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Mar
07
2018

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In a little town in Wells, BC, Karyn and PK met at a songwriting workshop. In no time at all, they were singing and performing together in the town’s festival, Artswells. Wanting to continue the adventures, they decided they would someday tour together.

Catch PK and Karyn on their Spring Tour, March 31st to April 5th. Concerts will be a songwriters showcase style, with Karyn and PK trading songs and stories throughout the night.

PK Tessmann is a fixture in the Vancouver Island indie-folk community. With over 20 years of songwriting and performance behind her, Tessmann is celebrating the release of her third album Dear City (Fall 2016). Two-time winner of Best Roots/Folk Recording at the Vancouver Island Music Awards, PK’s work has been described as “beguiling,” “potent, ” and “unpretentious”.

www.pktessmann.ca

Guelph Mercury calls Karyn Ellis “a revelation”. Globe and Mail says she is a “must-see” songstress and has “a magical way with song.” Whether singing poignant tunes-of-the-heart or leading raucous sing-a-longs, Karyn is captivating, funny and smart in song and banter. And, that voice! Delicate and dynamic, she delivers thoughtful, crafted lyrics about every day wonders, beauty and hope.

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Th 29.03.18 – Owen Sound, ON
Heartwood Music Hall
Opening For Big Little Lions
939 2nd Ave E, Owen Sound, Ontario, N4K 2H5
https://www.facebook.com/events/860070934173801/

Sa 31.03.18 – Peterborough, ON
The Garnet
231 Hunter St. W. Peterborough, Ontario, K9H 2L1
21:00 / $10, at door
https://www.facebook.com/events/149506529070146/

Su 01.04.18 – Montreal, QC
Quai de Brumes
4481 St Denis St, Montreal, Quebec H2J 2L2
$10-15, at door
https://www.facebook.com/events/289365478259505/

Mo 02.04.18 – Ottawa, ON
The Rainbow
76 Murray St. Ottawa, Ontario,
20:30 / $10, at door
https://www.facebook.com/events/168916117062935/
https://www.facebook.com/events/399171223840703/

We 04.04.18 – Toronto, ON
Tranzac Club – Southern Cross Room
292 Brunswick Ave, Toronto, ON M5S 2M7
22:00 / Free entry (Hat)
https://www.facebook.com/events/1939691256347921/

Th 05.04.18 – London, ON
London Music Club
470 Colborne St. London Ontario n6b 2t3
20:00 / $12 adv | $15 door
https://www.facebook.com/events/409310869508019/

Mar
07
2018

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Night of Contemporary Folk with singer-songwriters: Karyn Ellis (CAN), Jack Devaney (UK) and Naima (DE)

Mi. 21.03 At Baustoff
Doors 19:00 Show 19:30
Eintritt frei, mit Hut (Kollecte)

Rather Str. 50
40476 Düsseldorf
Tel: 49 171 5459295
https://www.facebook.com/baustoffkaffee

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Die kanadische Sängerin Karyn Ellis ist eine großartige Songwriterin. Mit unglaublicher Spielfreude verbindet sie Elemente aus Folk, Country, Pop und Jazz zu wunderschönen Songs und Geschichten, die den Zuhörer einfangen und nicht mehr loslassen. Die Presse in ihrer Heimatstadt Toronto nennt sie „eine Offenbarung“. Die kanadische Tageszeitung The Globe and Mail sagt Karyn ist eine „Sängerin, die man sehen muss“.

Jack Devaney ist ein Singer-Songwriter aus Brighton (UK), wohnt aber seit mehreren Jahren in Deutschland. Einige seiner Lieder drehen sich um das Gefühl, in einem fremden Land zu wohnen, manche handeln von Liebe, manche von gar nichts. Zu verschenken hat er Optimismus und Folk Balladen. Zuletzt hat er eine neue EP und eine Biographie in der dritten Person geschrieben.

Naima – das ist verträumte Liedermacher-Live-Musik zwischen Indie und Folk. Mit einer klaren, warmen Stimme singt die gebürtige Aachenerin feinsinnige Texte und begleitet sich dabei auf der Gitarre – Zu hören gibt’s einen akustischen Vorgeschmack auf die dritte Platte.

Jack Devaney
http://facebook.com/jackdevaneymusic/
https://www.youtube.com/jackdevaney
https://soundcloud.com/jack-devaney/

Naima
http://naima-music.com/
http://facebook.com/naima.official/
https://www.youtube.com/user/naimaCA/
https://soundcloud.com/naima-music/
https://www.instagram.com/naima.music/

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Zur Micro-Pop-Week: Die MicroPopWeek steht für DIY-Kultur und selbstbestimmtes kulturelles Schaffen. Neben zahlreichen Konzerten zeigen Workshops, Ausstellungen, Lesungen und Filme die Vielfalt einer Musikkultur jenseits aller Wertschöpfungsketten.
Während sich die Musik”industrie” in Zusammenarbeit mit globalen Streamingdiensten langsam selbst abschafft, geht anderswo das Leben einfach weiter. Während manche das Fehlen von echten Musikliebhabern innerhalb “der Branche” betrauern, sind sie anderswo immer noch zahlreich zu finden.

Bei hunderten von Klein- und Kleinstlabels zum Beispiel, die intensiver denn je unabhängig und engagiert Musik sämtlicher Genres auf Schallplatten, Kassetten, CDs und als Download veröffentlichen und selbst vertreiben. Oft stecken nur ein oder zwei Köpfe dahinter, aber die mit ganzem Herzen. Oft sind es nur ein paar Veröffentlichungen pro Jahr, aber die sind handverlesen und mit Leidenschaft produziert. Oft ist es privates Geld, das diese Projekte finanziert, aber es ist gut investiert. Denn es ermöglicht künstlerische Freiheit und wirtschaftliche Unabhängigkeit, Liebe zum Detail und persönlichen Austausch, Inspiration und Innovation.

Zusammen mit lokalen Veranstaltern, unabhängigen Musikjournalisten und Bloggern und natürlich unzähligen Künstlern sind diese Labels und ihre Veröffentlichungen die kreativen Brandnester der Musikszene. In ihnen entsteht heute das, was irgendwelche Leute eines Tages evtl. für cool erklären werden. Oder eben nicht. Ist aber auch nicht weiter wichtig.

Mehr Informationen und das komplette Programm: https://micropopweek.org

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1833822776900211/

Feb
05
2016

Karyn Ellis is coming to Europe, Spring 2016

My UPCOMING EUROPE TOUR ~

This seems as good a place as any to ask…

I have been invited to play at Micropop Week in Dusseldorf Germany on April 15, 2016. Found myself a fantastic deal on Air Icelandic and I have booked off a month to come over from Canada.

Okay,so now that I’m for sure coming to Europe, I need/want to fill up dates between April 22 and May 9th!

(I would love to come up to the UK / Scandinavia too, if it makes senses financially.)

My plans are basically this:

  • April 15th: Play at Micropop Festival in Dusseldorf, Germany.
  • April 21st: Play/film a studio concert at Music Making People in Dusseldorf, Germany with David Pfeffer (The Voice of Germany!)
  • April 30th (ish): Play at MilchundZucker, a delightful espresso & prosecco bar in Kaiserslautern, Germany
  • May 6th: Play a roof top concert in Lausanne, Switzerland
  • May 10th: Fly home to Canada from Amsterdam.
  • That gives me three weeks to play shows around Europe. (This will be my seventh tour there. Woot!)

    I am happy to open, double-bill, headline at clubs, cafes, theatres, living rooms… share my solo folk-pop with soft-seater / listening crowds.

    In / near cities such as Bonn, Frankfurt, Munich, Paris, Lille, Hamburg, Amsterdam, Utrecht, Basel, Biel, Geneva, Bruge, Brussels, Cologne, Mannheim, Lyon…

    How fantastic to cross paths with fellow musos and meet you and your music loving communities face-to-face!

    So what do you say, let’s do this!
    Propose a show!
    Living rooms are awesome!

    I’ll even be brave and play some of my new songs at your show!

    xo Karyn

    karyn@karynellis.com

    “Must-see songstress” [Globe & Mail, Canada]
    Playful, bittersweet indie folk musician and “a gentle powerhouse of a songwriter.”

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnR5Le-l25ZJY2ZWRnQlp5Q
    http://www.facebook.com/KarynEllisHere

    Oct
    15
    2015

    It’s true! Marina Marina and I are coming back to several of your fine cities and towns, Europe! We have upcoming dates in Switzerland, the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and Austria. Can’t wait to see you soooooooon!

    Fr/Fr 06.11 – Wermatswil (Uster), Switzerland (Village Stage)
    Sa/Sa 07.11 – Wermatswil (Uster), Switzerland (House Concert at Franzi & Lorenc’s)
    di/Tu 10.11 – Nijmegen, Netherlands (Ramble on Tuesday @ Cafe Trianon with Eric Devries)
    wo/We 11.11 – Ghent, Belgium (Assez)
    do/Th 12.11 – Sint Niklaas, Belgium (Bleek)
    vr/Fr 13.11 – Antwerpen, Belgium (House Concert at Kato’s)
    za/Sa 14.11 – Dordrect, Netherlands (Daantjes – afternoon show)
    za/Sa 14.11 – Dordrecht, Netherlands (Arina’s with the Boerensyndicaat. Happy birthday Maarte!!)
    zo/Su 15.11 – Dordrecht, Netherlands (Cafe de Tijd – afternoon show)
    Do/Th 19.11 – Dusseldorf, Germany (Kultur in der klinik)
    Fr/Fr 20.11 – Dusseldorf, Germany (Zogel Bar)
    za/Sa 21.11 – Gent, Belgium (Muzikantenhuis)
    zo/Su 23.11 – Gent, Belgium (Evergem House Concert)
    Di/Tu 24.11 – Kaiserslaughtern, Germany (Milchenzucker)
    Do/Th 26.11 – Basel, Switzerland (Cafe Salon)
    Sa/Sa 28.11 – Magden, Switzerland (Graf Audio)
    Su/Su 29.11 – Basel, Switzerland (House Concert at Johanna’s)
    cs/Th 03.12 – Budapest, Hungary (Massolit)
    Fr/Fr 04.12 – Frohnleiten, Austria (Q-Stall)

    PS, We’re having such fun on the road that we’re already making plans for our next trip to Europe. If you would like us to come play in your town next time, give us a shout and let’s see if we can set up a show! karyn@karynellis.com

    Dec
    22
    2014

    4ish
    Julliana Lachance
    Claire and Nicki
    Benjamin Theodore Schillaci

    5ish
    Yarrow Harvest
    Keisha Joseph
    Marina Marina

    6ish
    Tom Dusome
    Trevor Roach
    Hanna Bech Methieson

    7ish
    John Hall
    Charlie Banjo Bean
    Amy Bronson

    8ish
    John Kirby
    John Muller
    Karyn Ellis

    9ish
    Jeremy Sklad
    Robyn Banks
    Jesse Elliot Band

    10ish
    Teal Booth
    Richard Garvey
    JAM (open to all

    Dec
    22
    2014

    The Ladies In Waiting Collective and aBabe Music, including some of Canada’s hottest up-and-coming female performers, are set to release Jingle Ma Belle at Toronto’s Hugh’s Room on Thursday December 18th.

    Purchase the album now at www.liwcollective.com

    This compilation album is an innovative collection of well-known, lesser-known, original and bilingual holiday music by artists such as Cindy Doire (Scarlett Jane), Andrea Ramolo (Scarlett Jane), Sarah Burton, Faye Blais, Melanie Brulée, Sahra Featherstone, Kristin Sweetland, Tricia Foster, Anique Granger, Treasa Levasseur, Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar, Sophia Perlman (PerlHaze), Terra Hazelton (PerlHaze), Karyn Ellis and Marina Marina.

    The evening will include live performances by most of the artists included on the album and a little bit of burlesque to shake things up. Items donated by local businesses will be raffled off throughout the evening with proceeds going to CAMH, Toronto’s Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.

    https://www.supportcamh.ca/events—jingle–ma-belle

    Despite the name, the collective doesn’t exclude men. The evening will be hosted by Warren McGoey and will include special guest performances by Tom Wilson and Russell deCarle.

    WHO: Ladies In Waiting, Toronto’s collective of female songwriters.
    WHAT: A compilation album release and variety performance.
    WHERE: Hugh`s Room, 2261 Dundas St. West. (one block south of Dundas West Station)
    WHY: Because we can all appreciate a fresh new take on holiday music!
    WHEN: Thursday, December 18th 2014. Doors 6:00pm. Showtime 8:30pm. Dinner reservations to be made in advance.
    TICKETS: $20 advance, $22.50 at the door. Available by calling Hugh’s Room at (416) 531-6604 or online at www.hughsroom.com

    Oct
    13
    2014

    Save the date!

    Fr/Fr 07.11 – DUSSELDORF GERMANY
    BAR ZOGEL

    
Schirmerstraße 2, 40211 Düsseldorf
    tel: 0176 – 6000 7303 und 0211. 17838352

    e: iriszogel@web.de
    
web: www.facebook.com/ZogelBar

    Mo/Mo 10.11, 20:00 – WESEL GERMANY
    JZ KARO


    Herzogenring 12, 46483 Wesel
    
tel: 0281 300 9999

    e: jz-karo@gmx.de

    web: www.jz-karo.de

    Th/Do 13.11, 20:00 – BASEL SWITZERLAND
    CAFE SALON

    Sperrstrasse 94, 4057 Basel
    tel: 061⁄554 11 14
    e: info@cafesalon.ch
    web: www.cafesalon.ch

    Fr/Fr 14.11, 20:00 – BERN SWITZERLAND
    BISTRO PRIMA LUNA

    Effingerstrasse 92, 3008 Bern
    tel: 031 311 11 22
    e: info@prima-luna.ch
    web: www.prima-luna.ch

    Su/So 16.11, 19:30 – BASEL SWITZERLAND

    HOUSE CONCERT

    
For reservations/directions, contact Sandra 

    
e:c/o Franzi: freense@hotmail.com

    Mo/Mo 17.11, 20:00 – ZURICH SWITZERLAND
    KAFI FürDICH

    Stauffacherstrasse 141, 8004 Zürich – Aussersihl
    tel: 043 317 91 60
    e: kafi@fuerdich.ch
    web: www.fuerdich.ch

    We/Mi 19.11 – WINNWEILER GERMANY
    MAX Winnweiler

    Schloßstraße 35, 67722 Winnweiler
    
tel: 06302 – 60 94 94
    e: info@max-winnweiler.de
    web: www.max-winnweiler.de

    Th/Do 20.11, 20:00 – KAISERSLAUTERN GERMANY
    KAFFEROSTEREI

    Steinstraße 27, 67655 Kaiserslautern
    tel. 0631 366 00 651
    e: info@kaffeeroesterei-kaiserslautern.de
    web: www. kaffeeroesterei-kaiserslautern.de

    Fr/Vr 21.11, 20:30 – UTRECHT NETHERLANDS

    KARGADOOR – Ramble On!

    
met Eric Devries

    Oudegracht 36, 3511 AP Utrecht
    
tel: 030 – 231 0377

    e: info@kargadoor.nl

    e: eric@ericdevries.info
    
web: www.kargadoor.nl

    Sa/Sa 22.11, 19:30 – DUSSELDORF GERMANY
    HOUSE CONCERT

    For reservations / directions, contact Christa
    e: christa@phoneheads.de

    Su/So 23.11, 20:00 – COLOGNE GERMANY
    KULTURCAFE LICHTUNG


    Ubierring 13, 50678 Köln
    
tel: 0221/80148450

    e: kulturcafelichtung@googlemail.com
    
web: www.lichtung.ws

    Sa/Sa 29.11, 19:30 – FROHNLEITEN AUSTRIA
    HOUSE CONCERT at Eva’s

    For reservations/directions, contact Eva
    e: c/o Marina – aboutmetoyou@gmail.com

    We/Wo 03.12, 21:00 – GHENT BELGIUM
    Assez Anarchistisch Centrum

    Sparrestraat 8

    Sa/Sa 6.12, 19:30 – ANTWERPEN BELGIUM
    HOUSE CONCERT at Helene’s

    For reservations/directions, contact Helene
    e: c/o Marina – aboutmetoyou@gmail.com

    Mo/Mo 8.12 – Private show in GANGELT NETHERLANDS

    We are working on more dates: looking possible for Dordrecht in December, also Amsterdam and northern Netherlands.

    If you would like to host a show in your town (living room concerts are great! public venues are cool too!), have a look at our schedule and please contact us at karyn@karynellis.com with your idea! We’re friendly! We’d love to play for you.

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