It’s a Friday afternoon inside Studio Cloud 30, an immaculate and inviting space where we prepare to interview and photograph Elise Estrada. The open room is warm and cozy, and watched over by a Yorkiepoo named, Max. Elise arrives picture perfect and ready to start, despite the torrential rain she had to brave to get here. What a champ.
Twenty years and still going strong can tell you a lot about an artist. It tells you that he is driven, a master of his craft. It also shows that music is not just a profession for him, but a lifestyle.
From the suburbs of Chicago to a modest venue in Vancouver’s Chinatown district, The Orwells have woven across provinces, states, and countries to share their music with both new and loyal followers.
Assuredly, it is the expert craftsmanship of seasoned musicians that can make a song sound as effortless as the way Fitz and The Tantrums does it. Catchy not only in the hooks, this band’s music and lyrics have a way of infecting the mind, body, and soul. John Wicks (drums and percussion) and James King (saxophone, flute, keyboard, percussion, and guitar) are two of the six faces behind Fitz & The Tantrums.
Vancouverites love their hockey and they love their hometown boy, Michael Bublé.
Listening to an Islands record is like going to the carnival. The lyrics are curious and bizarre; the music is unexpected and peculiar. But in some inexplicable way, this mish mash of experimentation always seems