Sunday, August 4 7:30 PM The Farm
You’ll hear themes of politics, and a deep reverence for humanity and the earth on Carmanah’s first national release Speak In Rhythms’, a modern eleven-song album that overflows with emotion, afterhours cool, groove and tantalizing hints of gritty vintage flavours which influence it’s modern sound. Gus Van Go, producer at Vancouver’s Warehouse Studios, coined the band’s sound “West Coast Soul.” Having produced The Arkells, Sam Roberts, Fast Romantics, Wintersleep, Whitehorse and more, Gus along with co producer Werner F set about showcasing Laura Mina Mitic’s soulful lead
vocals with a complement of strong harmonies, rich acoustic layers, multiple lead instrumentation all powered by a deft and driving rhythm. Carmanah has built a large and enthused fanbase, selling out bigger venues and opening stages for international acts like Ziggy Marley, Clinton Fearon, k.d. lang, Moby and Shakey Graves. Carmanah was mentioned as a “BC musician to watch out for” by Vancouver’s Daily Hive.
“The Stevie Nicks of our generation.” – Jo Williams, The Zone 91.3
Kalena Young and Ella McMechan
We have enjoyed music since we can remember. We both have always made up little tunes in our heads. We started writing them down and recording them only a few years ago. We love writing our own music and lyrics because we can share our thoughts on issues and things that we have to deal with everyday.
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