Attend QUSIC Festive on December 22, 222! Local music icon Matthew Presidente has hand-picked some of the best and brightest up-and-coming 2SLGTBQ+ identifying artists to perform for you.
Location: The Junction Pub, 1138 Davie Street, Vancouver, BC
Date: December 22nd, 2022
Time: Doors at 6:30PM, show at 7:30PM
Performers: Lola Lovegood, Norine Braun & David Browning
Venue is all ages until 10PM
Artists will be playing a mix of festive tunes as well as some of their personal favourites. For a sneak peek of what to expect check out their new QUSIC Spotify Playlist, featuring music from past and upcoming QUSIC artists! QUSIC is brought to you by Rebellious Unicorns Production Company and is supported by Creative BC and the Province of British Columbia.
About the Performers
Lola Lovegood has been described as a “vocal powerhouse with a sparkling personality,” and is well-known around Vancouver both for her amazing vocals and her success as the owner of popular karaoke company Triumph Entertainment. Lola was one of the first featured artists on QUSIC in 2020 and has an impressive resume: she’s performed the anthem for the Canucks, the Warriors, and the Whitecaps and performed at Vancouver Pride 2021 + 2022. In 2021, Lola began her journey as a recording artist, and her first single “Come Over” has already created a devoted fan base! Keep up with her on Instagram, where she posts updates on new music and projects.”
Vancouver based singer-songwriter recording artist, Norine Braun released her 13th album, the groove oriented Songs For Trees in 2022. Thanks to a Canada Council For the Arts Award and a First Peoples’ Cultural Council Award, Norine set her musings during the ongoing pandemic to focus on climate change and the healing power of trees. Norine has created a transformational musical walk through a west coast forest to help enlighten and inspire. Nominated for a 2018 Western Canadian Music Award, an LA Independent Music Award winner and a winner of SIBL International Songwriting Competition. Norine’s ancestry is Metis and Ukrainian and self identifies as Two Spirit. Stuart Derdeyn named Songs For Trees in The Vancouver Sun as “one of 5 albums you need to hear!” Charted on SiriusXM Indigenous Music Countdown reaching the Top 10.
Norine also released her 12th full-length bluesy roots rock album December Falls in December 2020 “Vancouver based blues-rock singer-songwriter Norine Braun has cooked up a Christmas album during her time in quarantine that offers up several swingin’ new holiday-tinged tracks and peppers in her rowdy take on some old chestnuts. The veteran songstress’ new tracks frame the season in a new way, shirking the traditional style much in the way rock n roll originally came in and rebranded the idea of Christmas by the likes of Brenda Lee and Elvis Presley. December Falls encapsulates the whole period of transition that comes with the new year, not just the day itself. God knows we’re all ready for a transition!” J. Ireson. Stuart Derdeyn named it one of 5 albums worth putting under your tree too! Alice Fraser, Norine’s partner will join on keys and harmony vocals for this holiday event!