The Next Level with Little Earthquakes

Little Earthquakes | June 5 | 8pm

The Next Level series celebrates Whistler’s local music scene, showcasing the talents of five Sea to Sky bands who have recently completed Arts Whistler’s professional development program – Creative Catalyst “Band Boot Camp”.

The Next Level with Little Earthquakes

Combining soaring harmonies with intricate guitar and mellow synth sounds, expect a spine-tingling blend of low-fi, alternative pop originals and reimagined cover versions from Whistler’s newest girl-boy double act – Little Earthquakes.

Live from the Maury Young Arts Centre theatre! Tune in for a 60 minute set of original music and support your local music scene.
8-9pm | Free | Rated PG-14
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Through beautiful, soaring vocal harmonies and slow-building layers of mellow synths and intricate acoustic guitar, Little Earthquakes take their audience on an emotive journey of remembering and longing, heartbreak and hope. Evocative and moving, the band create a spine-tingling blend of low-fi, alt-pop originals and reimagined cover-versions, as Whistler’s newest girl-boy double act.
Little Earthquakes are British-born musicians Helen Hamilton and Charlie Stenner. Thrown in at the deep-end, the pair’s first Whistler show in October 2019 saw them pull together over an hour of songs with just a day’s notice, having never performed together before. The gig was a resounding success, owing to Charlie’s ear for harmony and wealth of music production skills, compounded by Helen’s Europe-touring background and session vocalist work for TV and commercials.
Fast forward to 2021, the pair were selected as one of the final five Sea-to-Sky acts to take part in Arts Whistler’s Creative Catalyst Program, allowing them to enhance their skills and further develop their sound, after the pandemic pause. Just the push the duo needed to kick-start their songwriting journey together, their winning live session at the Maury Young Arts Centre saw the band perform brand new original tracks for the first time. Now continuing to write and define a sound that echoes Daughter, Bon Iver and Novo Amor, Little Earthquakes plan to release their debut EP by the end of this year.
Photos by Logan Swayze Photography

These bands are set to rock the house – tune in and watch them take their performances to The Next Level!

Find out more about the Creative Catalyst project, the participating bands and all of the incredibly talented creative professionals who helped coach the bands in preparation for their Next Level shows: