Described by CBC Music as one of 10 Vancouver acts to watch, Only A Visitor is a quintet that blurs genre boundaries by straddling the line between art music and pop. Classically trained, composer and arranger Robyn Jacob’s eclectic songwriting showcases vocal techniques and arrangements that invoke the Dirty Projectors and Bjork. With asymmetrical rhythms twisted around a pop skeleton, Only A Visitor makes room for themselves between pop and experimental music.
Joined in 2015 by drummer Kevin Romain, bassist Jeff Gammon, and singers Emma Postl and Celina Kurz, Only A Visitor released their EP Tower Temporary. In summer of 2017 they released their first full length album Lines, which was followed by a tour of Eastern Canada, including the Montreal, Toronto and Halifax International Jazz Festivals. In the fall of 2016 Robyn completed a solo music residency at the Banff Centre to begin work on the upcoming album Technicolour Education, released January 2019.
A soulful blend of rhythm and harmony. Flush with guitar and cajon, Ellen Trottier and Niloo Farahzadeh wrap their vocal harmonies around topics of love, loss and activism. And although their songs soothe, their grooves will move you to velvet realms. They ride on into the sunset together as LOOELLE, weaving their taste for the dark and dreamy, melodic and melancholic along the way.
Sunday, April 21st
Doors at 7pm // All Ages
$10 at the door
Please approach one of the show organizers if you feel unsafe or uncomfortable by any behaviour at the show.
This event will take place on unceded Coast Salish Territories, specifically of the Lekwungen and WSÁNEĆ peoples. As we focus on building artistic and cultural bridges, we acknowledge the rich cultural history of the many peoples and rituals that have been affected by the ongoing process of dispossession and colonialism. We hold this understanding in our interactions and engagements with this land and its people.