Auto Jansz & Andrea June
with Jonny Miller
Thursday, March 29th, 7:30 p.m.
Caffe Fantastico (905 Kings Rd)
Vancouver Island Music Awards nominees, Auto Jansz & Andrea June, team up with the exciting talent of Jonny Miller for their first Victoria performance of the new year - and the last one before a tour to Germany with folk celebrity, Kate Reid.
Auto Jansz' songs and style have turned many heads in the Canadian roots community. As a member of the popular roots band, Barley Wik, she won Album of the Year at the 2004 Vancouver Island Music Awards, and since then, Auto has come into her own with solo recordings and performances that are making Canadian roots fans sit up and listen.
Andrea June graduated from the Canadian College of the Performing Arts and briefly attended McGill University’s opera program. Since then, she has explored the vocal territory of jazz and pop. As a songwriter, she weaves influences from Beethoven to Bartok with the comforting familiarity of roots music to create a sound that is both soothing and unexpected. In 2010, her song, “The Tide,” was shortlisted for the Island Singer-Songwriter contest.
Together, they create an energized sound, playing to audiences from Music on the Mountain Festival to Victoria Folk Music Society.
After 25 years of playing on streets, in bars, and festival stages such as The Shoal Bay Music Festival and the Victoria Folk Music Society, Jonny Miller is putting the final touches on his much anticipated debut album, Little Birds. Drawing on a wide range influences, he has developed a unique hybrid animal with markings of Tom Petty, Dolly Parton, Sam Cooke, and The Great Lake Swimmers. He blends a sophisticated musicianship with soulful melodies and lyrics reminiscent of Neil Young.
For more information, or to schedule an interview, email [email protected]
2012 Vancouver Island Music Awards Nominees: Auto Jansz - Female Songwriter of the Year; Andrea June - Female Vocalist of the Year
Andrea June is "a wonderful singer and a talented multi-instrumentalist who brings fire to the stage." - Jennifer Louise Taylor, Musician
Auto's songs "have all the classic virtues of roots music while sounds fresh and contemporary, never lapsing into stolid folk puritanism." - Randy Gelling, Station manager, CFUV 101.9 FM
"A wonderful blend of roots, folk, and heartfelt lyrics. . . . when first hearing [Auto Jansz'] new EP, I am immediately reminded and proud of great Canadian artists, and Auto has joined them." - Jason Valleau, Artistic Director, Mountain View Music Festival
"An eclectic and interesting mix of songs. . . catchy accordion. . . funky piano and June's gorgeous voice." - Grant McKenzie, Editor-in-Chief, Monday Magazine