Big Little Lions are coming back to where it all began.
The songwriting duo of Comox Valley’s Juno Award-winning Helen Austin and Cincinnati, Ohio’s award-winning Paul Otten are returning to the Comox Valley – where they performed live together for the very first time – and will grace the stages of two local venues.
Since forming the band in early 2013, Big Little Lions have gone on to win the top John Lennon Songwriting Contest award of Song of the Year, first place in the International Songwriting Competition as well as many other awards.
The band made its live debut at a special free outdoor concert at Filberg Park last summer, before heading States-side for a mini tour.
It’s the same idea this time around.
Fresh from playing at this year’s National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) show, the Big Little Lions are doing a Vancouver Island tour before they head to Austin, Texas to play showcases at South By Southwest.
They will be playing at Zocalo’s in downtown Courtenay on Thursday March 5 at 7:30 p.m. and The Roy (formerly The Backstreet) in Royston, March 6 at 7 p.m. and they will be joined by Daisy Squires on various instruments and Jim Stepan on percussion.
Between them they have hundreds of placements on TV, ads and movies and their music can be heard on MTV, IKEA ads and network TV shows. Their songs are a dynamic fusion of feel-good and deep emotion that leave the listener with a strong emotional reaction and have been described as “Pomplamoose meets Mumford & Sons”.
For more information, or to see other Vancouver Island tour dates, visit www.biglittlelions.com