Just when you thought the winter blues were getting you down: Two eclectic musical acts joining to blow your mind!
Join Vostok and Tim Readman for an unforgettable night of music. Vostok will transform into a killer backup trio for a few of Tim’s songs as well!
Vostok is a female vocal trio who perform music from Eastern Europe and the Balkans. “Vostok” means The East – they share Eastern European music, and hail from East Vancouver. Singers Aliya Griffin, Emily Villavicencio and Jessica Hood deliver a rich and varied set in over ten languages and dialects. A Russian lullaby, a dissonant Bulgarian chant, a Ukrainian spring song first heard on a Kiev subway – Vostok’s distinctive sound take the listener from bliss to despair and back again.
Past performances include the Vancouver PuSh Festival, the Heart of the City Festival, Celebrate 125/150 Showcase, the Renfrew Ravine Moon Festival, the Britannia Shipyards Cultural Music Series, and Burnaby Village Museums Heritage Christmas. www.facebook.com/eastvancouvervostok www.soundcloud.com/eastvancouvervostok
Tim Readman is a versatile musician, folksinger, songwriter, producer and music journalist who has been part of the Vancouver music scene for over 30 years. He is the former leader of Canadian Celtic/folk favourites Fear of Drinking and has guested for years with The Arrogant Worms. He also plays with ace Cape Breton fiddler Mairi Rankin. He has produced a number of CDs for other folk acts. He writes for Penguin Eggs music magazine. He was formerly the Artistic Director for the CelticFest Vancouver and is still with them as musical host and MC. He has an extensive repertoire of his own songs and also performs everything from traditional folk songs to more contemporary material. He can entertain in any setting, from concert hall to campfire and makes people laugh at every show. He recently released Rockaroladoo, an album of childrens songs. His previous two releases were a CD of traditional British and Irish folk songs entitled Out of the Green and Go Blue an album of original songs with more of a contemporary pop and rock flavour.
Have a listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=97CPeldGxPw
You won’t want to miss this genre-bending evening!
February Gigs Part 2
The night before the house concert, on Friday February 8th, Tim and Vostok will be making guest appearances at the Deep Cove Coffee House in North Vancouver .
Deep Cove Coffee House is at Mount Seymour United Church – 1200 Parkgate Ave., North Vancouver, BC V7H 2X9. This night of music includes short opening sets by Tim Readman and Vostok.