The West End Cultural Centre presents Twin Bandit
586 Ellice Avenue
Winnipeg, MB, R3B 1Z8
Doors 7:15 PM / Show 8:00 PM (event ends at 11:00 PM)
Life and art both move in cycles.
While working on their second full-length album, the aptly titled Full Circle [NETTWERK], Twin Bandit grew personally and creatively amidst life’s unpredictable ebb and flow. Throughout that experience, the Vancouver-based duo—Hannah Walker and Jamie Elliot—progressed as songwriters and musicians, delicately expanding their sonic palette of folk, alternative, and country and opening up lyrically like never before.
“The concept of a full circle spoke to us,” admits Hannah. “When we started writing, Jamie and I were in not in very good places. Jamie was dealing with mental health issues. I was struggling with depression and the loss of family members and friends. There were a lot of funerals at the time. We sat down and made a decision to write music that’s positive and encouraging. When you focus on practicing positivity and gratitude, it can really change your outlook. Even though we began in a tough place, it was an exciting and beautiful experience. Everything came back around. We acknowledge that it will be difficult again down the road, but there’s always another day to keep trying.”
“I was thinking, ‘What does it feel like to be at peace spiritually?’,” asks Hannah. “It feels great to be present, look around, and express gratitude for this world and your freedom. That was the vision.”
“Full Circle was written in a pretty emotional time for me,” Jamie sighs. “It’s about committing to things that are really hard to stay committed to. It’s a bit of a love song, but it also deals with your everyday struggle of trying to get up in the morning, stay positive through the day, and commit yourself to living a good life.”
Full Circle represents the next chapter of a journey these two musicians began four years ago. Along the way, they racked up over 10 million Spotify streams and impacted popular platform playlists, including Acoustic Covers, Acoustic Spring, The Pulse of Americana, Happy Folk, and more. The world got to meet the girls on the critically acclaimed For You, which garnered praise from The Bluegrass Situation, Folk Alley, Exclaim! and many others. Between standout festival appearances and tours with The Paper Kites and Joshua Hyslop, they’ve performed to passionate crowds across Europe and North America.
As much as Full Circle lives up to its name, it also represents something of a new beginning for Twin Bandit.
“I like to think of music as a map of the soul,” Hannah leaves off. “When you’re lost, it can help to sort through the most painful and joyful experiences by creating. In rough times, music helps of course, but having Jamie in my life made the biggest difference. I’m thankful I have not only a creative counterpart, but a best friend who has become family to me.”
Post Script is a bilingual indie-folk trio from Edmonton, Alberta. The band is comprised of Steph Blais on vocals and guitar, Paul Cournoyer on vocals and upright bass and Brayden Treble on lead guitar and vocals. Post Script delivers songs that come straight from the heart.
What makes Post Script unique? Paul and Steph are both franco-albertans keen to share their musical expression in both languages. “What makes their music so good is the incredible, indescribable vocal blending juxtaposed with the crystal clear vocals of Steph’s voice” - Ear To The Ground Music.
Since the release of their debut EP in August 2013 they’ve had the pleasure of opening for Lisa Leblanc, Paperlions, Close Talker and Baka and Beyond (Canmore Folk Music Festival 2014). In fall 2014 the dynamic trio was featured on the national french language program, Ballade a Toronto (TFO). In February 2015 they travelled to Iceland for the Winter Lights Festival as musical ambassadors between Alberta and Iceland where they collaborated with folk/ americana singer Snorri Helgason. “Iceland taught us to trust the art first and foremost” -PS
With a cross-Canada tour in the works they are keen to continue traveling to promote their new album. What can you expect from Post Script’s debut? Harmonies inspired by old time country and touches of french canadian root patterns. Upright bass under delicate layers of guitar occasionally accompagnied by cello, synth or drums. These are the sounds that filled an old cabin in November 2014 when they recorded their new album.
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