Like the flower that bears their name, Dandelions, have a sound that moves with a free will, floating wherever it wants and planting its creative seed wherever it lands. Seasoned songwriter and producer Ben Cameron planted the seed and with nurturing love from his musical companion and acupuncturist wife, Shilo, Dandelions have grown. Songwriting mastery tangled deeply within the bewildering chemistry of Ben & Shilo has led to the creation of ‘Free Yourself’, the band’s debut EP. Dandelions will be celebrating the release of their album with a CD release party on Saturday, October 1st from 7pm-11pm at the CPR Lodge.
This powerful and inspiring 10 track album stems from personal experience and was produced with a ‘no sound is off limits’ mantra in mind. The outcome is an album that is rich in sound and emotion. Thick, grinding synths, heavenly guitar, electronic beats and Grandma’s old accordion act as the canvas behind layers of rich storytelling and intimate truths. ‘Free Yourself’ can be purchased at AG Valley Foods, Black Star, Circle Café, Balanced Health and during the CD release party.
This husband and wife duo from Invermere are dynamic and vibrant; there is no shortage of sound or emotion during their exciting live performances. You can expect a full and rich sound as this talented, multi-instrumental pair performs with all limbs over a layer of groovy electronic beats. This duo holds a strong stage presence and their shocking chemistry will leave you feeling electrified with the desire to stop and listen or better yet – dance!
This Saturday at 7pm, the doors to the CPR lodge will open to welcome music lovers of all ages to come join the celebration of this local bands successful album release. There will be a BBQ with delicious bratwurst and a local brew, Arrowhead, being served in commemoration of this remarkable local band. Around 8pm, the band will be preforming their album – you can witness Ben and Shilo’s incredible chemistry as they perform ‘Free Yourself’ and soak this intimate venue with their lush and remarkably unique sound.
About Columbia Valley Arts:
CV Arts is the regional arts and cultural society that promotes and encourages all forms of art and music in the Columbia Valley.