Kirby Criddle Trio & Sharpe 5
April 22 at 8:30 pm
Doors open 7:30 pm.
Music starts 8:30 pm.
Tickets: $30 at Pharmasave
The Kirby Criddle Trio will take the stage on April 22nd to dazzle you with their unique sound. The second part of the evening will be filled with the newly formed, Sharpe 5. A band that went into the studio as a jazz trio with a few originals, and came out as a 5-piece band with an all original album and a new name.
Kirby Criddle would surely steel your heart, if you haven’t already handed it over. This beguiling prairies girl makes music for the late nights, the lovers and friends, and for you when you feel alone. You can feel it in your bones; this is music for the whole body. Eli Temple and Jeffrey Popiel add depth and dimension to create a whimsical forest-folk soundscape.
In the beginning, lead singer Eryn Sharpe, along with Guitarist Leon Nagasaki, and Upright Bassist Nick Mintenko have all spent time at music school, and started off playing Jazz together two years ago. What started off as a nostalgic obsession with their parents’ (and even grandparents’) music, turned into regular gigs, friendship, original songwriting, crowdfunding, and now an album, with two new members that created a 5-piece band and a whole new sound.
The change came with help of producer Marc Atkinson. “While collaborating with Marc we decided to expand our trio sound to include percussion and keys for the album. The intention was to subtly augment what we were already doing, but when we finished the record, we realized we really wanted the album sound on stage, so we made a new band.” Says lead singer Eryn Sharpe. Their debut album, One Day, explores sounds from pop, to jazz, folk, and even a bit of Paris-cafe accordion music.