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Fri. January 17th 6:00 p.m. West My Friend, Daniel Cook & The Radiators, Beats Workin'The Mary Winspear Centre (All Ages)
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Fri. September 20th 2019
West My FriendAlix Goolden Performance Hall (All Ages)
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Thu. February 22nd 2018
West My Friend's 500TH SHOW West My FriendVictoria Event Centre (All Ages)
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Sat. December 2nd 2017
Oaklands West Coast Winter Market West My Friend, Daniel Cook & The Radiators, Vic Horvath, Jessica BeniniOaklands Community Association (All Ages)
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West My Friend

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Label: Grammar Fight Records
Indie Roots from Victoria BC

Contact Details

Jeff Poynter
westmyfriend@gmail.com
250 6616998

In the modern musical landscape, it’s rare to hear something as put-together as three-piece Cascadian folk outfit West My Friend - something so layered, deeply symphonic, baroque, and mysterious in its own winking way while still courting an edge of disaster. Simple is safe, but complex is fiery, intricate, and ultimately more rewarding.

Steeped in the visual styles of western Canada, West My Friend are veterans of the Victoria music scene. After 10 years as a band, their fourth album, In Constellation, continues to refine the art of creating achingly poignant folk music. Only this time, they’re backed by a full symphony orchestra, heavily layered while remaining lighthearted. Intricate yet accessible. Melancholic yet optimistic.

Mingling grassroots guitar, mandolin, accordion, orchestral instruments, and interweaving harmonies, In Constellation (produced by Joby Baker, co-produced and arranged by Adrian Dolan) features longtime members Eden Oliver, Alex Rempel, and Jeff Poynter conceiving a new box, then thinking outside of it. Punctuated by musings on anxiety and belonging, song structures vary and dynamics change from moment to moment, painting powerful lyrical portraits over backgrounds of violins and trumpets that swell, collapse, and tumble between bold harmonies. With over 650 performances and several tours under their collective belt, West My Friend is bringing forth a new sound you’ve never known you’ve wanted and new meaning to the things you’ve never known you needed.

Current Lineup

NameRoleDates
Eden OliverVoice, Guitar, Flute2009-present
Alex RempelDouble Bass, Voice2009-present
Jeff PoynterAccordion, Voice2009-present

Past Members

NameRoleDates
Irena PerkovicVoice, Guitar, Percussion2009-2010
Steven TaddeiBass, Voice2010-2012
Brian AndersonBass, Voice2012
Adam BaileyBass, Voice2012-2014
Tad RuszelMandolin, Voice2014-2015
NeckBass, Voice2015-2018

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Videos

West My Friend - All These Things
In this Video Artist(s) West My Friend
Posted: Aug. 16, 2019
West My Friend - Build a Bed (Trio Version)
In this Video Artist(s) West My Friend
Posted: Aug. 16, 2019
West My Friend - No Good Monster
In this Video Artist(s) West My Friend, Jeff Poynter, Nick Mintenko
Posted: Apr. 11, 2016
West My Friend - Missing You
In this Video Artist(s) West My Friend
Posted: Mar. 25, 2015


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