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Past Shows

Fri. November 20th 2009
Spiral Cafe Victoria BC (All Ages)
Thu. November 19th 2009
The Superior Victoria BC (All Ages)
Fri. February 25th 2005
Rime (All Ages)
Sat. October 23rd 2004
Bean Around the World (All Ages)
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from Vancouver BC
Label: Creating Spaces Music
Broken Up - Confirmed: Jul. 6, 2017 (Archived)

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Melanie Sereda
"Melanie Sereda and Kathryn Sutherland come off as Tom Waits's slightly less-weird cousins..."

"...creations that burn with an eerie beauty."

"...determined to push folk in exciting new directions."

Mike Usinger, The Georgia Straight the whole review

Push3 weaves voice and cello through layers of acoustic guitar, groove bass, and world beat percussion. Folk and classical roots are eclipsed by world, pop, groove, and soundscape influences. Here, Melanie Sereda's electric and acoustic cellos replace the traditional lead guitar and wind around Kathryn Sutherland's lush vocals. Cello and voice are used in unexpected ways with percussive words and whispers and ghostly cello harmonics and slides.

Arrangements explore the intimacy of voice and cello and explode with the verve of a full band. Albert Klassen's bass churns underneath the vocal and cello counterpoint adding groove while Jason Overy brings sounds from the globe with an array of percussion instruments, rhythms and tones. Songs vary from slinky mission impossible style pop, Indonesian Gamelan, Middle Eastern dance, to an acoustic orchestral influenced rant.
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Status: Broken Up
booking lower mainland gigs November 2009 - Vancouver Island tour bookings in progress other bookings:[email protected] - Last confirmed Jul. 6, 2017