SATURDAY, JUNE 29 10:00 PM
Tickets available at the Esplanade and Tixx Central
9:30PM opening set by local band 3 West
featuring Rhys Parks, Tyler Casat and Abdeil Castillo Guardian
Bellflower has a sound that is as unique as it is powerful. The music is driven by a creative collaboration of eight musicians assembled around singer-songwriter Em Pompa, whose beautiful voice transports us with poetic lyrics and organic vocals.
Bellflower's ingenuity seems limitless; it's not quite jazz, and it's not quite alternative. The ensemble's music lies somewhere in between the hybrid aerial jazz of Cinematic Orchestra and the seductive complexity of Sufjan Stevens' neo-pop. The music cleverly alternates between ambient and energetic moods to deliver an unforgettable and vibrant musical experience. They will be releasing their 3rd album titled Upside Down in October 2019.
In March 2016, Bellflower released their second studio album entitled The Season Spell, launching what would become an 89-date Canadian tour over 2017-2018. They've played a variety of theatres and prestigious festivals across the country such as the Montreal Jazz Festival, Festival d'Ete de Quebec, NAC's Canada Scene Festival and Calgary Folk Fest.
Joining Emilie on stage are Kathryn Samman on percussions and background vocals, William Coteon drums and background vocals, Jeremi Roy on bass and synth bass, Jerome Beaulieu on piano and synth, Nicolas Boulay on trumpet and Alex Dodier on saxophones and flute.