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”.


Th 29.03.18 – Owen Sound, ON
Heartwood Music Hall
Opening For Big Little Lions
939 2nd Ave E, Owen Sound, Ontario, N4K 2H5

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

Su 01.04.18 – Montreal, QC
Quai de Brumes
4481 St Denis St, Montreal, Quebec H2J 2L2
$10-15, at door

Mo 02.04.18 – Ottawa, ON
The Rainbow
76 Murray St. Ottawa, Ontario,
20:30 / $10, at door

We 04.04.18 – Toronto, ON
Tranzac Club – Southern Cross Room
292 Brunswick Ave, Toronto, ON M5S 2M7
22:00 / Free entry (Hat)

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


Karyn is back at this year’s Micro Pop Festival in Düsseldorf, Germany on Wednesday March 21st.


It’s going to be a fabulous 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

Get details about the show…

Visit Micro Pop’s website for information about the festival as well as get the full itinerary.


SHOW UPDATE: Two pieces of important news about my show in Düsseldorf coming up the weekend after next… aka BAUSTOFF POP UP CONCERT!

(1) NEW DATE! Concert been moved to Saturday November 25th! @ Baustoff Cafe (Rather Str. 50) **mark your calendars!

(2) CHRIS SABUCCO (of the Aberrations) is opening the show with a set of his tunes! So pleased to be joined by fellow Canadian (though, longtime Düsseldorfer) for a night of original, contemporary folk/rock/pop songs! Yay! :D

I hope you can make the new date. Hopefully the second bit of news will make up for the confusion of the first!

See you soon, D-dorf! PS, Mine is a duo show, with the most fabulous Sascha Düx joining my set on electric guitar.



Catch Karyn live in
Bordeaux FR (solo) – Sa Nov 18,
Düsseldorf DE (duo) – Sa Nov 25**,
Kaiserslautern DE (duo) – So Nov 26 and
Köln DE (duo) – Sa Dec 2!

** Please note the date change for Düsseldorf!**

Sascha Düx is joining Karyn on the duo shows with his snazzy electric guitar playing!

Chris Sabucco (of the Aberrations) will open the show in Düsseldorf!
Additional acts in Köln TBA!

More details on the tour page.


Buying credit for my European mobile…


Tonight in TORONTO Karyn gets into some Shenanigans! with the Coincidence Men & friends. Karyn appears a special guest during this Improv Comedy show, singing two songs and helping to raise funds for Toronto Newsgirls Boxing Club.

Shenanigans! Comedy show in Toronto September 30th, 2017.

“We’re back with more tequila-fueled comedy variety show goodness! Improv with The Coincidence Men and guests Kinsey Fail and Hot Garbage Players! Stand-up with that Merry Jane of Comedy Lianne Mauladin! And we’ve added the fresh flavour of ‘Ginger & Minge” aka Linda Julia Paolucci and Gordon Neill! Plus a few words from Savoy Howe!

Our musical guest will be Karyn Ellis! “[One of] Five must-see songstresses, NXNE Highlights: this delicate, sweetly-melodic Toronto songstress needs to be heard.” ~ Brad Wheeler, The Globe and Mail.

The proceeds from this month’s show will be a fundraiser for OUTSIDE THE RING, a a longtime recreational boxing program of the Toronto Newsgirls Boxing Club that caters to female-identified individuals who have experienced violence. Read more here:

Admission will be a suggested $10 minimum donation at the door. 8pm sharp.”


ÜBER excited to be part of the David Bowie Tribute Night at Zakk’s here in Düsseldorf Germany THIS SATURDAY (Sept 23rd). The glitter is a-flowing and I’ve got a couple of hawt players joining me (Sascha Düx on guitar & Lorenz Naumann on piano & bass).

Come see me live out my dreeeeeeam!!!! Or if not for that, then come check out the myriad of awesome bands playing their renditions of Bowie songs. It is going to be E-P-I-C.


Visit my Tour Dates page for more details.

You can also find more info and links on the Facebook Event Page.

Bevor im Februar 2018 David Bowie´s Musical Lazarus als deutschsprachige Erstaufführung ans Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus kommt,
lädt die Band ONE EYE OPEN im September zum David Bowie Tribute ins Düsseldorfer Zakk ein.
Beim 6. “Evening with ONE EYE OPEN und Friends” setzten sechs junge Bands/Künstler dem im Januar 2016 verstorbenen Künstler
ein musikalisches Denkmal und interpretieren ihre wichtigsten Bowie Songs auf ganz eigene Art.
Das Line up mit:

Alex Amsterdam:
der Jazzband Little Earthquakes!!
der kanadische Sonwriterin Karyn Ellis:
dem Düsseldorfer Vocal Ensemble Jollypops:
verspricht einen wunderbar abwechslungsreichen Abend.
Natürlich werden auch
One Eye Open:
wieder 4 Songs in ihrer Interpretation beisteuern. !

SAMSTAG 23. September 2017 19h
DÜSSELDORF / ZAKK / Fichtenstr. 40
An Evening with ONE EYE OPEN & Friends – Tribute to David Bowie
Tickets & Info: