West My Whom?
Described as everything from indie-roots to chamber-folk, West My Friend has an acoustic blend of instruments and three-part harmonies that challenges the conventions of popular music. The band features pure and thrillingly elastic vocals with catchy arrangements of guitar, mandolin, and accordion that draw from jazz, classical, folk, and pop influences. Inspired by artists such as Owen Pallett, the Barenaked Ladies, Joanna Newsom, the Beach Boys, The Decemberists, and the Punch Brothers, and forged from a sonically adventurous acoustic music scene on Canada’s west coast, West My Friend is proving to be a key part of a new generation of grassroots folk music. Read the full bio here.
Guitar, Vocals / Eden Oliver
Mandolin, Vocals / Alex Rempel
Accordion, Vocals / Jeff Poynter
Build a Bed - Recorded live in Alex’s dining room, Victoria BC
Chesterfield - Recorded live in Alex’s dining room, Victoria BC
Tombée - Live at the Merodefestival, Eindhout, Belgium
Quiet Hum Tour
Break It Down, Build It Up
West My Friend introduces student audiences to music that they’ve probably never heard but in many ways already know. Through guided listening and lots of participation, students will gain insight into how West My Friend’s original songs are put together and discover that they already have the skills to write songs themselves! Click here for booking and more information.
In a world of increasing disconnection through digitization, it becomes even more important for people to gather and celebrate through the arts. West My Friend takes this impulse further than the expected: they perform music everywhere.
Specializing in performing in strange and unusual spaces, West My Friend is known for showing up wherever you’d least expect to hear live music. They’ve performed in a 100-year-old streetcar on a high level bridge, a nudist resort, a sailboat, a yoga studio, a hot springs, a hayloft in a 100-year-old barn, a pet food store, many farms, a lawn bowling club, libraries, bookstores, museums, a former movie theatre, while basking in the warmth of a Swedish “Valborg” bonfire, and more!
From trees to boats and libraries to living rooms, West My Friend wants to hear from you about your unusual space. Let’s expand our definition of a stage and create an evening your audience won’t soon forget. Contact us to set up a performance today!
Grammar Fight Records | firstname.lastname@example.org | 250.661.6998
School Performances: KBAM! Arts Management | 604.253.6965
Heather Kitching | 604.838.4968 | email@example.com
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2567 Cook Street, Victoria, BC, Canada V8T 3R8