An evening of spoken word, music and wine with internationally acclaimed spoken word artist Tanya Davis and Singer Song-Writer Dominique Fricot. July 26th, 2012 at 7pm. Smith and Wilson Winery. $20/ticket. WIN tickets all this week with 99.1 CKXS!
Tanya Davis is a poet. She is a storyteller. She is a musician and a singer-songwriter and she fuses these elements together in a refreshing matrimony of language and sound, side-stepping genre and captivating audiences in the process. Since bursting onto the Halifax music scene in 2006 with her debut, Make a List, Tanya has garnered praise from industry, audience, and peers, as well as multiple award nominations, including one for the 2009 ECMA Female Recording of the Year. She is a 2 time winner in the CBC National Poetry Face-off as well as the Canadian Winner of the 2008 Mountain Stage NewSong contest. In 2009, she collaborated with independent filmmaker Andrea Dorfman to produce a short videopoem entitled How to Be Alone; the short has since been featured at numerous film festivals, including The Vancouver Film Fest and the VideoPoetry Festival (Berlin). It has 1.8 million views on Youtube.
Dominique Fricot – “Charisma cannot be taught. It cannot be practiced in a rehearsal space. You cannot take a course on charisma. Dom has it. He has it in spades.”(Marty Zylstra of Vancouver’s Sweetheart). After toiling in the trenches of the Vancouver music scene for the past decade, Dominique Fricot is finally hitting his stride. With his commanding stage presence, unrivaled songwriting skill, Dominique owns the stage with his rich baritone and his emotive fusion of rock, soul, folk and jazz. Don’t believe me? John Lucas of the Georgia Straight says: “Fricot’s plaintive vocals and knack for melody invite comparisons to Chris Martin and Adam Duritz”. Legendary local producer Jeff Dawson has called him ‘the new Neil Diamond. ’Whatever you call him, the comparisons don’t do Dom justice. He’s a true original, a one of a kind talent, and a rapidly rising star. Don’t miss his unique blend of charm, stage domination, and relatable, heartfelt music when he tours in support of the new EP starting May 15, 2012.