Quiet Parade headlines our next show, promoting their latest EP called Old Haunts with first track Ghosts…….
The latest EP from Halifax bleeding-heart quintet Quiet Parade finds the group writing some of its most powerful and contemplative songs to date. What started as a solo project for songwriter Trevor Murphy (ex-Sleepless Nights and The Establishment) has matured into an organic, full band effort on Old Haunts. The new album is a collection of songs reflecting on places and people of the past – a reoccurring theme in Quiet Parade’s fog-laden songs.
Voted the Best Band To Listen To Quietly by The Coast’s Best of Music Reader’s Poll for the last three years, Quiet Parade once again taps into its core of introspective and honest songs to present a record that stirs up long-standing ghosts, lingering memories and a glimmer of hope for better days. Whether lamenting relationships or dwelling on fears, the old haunts in these songs are more than just physical. They channel the idea that the hauntingly familiar is in everything.
Old Haunts received two NS Music Week 2013 Nominations, for Group Recording of the Year & Alternative Recording of the Year.
– “…meaningful lyrics and beautiful instrumentals.” – The Cadre (Charlottetown)
– “I have yet to hear five songs from another artist this year that equal such brutal splendor.” – The Silver Tongue (USA)
– “…a feast of beauty, shrouded in a little fog.” – Bob Mersereau, CBC (Fredericton)
– “…one of those albums that gets better with each listen.” – Halifax Musicphile
– “Kick you in the gut honesty.” – Sea Legs Collective
The evening begins with a set from the lovely Kim Harris. Originally from Newfoundland, Halifax-based Harris believes her birthright is to create music. Not only does it make her feel closest to herself, she feels more connected to the world. Recorded live off the floor, Harris’ debut EP She’d Say Otherwise is a testament to an artist born with an innate, graceful talent.
Produced by Dustin Clarke and Kristan Moore at Action/Adventure Studios in Halifax, the 6-song EP was recorded in a matter of days. Harris’ voice hints at soulful voices like Adele and Jill Barber, with her own stylistic flair.
Quiet Parade with Kim Harris – Saturday, November 16 @ 8 pm, $10/$15 per person (all funds to the artists).
Please RSVP* to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 434-8355. That way we know how to arrange the furniture. A reminder will go out a couple of days before that will include directions for newbies and those who have forgotten the way. (Last minute RSVPs and drop-ins are cool too.)
Non-alcoholic beverages will be offered. You are invited to take along any wine/beer/etc. that you wish to enjoy. There will be a selection of munchies at the break. Contributions to the munchies table will be shared happily although not required.
Monique & George
Patchwork House Concerts
First Ave., Bedford
*A Patchwork House Concert is a special experience. It’s a chance to really listen to live music by great Canadian and international artists in a relaxed, intimate atmosphere. It’s kind of like having your favorite artists play in your living room. Heck, that’s exactly what it is!
Shows generally start early (at 8 pm) so we begin welcoming guests around 7:30pm to allow everyone time to get a soft drink (or if you have brought your own, something stronger), grab a snack, find a seat and get comfortable.
Usually we have 2 sets with a break in between for enjoying some refreshments, socializing, and maybe having a chat with one of the artists. CDs and other musician merchandise are often available for purchase so it is wise to bring a little extra cash to pick up a cd or two for your music collection. At the break, we also collect money for the show. All the proceeds go to the performers.
Why do we do this? Well, we like listening to live music in small spaces. We like the little bit of extra chaos this brings to our lives. We like the fact that we are supporting hard-working musicians. We like seeing old friends and meeting new people. We hope to see you soon!