The Pearl Company

Theatre, Gallery and Arts Centre 16 Steven Street Hamilton ON 905-524-0606

Archive for February 2nd, 2015

W.M.Festival: Ariana Nasr chante PIAF! Friday, October 23

Ariana Nasr chante PIAF! Friday, October 23, 8:00pm. Tickets: $20/$15 students/seniors. Ariana Nasr’s astounding vocal ariananasr-highresperformance accompanied by Andy Flinn has been delighting audiences all over the Maritimes this summer. It began in 2014 with the addition of a French song to the primarily English repertoire of Andy and Ariana.  In 2015 it has become a full-blown spectacle en français featuring the music of the world-renowned French singer, Édith Piaf.    Already the show has been part of the Halifax Jazz Festival, the Deep Roots Music Festival, Mosaiq Multicultural Festival and many sold-out theatres and music venues in Nova Scotia as well as Ontario. During the show, the songs are all sung in French, however, Ariana has been translating some of the lyrics prior to singing them for the benefit of non-French speakers. A CD “La Vie en Rose” including many of Édith’s hit songs (Non, je ne regrette rien, Hymne à l’amour, La Vie en rose, Padam… Padam) was released in April 2015. Ariana is a singer, multi-instrumentalist and recovering anglophone of Afghan/Canadian decent. She grew up in Wolfville, Nova Scotia where she now lives with her husband Andy Flinn. As the duo Andy and Ariana they have produced 8 CDs of original material and spent many years on the road performing.  Listen:

Shari Vandermolen & David Brideau: Saturday May 5

Shari Vandermolen & David Brideau: Saturday May 5.  Doors: 7:30pm. Show: 8:00. Tickets: $20. Shari Vandermolen is a renowned vocalist and award-winning performer in Hamilton and the ShariV& DavidBrideau_05_18Greater Toronto Area who has been entertaining audiences for 15 years with her Quartet, Trio or 5-piece band Quarter to Nine.  She is also the lead vocalist for the 10-piece jazz combo SwingLine.  On May 5th Shari brings her powerful and impressive vocal stylings back to the Pearl Company for a more intimate evening of song with jazz guitarist David Brideau, James Gannett on bass and Vince Waters on drums.  “…hear Vandermolen make jelly of your emotions with her voice and her art… one example is Stormy Weather… I barely weathered that storm intact.”  – View Magazine
David Brideau is a Canadian jazz guitarist, composer, and teacher who has been an active musician for over 15 years. A Hamilton native, and honours graduate from the Mohawk Jazz program, David has played all around the GTA with his own group, the David Brideau Trio and Quartet, as well as being prominently featured in groups with Michael Morobito, Amber-Leigh Palka, and Lauren Perreira among others. He studied under jazz greats Bob Shields, Pat Collins, Kim Ratcliffe, and Mark Ucci and is currently continuing his studies at McMaster University. David often composes his own standards, and released the sold-out EP “Addicted To You” in 2016. He is a recipient of the Dave McMurdo Music Bursary, the Antony Roberts Music Bursary, and the Richard Newell Memorial Scholarship.

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