A couple of musicians met another musician while they were playing at a pub in Kitsilano. Their paths crossed again at the Vancouver Sun Run and a bad case of frozen fingers finally thrust them together. A few more introductions later and mai tai friday was born. mai tai friday has performed at numerous private, corporate, fund-raising and community events such as the 24 Hour Relay, Royal Vancouver Yacht Club Regatta as well as being a perennial favourite at the Vancouver Sun Run and one of the regular bands at Jimmy Flynn’s in South Surrey. Covering a wide range of songs and genres from pop and rock to surf and dance from virtually every decade, a good time is guaranteed to be had by all!
Dominique Fricot has come a long way since his humble, indie-rock beginnings in The Painted Birds. The Vancouver native’s swoon-worthy baritone ballads and honest lyrics named him the third place winner in The Peak Performance Project and won him the Shore 104.3’s Best of BC award in September 2012. Fricot’s first full-length album, Sweet Little Fantasy (2014), has since taken him to new heights. For eight weeks his single, “I Miss the 80s”, held fifth place on CBC Radio 2’s Top 20 charts. Read full bio here.
Adversity has never defined JP Maurice. The seasoned Vancouver/Toronto based musician, producer and songwriter knows the highs of his craft, but it’s in the lows that he finds his fire. The muscular pop/rock tracks of Maurice’s debut solo album The Arborist, reflects an artist who can take a bad day, a failed relationship or dark experience and forge it into an anthem. Late last year he released The Arborist and since then Maurice has been featured in Canadian Music week, performed at North By Northeast, toured Canada and his music has been in regular rotation on radio.
Born and raised near the Florida-Alabama line, Gallagher spent her formative years along the Gulf Coast fine-tuning her song-writing skills. Her 2013 release, Oh My Love, earned the attention of both her US and Canadian peers. Collaborating and performing alongside fellow wordsmiths and fans, like James Adkins, her song-writing conveys the honesty and wisdom of a woman who is beginning to establish a musical identity all her own, yet one still rooted in the soulful folky crooners who have paved the way before her. Gallagher moved from Pensacola, Florida to Vancouver, BC in the fall of 2013. Her new album ‘VIRGINIA’ is set to be released September 30th, 2016.
Sadie Campbell can certainly hold her own – from gospel to gritty rock n’ roll to swampy Southern blues and back again, the songstress’s sound blends traditional standards with a modern edge, letting loose a creative force that can’t be suppressed. Fearless honesty has always been Sadie’s trademark, and she righteously sings it to the wind on her recently released EP Live Young. Read full bio here
DJ She, an incredibly diverse DJ (Tara Reeves), is a hot commodity in Vancouver. She has DJed exclusive events at the biggest venues & nightclubs in Vancouver, Whistler, Calgary & Montreal. Her corporate clients include: DHM, Aritzia, Red Bull, Nike, H&M, Vancouver Pride Society, Earls & Harbour Dance Centre. A leader in Vancouver’s dance scene, she produces the annual Breakdance Battle ‘Can’t Stop Won’t Stop’ in partnership with the influential Sista’Hood Festival.
Her favourite artists: DJ Heather, Amanda Blank, U-Tern, Munk & Janet Jackson.
DJ She spins: Hip Hop, R&B, House, Breaks, Funk, Disco, Boogie, Downtempo, 80’s, Top 40 & Electro.
Her favourite musical quote: “After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.” Aldous Huxley