Live Acts Canada
and The Live Agency
+ Richard Tichelman
+ Nick Ellis Band
+ Nikita Afonso
(Vancouver) // taylorraeofficial.com
With her debut album 'Backseat Driver' set to release early 2019 and its first 2 singles, 'Take Me Out Dancing' and 'Nashville' being successfully released to Canadian country radio, Taylor-Rae is paving a name for herself in the music industry with her heartfelt songwriting and powerful vocals.
Originally from Edmonton, Taylor-Rae made her way to Vancouver in 2012 to attend University and continue pursuing her musical career. Since moving west, she continues to build her resume on the west coast and was named the winner of the 2018 BCCMA & «Breakthrough Project» competition with her accompanying band «The Backseat Drivers». Taylor-Rae also performs with the Top Line Vocal Collective, a contemporary soul choir, and alongside JUNO nominated gospel artist Warren Dean Flandez.
Taylor-Rae has performed across North America playing venues including the 2017 JUNO's, the Bluebird Cafe, the Big Valley Jamboree and Rogers Arena, as well as Rogers Place in her hometown of Edmonton.
Taylor-Rae has just wrapped up recording her debut album 'Backseat Driver' at the Warehouse Studio with producer Dave Graham in Vancouver, BC.
(Surrey) // tichelman.com
Richard, a 19 year old Singer/Song Writer, from South Surrey British Columbia who's original songs range in the Pop/Folk/Country genres his influences, however, come from a wide variety of genres.Continuing to strive for excellence, his goal is to enjoy the journey while finding his place in the Music Industry.... and of course, making his audiences happy Alex Browne from the Peace Arch news refers to Richard as our local troubadour. Alex also reported, Richard possesses a smile likely to charm the hardest-nosed industry professional, and an unpretentious, agreeably modest manner to go with his obvious musical gifts.The recipient of the 2018 Don Weldon Memoria Award of $3,000. from the Calgary Stampede for most promising performer (he shares this his duet partner, Madison Bell)
Nick Ellis Music
(Vancouver) // soundcloud.com/nickvarelas
Nick Ellis band is exploding on to the scene as one of Vancouver’s top country groups. Formed through love of music, the band takes influence from all types of music including jazz, rock, pop, and classic as well as modern country. The core group consists of Capilano University music students Nick Varelas (vocals), Adrian Sowa (guitar) and Francis Henson (guitar), who take these musical styles and infuse them into a signature modern country sound.
Nikita Kiki Afonso
After winning MTV Cover of the Month in February 2017, Nikita went on to gain the title of Best New Artist of the Year at the 2017 International Portuguese Music Awards and was announced the winner of The Roxy Launch Project (2017.) Voted Best Musician in the South Okanagan by Okanagan Life Magazine (2015), Nikita's country music's honest storytelling mixed with a modern pop/rock twist and breathy yet strong vocal harmonies captivate audiences from the vibrant young to the charming old. Adapting her shows from solo, duo, trio to a four-piece band full of rich harmonies, she has entertained in intimate settings to large crowds of regional music concerts such as opening for Paul Brandt and singing with Keith Urban.
Doors: 8PM // 19+
RAILWAY STAGE & BEER CAFE
579 Dunsmuir Street
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