Basia Bulat

London Music Hall Presents

Basia Bulat

Lido Pimienta, The Marrieds

Fri, November 25, 2016

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm


This event is all ages

Basia Bulat
Basia Bulat
Basia Bulat has become one of Canada's most conspicuous talents. Since releasing her debut in 2007, Bulat has shared a stage with artists including Arcade Fire, The National, Nick Cave, Daniel Lanois, St Vincent, Sufjan Stevens, Beirut, Destroyer, Tune-Yards, The Tallest Man On Earth, and Andrew Bird. She often appears solo in gigantic halls, winning over crowds with an autoharp or charango, stomping feet, two mighty lungs. But her massive talent has also been recognized at scale: her songs have been adapted for major performances with symphony orchestras, and she's been tapped for prestigious tributes to Leonard Cohen and The Band.
Bulat was born in Toronto. She grew up listening to her mother's piano students, to Sam Cooke and Stax on the oldies station, later falling in love with Odetta, Stevie Nicks, Sandy Denny and Abner Jay. Although she emerged as part of Ontario's indie folk scene, befriending members of Ohbijou, Timber Timbre and Great Lake Swimmers, her first three records were recorded in Montreal. The first two, 2007's Oh My Darling and 2010's Heart Of My Own, were made with producer Howard Bilerman, an engineer who was then better known for noisy punk-rock albums, while 2013's Juno- and Polaris nominated Tall Tall Shadow was produced with Mark Lawson (The Unicorns, Akron/Family) and Arcade Fire's Tim Kingsbury.
She has lived in Montreal since 2014. She will release a new album, produced by Jim James (My Morning Jacket), in 2016.
Lido Pimienta
Canada-based Colombian artist and musician Lido Pimienta is one of those brave, unique souls who encourages you to open your heart more just by being who they are. Her detailed drawings and folk-art inspired paintings mirror her intensely personal and intensely political music. The music combines the enchanting intimacy of Juana Molina's fragile electronic soundscapes with the handmade art pop of The Blow, and something punk — like Suicide getting in touch with their twee side. Her critically lauded 2010 Spanish-language debut album Color, is like a beautiful (and highly accessible) art installation made from ordinary craft supplies and stuff people keep around the house. It's a bright world of rhythm and melody that you just want to walk around in and contemplate.
The Marrieds
London, ON duo Jane Carmichael (vocals, uke) and Kevin Kennedy (vocals, guitar) officially formed as The Marrieds in December 2010 when they posted 3 snow day songs on YouTube during London's "Snowmageddon." The songs received over 10 000 views in a couple of days and captured the attention of CBC Radio, making them "The Sound of the Day" across Canada.

The couple now have two full-length albums (Self-Titled 2011, Saving Hope 2013) and an EP (Snow Song Trilogy 2011) under their belts, and have shared the stage with Kathleen Edwards, Bahamas, Danny Michel, Treble Charger, The Trews, Lennie Gallant, Colleen Brown, Ian Thomas and Meaghan Smith. They have showcased in Canadian Music Week 2013 & 2012, NXNE 2013 & 2012, The Toronto Independent Music Awards 2012 and Indie Week Canada 2013 & 2012. Their nominations include a 2013 Jack Richardson Music Award in the Folk/Roots Category, a 2012 Jack Richardson Music Award in the Fan Favourite category, a 2012 London Music Award in the Folk/Roots Category and a 2012 Toronto Independent Music Award in the Folk/Roots Category. The Marrieds were also voted Regional Top 20 in CBC's Searchlight Competition 2013 and #2 on The London Free Press's Top 10 Albums of 2013.

Their latest release, Saving Hope, recorded at Toronto's Revolution Recording by Producer Bob Breen, received an A rating from Beat Magazine's, Bob Klanac:

"With Saving Hope, London's The Marrieds not only avoid the second album sophomore jinx but actually up their own creative ante. Throughout the nine tracks, the sweetness of Jane Carmichael's keening country vocals are deftly anchored by Kevin Kennedy and band's confident, occasionally haunting performance.

Although they still have the witty cheek to tip a hat to their regional roots, à la On The CBC and kick up their heels a bit (Under Fire, Oh! My Dear) what makes Saving Hope so remarkable are the dark and melancholic flourishes that underline songs like the mesmerizing Ophelia, This Town and Rest of My Days. It's this roiling musical undercurrent that distinguishes the finest cuts here, and mark a new maturity for the duo. That aside, all of the cuts have their charms with many compelling one to hit the
Venue Information:
London Music Hall - CA
185 Queens Ave.
London, ON, N6A 1J1

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