At Home with Juno-nominated band, The Once

by Lyndsay Thornton On March 11th, I was lucky enough to chat with Geraldine Hollet and Phil Churchill of the Newfoundland band, The Once, who will be coming to Kelowna on March 28th. The two singer songwriters (with the exception of third band mate, Andrew Dale) got together at Phil’s family home in St. John’s for a Skype date. We talked about the ins and outs of their sound and it’s echo of international success; this year’s record, Row... Read More

Andrew and Zachari Smith Bring Tunes Home

By Lyndsay Thornton Acclaimed folk duo, Andrew and Zachari Smith, will be playing at Kelowna’s Minstrel Café on February 23rd and 24th. I had the opportunity to see them live at the Bean Scene in Vernon earlier this month, when they filled the house with their laid-back tunes. On a chilly winter night in Vernon, upstairs at the Bean Scene music-lovers sip steaming lattes, while Andrew and Zachari Smith tune guitars in front of the floor-to-ceiling... Read More