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  Soaked in electric crescendos and folk tinged sing-along anthems, Shred Kelly is known for their high energy live show that ignites dance floors with their alternative folk sound. Over three albums and countless tours, the five British Columbians have developed their signature sound by taking inspiration from the mountains they hail from and the people who inhabit them. Shred Kelly has seamlessly fused traditional instrumentation with modern rock, presenting a sound that is both unique and compelling.  Shred Kelly has produced their most ambitious project yet with their fourth album Archipelago.  The collaborative song writing of Tim Newton, Sage McBride, Jordan Vlasschaert, Ty West, and Ian Page-Shiner have pulled inspiration through individual experiences and musical influences. The result is a dynamic and cohesive collection of dreamy, yet explosively exciting songs dipped in themes of relationships and the world in the modern age. Using traditional instrumentation at the base of the songwriting, the album explodes into a symphony of sounds incorporating banjos, ukuleles, synthesizers, guitar hooks, harmonies and pulsing beats.    They will be celebrating the release of 'Archipelago' in Fernie at Fernie Stoke Fest.    

Soaked in electric crescendos and folk tinged sing-along anthems, Shred Kelly is known for their high energy live show that ignites dance floors with their alternative folk sound. Over three albums and countless tours, the five British Columbians have developed their signature sound by taking inspiration from the mountains they hail from and the people who inhabit them. Shred Kelly has seamlessly fused traditional instrumentation with modern rock, presenting a sound that is both unique and compelling.

Shred Kelly has produced their most ambitious project yet with their fourth album Archipelago.  The collaborative song writing of Tim Newton, Sage McBride, Jordan Vlasschaert, Ty West, and Ian Page-Shiner have pulled inspiration through individual experiences and musical influences. The result is a dynamic and cohesive collection of dreamy, yet explosively exciting songs dipped in themes of relationships and the world in the modern age. Using traditional instrumentation at the base of the songwriting, the album explodes into a symphony of sounds incorporating banjos, ukuleles, synthesizers, guitar hooks, harmonies and pulsing beats.

They will be celebrating the release of 'Archipelago' in Fernie at Fernie Stoke Fest.

 

The Denim daddies

  Born out of a drink at a dive bar in Edmonton, Alberta, The Denim Daddies are five long, lost ‘brothers’ trying to navigate the weird & wild world that is modern country music. The Denim Daddies are a shot of the ol’ outlaws attitude mixed with the modernism of alt-country and a splash of the Nashville sound, all glassed in the high-powered sound of a dynamic live band. The Denim Daddies attribute their recognizable sound to their influences which only begin with Sturgill Simpson, Flying Burrito Brothers, and John Prine to name a few. Their songwriting blends politically and socially charged themes with simple, down to earth lyrics, which are layered atop intense and intricate parts with tight vocal harmonies and a rippin' rhythm section.    Blurring the lines between country and rock these dance floor troubadours are embracing the resurgence and new sounds of modern country music. From dirty cowboy bars, to hipster juke joints, to sweaty basements, The Denim Daddies appeal to every country music stereotype.    

Born out of a drink at a dive bar in Edmonton, Alberta, The Denim Daddies are five long, lost ‘brothers’ trying to navigate the weird & wild world that is modern country music. The Denim Daddies are a shot of the ol’ outlaws attitude mixed with the modernism of alt-country and a splash of the Nashville sound, all glassed in the high-powered sound of a dynamic live band. The Denim Daddies attribute their recognizable sound to their influences which only begin with Sturgill Simpson, Flying Burrito Brothers, and John Prine to name a few. Their songwriting blends politically and socially charged themes with simple, down to earth lyrics, which are layered atop intense and intricate parts with tight vocal harmonies and a rippin' rhythm section.

Blurring the lines between country and rock these dance floor troubadours are embracing the resurgence and new sounds of modern country music. From dirty cowboy bars, to hipster juke joints, to sweaty basements, The Denim Daddies appeal to every country music stereotype.

 

  The Runs have been bringing high energy, face melting mosh and dance parties to Fernie ever since 2004. Known for their engaging live show that includes audience participation, The Runs have been keeping the music flowing in Fernie for 13 years.     The Runs have just released their first studio album full of original bangers that are guaranteed to get you moving. Get it on bandcamp!       

The Runs have been bringing high energy, face melting mosh and dance parties to Fernie ever since 2004. Known for their engaging live show that includes audience participation, The Runs have been keeping the music flowing in Fernie for 13 years.

The Runs have just released their first studio album full of original bangers that are guaranteed to get you moving. Get it on bandcamp!

 

 

  Akronym is a 23 year old rapper, singer and producer hailing from the UK. His roots of inspiration stem from old school Hip Hop but in recent years of travelling and studying different genres, he has learnt to incorporate many different influences to ultimately find his own style. He has released a few EPs and beat tapes in the past but his newest release ‘Colouring Outside the Lines’ will be his first feature length album consisting of 17 songs. Akronym has really come into his own with his newest project by challenging himself to constantly break his norm and come out with many different styles. Where as most conceptual albums consist of an underlying theme and music that is quite similar, Akronym has decided to go the other route & push his creativity to see what he can come out with. The album has a mix of thought provoking, introspective and conscience songs that are great for deep thought and reflecting on the human condition. Then on the other side of the spectrum there are the up beat, heavy hitting songs that are perfect if you want to get turnt up and party. All in all ‘Colouring Outside the Lines’ is a great album full of substance and fun lyricism. Akronym is definitely someone to look out for in the future.

Akronym is a 23 year old rapper, singer and producer hailing from the UK. His roots of inspiration stem from old school Hip Hop but in recent years of travelling and studying different genres, he has learnt to incorporate many different influences to ultimately find his own style. He has released a few EPs and beat tapes in the past but his newest release ‘Colouring Outside the Lines’ will be his first feature length album consisting of 17 songs. Akronym has really come into his own with his newest project by challenging himself to constantly break his norm and come out with many different styles. Where as most conceptual albums consist of an underlying theme and music that is quite similar, Akronym has decided to go the other route & push his creativity to see what he can come out with. The album has a mix of thought provoking, introspective and conscience songs that are great for deep thought and reflecting on the human condition. Then on the other side of the spectrum there are the up beat, heavy hitting songs that are perfect if you want to get turnt up and party. All in all ‘Colouring Outside the Lines’ is a great album full of substance and fun lyricism. Akronym is definitely someone to look out for in the future.

THe Circus acts insomniacs

  The Circus Acts Insomniacs are a Kootenay based traveling performance troupe. We’ve evolved from the mountains of Fernie and Nelson BC and have been working tirelessly, collaborating with our talents and expertise to create an extravaganza for the senses.  We are a delightful combination of a creative and theatrical dance group, spiced up with a touch of circus flare.  Our unique performances  embrace the spaces around us and the culture we live in.  All dazzled up with mesmerizing LED toys and captivating costumes, our shows include aerial performances, choreographed dance, theatrical storytelling, prop manipulation, hula hoop spectacles, fire spinning, stilt walking and astonishing acrobatics.    Our hope is to encourage playfulness and self-discipline and we believe strongly in inspiring people to find their own strengths. By embracing our Kootenay lifestyles and lighting up the room with a show to remember, our belief is that audiences will be inspired to follow their own dreams.  We believe also that the relationship between music and dance is a universal form of communication, so we are consistently striving to redefine our identity as performers and push our kinetics into fresh modes of storytelling. We are attempting to expose crowds to the interactive capacity of dance and create a public appreciation of performing arts.   Drawing inspiration from both modern and traditional techniques, we never stop learning.    The small towns we live in have been the catalyst that have brought us together, lit the fire of creativity and continues to encourage communal growth.  We have been humbled by the overwhelming community response and it has inspired our drive to push forward and create.  Please join us in our expression.  Let us spark your imagination.  Sit back and enjoy the magic of our show and don’t be shy to dive into the mesmerizing and truly unique world of Circus Acts Insomniacs.

The Circus Acts Insomniacs are a Kootenay based traveling performance troupe. We’ve evolved from the mountains of Fernie and Nelson BC and have been working tirelessly, collaborating with our talents and expertise to create an extravaganza for the senses.  We are a delightful combination of a creative and theatrical dance group, spiced up with a touch of circus flare.  Our unique performances  embrace the spaces around us and the culture we live in.  All dazzled up with mesmerizing LED toys and captivating costumes, our shows include aerial performances, choreographed dance, theatrical storytelling, prop manipulation, hula hoop spectacles, fire spinning, stilt walking and astonishing acrobatics.

Our hope is to encourage playfulness and self-discipline and we believe strongly in inspiring people to find their own strengths. By embracing our Kootenay lifestyles and lighting up the room with a show to remember, our belief is that audiences will be inspired to follow their own dreams.  We believe also that the relationship between music and dance is a universal form of communication, so we are consistently striving to redefine our identity as performers and push our kinetics into fresh modes of storytelling. We are attempting to expose crowds to the interactive capacity of dance and create a public appreciation of performing arts.   Drawing inspiration from both modern and traditional techniques, we never stop learning.

The small towns we live in have been the catalyst that have brought us together, lit the fire of creativity and continues to encourage communal growth.  We have been humbled by the overwhelming community response and it has inspired our drive to push forward and create.  Please join us in our expression.  Let us spark your imagination.  Sit back and enjoy the magic of our show and don’t be shy to dive into the mesmerizing and truly unique world of Circus Acts Insomniacs.

  Awarded the title of Best DJ in the 2013 Kootenay Music Awards *    Rafferty Funksmith is what you might call a "party-rocker extraordinaire". A self-taught vinyl disc jockey, he's been collecting records for almost 20 years.    His legendary marathon sets have been known to last for 8 hours or more, taking dancers on a journey through tasteful selections of funk, disco, hip hop, reggae, r&b, and soul. The music he plays has an uncommon level of sophistication and diversity, while maintaining a sweat-drenched atmosphere of groovy dance get-down.    He hosted a monthly All Vinyl Night at the fantastic Royal on Baker in Nelson, bringing in various guest djs to spin with him. He's opened for, or shared the stage with, djs and acts such as Hoola Hoop, Vinyl Ritchie, Maceo Parker, Talib Kweli, Dr. Oop, the Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra, Blackberry Wood, the Funkhunters, SkiiTour, Slynk, and the Swollen Members.    In addition to playing records, he also composes sample-based beats and music.

Awarded the title of Best DJ in the 2013 Kootenay Music Awards *

Rafferty Funksmith is what you might call a "party-rocker extraordinaire". A self-taught vinyl disc jockey, he's been collecting records for almost 20 years.

His legendary marathon sets have been known to last for 8 hours or more, taking dancers on a journey through tasteful selections of funk, disco, hip hop, reggae, r&b, and soul. The music he plays has an uncommon level of sophistication and diversity, while maintaining a sweat-drenched atmosphere of groovy dance get-down.

He hosted a monthly All Vinyl Night at the fantastic Royal on Baker in Nelson, bringing in various guest djs to spin with him. He's opened for, or shared the stage with, djs and acts such as Hoola Hoop, Vinyl Ritchie, Maceo Parker, Talib Kweli, Dr. Oop, the Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra, Blackberry Wood, the Funkhunters, SkiiTour, Slynk, and the Swollen Members.

In addition to playing records, he also composes sample-based beats and music.