New Artist Announcement - Twin Flames 


You Will Love it Live is thrilled to announce the newest addition to our roster - Contemporary Folk Artists - Twin Flames.  

Multi-Award Winning Twin Flames push the boundaries of “Contemporary Folk”, with Indigenous, Inuit influenced songs that incorporate both Western and traditional instruments. Songs are written in Inuttitut, English and French. Audiences love discovering Twin Flames cultures, harmonies and powerful songwriting. A musical journey which transcends cultural boundaries and inspires unity.

The duo, who also perform as a trio, 4 or 5 pc band, formed in 2015 and have already received much love from the arts community, with nods and wins including:

2018 - Awarded: Native American Music Awards - Folk Album of the year 

2018 - Awarded: Native American Music Awards- Duo of the Year

2017 - Awarded:  Canadian Folk Music Awards, Aboriginal Songwriters of the year

2016 - Awarded: Canadian Folk Music Awards, Aboriginal Songwriters of the year

"Twin Flames have a great ability to wrap Indigenous stories in traditional styles, often incorporating both Western and Indigenous instruments in their songs." --exclaim magazine

 

Find out more about Twin Flames.

Icons of Soul Review from Wave FM 

Many thanks to Stu Berketo of Wave FM for this glowing review of Luke McMaster's Icons of Soul Vol. 1:


Several years ago when Canadian guitarist, singer and songwriter, Luke McMaster, teamed with young talent by the name of Eva Evila for a spirited rendition of the Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell classic, ‘Ain’t Nothing Like The Real Thing’, we should have guessed this was just the burgeoning of something bigger to come. Flip forward to 2019, and McMaster returns with a full-on tribute to the Classic Motown and soul legacy with Icons Of Soul Volume 1. And as that adage goes, ‘go big, or go home’, McMaster has gone big…real big..on this latest project. 

Demonstrating how personal this album is, McMaster enlisted the collaborative talents of several icons, including Lamont Dozier, who along with Brian and Eddie Holland, comprised one of the greatest songwriting machines in the Motor City, writing some of the biggest hits ever to come out of Berry Gordy Jr’s Motown shrine known as Hitsville USA on West Grand Boulevard in Detroit. McMaster, Dozier, Arun Chaturvedi and Canadian musician and award-winning songwriter, ‎Christopher Ward‎, put their collective writing brilliance together for the album’s signature song, "My Life Is A Song". With the trademark and unmistakable punchy ‘Motown’ beat heard on so many classics, the infectious tune paints a vivid image of the global influence and impact the genre holds, with the shout out lyrics ‘Straight from Motor City to your radio’ and borrowing the title of "You Keep Me Hanging On" for a line.  The incomparable soul legend, Felix Cavaliere, ex of The (Young) Rascals, guests on the Hammond B3 organ on the Cavaliere-McMaster-Chaturvedi written "Soul Love", a mid-tempo ballad steeped in a neo-soul groove.  Another original, "Until We Try", features the late genius, George Duke, and after the sound of a needle dropping on scratchy vinyl, a drum beat reminiscent of Jr Walker’s "Shotgun" flows into a superb soul flow of horn arrangement, guitars and McMaster’s blue-eyed soul vocals.

Read the full review at Wavefm.com 

Sarah Hagen performs special concert series in Historic St Mary's this summer! 

March 15th, 2019 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

Kensington, PE - Sarah Hagen will perform two special concerts in Historic St Mary's this summer! 

WINE, WOMEN & WIT is a mini concert series that will feature virtuoso pianist SARAH HAGEN in Historic St. Mary's Church on Wednesday August 14th and August 28th at 7:00pm.  

"Sarah is an incredible performer and we are pleased to have her share her talents in Historic St. Mary's this summer." said Executive Director, Don Quarles "Sarah performed a few pieces at our Open House last year and that was a real treat for our open house audience. We are excited to have the opportunity to present her again, in partnership with the PEI Symphony". 

Doors will open one hour prior to concert time and everyone is encouraged to arrive early, enjoy a drink and conversation in the pavilion, then enjoy these special one hour concerts by Sarah.  

WINE, WOMEN AND WIT featuring Sarah Hagen 

Wednesday August 14th 7:00pm - FINGERS THAT FLY: Sarah offers a programme of piano works inspired by birds and birdsong. Come out for an evening of joyous music by Schumann and Liszt, among others, and insightful commentary peppered with a dash of humour.  

Wednesday August 28th 7:00pm - WONDER WOMEN! - A celebration of female composers. This performance will explore the compositions and lives of Clara Schumann, Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel, Marianne von Martinez, and many more.  

The price for each of these special concerts is only $15 and performance time is 7:00pm-8:00pm, Doors open at 6pm and ticket will be available for purchase April 2nd. 

"These one hour concerts are being offered as a special event series and we want to make them accessible to everyone" said Quarles. "The pavilion will be open one hour prior to concert time for you to come enjoy a glass of wine or other beverage before the concert". 

Tickets for this and other concerts will be available APRIL 2nd, through the IndianRiverFestival.com website, Ticketpro website, by calling 1-888-311-9090. 

About Indian River Festival: 

Presented by the Confederation Bridge, the Festival, now in it’s 24th year, includes the best in folk, jazz, blues, roots, classical, choral, traditional and contemporary music all in the acoustically perfect Historic St. Mary’s Church in Indian River, Prince Edward Island. The 2019 lineup for the summer season can be found HERE. Festival, Gold Packages for the regular summer season are available now and allow visitors and islanders the opportunity to purchase 6 tickets (Festival) or 10 tickets (Gold) and SAVE. For more information on IRF 2019 packages, click HERE.  

For more information or interviews, contact Don Quarles at don@indianriverfestival.com