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The Wise Hall & Lounge
1882 Adanac Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V5L 2E2
Live at the WISE Lounge is proud to present Ontario Darling JESSY BELL SMITH with local songstress Chelsea D.E Johnson. Two powerhouse vocalists, two incredibly rare sole sets.
JESSY BELL SMITH
Jessy Bell Smith born in Guelph Ontario, considers herself to be the possessor of strange gifts. Her approach to music has been one of divining, rather than assembly or construction. A phrase or a progression can appear in small breaks or breakthroughs, where seemingly elderly and intangible voices emerge to tell their
stories. Typically focused on matters of the heart, she can capture a personal moment or event, and translate that experience into a musical expression that sets the invitation to share in a poignant and sometimes irreverent intimacy.
Her cherished 2014 release “The Town” is a collection of songs written over a ten year period, some of which appear as a result of the, what she describes as “tenacity” Te album captures the learnings and longings of small town life, directing gently to clues in grasping the meaning for our presence here, and also
the way we leave.
“It just gives me shivers, the whole album is wonderful" — Cerys Matthews (Catatonia), BBC Music
Chelsea D.E Johnson
A Soul-Sister fueled by Rock 'n' Roll, Chelsea DE Johnson is an integral voice for female empowerment. Bursting from the depths of East Vancouver dubbed 'The Voice' by the late, great, Zaccheus Jackson, Chelsea brings healing lyrical content and raw vocal power to every performance. Whether it be on a stage before thousands, or busking in the streets where she calls home, this East Coast raised but West coast living chanteuse moves audiences with her ferocity and vulnerability. Placing #7 on CBC's 11 Best New Bands of 2016 with her project Old.Soul.Rebel, Chelsea has people talking about a new take on Soul, Rock n Roll. You can find her Rocking out with the gents of High Society or bringing down the house with chilling harmony with Old.Soul.Rebel.
February 24th you have the opportunity to hear her voice stand alone, something you won't want to miss.
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