DIMANCHE 20 JUILLET 2014
NEEDLE & GEM  +THANYA IYER  +JUNI KIM

Needle & Gem is now an adopted name for the new singer-songwriter from South Korea, Eric You. A soulful voice - and the musicality throughout - thoughtfully talks of human longing, reaching out to the listeners' hearts in a careful attempt to mend the broken. For the time being, he performs as a duo with a violinist-vocalist Rebecca Jung, a student in violin performance at McGill University.

Even though Canadian singer-songwriter Thanya Iyer, sings melodies that root from the styles of folk and jazz, Thanya Iyer grew up submerged in the art of Indian Carnatic vocals, violin and dance. While pursuing a double major in music and science in college, focusing on classical violin performance, she then formed TEA, a folk-jazz collaboration which combined three-part harmony vocals, and a vast instrumentation which stemmed from trumpets to harp. In 2013, Thanya was inspired to start a solo endeavor after meeting New York native Kaitlyn Raitz, who brings about luscious textures on the cello, as well as Alex K.S, on upright bass, who jazzifies the sound with his melodic bass lines. With a new intimate and soulful sound, the group released a new self-titled EP March 2014.

An up and coming singer-songwriter based in Montreal. His original compositions bear some strong elements of modern rock combined with his own flavour of musicality.