A new year of live music!

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A huge thank you for your support in 2014. Week after week we are humbled by the support of our community for live, original music. Thanks for all your support in 2014 .

We are so excited to be presenting another year of quality performances at the cafe for 2015. Be sure to have a look at our schedule and check back for updates.

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Visual Artist of the Month- Jayme Tetreault

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We are happy to have the paintings of Jayme Tetreault on our walls for the month of December!  Come down to the cafe to see her artwork in person!
For more information on Jayme Tetreault and her artwork visit www.etsy.com/ca/shop/TetreaultStudios

Jayme Tetreault was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba but was raised in Okanagan where she currently resides. She spent much of her life living on the coast of BC and also spent years traveling abroad. She is self-taught, having been raised in an artistic family and has integrated art throughout different phases of her life. Jayme creates mostly abstract designs on canvas and most recently developed a unique style with acrylic ink.

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Spencer Burton live Dec 12

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Streaming Cafe is proud to present Spencer Burton with special guest Joshua Smith Friday, Dec 12.
Show at 8pm – $10 adv tix available @ https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/spencer-burton-w-joshua-smith-live-at-streaming-cafe-tickets-14484311967

http://spencerburtonmusic.com
Spanning a musical life with hardcore beginnings, to the somber strings of his acoustic guitar in his country-folk infused solo project, Spencer Burton is a mainstay musical virtuoso.
Releasing simply under his own name, his new album (and his third solo offering) was produced with Daniel Romano — it will come out on Dine Alone Records this fall.


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http://joshuasmithtunes.com
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What one could suggest as being a Soul-inspired, captivating experience, Joshua is a singer/songwriter who mingles catchy clever lines and infectious vocals in the company of playful story telling. With a nod to “Motown”, Joshua Smith captures tradition and folk-friendly modernism with his songwriting prowess.

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Visual Artist of the Month- Nikki Balfour

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jessicag011714-R5-E123We are happy to have the paintings of Nikki Balfour on our walls for the month of November!  Come down to the cafe to see her artwork in person!
For more information about Nikki Balfour and her artwork visit nikkibalfour.com

Nikki Balfour Bio
Born in BC and growing up in the Okanangan, Nikki has been exposed and inspired by the beauty of the mountains and lakes. In her younger years Nikki was often found sketching in her text books where a common theme of figures, faces, and details of nature often appeared. After high school she pursued her love for makeup artistry and graduated in 2002. In late 2005 an opportunity presented itself to pursue art full time and she took the leap, she has been devoted to painting ever since, always knowing she wanted to have a job where she could reign in her love for creativity. What began as an innocent love for color, textures and paint, soon grew into a love and appreciation for sharing her art with the public. This in turn led to getting involved with community events, artist talks, and solo/group shows within BC.Misty sky

Nikki first began painting about ten years ago, and through an attitude of openness and discovery, she developed her own unique techniques of freestyle abstract painting. Inspired by the colors on her palette, the music on her playlist, and the ideas floating around in her mind she begins to paint, working in the moment allowing the paint to move and wander on the canvas. She often describes the process like dancing on canvas with a paint brush; abstract, expressive, and free. She enjoys the therapy this process brings her and finds it fulfilling when people respond with feeling and emotion from her art.

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*SOLD OUT* Reuben and the Dark live at Streaming Cafe

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Streaming Cafe is proud to present Reuben and the Dark Saturday, Nov 29. Show at 8pm
The show is SOLD OUT but it will be live streamed! Watch the live stream of the show @ https://new.livestream.com/streamingcafekelowna/reubenandthedark and tweet questions/comments to the artists live to the stage @streamingcafe

Reuben and the Dark is the newest project from Calgary’s Reuben Bullock. Fresh off the release of his second solo album, Bullock has formed a band of some of Alberta’s finest musicians. This quartet has been quickly building a reputation as a killer live band, their soaring four-part vocal hamonies achieving epic heights, always leaving crowds hungry for more. And at the core of all this sits Bullock’s songs, which manage to achieve a balance between seemingly disparate elements: the introspective with the anthemic, and the feat of sounding simutaneously ancient and uniquely contemporary. Recently brought to London by LUV LUV LUV Records (Florence and the Machine/Blood Orange), the band has returned from a European tour with a new release in tow. This is undeniably an artist poised for success, and every step of the journey is as exciting as witnessing what will come next.

 

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Artist of the Month- Nicole Young

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We are happy to have the paintings of Nicole Young on our walls for the month of October!  Nicole is a local artist working and living in the Kelowna.  Come down to the cafe to see her artwork in person!1
Nicole Young is an artist living and working in Kelowna, B.C. She primarily works in the medium of painting, but also explores drawing, installation and sculpture. She is currently finishing her final year of her Bachelor of Fine Arts with a minor in Art History at the University of British Columbia Okanagan. Her paintings have been exhibited at multiple locations throughout the Okanagan region. Currently her works are focused on abstraction of the natural landscape and the body.

For more information about Nicole Young and her artwork:
www.nicoleyoungart.com

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Fish & Bird at Streaming Cafe

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We are happy to have Fish and Bird back at the cafe October 3 supporting their new release SOMETHING IN THE ETHER released Sept 30.

 

Raised on equal parts roots music and Radiohead, Fish & Bird have received praise on both sides of the Atlantic for their refreshingly unclichéd writing. With their upcoming fourth album, Something in the forestposter11x17_fishbirdwebEther, (in stores in fall 2014), the young Canadian band continue to reimagine folk music for a new generation.

The group members have been friends more or less since childhood, growing up in the small community of idyllic Mayne Island, a remote 900-person island off the west coast of British Columbia. Songwriter Taylor Ashton and fiddler Adam Iredale-Gray formed Fish & Bird in 2007, based on a shared interest in traditional old-time music. They quickly found that their musical interests spanned many genres and styles of music, including jazz and indie rock. The duo gradually grew into a five-piece and now, 7 years later – after extensive cross-continent touring and growing critical acclaim – the alt-folk force is set to release their most ambitious effort to date.

The two founding members are joined by drummer Ben Kelly, electric guitarist Ryan Boeur, and upright bassist Zoe Guigueno, presenting a collection of songs that effortlessly fuse their traditional folk influences and experimental leanings into a coherent, modern-day roots opus.

The album was engineered and masterfully produced by Adam Iredale-Gray, whose studio is situated on his family’s sheep farm on Mayne Island. Surrounded by giant trees and the Pacific Ocean, this isolated location continues to create the perfect setting for the band’s creative process to breathe. Away from the demands and over-stimulation of the city, the band were able to fully focus on realizing the songs the way they needed to be played.

While the studio is literally in the house where Adam grew up, the property is in many ways a second home for the band. This is especially important given that nowadays the members of the band are spread across the continent – with Boeur and Kelly in Vancouver, Iredale-Gray attending Berklee College of Music in Boston, and Ashton spending time immersing himself in the innovative music scenes of Toronto and New York. But when it comes time to create, the members choose to suspend their respective metropolitan existences to create the unique brand of folk they have become known for.

The writing on the new LP explores the ethereal forces that drive human behaviour, from the vast influence of the moon and the ocean in “Cold Salty”, to the inexplicable chemistry that magnetizes one person to another in “Something In The Ether”, to the way a sunrise changes a scene in “Go-To-Bed Light”. Taylor Ashton’s prolific and thoughtful songwriting has come to be appreciated in its own right, being featured on Corin Raymond’s “Paper Nickels”, a showcase of Canada’s best songwriters, and covered by numerous artists. As Ashton delivers profound insights in his “rich and compelling voice” (EXCLAIM! Magazine) to innovative arrangements and mature, restrained playing, it’s hard to believe that you’re listening to a group of musicians only in their mid-twenties. The future looks brighter than ever for Fish & Bird.

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Visual Artist of the Month- Carrie Harper

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We have art on our walls for the month of September by local artist Carrie Harper! Carrie Harper is a mixed Media artist living in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. Come down to the Streaming Cafe to see her works in person!
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Carrie Harper online: http://thepearworkshop.com & http://www.heartschoolkelowna.com/

Contact info: carrie.heartschool@gmail.com

Bio:
~Art is not the pieces we make or sell but our bravery to tell a story that no other can tell~

I remember the first time I said “artist” in relationship to myself. I puked up alittle of my lunch as the word left my mouth. It’s a funny thing, it felt like a brag or ego trip. I went home that night and thought about the power I attached to my vocation. If I was a plumber or a lawyer I’m pretty sure it wouldn’t have had the same bile flavour as ‘Artist’. I believe that being an artist, working as someone who imagines and subsequently makes from imaginings, requires courage. I’ve never thought of myself as a brave person because I think I wished for more courage. It’s a relative thing and I realize that I am courageous though I have experienced turmoil and joy in my life. I am a student of all things Art and Spirituality, I hold dear that those two things are one and the same. I have the courage and surprisingly, the humility to call myself an artist, now, and my closest relationships are with artists so in 2013 I started heART school. I named it, created it and operate it out of a desire to perpetuate learning through creativity, collaboration and connectivity.

I studied at The Alberta College of Art and Design in the early 1990’s and discovered my own language of creativity above all else. I’m a mixed media painter who uses collage, paint, drawing and unexpected mediums. As my life is in constant flux and reformation so is my process that is reflected in my paintings. I know for sure that I will dream up and execute ideas until I’m one day unable and I will share openly my ways of an abundant life in the arts.Art as I know it is the story of human connection and the way we come together around those things. “Our digital devices have become a definer of our identities much like cars did in the last century. I see art as being part of that definition. Lately, I have been getting my art onto many people’s devices in my local area and would love to extend it out into the world.”

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Visual Artist of the Month- Elysse Bujold

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We have new photography on our walls for the month of august by local artist Elysse Bujold!  Elysse explores abstract photography, capturing natural elements with the use of mirrors and light.  Come down to the Streaming Cafe to see her work in person!

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Elysse is a photographer who resides in the beautiful Okanagan valley. Originally born and raised in Guelph, Ontario, she moved to British Columbia when she was eighteen to further her artistic passions and abilities. After struggling through many different mediums, she finally found her niche in abstract photography. Elysse works with mirrors, and natural water resources to produce images that are affected by the movement of water, which continuously alters the image and model. With each image, the state of the water changes aspects of the human form. It may elongate limbs, blur faces, remove aspects of the model’s form altogether, and even make them completely unrecognizable.  Her love of abstract photography, black and white imagery, and the use of light and water together are all important aspects to her photo based creations. She has made Kelowna her home and plans on staying in BC to further her education as well as her artist practice.”

For more information:

visit her website at www.ebujoldphotography.weebly.com

or email her at epbujold@gmail.com

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Kat Burns ( KASHKA , Forest City Lovers) live at Streaming Cafe

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We are kicking off our fall line-up on Friday, September 5 with performance from Toronto based artist Kat Burns. Kat is touring intimate spaces and house concerts  playing solo sets of select KASHKA and Forest City Lovers songs, exploring much of her discography over the last few years.

If aren’t familiar with her work check out a few videos. It’s going to be a great show so come out, enjoy and show your support!

$10 tickets available at Streaming Cafe or online here!

 

 

 

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