Missy D, NNato Camara, Marion Landers, Yao Zeus Mo, Desiree Dawson, Afro Fusion All Stars, Lilian O’Brian African Couture Fashion & more…)
02/11/17 Talking Stick Festival performance (duo) as part of Bob Baker and Eagle Song Dancers (Squamish nation dance group) and Sandy Scofield (Métis singer-songwriter) line-up, YVR near Bill Reid’s Spirit of Haida Gwaii jade canoe, 10am, free public performance, CLICK HERE for more info about the festival
11/11/16 Sister Says (full band), Fortune Killers (formerly Isobel Trigger), Zulu Panda, & Cassandra Bangel at The Hindenburg, 23 West Cordova, Vancouver, Doors: 8pm, Tickets $10 at the door and online, for more details CLICK HERE, for ticket link CLICK HERE
10/18/16 Bill Reid Gallery, pre-opening of Judy Chartrand exhibition (duo + percussionist Trevor Ainsworth), Vancouver http://www.billreidgallery.ca/, 5:30pm-7:30pm (with breaks) FREE!
*08/1-5/16- Songwriting Workshop, Old Massett Youth Centre, Haida Gwaii, BC, A big thank you to First People’s Cultural Council for making this workshop possible!
RSVP to the workshop by clicking this link & hitting “going” : https://www.facebook.com/events/275770729440064/ To participate in the workshop please fill out this short form & then hit the “sign me up” button by clicking on this link!: http://sistersays.us13.list-manage.com/subscribe…
08/7/16- Edge of the World Music Festival, Haida Gwaii, BC, 12:30pm
08/14/16- Private event
07/30/16- Kaslo Jazz Festival, Kaslo, BC, 1:15pm, Holland Stage
07/10/16- Music in the Park, Leigh Square bandstand, Port Coquitlam, 2pm-4pm
06/19/16- National Aboriginal Day at Canada Place, Vancouver, 4:00pm, CLICK HERE for more details
06/21/16 – National Aboriginal Day, Trout Lake, Vancouver, 12:55pm, CLICK HERE for more details
06/03/16 – Private event
05/28/16- The Capilano Tea House, 221 Abbott St, Vancouver, with Claire Love Wilson, featuring contemporary-classical Indigenous artist Jeremy Dutcher from Toronto, CLICK HERE for event page, for Ticket info CLICK HERE
05/15/16 – Silenced (interdisciplinary theatre piece), rEvolver Festival, 1895 Venables St, Vancouver, CLICK HERE for more info
*Note: Gillian and Roberts are members of Urban Ink Collective, a diverse performance collective. Silenced is interdisciplinary theatre work that Gillian and Robert are involved in. Gillian and Robert contribute songwriting, composition, writing and performance to the piece.
05/12/16 – Silenced (interdisciplinary theatre piece), rEvolver Festival, 1895 Venables St, Vancouver, CLICK HERE for more info
05/07/16 – Leləm’ Arts and Cultural Cafe, #100 – 23285 Billy Brown Road, Langley, 7pm-9pm, CLICK HERE for more details
04/19/16 – Bill Reid Gallery, Vancouver @ The Seriousness of Play opening featuring acclaimed Haida artist Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas, 5:30pm-7:30pm. CLICK HERE for more details.
03/02/16-Isobel Trigger / Sister Says / Anneda at Felicita’s Campus Pub, Finnerty Rd, Victoria, 7:30pm, Tickets are $5, CLICK HERE for more info
02/24/16 – Talking Stick Festival, 898 W Broadway, Vancouver (A DIFFERENT VENUE than previous), 9pm, CLICK HERE for more info
02/14/16 (updated date) Leləm’ Arts and Cultural Cafe – http://lelem.ca/events
01/31/16 to 02/05/16 – Sister Says attending AMP CAMP 2016
01/23/16- Sofar Sounds,Vancouver, Sister Says & Claire Love-Wilson, RSVP here: https://www.sofarsounds.com/cities/vancouver/events/6335 – EVENT IS FULL
11/30/15 Some songs as a duo at The Set List Live,55 Dunlevy Ave, Vancouver, (Terence Jack + other great indie music as well), for more about the show CLICK HERE
11/15/15 Guilt and Co., 1 Alexander St, Vancouver,full band show, 9pm-12:15am, CLICK HERE for more info
11/6/15 VACFSS Coffee House, The Cultch, 1895 Venables St, Vancouver, CLICK HERE for more info (short duo set with musician collaboration)
09/12/15 The Art We Are, 246 Victoria St, Kamloops, BC, 7pm start, $7 at the door, CLICK HERE for more info (trio show with Lonny Eagleton)
09/05/15 Streaming Cafe, 596 Leon Ave, Kelowna, BC, 8pm, $5 at the door, CLICK HERE for more info (full band show)
08/15 (Aug 7th & 9th) Edge of the World Festival, Haida Gwaii, BC,CLICK HERE for more info
08/08/15 Songwriting workshop with Sister Says at 2pm, Edge of the World Festival (under a tent, behind the hospitality building on festival grounds)
08/14/15 Haida Heritage Centre,#2 Second Beach Road, Skidegate, BC,CLICK HERE for more info
07/18/15 The Anza Club opening for R&B All Stars, 3 W 8th Ave, Vancouver, CLICK HERE for more info
06/21/15 National Aboriginal Day at the Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre Society -1607 East Hastings Street, 9:40am, CLICK HERE for more info
06/20/15 National Aboriginal Day at Canada Place, Vancouver, 12pm & 4:35pm, main stage, CLICK HERE for more info
06/17/15 Summer Connect, Vancouver (corner of Princess & Hastings),12pm, Union Gospel Mission event in support of the homeless, for more info regarding what the event is about CLICK HERE
05/31/15 Sheraton Wall Centre Courtyard CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO
05/16/15 Dinner & a Concert with Sister Says at Utopia Hall, 8396 6th Line, Utopia, Ontario, CLICK HERE for more info
05/12/15 aBabe Music Showcase,The Painted Lady, 218 Ossington Ave, Toronto, Ontario, (on at 10pm), CLICK HERE for more info
05/07/15 Canadian Music Week Showcase, Magpie Taproom, 831 Dundas St W, Toronto, Ontario, CLICK HERE for more info
04/25/15 No Island Album Release Party, The Media Club, Vancouver, CLICK HERE for more info
04/18/15 Performing after Blasted (theatre piece by playwright Sarah Kane) at Performance Works,1218 Cartwright St, Vancouver, 9:30pm
04/15/15 Performing at Seven Dining Lounge, 53 West Broadway, Vancouver, 8pm, CLICK HERE for more info
03/19/15 Falconetti’s East Side Grill, 1812 Commercial Drive, Vancouver, 7:30pm, CLICK HERE for more info
02/05/15 Calabash Bistro, 428 Carrall Street, Vancouver, 9pm-11pm, CLICK HERE for more info
12/20/14 Music Heals Fundraiser, with music acts that include: Lovecoast, Alexandria Maillot, Luca Fogale, Danielle Howell, more info TBA, CLICK HERE for more info
12/12/14 Private Event
12/07/14 Annual Native Arts & Crafts Fair, Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre, Vancouver, 10am-5pm (3 1/2 hr sets throughout event at 11am, 1pm & 3pm), Free , CLICK HERE for more info
12/06/14 Annual Native Arts & Crafts Fair, Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre, Vancouver, 10am-5pm (3 1/2 hr sets throughout event at 11am, 1pm & 3pm), Free event
12/05/14 2nd Album Release Party!, Merge, Clark Drive and Powell Street, Vancouver, Doors 9:30pm, Cover: $10, CLICK HERE for more info
10/26/14 Central Bistro, 1072 Denman St, Vancouver, 7pm-11pm
10/22/14 BC Supports Music Education! A Concert In Honor of Senator Tommy Banks, Vancouver FanClub, 7:30pm, Tickets: $25 General Admission, $70 VIP (includes reserved seating and complimentary hors d’oeuvres), CLICK HERE for more info
08/31/14- Central Bistro, 1072 Denman St, Vancouver, 7pm-11pm
Music in the Park , Lions Park (Lions Way and Shaughnessy, just off Lougheed Highway across from Safeway/Mall), Port Coquitlam, 2pm-4pm, CLICK HERE for more info
-Robert performs with indie singer & songwriter Candace Curr & Gillian does back-up vox at Merge (opening for Kristi Lane Sinclair and Nick Sherman), NE Corner of Clark and Powell, Vancouver, set at 9:30pm, CLICK HERE for more info
– Tsleil-Waututh Salish Sea Summer Gathering, Cates Park/Whey-ah-Wichen, North Vancouver, 4pm, CLICK HERE for more info
06/21/14- Fan Club, 1050 Granville Street, Vancouver, 8:00pm
06/21/14- Aboriginal Day, Trout Lake Park, Vancouver, 2:00pm, CLICK HERE for more info
06/15/14- Car Free Day, Commercial Drive, Vancouver, 2pm, CLICK HERE for more info
2/20/ 13 Hard Rock Casino Grand Opening, Hard Rock Casino, Asylum Lounge, 2080 United Boulevard, Coquitlam, 54/40, Spirit Cool, Sister Says, Kevin Gau, no cover, 6pm, CLICK HERE for more info
09/01/13- Sister Says-Unifest (FREE PUBLIC CONCERT) with Stars, Blackie & The Rodeo Kings, and Les Colocs @ Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto at 100 Queen St W 6:30pm
08/25/13- Sister Says Recording- @ Watershed Studios
08/24/13- Sister Says Recording – @ Watershed Studios
08/18/13- Sister Says – Tsleil-Waututh Cultural Arts Festival – @ Cates Park – Vancouver, For more details check out: https://www.facebook.com/events/496611867079980/
08/16/13- Sister Says – VVFDS First Nations Cultural Celebration – @ Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre 2:30pm
This is what VVFDS is & does: http://www.vvfds.ca/
07/13/13 Sister Says @ Private Event
06/22/23 Sister Says @ Rocky Point – Vancouver
06/21/13 Sister Says @ Trout Lake – Vancouver
06/20/13 Sister Says @ Joe’s Apartment – Vancouver
02/19/13 Sister Says @ The Roundhouse – Vancouver
11/08/12 Sister Says will be performing at the VIMAF Opening Gala at W2!
07/22/12 Sister Says @ The Railway Club – Vancouver
07/14/12 Sister Says @ Leigh Square Band Shell – Port Coquitlam
05/15/12 Sister Says @ The Railway Club – Vancouver
10/11/11 Sister Says @ The Media Club – Vancouver
07/2011 Sister Says @ Island Folk Festival
Liquid Amber Tattoo 10th Anniversary Party, Joe’s Apartment, 919 Granville Street, Vancouver, 8pm Doors, Tickets are available at Liquid Amber Tattoo and are $8.
-Heritage Hall (July 13, July 14)
-Islands Folk Fest, Duncan BC (July 23-24th performing)
-Village Vibe, Port Coquitlam, BC (August 20th)
-Klahowya Village, Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC (July and August, dates TBA
We’ve got some awesome shows in February and we thought we’d let you know about them!
Sister Says and myself (Gillian) will be performing a series of shows at the Talking Stick Festival in Yaletown and one on Commercial drive in Vancouver. The Talking Stick Festival is a 13 day, citywide celebration of Aboriginal performance and art. The Festival will feature diverse programming, highlighting the talents of local, national and international artists in a fusion of cabaret, music, dance, theatre and storytelling.
Ticket Info: Tickets Tonight, Plaza Level, 200 Burrard St., Vancouver, BC
February 1st, Tuesday:
Sister Says performing at the opening gala of The Talking Stick Festival at the Roundhouse.
Location: Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews (Davie & Pacific)
Time: Doors open at 7pm
Show description: A night of food and entertainment. Entertainment includes traditional, contemporary, music, comedy and spoken word. The evening will feature a variety of performances including: traditional Dancers Git Hayetsk presenting masked dance, story, and song ; Vancouver’s own blues guru Murray Porter and award winning musician Digawolf.
February 13th, Sunday:
It’s the All our Relations Closing Wrap-up Party at the Talking Stick. Sister Says we’ll be featured in an intimate duo set and I’ll be featured in the house band, singing songs off of my father Jamie Thomson’s newly released album “Sessions at Bakerstreet”.
This show is a pay what you can event.
Location: The Wise Hall, 1882 Adanac Street
Time: Doors open at 7pm
The first annual WAM! will take place on Saturday, September 18 and Sunday, September 19, 2010, from 10 am to 5 pm each day.
Cost: $7 plus HST per person, groups included (fee includes admission to MOA)
Q-Music Party: Hi there! Just thought I’d let you all know Sister Says will be performing this Thursday at the Q-Music party in Toronto. For those who don’t know Q-Music is where we recorded our debut album “The Only way” released this February.
These are the party details:
Q-Music party, 6:30pm – 11:30pm, Q-Music Studio, 401 Richmond St. W, Suite B10, Toronto, ON. At the party there will also be other impromptu performances, food and lots of mingling so if your in the area check it out. We’ll also be taking a bit of a road trip thru Boston and New York after with our producer Donald Quan and his assistant and composer Shin to check out the scene there.
Feb 13, 2010 – Aboriginal Pavilion (located on the plaza of the Queen Elizabeth Theatre)
West Georgia Street and Hamilton Street, Vancouver, BC
Feb 27, 2010 – The Roundhouse for the 9th annual Talking Stick Festival
181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver, BC
11pm-1am. For ticket prices and other acts for that night, go to:
Feb 28, 2010 – The Roundhouse for the 9th annual Talking Stick Festival Closing Gala
181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver, BC
Mar 1, 2010 – Aboriginal Pavillion (located on the plaza of the Queen Elizabeth Theatre)
Oct 24, 2009 1:30pm – Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre
1607 East Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC
Oct 18, 2009 11am – Vancouver Convention Centre, Hall A, Canada Place
Oct 17, 2009 8pm – Vancouver Convention Centre, Hall A, Canada Place
Aug 8, 2009 1pm – Bump n Grind | 916 Commercial Dr Vancouver, BC
Jul 4, 2009, 1am – Bump n Grind | 916 Commercial Drive Vancouver, BC
Jul 1, 2009, 8pm – The Fairview | 898 West Broadway Vancouver, BC
Jun 27, 2009, 8pm – The Lime | 1130 Commercial Dr. Vancouver, BC
June 20, 2009, 8pm – The Rhizome | 317 East Broadway Vancouver, BC
Jun 13, 2009, 12pm – Lions Park | 2300 Lions Way Port Coquitlam, BC
May 24, 2009, 8pm – Backstage Lounge | 1585 Johnston Street Vancouver, BC
Feb 13, 2009, 8pm – The Ironworks | 235 Alexander Street Vancouver, BC
A Tribute to Mildred Bailey…Gillian Thomson (of Sister Says) along with 3 other very talented singers will perform the songs of legendary aboriginal jazz singer Mildred Bailey. This show is just another exciting feature of the 8th annual Talking Stick Festival in Vancouver running from February 1, 7, and 9 – 15.
Feb 7, 2009, 11am – Spirit Week Celebration Port Coquitlam Recreation Complex
2150 Wilson Avenue, Port Coquitlam, BC
Dec 9, 2008, 7pm – CANVAS Lounge | 99 Powell St, Vancouver BC
Sister Says will be performing a 30 minute set for this great event. Thirty artists have produced original artwork in support of Amnesty International and the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Each piece illustrates and interprets an article from the Declaration. All works will be auctioned live at CANVAS Lounge with proceeds directly benefiting Amnesty International, an organization dedicated to ending human rights abuses across the globe.
Nov 2, 2008, 9am – The Railway Club | 579 Dunsmuir Street, Vancouver, BC
Sister Says featuring the amazing Dawn Pemberton band play a night of music in celebration of Rob and Gillian’s birthdays.
Oct 30, 2008, 9am – The Biltmore | 395 Kingsway, Vancouver, BC
Star Nation Productions presents a Tribute to Bob Marley “One Love Festival” event Featuring: Ezeadi Onukwulu and One Human Race, Pendamoja, Bounty Hunta, Sister Says, and Special guests DJ Pa Hru Cha spinning the best of Bob, his children and all that have been touched by reggae, in an audio/video mix like never before.
Oct 23, 2008, 8pm – Rocky Mountain Station | 1755 Cottrell Street, Vancouver, BC
BC Cancer Benefit with Sister Says together with the Vancouver Circus School- Private Show
Oct 17, 2008, 7pm – The Rhizome Cafe | 317 East Broadway, Vancouver, BC
An Amnesty International – Small Places event featuring Poets: Victoria Buffalo Robe, Wil To Write and the music of Sister Says. This event will be supporting the Stolen Sisters campaign, a campaign that raises awareness and hopes to put a stop to the discrimination and violence against indigenous women.
Oct 9, 2008, 10:30pm – Backstage Lounge | 1585 Johnston, Granville Island, Vancouver, BC
Jun 21, 2008, 12pm – UBC Museum of Anthropology | 6393 NW Marine Dr, Vancouver, BC
Jun 19, 2008, 9pm – The Yale | 1300 Granville Street, Vancouver, British Columbia
June 14, 2008, 11:30am – Lions Gate Park | Port Coquitlam, British Columbia
May 28, 2008, 7pm – Central University for Nationalities, BC Pavilion, Beijing, China
May 9th-20th : Beijing Tour with Bitterly Divine (to kick off the 2008 Beijing Olympics)
Mar 15, 2008, 10:30am – C.A.W Union Hall | 707-12th Street , New Westminster, BC
Sister Says holds the first Pancake Jam, a benefit for the Relay for Life featuring Painted Cities and Taylor Harp
Dec 21, 2007, 8pm – Cafe Deux Soleils | 2096 Commercial Drive, Vancouver, BC
Oct 4, 2007, 8pm – The Yale Hotel | 1300 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC
Benefit for Highway of Tears Trust. Other bands include Jamie Thomson band and Bitterly Divine.
July 10, 2007, 7pm – UBC Museum of Anthropology | 6393 NW Marine Dr, Vancouver, BC
Traveling the Museum exhibit by Haida artist Michael Nicoll featuring the music of Sister Says and Jamie Thomson’s Culturally Modified.
Jun 22, 2007, 7pm – The Vancouver Art Gallery | 750 Hornby Street, Vancouver, BC
Jun 9, 2007, 8pm – Cafe Deux Soleils | 2096 Commericial Drive, Vancouver, BC
Jun 7, 2007, 6pm – The Wise Hall | 1882 Adanac Street Vancouver, BC
June 2, 2007, 3:30pm – Relay For Life Percy Perry Stadium Coquitlam, BC
Sister Says with feature guest Jamie Thomson for Relay for Life
Apr 28, 2007, 8pm – Laughing Bean Coffee Co. | 2695 Hastings Street East Vancouver, BC
Apr 6, 2007, 9pm – Cafe Montmartre 4362 | Main Vancouver, BC
Jun 13, 2009 8:00pm – The MIX TV SHOW (APTN) Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec & The Maritimes, Ontario APTN TV Show the mix does a TV Segment on Sister Says in studio! Also airing Sunday @ 7:00 est
Jun 8, 2009 2:30am – The MIX TV SHOW (APTN) BC/Yukon/Saskatchewan, British Columbia
APTN TV Show the mix does a TV Segment on Sister Says in studio! 2:30 PST 3:30 MST 6:30 PST 7:30 MST
Jan 19, 2008 5:00pm – Sister Says on First Story on CTV
Sister Says will be appearing on the TV Show on First Story this Saturday January 19, 2008 at 5pm Pacific on CTV. Look for a performance of our original material and some interview clips. The live band features Gillian Thomson (Vocals), Rob Thomson (Bass), Jeff Younger (Guitar), Sam Cartwright (Drums), and Rick Hopkins (Organ).
Dec 2, 2006 12:00am – Vancouver International Film Center Vancouver, British Columbia
Screenings run from 12-7pm. Sister Says/Bassist Rob Thomson puts the finishing touches on the score for the short film Zero Hour. Also featured in the score is vocalist Gillian Thomson and drummer Trevor Ainsworth. For more details on the film and screenings visit http://www.fallenheroproductions.com/zerohour