$10 to see two great artists!!! Yes, you read that right…$10! And that is not even the best part.
The best part is that it’s Andy Brown & Ria Mae!
Here’s the link. Go buy tickets.
New Brunswick’s Andy Brown has one of the most captivating voices in music today. His accomplishments include a 2011 and 2012 International Songwriting Comp Finalist; a 2010 Galaxie Rising Star Award; 3 Music New Brunswick Award wins; and his song ‘Ashes’ has been featured in the hit show Rookie Blue (ABC).
Andy is currently on tour to support his brand new album Tinman. I took advantage of his presale with same day digital download, and am pleased to say that it is an exceptional album.
This will be my first time seeing Andy live.
Ria Mae is one of my favourite artists. We are fortunate that she lives in Halifax because we get to witness this incredible talent more than most. I first saw Ria at the In The Dead of Winter music festival in January and have seen her twice since then. Here is my review from the IDOW show:
Let me start by saying that I love Ria Mae’s music. I know, I know, I’m not the only one. Mae’s debut full-length album, Under Your Skin, won the 2012 East Coast Music Award for Pop Recording of the Year, and her latest single “Leaving Today” is nominated as Song of the Year at the 2013 East Coast Music Awards.
Prior to Thursday night, I had never seen Mae play live. Because of this, hers was my most anticipated performance at this years In The Dead of Winter festival.
The wait was worth it. While watching Mae perform (accompanied by Margot Durling, who provided”perfect harmony” ), I kept wondering “how is she not an international star?”
Mae combines Jonny Rotten attitude with Sarah McLachlan vocals. It is a fascinating combination. Add to this a stand up comedy routine that would allow Mae to headline a comedy festival and being accompanied on stage by some marvellous musicians, and I was left with a show that I never wanted to see end. Mae finished her show to rousing applause.
Aside from being joined by Durling, Mae was joined on-stage for “Under Your Skin” by Nova Scotia’s “next big thing” Mo Kenney (whose debut album was released last year to critical acclaim). Mae was also joined by Ambition (“Take Your Clothes Off”), Natasha Peach (“Leaving Today”) and Folly & The Hunter (“Titanium”). It was the perfect way to end this exceptional first night of the IDOW festival.
If you are going to this show on Friday, make sure you show up early. You do not want to miss Ria Mae live. For more information on the show, visit the event Facebook page
In the meantime, here are some videos from Andy Brown & Ria Mae: