|Anique Granger and Mélanie Brulée (photos: Jen Squires)|
Our first concert of 2017 is going to be a wonderful one for a number of reasons. First, it marks the 10th birthday of BobCat House Concerts. We welcomed Suzie Vinnick and Tony D into our home in February 2007, and we were hooked on bringing music to eager ears. Since then, we've done dozens of shows, encouraged a few other people to begin doing house concerts of their own, and luxuriated in wonderful music and camaraderie.
Second, if you were at that show in February 2007, you may remember it was kind of a birthday gift for the Cat half of BobCat. It's her birthday month again, and if you play your cards right there might be cake this time!
But you're probably not coming for cake -- you're coming for music. And we have two announcements to make.
First, Anique Granger and Mélanie Brulée on February 25. These two performers share a depth of insight that comes through in their own songs and the songs they write together, but bring distinctly different voices to the mix. Saskatchewan-born Anique Granger is the more straightforward singer-songwriter, with a touch of the chansonnier tradition of francophone music, while Cornwall-born Mélanie Brulée is equal portions cabaret, indie-rock, and singer-songwriter, bringing a theatricality to her performance that is reinforced by solid musicianship and writing.
Join us for an evening of songs that will touch your heart or provide un vrai coup de coeur.
WHO: Mélanie Brulée and Anique Granger
WHEN: February 25, music at 8
WHERE: 214 Northwestern Avenue, Ottawa
SUGGESTIONS: Suggested donation $20 (cash or e-transfer in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org is appreciated); BYOB, soft drinks always available; a snacky treat is always wonderfully appreciated, as are donations to the Parkdale Food Centre
Special bonus sneak preview: March 23 we are thrilled to welcome a return engagement by one of our -- and Canada's -- favourite groups. We don't normally do weeknight shows, but when the Good Lovelies make an offer, we can't refuse. This will be an exclusive, private show with this Juno Award-winning trio (and February 2009 BobCatters). A full announcement will come soon. This WILL sell out, so book your seat now.