#CIVLSSBattle Begins Monday

CIVL Radio 101.7 FM’s Singer-Songwriter competition starts this Monday, March 17, 2:00 at Aftermath at UFV.

For the past 8 weeks, CIVL received submissions from talented singer-songwriters from across the Fraser Valley. 15 lucky artists were chosen, from a variety of musical backgrounds. Judges were chosen through a similar application process, and 3 were selected to judge on regular battle nights. Three different judges will help decide wildcard picks, along with Facebook voting, in the playoff round on Monday, April 7.

From a singer-songwriter who incorporates both the guitar and the banjo, to an artist who describes his music as leaving his listeners “warm, comfortable, pensive and wondering where the campfire is”, to someone who once opened for Burton Cummings, this year’s competition will be fierce.

Our first night of battles features: Todd Brown, a SOCAN registered singer/songwriter/guitarist based out of Abbotsford. His songs are simple, yet heavy on melody and easy-to-follow lyrics.

There’s also Matt McAllister playing the guitar, banjo and dulcimer, who says, “I have a soft spot for dissonant edgy sounds, but also for richer prettier pieces”.

Tristan Smith promises an entertaining set, describing his music as, “an overly verbose impersonation of Peter Gabriel impersonating Michael Jackson”.

Kyle Schick, veteran of several bands from the Fraser Valley and Vancouver, competes as a solo act, and already has a full-length record under his belt.

On the piano and acoustic guitar, Ouroboros will make his debut performance on Aftermath’s stage, and will delight the audience with his primitive folk and experimental jazz sounds.

Battles start at 2:00 at Aftermath at UFV. No cover charge!

For more information email ssbattle@civl.ca.

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