Hailing from what has been described as the music capital of Canada – Winnipeg, Manitoba’s Western Canadian Music Award winners Sweet Alibi have been captivating audiences since 2009 with their charming and personal performances. With 3 releases, well over 360 shows across Canada, 40 plus festival performances, and numerous radio performances/interviews, Sweet Alibi is fast becoming a well-known Roots/Pop group. Tom Power of CBC Radio 2 describes them as “If Mumford and Sons and the Supremes had a love child it would be named Sweet Alibi.” A fitting characterization for a group that blends soulful and powerful vocal harmonies with the sincerity of folk and the foot stomping energy of roots. Their newest release “Walking In The Dark” touches on the subjects of love, death and addiction. It features the two lead vocals of Jess Rae Ayre and Amber Rose. When you add the many talents of Michelle Anderson including vocal harmony, banjo and guitar talents alongside Jess and Amber’s songful framework, you end up with the unmistakeable sound that has left audiences adoring this Winnipeg group. “The appeal of Sweet Alibi’s sound hinges on their ability to mix elements of folk, roots, and country, then present it in the context of a tightly-structured pop song.”- The Manitoban
However dark the muse, Jadea Kelly’s music guides the listener on a prolific journey towards light and surrender. Swelling with vocal hooks and ambient guitar delays, her most recent release, Love & Lust is an honest and compelling catalogue of infidelity, desire, betrayal, forgiveness and human frailty. Receiving the 2016 ‘Contemporary Singer of the Year’ by the Canadian Folk Music Awards, Jadea continues to spend her time living and writing between Toronto and Nashville. Her body of work has earned a number of impressive worldwide reviews and radio play, with tours across North America & Europe. She has performed at a number of Canadian festivals and high profile venues including the Calgary Folk Festival, Edmonton’s Interstellar Rodeo, Elora Ontario’s Riverfest with Blue Rodeo, The National Arts Centre in Ottawa and the Massey Hall Presents concert series in Toronto. Jadea Kelly’s ‘Lone Wolf’ has been featured on TV shows such as “Bitten” aired on the SyFy Network in the U.S. Most recently, ‘Beauty’ from “Love and Lust”, was featured as the accompanying song to a powerful final day opening montage on CBC Television, a tribute to Canadian hero Terry Fox for the Rio 2016 Paralympics.