On Friday, Vicki Volt and I made our way to Mount Royal University’s bar The Hub to catch King Dylan’s CD release show in support of “Looking For the Sun”. This is King Dylan’s fourth solo album and takes us to subjects a little deeper than his previous releases. His first single and video off the album is “Blind Man”.
On stage his delivery of Alternative Hip Hop/Pop is full of boundless energy. Lead singer of Broken Ride, Graham Furber, joined him onstage to keep the entire room bouncing along to the fun filled set. We wish him well as he sets off for Canada Music Week and hope his album is a huge success!
Openers Septembryo played a new song they dubbed “great for working out to” which I super loved. I can’t wait to harass the guys for a copy of the track.
And a new discovery for me was the band Penny Fortune. The Hip Hop Rock duo blew me away.
Check out the video for “Blind Man!” (and yes that’s him painting)
INDIE MUSIC MONDAY – KIERAN STRANGE
If you spend $.99 today it should be on iTunes buying Adamantine Hearts by Kieran Strange . The song is jam packed with catchy lyrics and irresistible melodies. It’s definitely my favorite song by this talented singer-songwriter and I cannot stop singing it in my car. You can also listen to the track on her YouTube channel.
British Pop Rocker Kieran Strange is all about being yourself, being different and being strong. She’s one of those amazing people who can encourage everyone around her to follow their passions while delivering a strong message of individuality. Watching her interact with her fans is inspiring. She loves them dearly and you can see it by how they respond and support her. Get in on the #strangers action and follow her on twitter. This year she’s even up for a Shorty Award, which honours the best in social media.
I’ve been incredibly lucky to tour with Kieran and play a few shows with her. We had the most amazing Canada Music Week sleepover party last March when we split a hotel room. There is nothing like a girl party to really bond with great musicians and good people. Kieran’s stage shows are packed with energy and she seems to really get what her audience wants. She’s undeniably generous and I really expect fantastic things to come from her in the coming years.