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Known for their soulful three-part harmonies, Western Canadian Music Award winners
Known for their soulful three-part harmonies, Western Canadian Music Award winners Sweet Alibi have shared their folk roots-pop infused music with admirers across North America and Europe since 2009. They are the distinct and complementary voices of Jess Rae Ayre, Amber Nielsen, Michelle Anderson and joined by Alasdair Dunlop on bass and Jon Smith on drums.
The group began with their first release in 2011, self-titled and produced by Mitch Dorge (Crash Test Dummies) which sent them on their first tour across Canada supported by local and college radio. In 2013 Sweet Alibi teamed up with producer Rusty Matyas (Imaginary Cities) and together they created their second album, “We’ve Got To”. Inspired by a tumultuous year, “We’ve Got To”, reflects the personal woes of the group and the title track “I’ll Wait” hit the heartstrings of many listeners. The song reveals the struggles of cancer and battling death, of which many can relate to.
Their latest album, Walking In The Dark, produced by Murray Pulver (Doc Walker, Crash Test Dummies) has been featured on CBC, MTV Canada, CMT, satellite and college radio. Walking in the Dark, touches on heavy subjects of love, death and addiction but delivered in a soulful and upbeat manner. “Bodacious” for example, has a vibe similar to something from Arcade Fire’s Reflektor album, while the song, My Love, lays down a rhythm oddly reminiscent of k-os’ 2006 hit, “Sunday Morning”. These songs, along with the opening track “Keep Showing You”, lay the foundation for Ayre’s sultry vocal style with Amber’s vocals being more traditional and pure.
“The way she sings on “Not A Fight” is honey to the soul, and her vocals work well with Walking in the Dark’s more pop-oriented tracks such as Moving To The Country, which is a songwriting marvel. It is pure T-Swift-meets-the Supremes” – The Manitoban.
Sweet Alibi is currently gearing up to release their fourth album produced by Matt Peters and Matt Schellenberg (Royal Canoe, Begonia). The album entitled, “Make A Scene” is set to be a melodic experience focused on hooky guitar lines and beats inspired by artists such as Alabama Shakes and Bahamas. “Our sound has evolved and been refined through our past releases, we’ve toured extensively, listened to our favourite influencers and formed an idea of the direction we want to go with on this album. We want layers and strong guitar hooks while keeping it minimal and tasteful”.
For our 2021 Speakeasy Sessions, we’re selling tables – not tickets! – to our live performances. We’ve turned our theatre into a 20’s inspired, cabaret-style seating arrangement to ensure proper distancing between our guests, artists, and staff.
Open Monday – Friday | 12 – 5pm
(Sunday) 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Evergreen Cultural Centre Studio Theatre
1205 Pinetree Way