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The Woodwards: The Woodwards, SIGNE TOLLEFSEN, jen rose

Sun. October 3rd 2010 8:30 doors at 7:30pm Railway Club (No Minors) 8:30 doors at 7:30pm
The Woodwards is the musical alter ego of renowned modern artist Peter Schuyff.
Peter first moved to Vancouver in 1967, where he later attended the Vancouver School of Art (now the Emily Carr College of Art.) Peter exhibited his paintings extensively around Vancouver before moving to New York at the age of 18 where his career as a painter took off. Peter returned to Vancouver in 2005 where he then taught at the Emily Carr College. Peter now lives in Amsterdam in the Netherlands. During most of the eighties and nineties he lived at the Chelsea Hotel where his art was collected by Dennis Hopper and Syvelster Stallone amongst others; he is given high-profile commissions by Gianna Versace. His work can be seen at - Andy Warhol, Keith Haring and Jean Michel Basquiat were friends and colleagues. All this was still not enough and so after the turn of the new century, without ever having so much as gargled in the shower, he started writing and singing songs. Peter says that these songs are the paintings he has always wanted to make. He moved to Amsterdam and recorded his first album, the Woodwards’ remarkable eponymous 2009 debut album that was produced by Attie Bauw (Judas Priest, Bootsie Collins, Simple Minds). After The Woodwards’ haunting first release Peter went back to writing, and after a surprisingly short amount of time emerged with a sound replete with lush harmonized vocals; courtesy of the his new trio of backing singers including, among others, folk-noir starlet Signe Tollefsen. The girls trio now join Peter during live shows. The Woodwards’ upcoming ‘Burn Everything EP’ is out on Mixtup Records in September 2010.
Doors: 7:30 pm, show 8:30 pm. Cover: $10

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