Songwriters & PLayers
Ray is a singer/songwriter from Sooke,British Columbia, near Victoria on Vancouver Island. His set lists include a mix of covers and original songs reminiscent of John Prine, Wille Nelson and David Francey. His music style is a mix of Folk, West Coast Roots and Americana. Ray is a regular performer at folk clubs both as a solo artist, in collaborations and is known for his storytelling. Ray recently released a recording project of original music titled ' Two Way Traffic One Lane Road ' and now is directing his energies to writing & co-writing music and the Songs & Stories project
Daniel's songwriting fuses contagious melodies with timeless stories creating a fresh brand of original West Coast Roots music. From Victoria, BC, he is a guitarist who blends melody and minimalism into a sweet mix of jazz and country guitar traditions. His band ' Daniel Cook and the Radiators ' has a unique sound that is well known to the Vancouver Island music community. Daniel is a prolific and talented writer with a great sense of the muse and how to put great lyrics and melodies together. Daniel has a second recording project underway following his first CD ' Comfy Couches '
Tim is a singer/songwriter from Victoria, BC, Canada. Tim grew up in Ontario in a musical family of singers and piano players. He started on piano, followed by drums, then picked up a guitar at age 13 and never looked back. Tim has been writing songs seriously for about 10 years now, but began writing as a hobby when he was a teenager. His musical influences range from The Band to Billy Bragg, Jackson Browne to Jason Isbell. He plays out locally at least once a week and loves the process of writing songs and seeing how people respond to them.
Genevieve is an award winning Vancouver-Island based singer / songwriter, crafting tales of love, loss and rural living in between raising her three sons, harvesting veggies from the garden and hauling firewood to fuel her Cowichan Valley earthen home. Her music is rooted in folk and old-time country but incorporates bluegrass rhythms, Americana and pop. Genevieve performs with her band the ' Wild Sundays ' and mostly recently has teamed up with Jack Connolly to form the duo ' Heartwood ' releasing an album ( her third ) in March 2019 titled ' Heart is a Tower '
Growing up in Virginia, Lisa began singing in church at age 5, started playing guitar at age 11 and writing music a few years ago. After falling into the theatre scene, while living in California in the 80’s, she spent many years performing in musical theatre. While living in New York City, she studied a vocal technique designed for belting Broadway tunes. Since she moved to Victoria 9 years ago, acoustic folk music has been more of her focus. Writing has taken her back to childhood experiences and wanting to make an impact through inspiring songs. She collaborates regularly with other local musicians, playing local venues bringing her sweet vocals to songs by her major influences, Janis Ian and James Taylor and now her own original music
Robbie Hancock is a singer/songwriter, a composer/producer, and an international touring artist. Some of his recent songwriting/composing credits include music placed in programs on NBC, BBC, HBO, AMC, The Discovery Channel, MTV, Bravo, BTN, The National Film Board of Canada, HGTV, and the DIY Network, documentaries and films. Robbie has been performing live for over 20 years and has done four Canadian tours and recently performed in Nashville and Los Angeles at live music venues and conferences. He also regularly participates in the Artist on Board program for VIA Rail Canada, performing on the trains for passengers each year from coast to coast.
Mike is a multi instrumentalist, arranger, producer currently entertaining in the greater Victoria, BC Area. You will remember great bands like Loose Change ( R and B), Children of Celebrities ( Folk and Pop) and currently active Bijoux du Bayou ( Cajun, Zydeco). Mike has accompanied prominent singer song writers on Vancouver Island for 20 years.
Mike adds sweet flavours in instrumentation in many ways including fiddle, bass, mandolin, bass and banjo