Streaming Cafe

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Drunk Foxes, Polar Bears, Rockets, Space Wolves...Pat LePoidevin!

When Pat LePoidevin left our café on the night of May 15, 2010, we knew we would be seeing him again. He left an imprint on our minds of what music could be – that all genres of music have not been discovered, exhausted, and then forgotten. Pat brought something new to the table. Something fresh and stellar. Something that, simply put, left us wanting more.

Melodic guitar, delicate ukulele and mighty vocals delivering hypnotizing lyrics all combined to form artfully crafted songs and heart-fluttering crescendos. Pat has masterfully honed his performance, and before he even completed his first song the audience was under his spell. But it was a good spell. A spell that makes your heart feel giddy with optimism, a spell that makes every hair on your body stand on end (well, that might be bad if you’ve got eyebrows like I do…), a spell that truly inspires you in all aspects of life! Pat LePoidevin has the ability to visually project his music right through your cornea and onto your retinas. When you hear him you see his words. Drunk Foxes! Polar Bears! Rockets! Space Wolves!

Are you getting this? Pat LePoidevin has talent that you can’t find in every Tom, Norm or Andy. Don’t believe me? Tune in on January 8th and tell me I’m wrong.

Watch live January 8 at 7pm PST @ http://www.streamingcafe.net/

Listen to Pat LePoidevin @ http://www.myspace.com/patlepoidevin

American Folk Icon David Wilcox

David Wilcox is an iconic American contemporary folk singer/songwriter from North Carolina, and we’re excited to have him return to Streaming Café on January 27th. When Wilcox was first here in June of 2009, he caught a lot of us by surprise: his guitar sounded amazing, and his James-Tayloresque voice filled the Café with seemingly no effort on his part. And when we all leaned forward and listened to the words he was singing, we realized we were in the presence of someone who had tapped into the deeper riches of what life is all about.

That description may seem overly “flowery”. But just listen to Wilcox’s lyrics: “We had time to dream; our huckleberry glide downstream. That’s the way it seemed: time was cheap as gasoline.” I mean, what better description of taking a carefree road trip than to hearken back to our mutual memory of Huck Finn running away down the river on his raft? When Wilcox turns that same word-crafting skill toward topics like globalization or terrorism, his lyrics provoke our own thoughts to uncover ideas and opinions we never even realized we had.

Rarely have I seen an audience sit whisper-quiet through one song about the hard realities of life (with real tears on many faces) only to burst into laughter at the artist’s tongue-in-cheek intro to the next song about relationships. That’s the way David Wilcox affects those listening to him. Don’t believe me? Check out the excerpt from his previous visit in our Previous Shows section on the website. Just search for David Wilcox at the top of the Previous Shows page and you’ll find him.
David Wilcox in 2009 at SC

David Wilcox will appear for one night only at Streaming Café, January 27th at 7:00PM, and tickets ($20 each) are available at the Café (596 Leon Avenue) as of right now. There is limited seating available, and once the tickets are all sold we will not be able to offer any more, in order that those attending get the best listening-room experience possible.

I don’t know a lot about what 2011 holds, but I already know what I’ll be doing on January 27th. Consider this your personal invitation to attend, and if the tickets are all sold out, don’t say I didn’t warn you.

Visit David Wilcox @ http://davidwilcox.com/

Monday, December 20, 2010

Andrew Allen Voted Favorite Show of 2010...watch the rebroadcast!

Watch the replay Dec.31st & Jan. 1st

Thanks to everyone who put in your vote for your favourite show of 2010 and a big congrats to David Fairfield who took home a $50 Itunes Card! Andrew Allen took the lead in votes and his performance from January 29th, 2010 will be rebroadcast all day New Years Eve and New Years Day @ www.streamingcafe.net

Andrew has made a lot of waves this year and is newly signed with Epic Records, the premiere label for Sony Music.  He will be heading out on his first US tour in support of his lead off single "Loving You Tonight" in January/Feb/March of 2011.  It’s really cool to see such a great guy and talented artist moving forward in his career. Congrats Andrew!

Download Andrew's music on iTunes...
Andrew on iTunes

Thursday, December 16, 2010

A killer news site streaming the Greg Sczebel show

No, no, don't worry, we haven't partnered with a news site dedicated to the latest "killings" but we're really proud to have the upcoming Juno-award winning Greg Sczebel Christmas show streamed live on the homepage of local news site Castanet.net this Sat, Dec. 18 @ 7pm PST.

This is literally what the artist will see. Literally.
It's just cool to see other sites wanting to have our show on their site and this will be a pretty amazing experience to be a part of. Lately we've been doing a little bit of experimenting with the commenting and interaction aspect of the concert to make it a little bit more engaging for the online viewer (yup, that would be you). So, what we are doing is setting up a screen for the artist that shows a live feed of the comments that come in so that they can respond to what is posted. So yes, that question you've wanted to ask Greg for the past 2 years but have been too chicken to ask in person you can now do online (For example: "Will you go out with me?").

It'll be a really festive show (yes, the title "Verry Merry Soulful Christmas" is literal and purposefully spelled that way Mr. Smarty-pants) that will also be replayed throughout the Christmas season so you can be deep-frying your turkey, opening gifts, sledding down a mountain, or just sitting on your couch to relive the magic of this night (of course all you need is a computer with internet).

Look forward to seeing you either live in the Cafe or of course you can watch it on our homepage and interact with everyone else here: http://streamingcafe.net.

Oh, and feel free to invite all your friends to this event as well - we've made a nice little Facebook page for the event so it's easy to share right here.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

New Intro Music by Zaac Pick

We are very happy to be premiering new intro music this coming Saturday show on Dec 11th at 7pm (pst).  Zaac Pick has been kind enough to grant permission to use an edit of his song "Maybelline" and we are excited to have a new flavour and sound to the beginning of our streamed concerts!

 Zaac made a real impact on us during his performance back in February at Streaming Cafe and his soft vocal approach left us all wanting to hear more. His debut EP "Fierce Wind" is a must buy for 2010.
Be sure to look into Zaac Pick if you haven't already.
Zaac on itunes

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Streaming Cafe the Year in Review

What a year it’s been for Streaming Café! Hopefully you’ve been along for the ride the whole way – but if you’ve joined us in the last little bit, thanks for hopping on board!

Julie Doiron, Catherine MacLellan, Corb Lund; 2010 has been a banner year for Streaming Café in regard to artists. Talent from across the country has made its way to our comfy little venue, and we’ve loved every minute of the music! It’s been an honour to work with some of the best in the indie world over the past 12 months; it’s great to hear an artist on CBC one day, and then hear them live, in person, the next! One of our highlights this year was being a host venue for Breakout West, the music festival surrounding the Western Canadian Music Awards. Adaline, Del Barber, Violent Kin, Michael Bernard Fitzgerald,  Dojo Workhorse, Jen Lane, Ben Sigston, even the jazz drummer Sandro Dominelli and his trio played SC during Breakout West, and they kept us hopping!

We’ve seen changes or advances this year in both our format and our delivery systems. Since our inception we’ve always wanted to connect audience members to the artist as much as possible, and we used to think that meant having a host for the show who could ask questions of the artist as they came in online or in-house. For the last several weeks, however, we’ve rigged up a new system for the artist to be able to see directly the questions that come in online (and in-house, too), even without a host. It’s been great! Whether you’re watching the show from the Café, or from the website, you can add your own questions to the mix and have the artist answer you directly! We’re really pumped about how well this has been going.

Streaming Café has always tried to give online viewers the best experience possible, and we’ve had three major advances this year that have served to enhance that focus. First of all, half-way through the year our Fibre Optic system was finally activated, and so now our shows go out over the fastest connection possible to mankind (cool, eh?). And secondly, on the receiving end, we’ve started streaming the show to the iPhone and iPad as well – go ahead, check us out on your trendy Apple device! And thirdly, for those of us who prefer our online experience to be on a larger screen, we here at SC have been streaming our show in what’s called a “Multi-Bit-Rate”, or MBR, meaning the show goes out in different streams; whatever speed your connection is, the live show or the archived video (from our Past Shows section) will play at the best quality for your internet service level. And if you want the video feed to stay at one particular quality level, you can even right-click on the video screen and select your preference (also cool, eh?).

Thanks for being along for the ride. In fact, to thank you for your active participation and support, we’ve rigged up a little contest to celebrate. It’s all about the music; and you can learn more about that contest elsewhere in this newsletter.

See you next year!

Vote for your favourite performance of 2010 and be entered to win a $50 itunes card!

Vote for your favourite performance of 2010 and be entered to win a $50 itunes card. 
We’ve narrowed it down to the Top 12 shows of the year, based on audience feedback and viewership. If you missed the live show, watch the videos and leave a comment to vote. The show with the most votes will be rebroadcast New Years Eve and New Years Day!

Treelines – Jan. 9th

Julie Doiron – Jan 22nd

Andrew Allen – Jan 29th

Zaac Pick – Feb. 19th

Laurell – March 5th

Adaline - March 6th
(Breakout West)

Amy Seeley – April 10th

Catherine MacLellan with the Olympic Symphonium – May 8th

Pat LePoidevin – May 15th

Sarah Brendel – July 17th

Sheree Plett – Sept 18th

Andy Shauf & Zachary Lucky – Nov 11th

Monday, November 29, 2010

Greg Sczebel - Christmas Show!

The holiday season in on our door step again. Along with santa and turkey, one of the staples of this festive season is Christmas music! We are happy to be hosting "A Verry Merry Soulful Christmas" with Greg Sczebel, Dec 18th. Greg is currently recording his Christmas album in the not so winter wonderland of Los Angeles, California and hopes to have it released in December. This will be an amazing concert of original and old classic Christmas tunes with Greg's own twist.

If you are lucky enough to be in Kelowna, Saturday, December 18th and want to watch this show in person, you can purchase advance tickets at Streaming Cafe (596 Leon). Tickets are $20, seating is limited so get your tickets soon... they're going to go fast!
The show will also be broadcast live online at 7pm PST @ http://www.streamingcafe.net/.
Greg`s website - http://www.gregsczebel.com/

Thursday, November 18, 2010

New to SC - Send in your questions directly to the artist!

        In the past, Streaming Cafe`s live streamed concerts have had a host that has taken the online viewers through the show and directed questions to the performing artists.  We`re really excited to be experimenting as of late with the viewer posting their questions through our live feed directly to the artist. This allows you the viewer a chance to be part of the performance by requesting your favorite song or asking that question that you always wanted to know!
       We`ve had very positive feedback from the artists that have taken part so far, and we`d love to hear what you think....so leave a comment and let us know!


Saturday, November 13, 2010

Greg Sczebel - Peak Performance and His Landing of a Weekly Radio Show

Salmon Arm`s Greg Sczebel has made a lot of waves as of late. Greg just took home 3 awards at the 32nd Annual Covenant Awards , and placed 4th overall in the four-month career-development project - 2010 Peak Performance, giving him a cheque for 10,000.

Greg is now stretching into a new area of the music biz hosting a weekly radio show on Kelowna`s Q103.1. This is set to feature mostly independent artists music, industry guests and people involved in social justice.
I don`t have a specific time the show will air but stay tuned to http://www.q1031.ca/ for details.

here`s a clip from one of Greg's performances at Streaming Cafe.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Andy Shauf Performing this month!

Here an update on the November 13th show...
Coby Grant was not able to get through Canadian customs due to visa issues, so in replace we are very happy to have Andy Shauf joining Zachary Lucky. It's amazingly one year to the date that Andy and Zachary performed at Streaming Cafe.
Be sure to check out their music

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Coby Grant - Bon Aqua TV Commercial Featuring "A Song About Me"

Hey everyone,
Coby Grant on her way back to her home in Australia is gracing the Streaming Cafe stage this month. Her first world tour, named “Coby Grant Is My Friend” World Tour was sparked by the success of her tune "A Song About Me" that was picked up for a commercial for the European Coca Cola product Bon Aqua. For the commercial the song was re-recorded in Swedish and has also been re-recorded in Finnish, Danish and Norwegian but Iceland has kept the English version. It must be a pretty cool thing to hear your song redone in so many languages!

Check out these videos... the Swedish Bon Aqua commercial and Coby's actual music video below, go to her website ( http://www.cobygrant.com) and be sure to watch her LIVE streamed concert Sat., November 13th, 7pm PST @ http://www.streamingcafe.net/!

Bon Aqua TV Commercial Featuring "A Song About Me" 

A Song About Me- Coby Grant


Wednesday, October 27, 2010

An Amazing Weekend of Music!

The BreakOut West festival hit Kelowna this last weekend and what a huge event it turned out to be! The whole city was buzzing with fans, industry persons and artists.  Thursday, Friday and Saturday were all streamed live and every show over the 11 performing artists were packed. What a great weekend!
People were lined-up and looking through the windows to take part in the festivities!
On behalf of the Streaming cafe a big thanks goes out to everyone who came out to support live music and tuned in online, all the BreakOutWest organizers, and every amazing artists that played our stage!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Breakout West is here!

Tonight is the first night of the Break Out West music Festival and all our engines are on full!  If you are lucky enough to be taking part in all the festivities, you have the opportunity to check out 70 bands in 3 days for only $20 (although you'd probably drop dead after that marathon!).  For those of you who are out town Streaming Cafe is offering a window into the festival, live from our cafe to your computer!
Tune in Oct 21-23 to http://www.streamingcafe.net/ - Thursday, Friday and Saturday for an amazing line-up of established and up and coming Canadian artists!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Corb Lund live at the Streaming Cafe!

Seven-time CCMA “Roots Artist of the Year” winner Corb Lund will be headlining
the Breakout West Festival for a Saturday evening showcase at Streaming Café.  Rather than the large concert

venues he normally fills, Lund specifically requested to be featured at a more acoustic-based, listening-room type of environment, and we were more than happy to become the chosen

You can watch this show FREE live on the net at 11pm Pacific @ http://www.streamingcafe.net/.

Also check out all the the bands performing Oct 21, 22 and 23 at the Streaming Cafe and other venues in Kelowna,BC for the Breakout West Festival 2010 @  http://breakoutwest.ca/.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Breakout West Festival Line-up!

Breakout West is the music festival surrounding the Western Canadian Music Awards, and for 2010 Western Canada Music Week is being held in Kelowna. Streaming Café has been named one of the host venues, and we’ll be featuring three showcase evenings during the week of October 21st to 24th. Can’t make it to Kelowna for Breakout West Festival 2010? Keep logged in to Streaming Café! Our  Thursday, Friday and Saturday showcases will be streamed live on our site streamingcafe.net/
Go to breakoutwest.ca  for all info surrounding the WCMA’s!

Thursday, Oct. 21st Showcase presented by The Peak Performance Project
Friday, Oct. 22nd Showcase presented by The Juice 103.9
Saturday, Oct. 22nd presented by K96.3 Kelowna’s Classic Rock

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Andrew Sisk of Share...FREE album download!

I just got this update from Forward Music Group for a free album download from front man Andrew Sisk of Share. I just downloaded this cool album...check it out!

If you like Andrew Sisk's songwriting and free music than Forward Music Group has just the thing for you; a new album by his project Coco et Co. 

After a long Montreal winter, Coco et Co spent the spring months poaching old keyboards and yard sale records to serve as inspiration for their debut recording, St. Denis.  A new, minimalist duet project for Andrew Sisk (Share, Sleepless Nights) and his musical partner Miranda Durka; the duo wrote and recorded the album in their empty apartment on the street of the album's namesake.  Informed by the approach of Serge Gainsbourg, the spirit of Sade, and the mood of Low they limited their thoughtful songs to arrangements for drum machine, keys, guitar, and two voices. 

The first 500 downloads are FREE!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Kelowna hosts BreakOut West Festival!

Streaming Cafe played host for the Break Out West Festival press conference earlier this month. Performers for the Western Canada Music Week were announced along with a few details about the Western Canadian Music Awards.  The festival runs over three nights in nine of Kelowna’s finest music venues and some of the confirmed artists include Leela Gilday, Library Voices, Alpha Yaya Diallo, Sandro Dominelli, Michael Bernard Fitzgerald, The Zolas, The Lytics, Gordie Tentrees. The full list of performers can be found here: breakoutwest.ca/​festival/​"

We here at Streaming Cafe are excited to be a hosting venue for BOWF, bringing 11 acts to our venue in 3 days - Oct 21 to 23! 
Checkout our calendar for up to date info on the bands that are performing at SC. http://www.streamingcafe.net/schedule.php

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Treelines "Song of the Summer" - CBC 3

Kelowna indie rock band Treelines have performed at the Streaming Cafe a couple times over the last year and a half and are now nominated for the "Song of the Summer" contest by CBC 3. So support indie music and vote for them at http://radio3.cbc.ca/#/polls/?pollId=74.

Treelines have ‘Summer Song’ available for free download until the 21st. Check it out! http://treelines.bandcamp.com/

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Peak Performance Project 2010!

It's always cool to see past Streaming Cafe performers go on to new amazing opportunities. Christina Maria, Greg Sczebel, Adaline and Aidan Knight (performing at the cafe in the band Maurice)  who have all graced our cyber stage are all in the Top 20 for The PEAK Performance Project 2010 . Over 470 singer/songwriters and bands from all over BC applied for the contest that helps develop and grow artists with a chance to take the Peak's top prize of $100,500.

Be sure to vote for your favorite artists, watch videos and follow the progression of the PEAK Performance Project 2010 all at the official site! - http://peakperformanceproject.com/

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Adaline's new abum - produced by Hawksley Workman

Adaline graced our cyber stage earlier this year with her striking voice and songs.
This winter she packed up and planted herself in Toronto to begin work on her new album produced by established Canadian producer/performer Hawksley Workman.  I can't help but be excited not only for her but also to hear some material from this sure to be amazing album!

Adaline wrote about the recording in her myspace blog:
Hey from Toronto! 

I am THRILLED to finally be able to publicly announce that I have been recording my new album this summer with the prolific Canadian artist HAWKSLEY WORKMAN as my producer.  Some of the songs are co-written with Hawksley as well. Hawksley has produced incredible albums with artists like Sarah Slean, Hey Rosetta!, Tegan and Sara, Justin Rutledge and more.  
The album has a more electronic feel thanks to Swedish producer Marten Tromm who came from Stockholm to work with us!  We are almost finished the record which will be released early Spring 2011 on Light Organ/Universal Records.  

Checkout her "Behind the Scenes" video of the making of her album with an interview with Hawsley and see more of her @ http://www.myspace.com/adalinesmusic

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Zaac Pick- Sounds Of Summer Song Search Winner!

When watching Zaac Pick play at the Streaming Cafe back in February of this year the staff all remarked on what a solid performer and writer he was.  The impact of his music has given him the honour of being awarded the 'SHORE 104 Sounds of Summer Song Search' winner for his song "My Century".  Zaac's song was chosen the winner by judges Bruce Allen, Terry McBride & Sam Feldman and by fans who went online and voted.  Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson & Jim Cuddy from Blue Rodeo announced Zaac as the winner and presented him with the Golden Guitar. 

A huge congrats goes out to Zacc Pick from all of us at SC! 
Check out what he had to say about being honoured, on his website - http://www.zaacpick.com/ and visit the Sounds of Summer website @ http://www.shoresoundsofsummer.com/songsearch.cfm

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

The Olympic Symphonium live concert on CBC

Hey everyone I just received a cool update from OS and wanted to share with you!

Earlier this year The Olympic Symphonium, hailing from Fredericton, New Brunswick, performed an amazing show to a packed house at the Streaming Cafe.  Along with one of the most celebrated new singer-songwriters in Canada - Catherine MacLellan, this truly made it a night to remember for all watching in person and live on the net... I know it was for me!

Last winter in Halifax, NS at the Rebecca Cohn theatre, concert goers shared a similar feeling while they watched this trio of multi-instrumentalists perform.  The CBC taped this concert for their Concerts on Demand series at Radio 2 and it is now available for your listening pleasure.

If you missed their show at Streaming Cafe be sure to check out their performance video clips @ http://www.streamingcafe.net/ and watch their youtube clip below!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Kevin Kane (Grapes of Wrath)

  In almost every town – even the backward ones – there are urban legends, stories, myths circling around about the special ones; the ones who’ve made it, the ones who have broken free of the bonds of earth and risen to stratospheric levels. Some of the stories are true, or mostly true. Sometimes they’re not.
  In Kelowna, home of Streaming Café, one of the special ones the stories are told about is Kevin Kane. Kane and his friends Chris and Tom left Kelowna to build a successful career in Vancouver and beyond with their band Grapes of Wrath. Every musician and songwriter wants to have a gold or platinum album in their repertoire; Kevin’s got one of each. Every kid growing up in Kelowna, it seemed, tried to find the connection between themselves and the Hooper brothers or Kane. There was a bit of a kafuffle when Grapes released their song Backward Town, with the lyrics and video dissing Kelowna, but forgiveness had to eventually granted if the connection to the special ones was to be maintained.
  Now Kane is leaving town again. This time he’s off to Toronto in order to more intentionally pursue his solo career. His last few years have been spent more as a producer than a performing artist, but his heart has always been in singing his own songs. Kevin Kane will be at Streaming Café August 21st for his ‘farewell to Kelowna’
show, and he’ll be answering questions from both in-house and online viewers. Check it out – it’s your chance to say goodbye.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Jon Bryant & Gabrielle Papillon

Jon Bryant stirred up a great deal of interactive traffic when he and Gabrielle Papillon blitzed through Streaming Café the last weekend in June. So did Gabrielle.

The online posts aimed at Jon seemed to be from a lot of his family and friends; it’s obvious he’s got a lot of support from folks who like teasing him and poking a bit of good-natured humour his way – and who were excited to get a chance to see their Jon online, live, in real-time. Comments came in from before the show started until right at the very end – there were even some that came in once the replay had started.

Gabrielle’s posts were focused on her wonderful voice and songwriting ability. It was abundantly clear that she had made an excellent impact on online viewers, and they felt compelled to comment on it.

After a live show we webcast the replay for at least 24 hours. At 9:00 the next morning, during the rebroadcast of The Bryant/Papillon show, there was a comment from “cb” – ‘listening to the replay of Bryant and Papillon. Both are awesome!’; even at 5:45 the next evening “choni” added, “Just tuned in for the first time and am really enjoying this. His voice is nurturing.”

It’s great when artists make an impact beyond their fan base. We like to think that Streaming Café can help make that happen, so it was encouraging to see the amount of on-site interactive comments from people who liked the show.

Here are a couple of videos from the show… hope you like ‘em as much as the online commentators did!

Jon Bryant "Deaf"

Gabrielle Papillion "One Small Frame"

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

The Floorbyrds @ Streaming!

Seven accomplished musicians in their own right, the Floorbyrds came together and played to a full house at the Streaming Cafe on June 19th.  

Andrew Smith, Norm Strauss, Kim McMechan, Graham Ord, Scott Gamble, Corey Janz, and Dean Clark are known in town and beyond for their individual musical and songwriting skills – and when they come together to perform as the Floorbyrds that skill shines even brighter due to the support of their fellow bandmates.
Although the band could almost be described as a project formed to highlight some of the songs Strauss and Smith have written, McMechan and others contribute songs to the mix as well. And the band itself probably owes its existence more to the persistence of Dean Clark than to anything else.

Clark has a long history of organizing and promoting folk music festivals. He first met Smith and Strauss in relation to a large annual folk fest he headed up in Alberta. After moving to the Okanagan and playing bass in different configurations of this band for various one-off projects, Dean kept saying to Strauss and Smith that they should form a band with more consistency, one that would play regularly together. And (at long last, Dean would say) the Floorbyrds were born.

Fans of Kim McMechan can find lots to like about the Floorbyrds, too; in this grouping Kim sings songs she has written with the support of a six-person band – the multi-layered guitars and underlying rhythm section add a wonderful fullness to her strongly-written songs.

The Floorbyrds: seven stand-alone musicians coming together to make it 'even better' – check out the show highlights in the 'Previous Shows' section of www.streamingcafe.net

Enjoy the clip below "Black Bird Sitting on the Line", fronted by Kim McMechan.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Vancouver based band Prairie Dance Club joined us this last Saturday and didn't disappoint!
PDC's self titled album at first listen sticks out as a smooth, moody, well written album.  The 2009 release has launched this relatively new band into the forefront of up and coming Canadian acts.  Reflecting this strong sounding album is the radio success it has found, being heard on airwaves across Canada, US and Europe.
These guys are definitely worth a listen!
Be sure to check them out @ http://www.myspace.com/prairiedanceclub and listen to a clip from their performance at the Streaming Cafe!        

 Check out more music from Prairie Dance Club's performance @ http://www.streamingcafe.net/

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

From the UK pavement comes...

    Saturday brought us United Kingdom artist, now residing in Victoria, BC, Kid on the Pavement to the Streaming Cafe.  From the moment Chris Llyod ( Kid on the Pavement being his stage alter ego) pulled up to the cafe in a 70's brown Camaro, it was quite clear there's a retro feel about him.  This retro approach not only resided in KOTP's personal style but also came through strong in his music. Much like his influences, Neil Young and Simon & Garfunkel, his strong melodies and guitar work communicated well the reflective and sometimes dark stories he had to tell.

    Kid on the pavement is relatively new to the Canadian scene but look to hear great things from him in the future.  His debut album is being wrapped up and will be coming soon. Until then have a listen to a live clip "Paris Rain", one of my favorites, from the show. Enjoy!

Check out more music from this show @ http://www.streamingcafe.net

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Rocket Boy!

  I had been looking forward to Pat LePoidevin performing at the Streaming Cafe for some time now. It isn't very often that I listen to an artist's album and have to stop what I am doing, take a step back and say "WOW"!
  Pat's new album "Moon Wolves" has a strong animal theme in which he draws from his childhood, having been raised in rural BC and his love for children's story books.  His uniques subject matter and original sounding voice, mixed with a large presence of baritone ukulele invited me into his music from the first song. This strong presence carries through this entire album. I strongly suggest you getting it, you won't be disappointed!
  Much like his album, his live performance did not let me down. His genuine personality come across strong, as did his raw talent! I expect to see great things from Pat in the future.

Enjoy "Rocket Boy",  a song about his childhood time he spent with his father, shooting off toy rockets into the sky.

thanks for tuning in!