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

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