Due to circumstances beyond our control, we’ve necessarily had to take a year off from our beloved Halifax Urban Folk Festival but that doesn’t mean we can’t pull off a couple of cool shows to keep its memory alive while on hiatus in 2016. To that end, HUFF is presenting a KILLER double bill at The Carleton with our own Erin Costelo Band and a cool act we discovered from London, Ontario – Olivia & The Creepy Crawlies – making their first-ever trip east on Sunday, August 28th. Show time is 8:30 PM and tickets are only $17.50!
One would be hard-pressed to find a more respected – and downright talented – musician in Halifax than Erin Costelo. She is a serious student of music (as well as a teacher of music) and an accomplished singer/songwriter in the bargain. Her latest album – Down Below The Status Quo – features some of the best musicians in the city and was produced over the course of a year at Joel Plaskett’s New Scotland Yard studios under the watchful eye of engineer Thomas Stajcer. The album is released by Maple Music and has received rave reviews. Don’t miss this very rare opportunity to see Erin and band LIVE!
Olivia & The Creepy Crawlies are a five-piece folk band formed in London, Ontario. Their quirky songs tug at your heartstrings with themes of love and loss, mad kings and super-villains. Utilizing everything from ukuleles to glockenspiels and autoharps to telecasters, they entertain all of your whimsical fantasies. Soft melodies and catchy hooks will have you itching to pick up a ukulele and play along. The band is currently based out of Toronto and Hamilton Ontario, and are comprised of: Olivia Borkosky, Chris Denise, Aurora Evans, Connor Grieve, and Kelly Samuel.