The Strange Valentines
Saturday 28 July, 7.30pm
Folk music for twisted souls
It’s not jazz but you may like it. Blend the heart of an ‘80s Australian rocker with the soul of a maritime kitchen partier, and you might get a sense of the brand of ‘folk music for twisted souls’ that is the duo, The Strange Valentines.
Now based in Canada, they are in demand and playing extensively out of Saskatchewan venues and festivals over the past two years, the duo has built a steady following. Their strong melodies, soulful stories, quirky humour, and rich harmonies, have been described as if the Kinks jammed with Fleetwood Mac using only acoustic instruments in a folksy type backdrop. This summer the tour of ‘Good Intentions’ starts in the UK before coming to Halifax and PEI promoting their 5th album ‘Society of Good Intentions’ released February 14, 2018.
David Farrell is an accomplished guitarist previously part of the Australian rock circuit touring and playing with various bands, opening for such major acts as INXS and Canned Heat. Janet Mills was born into Nova Scotia kitchen parties, and plays mandolin, mandola, and piano, but of course, not all at the same time. Live performances find an eclectic repertoire including some crowd-pleasing favourites ensuring a night of fine music, entertaining and story-telling.
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