Jane Carmichael (vocals, ukulele) and Kevin Kennedy (vocals, guitar) are indeed a married couple. They became The Marrieds in December of 2010, when they posted three snow day songs on YouTube during London’s infamous “Snowmageddon” of that year. The songs were viewed over 10,000 times in just a few days, and captured the attention of CBC radio, which made them the Sound of the Day across Canada. The Marrieds are known for their “folk-country sound filled with playful lyrics and sweet harmonies” (Lori Mastronardi, The London Free Press).
When grit and groove meets swaying silk, the thrift-folk of Braden Phelan and Liv Cazzola comes to life. The pair threads together guitar, accordion, and ukulele driven songs that are sometimes simple and heartwarming, sometimes complex and spooky, and always compelling.
Johnny & June meets Simon & Garfunkel – Toronto based roots band The Young Novelists have had a busy year. Fronted by husband and wife duo Graydon James and Laura Spink, they are known for their beautiful harmonies and songs culled from their small-town roots. Riding the buzz created by the release of their second full-length album, ‘made us strangers‘ in April 2015, they had a summer of Canadian and US festival appearances, including winning the 2015 Grassy Hill Songwriting Competition at the Connecticut Folk Festival.
One of London’s most prolific bands, their releases have been ranked in London Free Press Top Ten Local albums of the year, nominated for the Polaris Prize (Long List), CHRW Radio’s Album of the Year Award and for the Jack Richardson London Music Awards. They were even featured on CBC Newsworld this past New Years day. A new full length album will be released in Summer 2017.