In what promises to be a fantastic night of music, Toronto’s Midnight Vesta and Cape Breton’s Colette Deveaux (both Halifax Urban Folk Festival veterans) with Cyrus R.O. Quartet, team up for a show at The Carleton on Thursday, November 14th. Show time is 9 PM and admission is $12 at the door.
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 have been working the 401 and expanding an audience with their live performance. Their 2017 release, ‘Seconds’, sees them progress from a banjo-driven folk band to a guitar-laden quartet smothered in harmony.
”Midnight Vesta effortlessly capture attention the minute they step on stage. Apart from their flawless musicianship the band has a captivating presence when they perform, making it clear that they’re having fun on stage, and they get the crowd just as excited about the music as they are.” Canadian Beats
‘Seconds’ was recorded in an auto garage tucked deep inside Toronto’s east end, and mastered by Juno award winning engineer Siegfried Meier. The resulting album is a sonic buffet of homegrown tunes that are fresh yet familiar.
From the picturesque Island of Cape Breton, NS Canada, Colette Deveaux grew up as many aspiring young musicians from the island, turning to music as a personal interest and a way to connect to the large, diverse and close knit music community that has been part of the culture of her homeland for decades.
Colette started her musical journey early, searching for her sound as many do learning songs, finding her voice and discovering her ability to craft original lyrics and put them to music. Before too long, Colette would set out to join her musical peers and dive headfirst into the local music scene, attending open mics and taking on any solo performance opportunity she could. Through this experience, she learned to collaborate, co-write, play with a band and further strengthen her solo persona. Now with the upcoming release of her first recording project, Honey a collection of singles, Colette is now able to share her songs to a broader audience, touching on personal experiences, social issues and more personal narratives speaking to life and love. Being inspired by memories, past experiences- good and bad, the lives of others; strangers, friends and family, Her style has been described as playful, engaging and poignant.
Colette is a listener and an observer, remembering things about people and their stories, a connoisseur of random facts. All of which contributes to the unique musical result.
Cyrus R.O. Quartet presents a catchy brand of progressive alt rock drawing on the jazz tradition and the quirky sensibilities of art pop. Spontaneous yet meticulous, ferocious yet sophisticated, the Quartet lures you to the edge of your expectations only to thwart them and push you just beyond your comfort zone.