REDUX of Video#83 of 1000
Towers and Trees – Wandering Ivy
Recorded in a stairwell ‘backstage’ at St. Andrew’s Church
in Victoria before the VIMA’s on Apr. 28, 2013 in HD (1080p on XA10).
“Towers and Trees came out recently and got everyone at Backstage Lounge on Vancouver’s beautiful Granville Island all riled up on the dance floor (yes…I can say this, I was there dancing!)
Rod Matheson came out and saw them as well then followed up to get this sweet video of the whole band together. Adrian Califour was a dynamic presence at the Backstage venue and he sure is here in this video too!
Towers and Trees hail from Victoria, BC and have been making their mark on the Island. They were nominated in 2013 for the Vancouver Island Music Awards “Island Song of the Year” and “Island Pop/Rock Album or EP of the Year”. Victoria has been fertile soil for many music bands and I bet the roots Towers and Trees are setting down there will hold strong and keep them growing.
And yes, that is a baby “An&Ben” growing that you can see in this here video…Congratulations guys! It was lovely to hear the whole band telling us all at Backstage Lounge about their upcoming new member! Lotsa love was shared. Thanks Towers and Trees. I look forward to hearing you again and in the meantime I am going to put this video on repeat, repeat, repeat…
-Amy Girard (MzCool Gurrl)
Victoria-based artist Adrian Chalifour has been making and performing music for the better part of the last decade in Victoria, Vancouver and Kamloops, B.C. A gifted performer and songwriter at heart, Adrian has drawn listeners and audiences over the years with his infectious live energy and stories of love, redemption, the search for home and the West Coast.
Adrian has had the privilege of collaborating and sharing the stage with some of B.C.’s most talented artists, including Jean-Paul Maurice, Aidan Knight, Vince Vaccaro, Acres of Lions, Versa, Mike Edel and more. With Towers and Trees, he hopes to continue his love affair with West Coast and Canadian music, and find/build a community of collaborators with whom to create and celebrate music and song.
In January 2012, Adrian teamed up with seasoned Victoria musician (and friendly neighbour) Ben Lubberts to begin recording a six-song Towers and Trees EP, with a target release of Spring 2012. Ben did a short set to open the show with his wife An. I will be posting a song from them sometime soon…
Video #83 of 1000
Towers and Trees – Montreal
Recorded live at St. James Hall on June 16, 2012 in HD (1080p on XA10 w/BW)
Shot by Rod Matheson for EveryDayMusic
Posted with permission of the artists.