Martin Matychuck (cello/bass)
Auto Jansz (lead guitar)
Adam Bay (Weissenborn slide guitar)
Opening Act: Arwen Ainsley.
7:30 pm / sliding scale $10 to $20
Singer-songwriter Shauna Janz’s unconventional approach and folk-soprano voice has garnered her appreciative audiences and quick recognition island-wide. Recently releasing a self-recorded EP in November 2014, her song Redwood has been nominated “Song of the Year” at the 2015 Vancouver Island Music Awards. Her indie-folk sounds are described as “lyrical, soulful, warm – Joni Mitchell-meets-Sara McLaughlin” and “stunning and memorable; a unique voice that combines folk with soul”.
Shauna’s love affair with the guitar remained unrequited for the majority of her life, until the two had a chance encounter in 2005. She soon discovered a natural and very intuitive gift for the muse, and as a self-taught guitar player has been dedicated to the development of her creative expression ever since. She has received vocal training from various soprano and folk/pop teachers, most recently at the Victoria Conservatory.
With a fierce heart for creative expression, and an endearing stage-presence, audiences can expect fascinating guitar tunings, haunting melodies punctuated by driving rhythms, and set amongst both ethereal soprano sounds and strong spirited vocals.