One of Canada's hottest new bands is coming to Prince George.
Sweet Alibi picked up the Western Canadian Music Award, they've been getting wads of radio play, and they have just released their latest album. Walking In The Dark is their third disc and it has been storming the airwaves with lush production, soulful vocals and the artistic punch delivered by the three members of the group.
The singing, playing and songwriting is shared and blended between Jess Rae Ayre, Amber Rose and Michelle Anderson. They brought in Crash Test Dummies member Mitch Dorge and Imaginary Cities member Rusty Matyas to produce their first two albums (Sweet Alibi and We've Got To respectively), so the finished products were high quality, setting up big anticipation for this latest package. They also have their hometown reputation to live up to. No trio from Winnipeg dares go on national tour unless they have the goods.
Since 2009, Sweet Alibi has cranked out more than 360 shows, more than proving their place in the bullseye of Canadian music. In 2014 they picked up the Western Canadian Music Award for Roots Group of the Year and the album reached No. 5 on the CBC-Radio2 chart, signaling nationwide approval of their sultry, soulful, smack-down modern folk sound.
Now they are coming to Prince George as the new concert numbers add up in 2016, starting on the B.C. coast and going on into Ontario.
Tour organizers issued a statement calling the new album "a deep, soulful composition that touches on the subjects of love, death and addiction. Jess and Amber shine as lead vocalists, while Michelle's vocal harmonies, banjo and guitar talents come full circle to create the band's signature sound. Tracks like Keep Showing You delve into actions of love and unwavering support while the bright Bodacious is a strong, progressive tune with indie undertones. The soft lyrics of Middle Ground are layered by church-like keys and diverse percussive elements."
This time the album was produced by Juno-winner Murray Pulver and was described as "a melodically rewarding exploration of relationships, heartache, loss of loved ones and the search for balance."
The group will be in Prince George on April 7 (location to be announced), on April 8 they will be at the Robson Valley Schoolhouse in Dunster, and on April 12 they will be at the Whistle Stop Pub in Jasper.