Music P.E.I.’s Tiny Island Concert Series continues today with live-streamed performances by Brielle Ansems (8 p.m. AST) and The Royal North (8:30 p.m. AST).
Ansems, who was born in Hamilton, Ont., and raised in Montague, P.E.I., fuses folk with pop and R&B influences for an emotionally-charged, poetic experience. Her debut album, This New Hurricane, dropped March 6.
The Royal North demonstrates a unique blend of guitar driven '80s rock, modern pop and Canadiana. Its recordings compliment the band's nod to the music that inspires them – Canadian rock. For the Tiny Island Concert Series, frontman Chris Dalziel will perform a solo set ().
The series continues on Sunday, April 5, with performances by Josh Carter (8 p.m.) and Tara MacLean (8:30 p.m.).
Carter is the primary singer-songwriter for P.E.I. groups Coyote and Calm Baretta. He has collaborated with several electronic music artists (lonely kid, Pineo&Loeb) and has garnered Music P.E.I./ECMA award recognition with his respective projects.
MacLean has been an internationally-renowned and award-winning recording and touring artist for over 20 years. Her latest album, Deeper, was just named solo recording of the year at the 2020 P.E.I. Music Awards and was nominated for ECMA pop album of the year.
The Tiny Island Concert Series is an initiative in response to COVID-19 and its effects on Island musicians and music industry workers.
For more information, go to musicpei.com.
Every Tiny Island Concert is free for the public Facebook.com/MusicPEI, although donations will be accepted towards the newly-established Music P.E.I. Crisis Relief Fund. This fund will be distributed to P.E.I. artists and music industry professionals in need. Details on how to apply to the fund will be released shortly.
This project is supported by the province of Prince Edward Island and the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency.