Come enjoy some fantastic music every Saturday 3- 5pm till Christmas at Union Street Grotto as part of the downtown Courtenay’s Winter fest! We will be offering 2 for one appy’s at show time!! Full menu is available so come hungry! No cover, all ages welcome – come for a treat for the taste buds and the ears! For a list of all shows click here
An amazing talent and new arrival to the rich Comox Valley music scene! Somewhere between the chorus of a Broadway Musical and the bustling streets of British Columbia Annie Becker was born. It’s hard to believe this girl is from the West Coast and not from the basement of a late 30s Jazz Club. Becker has been cloaking her audiences in a Gyp-sea of horns, guitars, pianos, basses, ukuleles, and drums laced with sultry soundscapes and groovy beat boxi
ng styles over stages and streets across Canada. This is music you can play loud in your car.
Although Annie’s artistic journey is one of connectivity and humanity, her collective outlook stands in contrast with the fierce individuality of her music. “The lyrics are straight-forward, they are intelligent, and she’s a very compelling performer. She has a powerful voice and a very theatrical delivery in the way she sings. When she sings, you listen.”(Radio-Canada International) A front woman to be reckoned with, Becker effortlessly leads that big band performance while remaining a solo artist through and through. She’s able to take fans back to stories that define their childhoods, to their morals before they got lost in city lifestyles.
The record, a heart on your sleeve from the beach to the studio attitude, reflects Becker’s musical influences: the raw emotion and soul of Ani DiFranco, Adele, and Jack Johnson, flavored with the diva-like hookiness of a late 30’s Vaudeville Cabaret. With this debut album, “All About the Beez Neez,” powered by an RC-50 looper, and a mountain of creativity Becker has been busking through New York, Thailand, Montreal, Ontario, and British Columbia.
Whether you see Annie Becker in a packed club, intimate coffeehouse, animated music festival, or bustling street corner, those who come across this jazz queen wrapped in a folk dress wearing souled shoes will no doubt walk away with a smile on their face and a melody in their head.
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