The Long War and Jasper Sloan Yip
with Old.Soul.Rebel and Year of the Wolf
From the Promoter
Based out of Vancouver B.C, Old.Soul.Rebel is the musical musings of Chelsea D.E. Johnson and Lola Whyte. Often accompanied by famed drummer, Kenan Sungar, they offer a raw blend of original soul music and bad ass rock n roll. Formed in August of 2015, OSR has graced many stages across North America in there short year together. They have been a regular feature on CBC radio, CKUA Radio, Whistler FM, Vancouver Coop Radio and Victoria Campus Radio. They have shared stages with renowned talents Iskwe, Aida Victoria, Rae Spoon, Kinnie Starr, No Sinner, Pack A.D.
Old.Soul.Rebel will be embarking on a 2017 European / Canadian tour to promote there self titled album, "Old.Soul.Rebel".
YEAR OF THE WOLF
As Year of the Wolf is a band consisting of five members, Carson Webber, James Jeffrey, Chelsea Burden, Kyle Vaughan, and Chad Gilmour who through fortuitous circumstances have been given the opportunity to not only create honest and passionate music but also develop strong friendships with each other. Their dynamic as collective musicians is undeniable, each drawing from their individual experiences and collaborating to create a unique sound.
Since forming in 2012 they have played on many stages throughout British Columbia including The World Ski & Snowboard festival, Tall Tree Music Festival and most recently Rock the Shores. Meeting in Vancouver in the summer of 2011, Kyle and Chad started Year of the Wolf as a two-piece guitar duo performing their first show in April 2012. The addition of drummer James came very shortly after and added a greatly anticipated rhythm foundation to the group. After playing as a trio for over a year the near completion of Year of the Wolf was realized with bassist Carson, who offers the band an unprecedented musical knowledge. Topped off with the musical prowess of Chelsea Burden.
Their musical identity is simple; four musicians who love music at any capacity and create songs that first and foremost they themselves personally enjoy. It is through this approach that they create music that is not confined by conventional ideas of genres. Honesty and integrity are crucial components of their music philosophy and the songs that they write and perform. As Year of the Wolf they are conscious not to isolate the audience but rather engage them through a performance that is inclusive as well as entertaining.