Toronto-based artists Midnight Vesta and Brooklyn Doran (along with local Eric Stephen Martin) make their Halifax debuts at The Carleton on Sunday, May 28th. Show time is 8 PM and admission is $10 at the door. Great young talents that deserve your ears and attention, people!
Midnight Vesta is a Canadiana band based out of Toronto, ON. Since the release of their debut EP, The Sleight of Hand, which garnered national airplay on college radio, the band has been working the 401 and expanding an audience with their live performances. Their 2017 release Seconds sees the progress from a banjo driven folk band, to a guitar laden quartet smothered in harmony.
Brooklyn Doran is an indie folk songstress, originally from Kenora, Ontario who is now based in Toronto who’s music presents a unique and harmonious blend of traditional folk and contemporary pop. Her live show weaves song and storytelling, from humorous anecdotes and emotional ballads, to delightfully folk-infused love songs. Brooklyn’s newest full-length album These Paper Wings is now available worldwide.
Eric Stephen Martin lives and breathes many different sounds by mixing the voice of soul with the softness of folk guitar and country/blues influences. This musical mix places him firmly in the Americana genre. Growing up in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia he started writing songs at the age of 13, which has led to the creation of his large musical library. Eric attended the Gordie Sampson Songcamp in 2015, where he gained knowledge and developed tools that further widened his creative abilities. He wrote with many established Nova Scotian songwriters, as well as high-profile writers from Nashville, TN. Eric was invited back to attend the Gordie Sampson Songcamp in 2016 as a returning writer.
Within the past few years Eric has acquired musical experience by supporting and playing alongside many different artists in the east coast music industry such as Carleton Stone, Kim Harris, and Joel Plaskett. His newest single “Memphis”, written with Stone, Caitlyn Smith, and Rollie Gaalswyk, was released in March of 2017. Eric is currently working on an EP set for release in 2017.