promotional writing

Here are some samples of promotional writing with a focus on the experience.

Into the heart of Havana

Travel Log - For Burlington on Whyte

from mexico with love

Travel Log - For Burlington on Whyte

Show descriptions

Whizgiggling Productions - Her Mark
Her Mark is the captivating story of a formidable family navigating a rocky history on the edge of our nation. After a brilliant 2014 fringe run, luminary director Trevor Schmidt has reimagined the work of famed Newfoundland author Michael Crummey with a new intimate venue and an expanded cast. Fierce, funny and forthright, these vividly authentic stories from an all star ensemble unravel the ties that bind them to this cruel and beautiful place.

bio writing

Short (international) Bio

 

Rise up and occupy the dance floor with the smooth Afro-Funk and Latin Soul grooves of Coco Jafro. These CBC Spotlight and Breakout West acclaimed artists are spreading their unique passion around the world, and they are here to set you free. Freedom to move, freedom to think, freedom to exchange culture and energy without oppression, suppression or repression. Coco Jafro brings the power and the party to people.

 

Full BIO

Coco Jafro is here to liberate, invigorate and elevate igniting your senses with seductively smooth vibrations from around the globe. Linger in the rhythms and savour the flavours from Africa to Latin America. A revelation for a revolution, this innovative Afro Funk - Latin Soul ensemble unlocks a powerful desire to live with freedom and move with abandon. Break free from whatever is holding you back and follow this dynamic group as they lead you to a world of positive, energetic celebration. Socially conscious, culturally curious, musically notorious, CBC Searchlight and Breakout West acclaimed and crowd renowned. Coco Jafro packs the floor and smashes the ceiling.

 

Coco Jafro are catching fire with their unique blend of worldly funk fusion. An eclectic mosaic of influences including Santana, Chaka Kahn and Stevie Wonder conspire to produce scintillating grooves that rumble dance halls and reverberate with an inclusive spirit of justice. Their members reflect the vibrant diversity found in their stomping grounds, Vancouver, B.C. Canada. Their personal roots provide spice to infuse their potent musical stew with an infectious rhythm and a wide scope of vision. Weaving radical people in a worldwide tapestry, their passion is exploring their culture with you. Like their anthemic track Do what I want, they are forging a new path their international fan base is eager to follow.

 

Coco Jafro have become icons in their community playing sold out crowds at revered hot spots like Frankie's Jazz and Guilt & Co, and have been recognized for their impact earning a nomination as the 'Best Live Act' from the Van Isle Music Awards. As their sound spread further they were honoured with nominations from Breakout West as the Best Urban Artist of the Year and regional finalists in CBC's esteemed Searchlight competition in 2016. The band has taken their brand of 'Vintage funk and 21st century urban cool' (World Beat Canada) around the country and across the world with a soul expanding North African Tour. They have shared stages, and the same prestigious venues as industry titans Five Alarm Funk, Delhi 2 Dublin, The Boom Booms and Grammy and Juno nominee and winner Alex Cuba.

 

Coco Jafro is always on the hustle, recently headlining the TD International Jazz Festival, and Salmon Arm Roots & Blues Festival. They are in demand regulars at high profile celebrations rocking the stage at CBC Nooners Concert Series, Harmony Arts Festival, Dragon Boat Festival, Victoria International Jazz Festival. Plus they recently completed a thumping B.C. tour in honour of their imminent 4th Album ‘Forces of Nature’ which is set to blow up in 2018. Their new record is poised to shake the firmament with world spanning beats and soulful savvy lyrics to engage, enrich and embolden those among us hungry for an inclusive human evolution. Seize the future and start the party with the always relevant, always exciting, always progressive Coco Jafro.

Post Script - Band (BIO)

SHORT BIO

Post Script distills optimistic melancholia by exploring their entwined histories. The striking effervescence of Steph Blais in harmonic unity with Paul Cournoyer's rich baritone creates a conduit for the voices of their franco-albertan roots to resound with the reflection of modern humanity. The guitar pendulum swings from Nashville pulse to crystalline delicacy, weaving the soothing tone of Paul's stand up bass with enigmatic familiarity. Like a lustrous new dress stitched from vintage cloth Post Script is a gasp of nostalgia in a breath of fresh air.

 

LONGER BIO

Post Script has been evolving since 2013 when fate contrived to join their forces. Steph Blais and Paul Cournoyer found a cultural commonality and a fierce passion for merging the past with a future they would create together. The symbiosis of their first exchange brought them a beautiful three song EP. With this solid foundation Post Script delved more deeply into their shared franco-albertan heritage and intrepidly spread their wings into uncharted influences to reflect the nuance, soul and texture of a burgeoning sound and a collective voice. For “If Not For You” they enlisted Brayden Treble to help them realize these dynamics with his imaginative and eclectic guitar conspiring with the ethereal highs and thundering depths already present in Steph and Paul's collaboration. Together they unearthed artistic parallels and connections, which began to forge the patterns of their distinct sound. Steph Blais' captivating voice drifts above the rumbling firmament tethered only to the steady company of Paul's stand up bass as he anchors his baritone deep in the soil of their history. As a sincere homage to memories of a simpler time, they began experimenting with a vivid palette from Nashville twang, to french folk ambiance. Their earnest lyrics speak from a limbo between the shadows of yesterday and the hopeful uncertainties of tomorrow.

 

“If Not For You” (October 2015) “Embodies the traditional Canadian oscillation between urban living and rural retreat, it also captures the spirit of the nation’s linguistic divide.” (Grayowl Point, Oct.20/2015). This album sought to examine the exchange within this divide and celebrate the fertile opportunity to develop channels in the intersections between cultures. Paying tribute to the honest yearning of the people whose stories define them, Post Script endeavored to give voice to the vibrant experience passed down to them with a sympathetic and poetic collage of songs.

 

As “one of Edmonton's hidden gem bands”(CBC.ca) Post Script is an endearing discovery constantly emerging to new audiences. Winners of Alternative Recording of the Year at the 2016 Edmonton Music Awards and shortlisted for the Edmonton Music Prize, Post Script has proven that vintage persuasion can also be innovative. Trusting the art first and foremost has led them to stages from Canmore (Folk Music Festival) to the Winter Lights Festival in Reykjavik, Iceland and many intimate and vaulted venues in between. Their collaboration, described as “maybe the most gorgeous pieces of melancholia I have heard this year.”(outlineonline.co.uk) compels them forward with stalwart battered hearts into the beckoning unknown.

 

The future brings the release of their new single “Don't Let Go” (October 5th) with further conjuring impending in the coming Spring. Don't miss what's in store, Post Script has only begun finding the way back home.

Lindsey Walker – Musician (BIO)

 

Lindsey Walker looks at the dark side of love and life through a hopeful, hilarious and passionate lens. Her greatest joy is sharing music with folks across the country. Since 2011 Lindsey is toured extensively as a solo artist in Canada with half her heart in Alberta, and the other in her hometown of Winnipeg. In 2013 Lindsey was nominated as an "Artist to Watch" at the Edmonton music awards, which heralded her debut album Our Glory with a sold-out crowd. Fans began to respond to the raw honesty and soaring vocal power of her music. Blogs followed, and Indie Go Go featured her as a success story for her innovative engagement strategies. Our Glory found a national audience receiving airplay on CBC, and college and community stations from Vancouver to Halifax. Her eagerly anticipated new record this desolate bliss will release in the fall marking a bold new direction as Lindsey takes audiences on a cinematic, apocalyptic journey through roots and rock. Songwriter, traveler, and lover of all creatures; this sincere, effervescent performer wants to share her bliss with you.