Completely by chance, Anna Atkinson (Mtl) & Jessica Stuart/JESSA (TO) discovered a few weeks ago that not only were they both about to release new music, but that they both planned to tour their new music around Ontario and Quebec in the fall but had yet to nail down any tour dates.. Being the hustlers that they are, they cooked up a beautiful 7-date tour in no time, and are beyond excited to bring their new music and rare solo performances to Montreal, Peterborough, Toronto, Kitchener, Hamilton, Kingston and Ottawa with sweet local songster RYAN QUINN. This musically adventurous trio of solo singer-songwriters hope you’ll join them as they pass through your neck of the woods, and would love your help in spreading the word of their shows to your local folks. ♥
Doors at 7pm, music at 8pm, (PWYC, sugg. $10)
JESSA: fka The Jessica Stuart Few:
When Vancouver-born, guitarist, vocalist and songwriter Jessica Stuart moved to Toronto, quitting work as vintage clothing buyer for a career in music, her goals were simple – release an album of original songs, hear her music on the radio, and satisfy her wanderlust on tour around the world. Stuart’s three-piece The Jessica Stuart Few checked the final box with their first Asian tour (and Top 40 single in Japan) in 2013, and since then, have played music festivals and been heard on airwaves from Australia to Germany and beyond.
Having made a name for herself through signature rhythmic and harmonically adventurous art pop, Jessica has now joined forces with prolific producer/songwriter Robyn Dell’Unto to become JESSA, smashing layers of playful guitars and vocals into an indie-pop package, singing about trying to keep the joy in everyday life while navigating this weird world and all of its curve-balls.
If you hadn’t heard Jessica yet through her Best Album win at the Independent Music Awards, her five songs in the finals of the Canadian Songwriting Competition, or the record crushing, tear-jerking CBC documentary about her time living in Japan as a child (Finding Fukue, Nov 2018, 4 million + views, featuring Jessica’s musical score), then you’ll get to know JESSA through her second single, All I Get Is Wrecked, just released in autumn 2019.
Anna Atkinson Music:
Anna Atkinson is a singer-songwriter, composer and multi-instrumentalist who lives in Montreal. Trained as a classical violist, she creates music that combines elements of art song, minimalism and electro-pop. She has released two albums: Mooniture (2011) and Sky Stacked Full (2016).
Anna has contributed, both as creator and performer, to dozens of projects in music, theatre, film and dance. She has performed in productions at The Theatre Centre, Soulpepper and The Stratford Festival. She is currently collaborating on a new project with theatre company Joe, Jack et John and is about to release her third album.