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with The Valley City, Revilla and Living Suitcase
$10 advance, $15 door
From the Promoter
Emerging from the “Queen City”- Regina, Saskatchewan, LOA is the feminine force behind the new-wave sound rising out from the prairies. In a land primarily known for folksier fare, the Canadian alternative R&B/soul singer-songwriter aims to breathe new life and substance into the prairie sound. Likened to that of alternative R&B artists such as Banks, Grimes, and Halsey, LOA brings her own coalescence of dark mysticism to the genre, making her better known to many as the "3 Witch”.
Working with recording and mix engineer Walt Jeworski from the world-renowned, NYC-based MSR Studios, LOA premiered her first single, "Funeral", from her upcoming debut album, Tide. Produced by Heights Beats (producer on Shad’s Juno Award-winning album TSOL) and mastered by Colin Leonard, mastering engineer behind Bryson Tiller’s US Billboard 200 debuted #1 album, True To Self, and Migos’ US Billboard Hot 100 #1 single, “Bad and Boujee”, "Funeral" speaks about the death of previous identities in exchange for finding strength in a new one. The single combines LOA’s experience in a variety of genres to develop a new-wave blend of smooth, modern R&B/soul.
"Funeral" was exclusively premiered on Exclaim!, Canada’s leading alternative music and culture magazine. The single has since received significant press coverage, including a feature in Hillberg & Berk’s very own online lifestyle blog, H&B Life. By the end of 2016, "Funeral" was named "Favourite Regina Discovery" in Chart Attack’s yearend article, The Best Music of 2016 From Cities Around Canada.
Within 2017 alone, LOA toured nationally, as well as internationally, performing at showcase festivals such as Canadian Music Week in Toronto, ON, Breakout West Festival in Edmonton, AB and FOCUS Wales in Wrexham, UK. Following her UK tour, LOA was featured by renowned UK music news sites, Drowned in Sound, Gigwise, and The Line of Best Fit.
LOA is currently looking forward to her upcoming spring tour, leading into her showcase performances at Canadian Music Week and New Skool Rules this May of 2018.
THE VALLEY CITY
The Valley City is a hip-hop duo from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, made up of longtime friends Jim "JKrazy" Kerr and Ben "Benny P" Pawluk.
Jim and Ben both grew up in Edmonton. In their late teens, they bonded over a love of partying and spent more money than can be mentioned tearing it up on Whyte Avenue. Eventually, they realized they also both really liked making music and became collaborators.
The Valley City is a project that blends a love for hip-hop with a desire to put something "real" out into the world.
Crafting his sound in the prairie “Queen City” of Saskatchewan, Filipino singer-songwriter Josh Gonzales reveals his new alter-ego, Revilla. Diverting from his acoustic folk roots, Revilla is Josh Gonzales’ experimental approach to contemporary pop/R&B/soul. Joining Saskatchewan’s Trifecta Artist Collective, Revilla aims to combine modern electro-R&B with eccentric, intricate lyricism. This lyrically-driven approach takes influence from artists such as Frank Ocean, Daniel Caesar, Julia Michaels, Gallant, and Bill Withers.
Josh Gonzales is an impassioned community builder in Saskatchewan’s music scene and an active contributor to Trifecta’s Artist Collective. He serves as a member of SaskMusic’s board of directors, and has championed Saskatchewan music during showcases at music fesetivals such as Ness Creek Music Festival and Canadian Music Week. As Revilla, he is currently working on a 4-song EP and a set of singles intended to showcase his songwriting prowess.