Delhi 2 Dublin was a happy accident born out of Vancouver’s Celtic Fest in 2006. Their sound started as an electronic fusion between bhangra beats and Celtic fiddle and has since grown into anything from dub reggae to breakbeats to just straight up happy dance music. File under… best. Founded by Tarun Nayar (of Beats Without Borders cred), Sanjay Seran (at the time hailing from live bhangra act Signia), and Ravi Binning (a professionally trained bhangra dancer and dhol player), it was obvious D2D had something people wanted. Word spread about their ridiculously energetic live show, and these road-warriors have been touring constantly since: mesmerizing crowds at many of the top festivals across Canada and the US, blowing people away in the UK, Australia, Germany and Malaysia as well as performing to awe-filled audiences in Hong Kong, Taiwan and Dubai. The band’s new release of “We’re All Desi” looks to be their strongest album yet. Eschewing the sterility of writing songs in the studio, and embracing the musicianship of new members James Wallace (guitar) and Serena Eades (fiddle), the band has based their new material entirely on jam sessions in their rehearsal space. Heavily influenced by their favourite Bollywood records from the 70s, their love for funk music, and produced by Nick Middleton (of The Funk Hunters), the results combine the high energy of their signature live shows with a newfound studio polish. Described by one magazine as the “United Nations of rock ‘n’ roll”, the last 9 years of incessant touring have seen Delhi 2 Dublin become one of Canada’s most buzzed-about bands – and this was not just a happy accident.

Delhi 2 Dublin was a happy accident born out of Vancouver’s Celtic Fest in 2006. Their sound started as an electronic fusion between bhangra beats and Celtic fiddle and has since grown into anything from dub reggae to breakbeats to just straight up happy dance music. File under… best.
Founded by Tarun Nayar (of Beats Without Borders cred), Sanjay Seran (at the time hailing from live bhangra act Signia), and Ravi Binning (a professionally trained bhangra dancer and dhol player), it was obvious D2D had something people wanted. Word spread about their ridiculously energetic live show, and these road-warriors have been touring constantly since: mesmerizing crowds at many of the top festivals across Canada and the US, blowing people away in the UK, Australia, Germany and Malaysia as well as performing to awe-filled audiences in Hong Kong, Taiwan and Dubai.
The band’s new release of “We’re All Desi” looks to be their strongest album yet. Eschewing the sterility of writing songs in the studio, and embracing the musicianship of new members James Wallace (guitar) and Serena Eades (fiddle), the band has based their new material entirely on jam sessions in their rehearsal space. Heavily influenced by their favourite Bollywood records from the 70s, their love for funk music, and produced by Nick Middleton (of The Funk Hunters), the results combine the high energy of their signature live shows with a newfound studio polish.
Described by one magazine as the “United Nations of rock ‘n’ roll”, the last 9 years of incessant touring have seen Delhi 2 Dublin become one of Canada’s most buzzed-about bands – and this was not just a happy accident.

Since the inception of Shred Kelly, the Fernie BC based band have been re-defining what folk-rock means. Through their individual pan-Canadian backgrounds, Tim Newton, Sage McBride, Jordan Vlasschaert, Ian Page-Shiner, and Ty West have amplified the traditional sound of folk music with a more contemporary approach.  Pushing the boundaries of the genre, they have incorporated a wide range of influences to create a sound that is uniquely called ‘Stoke Folk.’ The band is best known for their dynamic, high-energy and engaging live show that leaves no dance floor vacant. Shred Kelly has garnered themselves sold-out shows across Canada, performed at some of the Nation’s premier festivals, and received a growing list of awards and recognition. They recently won ‘Album of the Year’ and ‘Best Live Act’ at 2015 Kootenay Music Awards and won a 2015 Western Canadian Music Award for ‘Best Music Video’ for their latest single ‘Sing to the Night.’ Shred Kelly released their 3rd album – ‘Sing To The Night’ – on January 27th 2015. The new material shows the growth and depth that the band has explored throughout the creative process, and once again demonstrates their signature claw-hammer banjo riffs, layered ambient synth, powerhouse rock, and sweet vocal harmonies. Their acclaimed producer John Critchley (Elliott Brood, Dan Mangan, Amelia Curran, The Once) from Green Door Studios was a master at creating an album that pushed their creativity and gave Shred Kelly a new take on their signature sound, which translates perfectly onto an album, or a packed dance floor.

Since the inception of Shred Kelly, the Fernie BC based band have been re-defining what folk-rock means. Through their individual pan-Canadian backgrounds, Tim Newton, Sage McBride, Jordan Vlasschaert, Ian Page-Shiner, and Ty West have amplified the traditional sound of folk music with a more contemporary approach.  Pushing the boundaries of the genre, they have incorporated a wide range of influences to create a sound that is uniquely called ‘Stoke Folk.’ The band is best known for their dynamic, high-energy and engaging live show that leaves no dance floor vacant.

Shred Kelly has garnered themselves sold-out shows across Canada, performed at some of the Nation’s premier festivals, and received a growing list of awards and recognition. They recently won ‘Album of the Year’ and ‘Best Live Act’ at 2015 Kootenay Music Awards and won a 2015 Western Canadian Music Award for ‘Best Music Video’ for their latest single ‘Sing to the Night.’

Shred Kelly released their 3rd album – ‘Sing To The Night’ – on January 27th 2015. The new material shows the growth and depth that the band has explored throughout the creative process, and once again demonstrates their signature claw-hammer banjo riffs, layered ambient synth, powerhouse rock, and sweet vocal harmonies. Their acclaimed producer John Critchley (Elliott Brood, Dan Mangan, Amelia Curran, The Once) from Green Door Studios was a master at creating an album that pushed their creativity and gave Shred Kelly a new take on their signature sound, which translates perfectly onto an album, or a packed dance floor.

The Wet Secrets are a six-piece rock 'n roll gang fueled by a primal, fuzzy punk rock spirit, and steered by a love of slinky disco, art rock, 70's horns and AM gold songwriting. They have a well-established reputation for a phenomenal, sweaty live show. NPR included The Wet Secrets in their "Austin 100" list of top artists to watch at SXSW 2016, exclaiming: "Fist-pumping pop-rock fight songs, from a bunch of Canadians dressed like a marching band. Yes!" NPR also included the current single "I Can Swing a Hammer" on their Heavy Rotation list of "10 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing" describing the band as "a colorful, energetic sextet that mines the spirit of '50s rock 'n' roll and '70s punk and runs it all through a 21st-century filter." The Wet Secrets recently released a new 4-song EP, "I Can Live Forever" on Six Shooter Records, with a full-length album "The Tyranny of Objects" to follow this year. Most recently, they opened for The Black Angels at the Fillmore Charlotte in North Carolina, then played SXSW 2016, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle.

The Wet Secrets are a six-piece rock 'n roll gang fueled by a primal, fuzzy punk rock spirit, and steered by a love of slinky disco, art rock, 70's horns and AM gold songwriting. They have a well-established reputation for a phenomenal, sweaty live show. NPR included The Wet Secrets in their "Austin 100" list of top artists to watch at SXSW 2016, exclaiming: "Fist-pumping pop-rock fight songs, from a bunch of Canadians dressed like a marching band. Yes!" NPR also included the current single "I Can Swing a Hammer" on their Heavy Rotation list of "10 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing" describing the band as "a colorful, energetic sextet that mines the spirit of '50s rock 'n' roll and '70s punk and runs it all through a 21st-century filter." The Wet Secrets recently released a new 4-song EP, "I Can Live Forever" on Six Shooter Records, with a full-length album "The Tyranny of Objects" to follow this year. Most recently, they opened for The Black Angels at the Fillmore Charlotte in North Carolina, then played SXSW 2016, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle.

At a recent keynote address to an early childhood education conference, acclaimed family entertainer, singer / songwriter, composer, actor, writer, author, TV host and keynote speaker Fred Penner delivered a simple, yet powerful message. "Never underestimate your ability to make a difference in the life of a child." A gentle giant with kind eyes and an undeniable ability to make you feel good about yourself, this musical master brings 25 years of commitment, consistency and depth to a career that skillfully blends the many genres of performing and communication. Dubbed "Mr. Multi-Media" by Billboard Magazine, his diverse repertoire includes a prolific 12 Children's Albums, countless energetically packed live shows for throngs of eager audiences across North America, composing the music for APTN YTV's Tipi Tales, and writing the score and hosting the TV documentary The Simple Way (focused on the relevant, world-wide topic of voluntary simplicity). He has, without a doubt, established himself as a fundamental part of the North American family entertainment scene. And whether it's through CDs, videos, books or television, his cornerstone philosophy remains the same: absolute trust that his work can make a difference. The first children's entertainer to headline at the Los Angeles Amphitheater, this four time recipient of the Parents' Choice Award and the man Los Angeles Parent called the "Canadian Minister of Positivity" has successfully transformed children's entertainment into a family affair. Offering his broad talents to speak to the family unit and express his feelings about where the world is going and what children are learning. A devoted father of four and husband of 25 years who describes meeting his wife Odette as "love at first sight", Fred credits her dream to start a children's dance theatre program as the catalyst that propelled him into this career. Lessons learned through the challenges and rewards of parenthood are translated into all that he does. His pre-music experience working with troubled youth set the stage for what was to come; providing an understanding of the trauma of child abuse and the ability of music to heal. Those learnings, along with the untimely passing of his 12- year-old sister with Down's Syndrome and subsequent passing of his father a year later, sparked a period of deep soul-searching and life-changing decisions. Inspired by his sister's pure love of music, the man who had planned to become an economist, made a choice to become a performer. Lucky for us, he did. More than the music, the two-time Juno winner (equivalent of a Grammy) for Best Children's Album Sing with Fred and eight-time nominee's body of work is about energy and emotional connection. The guy who crawled magically out of that hollow log for 12 seasons and nearly 900 episodes in the hit CBC TV show Fred Penner's Place receives fan mail to this day from some of the 55 million American viewers where the show ran for four years on the U.S.'s Nickelodeon. Always building on a common theme rooted in integrity and a "belief in what I can do" he has created a lasting impact that crosses the generations and continues to grow. From the small screen to the live stage; from writing songs to composing scores; this seasoned performer's ability to blend his considerable talents has garnered critical acclaim and a host of awards. Like the precious ingredients in your favourite feel good soup, his combination of warmth, ease, enthusiasm and grace bring nourishment too often lacking in these turbulent times. In 2000, the Canadian Institute of Child Health honoured Fred for his contribution to the well-being and safety of children. He is also a humble recipient of the Order of Canada, the highest recognition given to a Canadian citizen. One of his albums, Happy Feet was named Best Children's Album of the Year by the U.S.A's Entertainment Weekly and he is the first ever winner of the Prairie Music Award for Outstanding Children's Recording. His visibility has allowed him the privilege and joy of using his voice to "bring something of value" as a spokesperson for organizations like UNESCO, World Vision, UNICEF and the National Conference on Down Syndrome, which he chaired. In 2005, Fred journeyed to Zambia, Africa with World Vision to host a program for Child Sponsorship in the Western World. Here and now, the family entertainer called "an American hero" by Long Island Parenting News is planning to expand his writing and performing abilities more into the genres of film and theatre. With extensive stage experience, including serious drama (Death of a Salesman), musicals (The Music Man) and family theatre (Captain Hook in Peter Pan to name just one), he looks forward to more involvement in the acting side of the film world. In addition, he looks to creating a new family album of "strong songs, with strong messages for the family and child" that speaks to what's happening in the world and the importance of positive messages in these trying times. Standing on an already firm footing in television and always excited about where the mystical journey will take him next, Fred is also making room for the possibility of another series or documentary. A humanitarian always conscious of the "delicate balance required to create a positive influence that fosters healthy self-esteem in the life of a child", his work is infused with a steadfast commitment to communicating with children and families in a clear, non-condescending way. "More than just fun", this multi-talented artist has the wisdom and humility to know that the importance and the meaning of what he does can reach deeply into the lives of others.

At a recent keynote address to an early childhood education conference, acclaimed family entertainer, singer / songwriter, composer, actor, writer, author, TV host and keynote speaker Fred Penner delivered a simple, yet powerful message. "Never underestimate your ability to make a difference in the life of a child."

A gentle giant with kind eyes and an undeniable ability to make you feel good about yourself, this musical master brings 25 years of commitment, consistency and depth to a career that skillfully blends the many genres of performing and communication. Dubbed "Mr. Multi-Media" by Billboard Magazine, his diverse repertoire includes a prolific 12 Children's Albums, countless energetically packed live shows for throngs of eager audiences across North America, composing the music for APTN

YTV's Tipi Tales, and writing the score and hosting the TV documentary The Simple Way (focused on the relevant, world-wide topic of voluntary simplicity). He has, without a doubt, established himself as a fundamental part of the North American family entertainment scene. And whether it's through CDs, videos, books or television, his cornerstone philosophy remains the same: absolute trust that his work can make a difference.

The first children's entertainer to headline at the Los Angeles Amphitheater, this four time recipient of the Parents' Choice Award and the man Los Angeles Parent called the "Canadian Minister of Positivity" has successfully transformed children's entertainment into a family affair. Offering his broad talents to speak to the family unit and express his feelings about where the world is going and what children are learning. A devoted father of four and husband of 25 years who describes meeting his wife Odette as "love at first sight", Fred credits her dream to start a children's dance theatre program as the catalyst that propelled him into this career. Lessons learned through the challenges and rewards of parenthood are translated into all that he does.

His pre-music experience working with troubled youth set the stage for what was to come; providing an understanding of the trauma of child abuse and the ability of music to heal. Those learnings, along with the untimely passing of his 12- year-old sister with Down's Syndrome and subsequent passing of his father a year later, sparked a period of deep soul-searching and life-changing decisions. Inspired by his sister's pure love of music, the man who had planned to become an economist, made a choice to become a performer. Lucky for us, he did.

More than the music, the two-time Juno winner (equivalent of a Grammy) for Best Children's Album Sing with Fred and eight-time nominee's body of work is about energy and emotional connection. The guy who crawled magically out of that hollow log for 12 seasons and nearly 900 episodes in the hit CBC TV show Fred Penner's Place receives fan mail to this day from some of the 55 million American viewers where the show ran for four years on the U.S.'s Nickelodeon. Always building on a common theme rooted in integrity and a "belief in what I can do" he has created a lasting impact that crosses the generations and continues to grow.

From the small screen to the live stage; from writing songs to composing scores; this seasoned performer's ability to blend his considerable talents has garnered critical acclaim and a host of awards. Like the precious ingredients in your favourite feel good soup, his combination of warmth, ease, enthusiasm and grace bring nourishment too often lacking in these turbulent times.

In 2000, the Canadian Institute of Child Health honoured Fred for his contribution to the well-being and safety of children. He is also a humble recipient of the Order of Canada, the highest recognition given to a Canadian citizen. One of his albums, Happy Feet was named Best Children's Album of the Year by the U.S.A's Entertainment Weekly and he is the first ever winner of the Prairie Music Award for Outstanding Children's Recording.

His visibility has allowed him the privilege and joy of using his voice to "bring something of value" as a spokesperson for organizations like UNESCO, World Vision, UNICEF and the National Conference on Down Syndrome, which he chaired. In 2005, Fred journeyed to Zambia, Africa with World Vision to host a program for Child Sponsorship in the Western World.

Here and now, the family entertainer called "an American hero" by Long Island Parenting News is planning to expand his writing and performing abilities more into the genres of film and theatre. With extensive stage experience, including serious drama (Death of a Salesman), musicals (The Music Man) and family theatre (Captain Hook in Peter Pan to name just one), he looks forward to more involvement in the acting side of the film world. In addition, he looks to creating a new family album of "strong songs, with strong messages for the family and child" that speaks to what's happening in the world and the importance of positive messages in these trying times.

Standing on an already firm footing in television and always excited about where the mystical journey will take him next, Fred is also making room for the possibility of another series or documentary.

A humanitarian always conscious of the "delicate balance required to create a positive influence that fosters healthy self-esteem in the life of a child", his work is infused with a steadfast commitment to communicating with children and families in a clear, non-condescending way. "More than just fun", this multi-talented artist has the wisdom and humility to know that the importance and the meaning of what he does can reach deeply into the lives of others.

MOONTRICKS is a collaboration between long time childhood friends NOG and Mr. Mercy. Their music blurs the lines of analog and digital, acoustic and electronic, beautiful and dirty. They weave together soulful instrumentation with NOG on the bass, beats and harmonica and Mr. Mercy on guitar and mandolin. Moontricks has an upcoming 4 track Ep being released on 'Really Good Records' This fresh new sound will give you melodies to inspire and beats that pound!

MOONTRICKS is a collaboration between long time childhood friends NOG and Mr. Mercy. Their music blurs the lines of analog and digital, acoustic and electronic, beautiful and dirty. They weave together soulful instrumentation with NOG on the bass, beats and harmonica and Mr. Mercy on guitar and mandolin. Moontricks has an upcoming 4 track Ep being released on 'Really Good Records' This fresh new sound will give you melodies to inspire and beats that pound!

Redgirl is a light shade of bluegrass with some visible folk roots showing. Fronted by the clear and fearless vocals of Anie Hepher: Redgirl's music is built around her pure and unfettered voice, clawhammer banjo, guitar and occasionally, a sassy ukulele. Michael Hepher (married to the girl) on lead guitar, mandolin and backing vocals, brings a balance in harmony, humour and musical creativity to the songs and stories of the band. Redgirl has made music together since early 2001, originally at the core of a 6 piece bluegrass/roots ensemble called "as the crow flies". Influences include Lynn Miles, Gillian Welch, Bruce Cockburn, Annie-Lou, Crooked Still and Ian Tyson. In more recent years, the band has also dabbled as a "plugged-in" band (see the fantastic Sven Heyde of www.thejazzcouncil.com), but is once again settled into the heart of acoustic pastures. Redgirl has travelled many miles together-both on highways and in each others' lives as family. Their true friendship and deep appreciation of each other is noticable in their live performances-seen in their seamless and light-hearted banter and on-stage comraderie. Redgirl's songs; both original and traditional, are about things homegrown: family, laughter, heartache, loneliness, love, connection, fields, boats, ponies and railroads. In the last 2 years, they have been thrilled to share the stage such fantastic musicians as Jenny Lester, Pharis & Jason Romero, Valdy, Cara Luft, Stacey Earle & Mark Stuart, Ken Hamm and Elena Yeung. They are happy to bring their own utensils, and love potlucks.

Redgirl is a light shade of bluegrass with some visible folk roots showing. Fronted by the clear and fearless vocals of Anie Hepher: Redgirl's music is built around her pure and unfettered voice, clawhammer banjo, guitar and occasionally, a sassy ukulele. Michael Hepher (married to the girl) on lead guitar, mandolin and backing vocals, brings a balance in harmony, humour and musical creativity to the songs and stories of the band.

Redgirl has made music together since early 2001, originally at the core of a 6 piece bluegrass/roots ensemble called "as the crow flies". Influences include Lynn Miles, Gillian Welch, Bruce Cockburn, Annie-Lou, Crooked Still and Ian Tyson. In more recent years, the band has also dabbled as a "plugged-in" band (see the fantastic Sven Heyde of www.thejazzcouncil.com), but is once again settled into the heart of acoustic pastures.

Redgirl has travelled many miles together-both on highways and in each others' lives as family. Their true friendship and deep appreciation of each other is noticable in their live performances-seen in their seamless and light-hearted banter and on-stage comraderie.

Redgirl's songs; both original and traditional, are about things homegrown: family, laughter, heartache, loneliness, love, connection, fields, boats, ponies and railroads. In the last 2 years, they have been thrilled to share the stage such fantastic musicians as Jenny Lester, Pharis & Jason Romero, Valdy, Cara Luft, Stacey Earle & Mark Stuart, Ken Hamm and Elena Yeung.
They are happy to bring their own utensils, and love potlucks.

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