Since they began touring, Lauren Mann and the Fairly Odd Folk have had the opportunity to play at Calgary Folk Festival, and play legendary venues such as the Black Sheep Inn (Wakefield, QC), Webster Hall (New York, NY), and The Drake Hotel (Toronto, ON). They were also the featured musical guests in the annual University of Guelph Lecture Series held at the River Run Centre in Guelph, ON. In addition, they have grabbed the attention of CBC with features in many local and national programs, and their song Weight of the World going into regular rotation on Radio 2. In May 2014 they won the CBC Searchlight competition with their song I Lost Myself, competing against over 5000 bands across the country to be called Canada’s best new emerging artist.
In the spring of 2013, the band announced the formation of their own label, Wanderer Records. The group released their album “Over Land and Sea” on April 9th 2013. “Over Land and Sea” was produced by Aaron Marsh (Copeland, Person L) in Lakeland, FL and illustrates Lauren’s gift of songwriting with a wide array of instrumentation, beautiful harmonies, and lyrics that tell of whimsical adventures.
Rayannah uses loop pedals to layer her voice, breath, synths, and percussion. Sparse and delicate webs build into dense walls of sound and grooves with driving backbeats. Her visceral lyrics in French and English ring above it all, telling stories both dark and sweet. Born and raised in Winnipeg, (Canada), Rayannah has taken her pedals from the east to the west coast and launched her European debut in French cities Lille & Paris. Rayannah shares something intricate, raw and unusually intimate all at once.