Press Release: February 20th, 2013
West My Friend and Brett Wildeman Set Sail Together
West My Friend (Victoria BC) sets sail with Brett Wildeman (Roberts Creek, BC) to embark on the ‘Mainland Ho! Tour’. The tour brings these groups together to share their finely crafted heart-felt tunes to audiences throughout southern British Columbia.
West My Friend:
Since West My Friend was conceived in a Victoria café in 2009, they’ve emerged as a unique voice in the city’s music scene. Their diversity in taste and influences, and a keen interest in both traditional sounds and innovation, creates a need to constantly explore new sounds while placing them as a distinctive voice in the landscape between Canadian folk and indie-pop. This sonically adventurous approach to music defines West My Friend as a key part of a growing movement of the new generation of grass-roots folk music taking place in Victoria, Vancouver and across British Columbia. www.westmyfriend.com/
Heavily influenced by his coastal upbringing, Brett Wildeman’s sprawling lyrics coupled with a unique vocal delivery are staples of his ‘raw folk’ sound. During the spring of 2012, Wildeman embarked on a three-week soul searching cycling adventure where he explored the intricacies of coastal America. Leaving the amenities of the 21st Century behind, he packed his bike with two sets of clothes, camping gear, a sketchbook, and a ukulele. The introspective two-wheeled journey of the Sunshine Coast-based singer-song writer is encapsulated in his forthcoming album ‘mother | earth’, which is to be released later this year. http://www.brettwildeman.com/