NYLEZ K is a Canadian RnB/Hip-Hop singer, songwriter, and producer who was born and raised in Surrey, BC. Inspired by the likes of Michael Jackson, Usher, Ne-Yo, the Weeknd, Frank Ocean and Drake, Nylez was motivated to hit the stage by watching his father perform throughout his life. To date, Nylez has graced many major stages including Rifflandia Music Festival, the South Asian Film Festival, and the Much Music Video Awards. He wrote and co-produced his soulful club single “Remind Me” with DJ Hark, dropping the video in October 2018. Nylez is also the organizer of Vancity From Afar, a Vancouver collective project that allows local artists the opportunity to unite in an attempt to take the world by storm. So far Vancity From Afar has produced seven singles, all inspired by growth and passion for music. Nylez is currently working on a new EP in his personal recording facility, R1 Studios. The EP is expected for a 2019 release. You can listen to his music on YouTube, Soundcloud, Spotify, and Apple Music. Nylez K recently performed at the Biltmore Cabaret on June 28,2019 this first headlining gig for himself. He was also the Surrey Canada Day 2019 Contest Winner and received the opportunity to perform on the Tim Horton’s Stage with his band.
ANGIE FAITH is a singer-songwriter and performing artist with roots planted in Vancouver, British Columbia. She adds pure talent & her own authentic twist to songs. Contributing to the atmosphere inside of live music venues, Angie is highly skilled at reading a crowds energy. Angie is vibrant, a truly gifted & powerful vocalist. She touches the hearts of her audience, is captivating and very soulful. Her performances are inspired, evoke emotion & leave people with a memorable experience. In the song- writing industry Angie inspires, is collaborative and empowering. In 2017 Angie released a live, off the floor EP ( titled Awaken ) which is available on all streaming platforms. She is currently in the studio alongside producer & artist- Nylez K working on releasing her next single.
While singer-songwriter Chris Ho can seem mercurial at times, there is an undeniably deep feeling of hope and perseverance that speaks through his fervent melodies. His is the kind of voice that can captivate a room into quiet reflection. There is as much power behind it as restraint. It is this heart-on-sleeve intensity that drives him to not so much create but capture the bittersweet nature of love, loss, hope, and growth.
Born in British Columbia in 1989, Chris grew up just outside of Vancouver and spent much of his youth teaching himself to sing and play the guitar. He became obsessed with the cathartic process of writing and recording, heavily influenced by artists such as Ben Gibbard, Nick Drake, Conor Oberst, Feist, and Bob Dylan. Most of his songs are unreleased and were written in Victoria where he completed his undergraduate studies in English Lit at UVic. Since that time however he has independently released an EP (Answers, 2011), a debut album (City Of Dust, 2012), and, following a hiatus, a sophomore album (Places You’ve Been, 2017). He has toured Canada for both of his albums but also by rail, hired to perform on board VIA Rail’s passenger train from Vancouver to Toronto on multiple occasions. Likened in style to respected artists such as Dan Mangan, Neil Young and Gordon Lightfoot (CBC Radio 1/3, CBC on the Coast), Chris Ho’s soulful songs have been aired on indie radio stations across Canada, including CBC Radio.
AFROBAR is a Canadian based Ugandan artist with an intense passion for singing and writing music. He started his journey with music in 2003 and has continued to write his music about love,God, and his family. The genre's that Afrobar focuses on would be Pop, Rnb, and Soul. Afrobar, meaning Afro, for his African identity and bar, from part of his real name, who was born in Africa in the city of Gulu,Uganda has dedicated countless hours to honing his craft as a musician. He has a dream to be able to share his love for music on large stages and would like to inspire others through his words and song. Afrobar has started to become a familiar name as he continues to play at venues all over Vancouver, and was also one of the top 5 finalists in the Cumberland Music Festival Artist Challenge. Afrobar has also been on the Medicine show 101.9 FM Radio and has been mentioned on CBC radio and other social outlets. He has released his new music video “Be a Friend” as of July 2018.
CAITLIN GOULET is a dynamic and powerful performing artist. Of Métis heritage, Caitlin was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta, and is now based in Vancouver. She is a graduate of Toronto’s Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts. Caitlin Goulet has been described as theatrical, sultry, dynamic, and magnetic. She lives in each moment of her songs, embodying vulnerability, jubilance, sass, rawness, and glamour. Her take on modern pop draws from throwback soul-pop, and contemporary pop/R&B. Since releasing her single “Way With Me” in 2016, Caitlin has been focusing on writing new songs. Caitlin continues to collaborate with new songwriters and producers regularly and is excited to perform the music she has been creating. In 2015, Caitlin was nominated for the Kamloops Mayor’s Gala For The Arts Emerging Artist Award.
THIS GUN FOR HIRE
There must be something special in the water in Vancouver, BC, the spawning ground of such influential legends as Strapping Young Lad and Frontline Assembly, and now we can add THIS GUN FOR HIRE to such esteemed company. Taking cues from Alexisonfire, Every Time I Die, Underoath, Beartooth, The Holly Springs Disaster, the band describes their sound as “fast, heavy, sincere, atmospheric, and meaningful.”. Formed in 2015, TGFH is a genuine band of brothers, they have built a long-lasting friendship through the music they play that doesn’t fit a specific category. “It’s just music we all feel the need to write. Metal with no boundaries is what got us together. There is way too much fluff going on now in this genre. Its lost its integrity. We hope people can walk away with one of our songs stuck in their head. Or looking for more!” says guitarist Tyler Burns.