Silver Skate By Night

Celeigh Cardinal

Celeigh Cardinal is a prairie girl through and through. Blues and Jazz roots dig deep through her heartfelt folk songs. This Métis singer/songwriter is easily one of the finest vocalists to hail from the Peace Country.  She has received many accolades in her musical journey.  Celeigh was named the Cultural Ambassador for Arctic Winter Games 2010 for her artistic and cultural contributions.   She was awarded with an Aboriginal Youth Role Model Award in 2010 in Grande Prairie for her dedication to Arts, music and creativity.   Celeigh has just recently worked at the Banff Centre for the Arts as part of the  “ReClaim” program and in October, 2016, Celeigh was chosen to receive a grant from ATB Financial and Alberta Music as part of a program to encourage to Alberta musicians.

A Celeigh Cardinal performance is a heartfelt, soulful triumph of songs that are a concoction of folkstyle blues, rock and pop. Her voice is a blend of gentleness and control which turns to raunchy, gut wrenching, twisting-and-turning-yourself-inside-out blues within a single phrase. She is a passionate performer who can evoke a plethora of emotions with her deliberate words and her rich contralto voice.  Singing is what this woman was born to do, and it is evident in every performance.   She is currently based out of Edmonton, Alberta and continues to perform solo, duo or with her band.

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Brooke Woods

“Brooke’s first EP, produced and mastered by Stew Kirkwood at Sound Extractor, has successfully become a catchy, and accessible album. Woods and her band have mixed two worlds to create pop songs sure to get stuck in your head and have you singing.”
– Haley Pukanski of Beatroute Alberta

Brooke Woods, 2017 Edmonton Music Awards “People’s Choice” Award Nominee, is quickly emerging in Western Canada’s music scene. It was while completing her Music Diploma at MacEwan University in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, that Brooke met her bandmates, Brayden Treble, Cameron O’Neill, Kyle Hollands, Eric Doucet, and Jessie Bradner, with whom she eventually recorded her debut EP, “Heart in Many Places”. To date, Brooke has shared the stage with such talented local acts as Ella Coyes and Emily Guthrie and the Wildflowers at local venues such as the Almanac and On the Rocks. Woods has been featured on local TV through Shaw TV’s, “Edmonton Unplugged.”

It is in her introspective lyrics that you will find a true honesty and acceptance of the path it takes to create growth. In writing about relatable although contrasting themes of hopeful anticipation and heartbreak, Brooke found that many of the things that we as humans feel the deepest or want the most are also the things we keep hidden deep below the surface, safely tucking away our vulnerability. On her debut EP, “Heart in Many Places,” a person will hear the unapologetic tone of Brooke’s honesty and curiosity with a full band joining her by washing over her pure vocal melodies, emboldening her sentiments.

Woods is set for a winter of writing, performing at local shows, and with some luck, recording, too - the three activities she loves the most.

www.brookewoods.ca

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