Sweet Alibi playing intimate house concert in Cumberland

The Canadian Folk Music Award nominees have been captivating audiences with their alluring blend of soulful melody and folk/roots tradition.

AN INTIMATE HOUSE concert in Cumberland on Sept. 24 features music by Sweet Alibi.

Canadian Folk Music Award nominees Sweet Alibi have been captivating audiences with their alluring blend of soulful melody and folk/roots tradition.

A playful sense of lyricism set to powerful vocal harmony set the stage for a performance which is upfront and personal and instinctively compelling.

Drawing influence from a vast array of musical references, Sweet Alibi applies a quirky pop sensibility to an eclectic set.

Songs range in mood from hauntingly provocative ballads to left of centre takes on everything from Country and Soul to Old Time Jazz. Backing their vocals with electric guitars, banjos, hand percussion, ukuleles, upright bass, and whatever else they can get their hands on, Sweet Alibi complements a diverse set with equally eclectic instrumentation.

Core members Jessica Rae Ayre, Amber Nielsen, and Michelle Anderson are sometimes backed by an array of Winnipeg’s finest musicians. The group performs steadily both as a stripped-down trio and with a fully fleshed out rhythm section.

The band has performed everywhere from intimate coffee houses and mainstay clubs to outdoor concert series and festivals. Having finished their highly anticipated debut album with Juno Award winner Mitch Dorge, along with the coming release of their sophomore album We’ve Got To (produced by Rusty Matyas of Imaginary Cities), Sweet Alibi is touring across Canada.

For details about the band, visit http://sweetalibi.com.

All proceeds from the Sept. 24 Cumberland house concert go directly to the performers. For tickets or more information, phone 250-650-6569 or e-mail homeroutesvi@gmail.com.

— Sweet Alibi

Just Posted

Haida Manga artist to speak at North Island College

Award-winning visual artist and author Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas will speak at North… Continue reading

UPDATE: Courtenay home a ‘write-off’ after Sunday afternoon fire

Two occupants of the home and one of a neighbouring house were treated for minor smoke inhalation

L’Arche Comox Valley looking for volunteers to document seniors’ life stories

The Sharing Side by Side program is starting back up in April

MLA Ronna-Rae Leonard welcomes new playground for Airport Elementary School in Comox

Courtenay-Comox MLA Ronna-Rae Leonard says students at Airport Elementary School are getting… Continue reading

Island AeroBarrier donates building sealing services to Habitat for Humanity

The new Courtenay-based business sealed two units at the Lake Trail Road build

Defiant vigil starts healing in New Zealand after massacre

Police say the gunman in the shooting that killed 50 acted alone

B.C. argues it cannot stop Trans Mountain, but it can protect environment

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says only Ottawa has the authority to decide what goes in trans-boundary pipelines

B.C. poverty plan combines existing spending, housing programs

Target is to lift 140,000 people out of poverty from 2016 level

Avalanche warning issued for all B.C. mountains

Warm weather to increase avalanche risk: Avalanche Canada

Temperature records dating back to 1947 broken in B.C.

The Squamish airport recorded the hottest temperature in the province (and Canada) on Sunday: 21.3 C

Privy Council clerk Michael Wernick retires

Jody Wilson-Raybould has accused Wernick of pressuring her to head off criminal charges for SNC-Lavalin

Dutch tram shooting suspect arrested, say police

Police say three people were killed in the shooting Monday and five wounded

Canada extends Iraq and Ukraine military missions to 2021 and 2022

Extension is part of efforts to curb Russian aggression and to fight against Islamic militants

WestJet suspends 2019 financial guidance after Boeing 737 Max grounded

The company has 13 Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft grounded by regulators after the Ethiopian crash

Most Read