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NAC Presentation

Jadea Kelly

Jadea Kelly - raised in Whitby, ON - spends much of her time living between Toronto, ON and Nashville, TN. She is known most prominently for her vocal work with JUNO Award-winning Canadian folk artist Catherine MacLellan, as well as JUNO Award-winning Canadian metal band Protest the Hero. She has toured across Canada countless times performing at a number of Canadian festivals, such as the Calgary Folk Festival, Edmonton's Interstellar Rodeo, Riverfest with Blue Rodeo, Peterborough Folk Festival, Shelter Valley, Stuart MacLean's Vinyl Cafe, Stewart Park Folk Festival and Wild Mountain Music Festival. She has toured throughout the United States supporting Canadian duo Whitehorse as well as across Canada with Royal Wood & Catherine MacLellan. 

“If you can imagine Patsy Cline writing songs with Feist you kind of have an idea of where Jadea Kelly resides within the musical spectrum”- The Pop Stereo USA. Some of the greatest art is drawn from darkness. So too was Love & Lust - a compelling and honest release from Jadea Kelly this 2016. A powerful new collection of songs, is once again rich with ambient and atmospheric arrangements with lyrics that dig deep, exploring uncharted emotional territory. Her single "Make It Easy" recently spent several weeks on CBC Radio 2's Top 20 chart and Jadea’s body of work continues to earn her worldwide reviews and radio play, with tours across North America and Europe.

Sweet Alibi

Hailing from what has been described as the music capital of Canada, Winnipeg, Manitoba’s WCMA award winners Sweet Alibi (Jess Rae Ayre, Amber Rose and Michelle Anderson) have captivated audiences since 2009 with their charming and personal performances. With 3 releases, over 360 shows across Canada, 33 plus festival performances, in numerous radio performances and interviews, Sweet Alibi is fast becoming a well-known Roots/Pop group.

Tom Power of CBC Radio 2 describes Sweet Alibi as this, “If Mumford and Sons and the Supremes had a love child it would be named Sweet Alibi.” A fitting characterization for a group that blends soulful and powerful vocal harmonies with the sincerity of folk and the foot stomping energy of roots. Their new single “Middle Ground” from their 3rd album “Walking In The Dark” was featured on CBC Radio 2’s top 20 for 7 weeks in a row. The album has recently been nominated for a WCMA for “Roots Recording of the Year.”

video: Jadea Kelly l Make it Easy
Jadea Kelly l Make it Easy
video: Sweet Alibi - Keep Showing You ( OFFICIAL VIDEO )
Sweet Alibi - Keep Showing You ( OFFICIAL VIDEO )