Art on the Lake – Live Performers

What could be better than paddling around a lake in the mountains while listening to live music?

Learn more about who will be performing during Art on the Lake:

Birdsong

Birdsong is a jazz trio based in Whistler, BC. Vocalist Robyn Forsyth, guitarist M.J. Mullin and bassist Tony Moser have an evolving repertoire, showcasing their unique arrangements of jazz standards, as well as timeless classics and contemporary hits.

Instagram: @birdsongjazz99
Facebook: @BirdsongJazz99

Combat Dolphins

The Combat Dolphins are a special unit of party dolphins. Trained in the musical arts, the Dolphins have been rocking the Sea to Sky for 10 years.
Usually deployed on operations of good times, these dolphins play fresh takes on your favourite songs. The Combat Dolphins and always get the party started!

Instagram: @thecombatdolphins
Facebook: @combatdolphins

Conquering Alexander

Conquering Alexander, formed during the pandemic in Whistler, is a collective of 4 souls in their late 20s. “We combine hip-hop, soul & rhythm and blues when creating and performing live music. Our story focuses on exploring and accepting collective life experiences and challenges, touching on topics of love, confusion and self-expression as a pathway to growth. We incorporate 3 languages throughout our music: English, Spanish, and French.” Conquering Alexander’s debut EP named “9202”, is available on all digital platforms.

Instagram: @conquering.alexander

DJ Foxy Moron

Foxy Moron has been voted Whistler’s Favourite DJ by the readers of Pique Newsmagazine for the last 6 years. You may have heard her up at Glacier Creek Lodge or at Aprés-ski around town. She still plays on turntables and loves all kinds of music. You never know what you’re gonna get, but prepare to “get down.”

Instagram: @djfoxymoron
Facebook: @djFoxyMoron

Doc Rhythmo

Originally from New York City, Doc Rhythmo is a DJ, naturopathic doctor and acupuncturist based in the beautiful mountain town of Whistler. He spins a unique and unpredictable mix of energetic dance music, including deep/funky/afro house, organica, big beat, ambient and acid jazz. Upon request old school hip-hop, 70s funk and 80s dance classics are available as well. Doc Rhythmo is also a drummer and occasionally layers in a mix of live percussion over his DJ sets.

Introduce Wolves

Rory Malkin, Liam McCook, and Phil Cartwright were just like any other ski and bike bums living in Whistler until on the evening of one of the year’s shortest days, they discovered a mutual interest for progresive rock and decided to form a band that would become known as Introduce Wolves.

Taking musical influence from bands such as Tool, Oceansize, The Smashing Pumpkins, Queens of the Stone Age, Biffy Clyro, Reuben and At the Drive-In, Introduce Wolves are a product of their prog, alt-rock and post-hardcore tastes. Their music explores all of their interests, you can expect gallops, breakdowns, soaring melodies and complex layered guitar parts. Combined, you get the sound of a band expressing its frustration with a world that currently feels like it is burning.

Instagram: @introducewolves
Facebook: @introducewolves
Website: introducewolves.com

Jonesy MacWu

Zhongxi “Jonesy” Wu is from a musical family of folk musicians. He started learning the Great Highland Bagpipes in 2002, studying with Milton Cameron.  He then joined the J.P. Fell Pipe Band and played with them until 2009, when he joined the Delta Police Pipe Band.  Over the years, he has performed with the DPPB in Holland, the UK, Switzerland, and the USA.   With the DPPB, he has also had the chance to play with the Red Hot Chilli Pipers and Paul McCartney. He currently holds the rank of Pipe Sergeant with the DPPB.  Jonesy also plays traditional wind instruments from China, and is on faculty with the VSO School of Music World Music Department.

Magnolia Street

Rob Power and Johannes Bosch were always going to play music together. They knew it within about 5 minutes of meeting each other in a sleepy coffee shop in the mountains of BC. Rob first picked up a guitar at the age of 14 having seen a video entitled “Heart Shaped Box” on Beavis and Butthead while watching MTV. It was the feeling of astonishment that someone could piece together so much obnoxious colour, harsh undertones and muddled guitar strings that cemented in his mind that he wanted to do the same thing. House parties ensued before he played his first gig in a now-defunct basement bar in downtown Toronto. Songwriting had come at the age of 19 where the theme was often heartbreak but soon evolved into love, mental wanderings and exploring the joys of life. Having arrived in Squamish he took up the alias of ”Tom Francis” and hosted local open mics with an old Garrison guitar subtely named ”Gary.”

Johannes “Jo” Bosch’s first presentation to the music world was a self-produced album in the early 2000’s made on a computer pulled from a dumpster. Having spent some formative years in the southern US, he was exposed to old-time and blues which came to be big influences in his writing and playing style. After playing in bands and recording for the better part of 20 years he would arrive in Squamish where he would later describe his introduction to the town, “I met Gary and Tom before I met Rob..”. A revolving lineup meant that various incarnations of sets were rehearsed resulting in the capabilities of a quiet intimate acoustic duo set or a full band rock show.

Enter “MAGNOLIA STREET”

Instagram: @magnoliastreetmusic
Website: magnoliastreetmusic.ca

Monty Biggins

From Somewhere over in Rainbow, a Louisiana Fairy-tale of toe-tapping, feel-good American roots music featuring memorable covers and inspired originals reimagined and written with a classic feel. Monty Biggins is a seasoned local Sea to Sky musician, with over 3000 shows performed to audiences from all over the world.   

 

Instagram: @montybiggins
Facebook: @MontyNs
Website: montybiggins.com

The Big Love Band

Meet The Big Love Band: a vibrant and riveting 5-piece group that combines consummate covers with powerful, emotional originals. Blending a classic Canadian country vibe with feel-good floor-fillers, the Big Love Band has a range of influences, from Tom Petty and The Fratellis to The Tragically Hip and Garth Brooks. With practised and outstanding musical ability, The Big Love Band doles out a classic feel and rock energy, making them a west-coast band not to be missed.

Instagram: @thebiglovebandbc
Facebook: @biglovewhistler

Thomas Struder

Thomas Studer is from Rothenburg, a small village in Switzerland. At ten, he started playing the accordion and found his enthusiasm for making music. Thomas seeks to make people happy with his music and offer them unforgettable, cozy hours.

Website: accordion-music.ch/en/

Vinyl Ritchie

Scott Arkwell, widely known as Vinyl Ritchie (or by his production moniker, Wicked Lester) made a name for himself as an inventive mash-up artist, long before the hipsters and Ableton/Serato remixers started hybridizing newer forms of electronica. In the early days of Vancouver’s embryonic 90s rave scene, Scott discovered new ways to play almost anything he found himself identifying with. He would sensibly stack electronic releases with dusty and forgotten b-sides and solid gold hits…not neglecting any of his own personal tailgate favourites, all during a time when classifications and sub-genres were few and far between. Vinyl Ritchie was one of the first club DJ’s in Western Canada to find such new ways to bring the most unassuming mixes to life.

Now a globally sought-out DJ and a regular fixture at various annual festivals, he continues to lay down his no-nonsense brand of music both on stage and in the studio. A consistent party rocker for over two decades, and a true west coast favourite, he holds down solid residencies in both Vancouver and Whistler Resort between his travels. He is now the nation’s skate/snowboarding industry’s ‘go-to’ DJ for all big action-sports-based events and competitions.

Instagram: @45vinylritchie
Website: vinylritchie.com
 

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