Root Dwellers presents: EP Release Show for Amy Blake
Root Dwellers carefully curated music-interview series is honoured to present Amy Blake who release her debut EP, titled ‘ All That You’ve Known’.
THURS 21 NOV join us in the heart of Commercial Drive at Spade Cafe for the EP Release show of Irish artist AMY BLAKE!
Root Dwellers carefully curated music-interview series is honoured to present Amy Blake who release her debut EP, titled ‘ All That You’ve Known’. This record features 4 carefully crafted and produced songs that reveal Amy’s distinct melodic and vocal style, and that showcase her exploration of the human experience through songwriting. Opening acts are Mark Adams and Caroline Allatt !!
Doors: 7pm / Music: 8-11pm
Adv Tix: $12 / Door Tix: $15
Venue: Spade Cafe,1858 Commercial Drive, East Vancouver
HEADLINER: AMY BLAKE
Born in Dublin, Ireland, Amy comes from a large family of musicians and writers, and has been immersed in music since she was a small child. It was while she was studying music at University that she began to explore self expression through her own compositions, and thus began her journey of establishing her own personal song-writing style. This style is described time and time again as ‘ethereal, haunting and evocative’, referencing the vocal ornamentation of traditional Irish singing, while firmly rooted in alternative folk/pop of the present. In 2013, Amy moved to Vancouver, Canada. Here she began establishing herself as a singer/songwriter at open mic nights, song circles and at prominent live music venues such as Cafe Deux Soleil, The Prophouse, The Heatley and the Anza Club. In November 2019, Amy will release her debut EP, titled ‘ All That You’ve Known’. This record features 4 carefully crafted and produced songs that reveal Amy’s distinct melodic and vocal style, and that showcase her exploration of the human experience through songwriting. Amy writes introspective, sweet and melancholic songs, that draw from a variety of vocal styles and musical influences. Frequently likened to Laura Marling and Lisa Hannigan, Amy’s voice has a haunting quality that captivates, moves, and connects with the emotions of her audience.
Engaging and transformative on stage, the blues-rock guitarist-singer-songwriter Caroline Allatt has sparked up energy throughout BC and the Yukon in the past years with her fearless performances where she expresses a fire within her on stage. Her approach comes from a place of spontaneity and a contagious joie de vivre. Allatt’s hook-laden sound has been linked to Stevie Ray Vaughan, Janis Joplin, and Bonnie Raitt. Caroline is currently working on her new single.
Mark Adams is “wistful” and “genre-dabbing” (Canadian Beats) with “musical versatility and heartfelt lyricism” (Permanent Rain Press). He recently released the “Live at Blue Light Studio” album and “Summer Lovers” EP. Whether you see a solo performance or the full 6-piece band, his exciting live shows blend indie folk-pop, 70’s rock n’roll and intimate singer-songwriter for an unforgettable experience.