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Danny Echo, welkin, Hinterland, Stephen Hedley, Marnie Mains

Fri. March 30th 2007 9pm Railway Club (No Minors) 9pm
Presented by: I.M.U. Productions
. THIS FRIDAY! March 30th IMU presents DANNY ECHO, WELKIN, HINTERLAND, STEPHEN HEDLEY & MARNIE MAINS @ The RAILWAY CLUB, 579 Dunsmuir Street . Doors 9pm / $10

DANNY ECHO - As a boy, Danny Echo longed to be in front of an audience playing his tennis racquet. He later discovered an electric guitar, amplifier and band are more effective at getting people's attention. After touring the UK with their previous band The Ryecatchers, Dan and Mark decided not only to keep the fire burning but to stoke it with the energy and excitement that all fans of great rock and roll embrace. Their British-inspired melodic rock is inspired by a wide range of music including the Flaming Lips, Dandy Warhols, Rolling Stones, Beck, The Beatles, Radiohead, The Kinks, The Cars and Syd Barrett.

WELKIN - Magical, bleak and beautiful, the music of Welkin is fearless, feral, ethereal and epic in proportion. Welkin is the brainchild of singer, songwriter, producer, guitarist and pianist Geoff Birch. For inspiration, Birch writes his songs in a cabin in the Cascade Mountains of British Columbia. Welkin will be peforming all new songs as they prepare to record their 3rd full-length record. "Pink Floyd and Radiohead would be proud. Geoff Birch keeps it real for Welkin as a band truly ready to tour Canada to sold out shows." - Soulshine

HINTERLAND has been carving their own niche in the musical landscape with heavenly vocals and cascading walls of star-gazing guitar rock. Be sure to catch the band as they play songs from their recent CD release, "The Picture Plane", produced by Caleb Stull (Parlour Steps) and as they offer up new songs from their newest upcoming CD which is currently under production. Building on the evocative sound they established on their widely acclaimed atmospheric debut "Under the Waterline", the heavy bits are punchier, the hooks are sharper, and the ambient passages are dreamier.

STEPHEN HEDLEY - With an effortless, soulful vocal style and guitar playing that incorporates elements of jazz, blues, rock and folk, Stephen Hedley crafts melodic pop songs that have a timeless quality.

MARNIE MAINS - When her boyfriend refused to teach her to play guitar, Marnie Mains broke up with him and taught herself. Captivating audience with lyrics that bite and an angelic voice that soothes, her music falls somewhere between Mazzy Star and PJ Harvey, earning praise from Justin Timberlake's producer who described her as "mesmerizing, profound and a beautiful singer."

Danny Echo (VanPop)

With life spinning out of control on tour in the UK as "The Ryecatchers", Danny and Mark decided it was time for a change... Returning to Vancouver, Danny bumped into an old flame, Shannon, and after a few drinks she decided she would rather be in a band than a relationship with him. Danny reluctantly agreed, phoned Mark, and formed Danny Echo i... more info

welkin (Art Rock)

'This Is Your Blood All Over Me', the title of welkin's 3rd record--a double-album epic opus steeped in the wilderness--evokes provocative images and importantly hints at the experiential process Geoff Birch uses to write welkin songs. Retreating to the backwoods of British Columbia and getting away from the city has certainly given Birch a richer ... more info

Hinterland (dreampop)

Vancouver’s Hinterland has been carving its own niche in the musical landscape since its formation in 2000. Hinterland’s atmospheric sound is based in rock ’n’ roll, but the quintet’s shimmering wall of sound is made unique by the inclusion of a few decidedly non-standard elements. Hinterland’s unique instrumentation includes the flute ... more info

Stephen Hedley

A relative newcomer to Vancouver's music scene, Stephen Hedley has already started to attract a growing and loyal fanbase with his intense and personal live performances. With an effortless and soulful vocal style, and guitar playing that incorporates elements of jazz, blues, rock and folk, Hedley crafts melodic pop songs that have a timeless quali... more info

Marnie Mains

Marnie Mains is a Vancouver musician. About 5 years ago she started plucking away at the guitar and found that she couldn't stop. She has a maturity that far exceeds her years, yet a playful demeanor and sex appeal that mock it. Her alluring stage presence thought provoking lyrics and non-formulaic chord progressions put this woman in a category of... more info
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