Wed Oct 4 2017

8:00 PM Doors

The Fox Cabaret

2321 Main Street Vancouver, BC V5T 3C9

$15.00

Ages 19+

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Timbre Concerts proudly presents Low Roar With Guest Charlie Cunningham.

For more info on Timbre Concerts and their upcoming concerts visit www.timbreconcerts.com.

Please note: This event is 19 and over. Any Ticketholder unable to present valid photo identification indicating that they are at least 19 years of age will not be admitted to this event, and will not be eligible for a refund. 

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Low Roar
Charlie Cunningham

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  • Low Roar

    Low Roar

    Indie Rock

    Art echoes the loudest from periods of isolation. Low Roar -- the musical vision of Ryan Karazija -- turns those moments of solitude into airy and ambient soundscapes materializing into anthemic melodies.

    Born in the Bay Area to a mother of Mexican descent and a Lithuanian father, the frontman spent his formative years playing in bands around Northern California before hopping a plane to Iceland where he relocated in 2010. That same year, he recorded Low Roar's self-titled debut in his Reykjavik kitchen. Quietly building buzz, he cut the critically acclaimed follow-up, '0,' in a converted garage during 2014 before going on to grace the stages of Eurosonic, Airwaves France, The Great Escape, ATP, Lowlands, Iceland Airwaves, and beyond.

    Along the way, iconic Japanese video game creator Hideo Kojima ["Metal Gear"] heard Low Roar's '0' playing while visiting a record store in Reykjavik. Smitten with the sounds, the video game legend requested a personal meeting with Ryan in Los Angeles as Low Roar's "I'll Keep Coming" and "Easy Way Out" soundtracked the two high-profile 2016 trailers for Kojima's "Death Stranding" video game starring Norman Reedus, Mads Mikkelsen, and director Guillermo del Toro.

    Between everything, Ryan Karazija spent most of 2016 by himself -- traveling everywhere from Iceland, Sweden, and Poland to the Bay Area and Mexico before settling permanently in Warsaw. During this time, he carefully assembled what would become his third full-length record, 'Once In A Long Long While' [Nevado Music].

    "I was alone for most of the process," Ryan affirms. "It was nice to go to all of these spots. There were a lot of great things that happened, and a lot of bad things that happened. There were really beautiful moments like the birth of my nephew, and there were really hard moments such as going through relationship changes. It helped to get it all out. I don't think I would've made the same record if I was in one place."

    In the midst of his travels, he entered a London studio for a week in April 2016 with longtime collaborator Mike Lindsay [Tunng]. Recording wrapped in Wales at the end of August, with a final three-day session in the studio of producer/mixer Andrew Scheps [Red Hot Chili Peppers, Adele, Hozier].

    "This was the first time that Mike, Andrew, and myself had worked and recorded in the same room together. When the record was done, we turned the lights off, put the Christmas lights on, listened, and each had a bourbon. It was pretty emotional."

    Penned in Mexico, "Bones" begins with a delicate piano punctuated by glitches as Ryan sings, "I'm exactly where I want to be, but I'm a long way from home." As the beat builds, Icelandic songstress Jófríður Ákadóttir adds a haunting and heavenly harmony.

    "I was in Sweden until March 1st, [2016] and I wound up in Warsaw, Poland, which brought me full circle," Ryan recalls. "A recent relationship had just ended. 'Bones' tells this story: You're in a relationship, and you don't want it to end -- but your significant other does. That's the way it is."

    His voice immediately transfixes on the stark "Without You," glistening over a gentle cinematic hum. "It was winter in Iceland. I had these big windows. I looked out into the middle of the street and saw somebody standing alone. That's how the song started."

    The tambourine shuffle and off-kilter keys of "Give Me An Answer" tensely mount in tandem with Ryan's infectious delivery. "It's a little cocky and cheeky lyrically, but not too over-the-top," he smiles. "It's one of the most direct songs, pushing for that person to respond."

    Ultimately, 'Once In A Long Long While' reflects Low Roar at Ryan's rawest. "I just needed to get these songs out," he leaves off. "I was documenting my life as it was happening."

  • Charlie Cunningham

    Charlie Cunningham

    Alternative

    Growing up in a small town in the periphery of London, guitar and piano were a big part of Charlie's life.

    "The whole ability to write songs is probably in a lot more people than they think. A lot of people can probably do it; it's just hard knowing how to start,' he admits. "I think what slowed me down was just over-thinking every possible thing. So now I know that if something feels right to just trust that."

    After a few years gigging and finding his feet in Oxford he left for Seville and ended up staying for two years. It was here he explored the different attitudes towards the guitar, and developed a fresh technique that was a catalyst for his creativity. Taking the percussive qualities of flamenco, his playing became sharp enough to craft songs laden with delicate flourishes, intricate melodic turns, and moments of stark introspection. His work continues to be both expansive and intimate.

    "I guess the reason that it took so long for me to put something out was that I couldn't play the way I wanted to play" he explains. "I knew how I wanted it to be, but I just couldn't do it. I gave myself quite a tough time"

    But this perfectionist streak results in some truly wonderful moments of musicality. Charlie Cunningham's enormously suggestive songwriting is sonically beautiful while also packing an emotional punch. "I love all sorts of music, as long as there is an honesty to it" he says. "But it's hard, really, to let yourself be exposed like that."

    Cunningham's artistic development, mapped by his three EPs Outside Things, Breather, and Heights, took another leap forward with his debut album, Lines. His deft touch and restraint has produced a work of compositions that sound fresh and yet eerily familiar. Although his celebrated flamenco nods and vocal hooks are present, his musicianship and songwriting ability now takes centre stage. Fan favourites (Lights OffBreatherWhile You Are Young) are still present but revisited as new versions and fine tuned productions, nestled within a diverse set of new songs. The lyrically confident Minimum and the vocally rhythmic Answers compliment new avenues scoped by the record's production. His writing's honesty and humility is matched with a confidence in its accomplishment.

    The popularity of Charlie's music is highlighted in over 4.7million Spotify plays across his three EPs and tens of thousands of views for his captivating online sessions reflect the enthusiasm for his live performances. This has been especially true on the continent, where he had played two sold out headline tours of Germany.

    He has since returned to South London to promote this debut album and begin rehearsals for his biggest European tour to date, in Feb 2017.

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Low Roar
Charlie Cunningham

Wed Oct 4 2017 8:00 PM Doors

The Fox Cabaret Vancouver BC
Low Roar, Charlie Cunningham
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$15.00 Ages 19+

Timbre Concerts proudly presents Low Roar With Guest Charlie Cunningham.

For more info on Timbre Concerts and their upcoming concerts visit www.timbreconcerts.com.

Please note: This event is 19 and over. Any Ticketholder unable to present valid photo identification indicating that they are at least 19 years of age will not be admitted to this event, and will not be eligible for a refund.