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Steven Kennard Photography

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Danny Michel Puts on a Terrific Show at the Evergreen

Danny Michel is a great entertainer and a singer songwriter whose sensitive lyrics and music make sure that the audience leaves the theatre happy, a little more thoughtful and humming his tunes. As we knew he would (which is why we recommended to all our friends to go to the concert) he put on a wonderful show at the Evergreen Theatre as he did the first time he played there. This link takes you straight to the image gallery with the track “Feather, Fur and Fin” playing over it. I would love to wax lyrical about the show but simply have no time, so trust me, do not miss a chance to see this consumate performer when he is playing near you. In the meantime, enjoy the photographs and the track playing over it.

Danny Michel at the Evergreen Theatre 2011
Danny Michel at the Evergreen Theatre 2011

Direct link to the image gallery (music playing over except on mobile devices).

All Evergreen Theatre 2011 performances can be viewed on the main gallery: here

Ellie and Steven

Madison Violet – “The Good In Goodbye” CD Release Concert at the Evergreen Theatre

Madison Violet’s CD launch performance that night at the Evergreen was a classic – sold out, standing room only, with full toe tapping, foot stomping audience participation.This link takes you straight to the image gallery with the track “Fallen By The Wayside” (co-written with Ron Sexsmith) featured playing on it from the duo’s brand new CD “The Good In Goodbye”. For those who want more of my thoughts on this concert, read on.

Madison Violet at the Evergreen Theatre 2011
Madison Violet at the Evergreen Theatre

This performance had to be one of the 2011 audience favourites at the Evergreen Theatre. The fact that the show was an early sellout was a pretty good indication that this would be the case and the mood that night certainly proved it. Brenley MacEachern and Lisa MacIsaac who make up the duo were upbeat and engaging and everyone caught this spirit and joined right in. The request for audience help with delicate harmonies and choruses got instant and enthusiastic support and the two singer songwriters were not just fun and lively. They were tight and professional in their delivery, giving an excellent performance in spite of the occasional interference from the bugs in the sound system.

As this was part of their CD release tour, the set list featured many tracks from their new CD but also included some old favourites. The track playing over the gallery is one that brings back good memories of the evening as it was one where the audience’s harmonies brought a special and unique quality to the sound.

Another excellent concert presented at the Evergreen Theatre. I hope they come back soon and I know I am not the only one.

Direct link to the image gallery (music playing over except on mobile devices).

All Evergreen Theatre 2011 performances can be viewed on the main gallery: here

Ellie and Steven

Olympic Symphonium – a unique sound at the Evergreen Theatre

Olympic Symphonium is a band with a unique and quietly understated sound that gently draws you into its depths. While I was listening to their concert I found myself flooded with metaphors to describe the experience and all of them positive. Honestly, I was expecting them to be a bit bland from their writeup (sorry fellas) but was absolutely seduced by their sound. I watch the audience during concerts to see how they are reacting and I would say that everyone in view was feeling as I was. View the image gallery with the track “A Lot to Learn” featured playing on it from the band’s recent CD “The City Won’t Have Time to Fight”. For those who want more of my thoughts on this concert, read on.

Olympic Symphonium at the Evergreen Theatre 2011
Olympic Symphonium at the Evergreen Theatre

The compelling effect of Olympic Symphonium’s music is due to the quietly insistent, gently harmonious sounds, much as rich, hanging moss over a dark pond beneath will inspire reflection and contemplation. This feeling is enhanced by Dennis Goodwin’s lap steel guitar weaving its distinctive sound around the rest of the instruments and voices. With Graeme Walker, Kyle Cunjak and Nick Cobham switching up to sing lead vocals (for their own compositions) and changing instruments as smoothly, the set was fluid and relaxing. This is not to say it was light weight, as at the same time the music stirred up undercurrents of deep feelings beneath the calm surface.

The entire concert had a consistency of mood and theme that flowed throughout the evening as they played songs from their previous releases and this latest CD including some of my favourites – ‘Picture That’, ‘Cold and Unbearably Blue’, ‘History Repeating’, ‘A Lot to Learn’, ‘Settle Down’ and the faster paced ‘This Flame’.

This was a great evening from a unique band!

Direct link to the image gallery (music playing over except on mobile devices).

All Evergreen Theatre 2011 performances can be viewed on the main gallery: here

Ellie and Steven