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Best Night Ever // TODDCast Podcast Friday Nights Vol. 3
Friday, October 20th, 2017
9:00 PM
The Railway Stage & Beer Café presents: TODDCast Podcast Friday Nights Vol. 3 with Best Night Ever (Vancouver) Equal parts pop, soul and rock 'n' roll, BEST NIGHT EVER is a Vancouver based band playing an intoxicating blend of original music. Meeting through performances with other artists, a mutual appreciation of each others distinct musical personalities developed and the band began writing captivating pop songs late in 2013. Simultaneously both a dance group and an outlet for deeper musical expression, the band draws inspiration from legendary artists like Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder, and features rippling keyboards, syncopated guitar lines and soulful vocal melodies placed on a bedrock of vintage drum and bass sounds. 2014 saw the group become weekend staples at notable Vancouver nightclubs like The Roxy, Guilt & Company, and The Cellar, sharing the stage with the likes of Nick Gilder & Sweeney Todd, Bend Sinister, The Balconies, and Tonye Aganaba. They were featured performers at the Keys 2 Streets yearend invitational, guests of rock radio journeyman Todd Hancock's inaugural Indie Night concert series, and received radio airplay on 99.3 The Fox. Their dedication became increasingly apparent when they were announced as the first place winners of the Hard Rock Casino's ROCK THE MIC competition, beating out fifty other acts to take the coveted grand prize. In 2015, the band release their debut album, a self titled EP, and had a placement of their song Dancing By Yourself in the feature film Female Seeking Male. They competed in and won the 2015 ROXY Launch Party, earning a chance to work with Juno-award winning producer Garth Richardson (Rage Against the Machine, Red Hot Chili Peppers) on an upcoming single. Also influenced by modern, genre-bending groups Snarky Puppy and Dirty Loops, they delicately balance raw, lyrical songwriting with moments of outright musical intensity and unabashed virtuosity. BEST NIGHT EVER blur the lines between intricate, poignant compositions and unforgettable dance-floor anthems. + Emily Chambers (Vancouver) Emily is a dynamic vocalist with a sultry tone and a powerhouse range. Inspired by classic soul and R&B, she combines an old school Motown vibe with hints of hip hop and a little bit of Southern grit, to give you a fresh sound that hits you in the gut. In the last two years, Emily has quit her day job to pursue music full time, recorded and released her first solo EP, moved into a 1983 Dodge camper van, and completed her first US tour. Chambers’ 2016 EP Magnolia “follows in the tradition of impassioned soul records. It has the warmth, intimacy and confessional tone of classic soul. The horns float like an Otis Redding album, her singing sometimes recalls Etta James, the vibe is Motown.” – The Montreal Gazette Produced by John Raham and recorded at Afterlife Studios in Vancouver, Magnolia was released in the Fall and immediately taken on the road. Chambers’ performed in LA, Oklahoma, Dallas, Austin, New Orleans, Nashville, New York City and more. Some shows of note include her performance at Rockwood Music Hall in NYC, sharing a bill with R&B artist Andy Allo at The Mint in LA, and opening up for the New York based soul-pop group Lawrence at Biltmore Cabaret in Vancouver last Spring. Chambers’ has been singing the Sister Act soundtrack since she was 3 years old. She trained with Canadian Jazz singer Joani Taylor from the age of 8 to 18. After attending Berklee College of Music on a vocal scholarship, Emily busked across the South of France and Italy. Returning home to Vancouver she formed a 5 piece soul-pop-funk band called Champagne Republic. The band released their self-titled EP produced by BCMAA Producer of the Year Paul Shatto in 2014. After 5 years together Emily decided it was time to go solo and get back to her roots. Chambers’ is currently writing new material for her next album to be released in 2018. + Little Crow (Vancouver) Little Crow is an Alternative Indie duo based out of Vancouver, BC, Canada. Pulling inspiration from bands such as Daughter, Elle King and Gin Wigmore. Singer-Songwriter Emily Seal and guitarist Kas Baker create hauntingly beautiful songs encapsulating the twist and turns of everyday life; Reminding you of your first heartbreak, the longing to detach from a stressful reality and the inner battles we all face day to day. Little Crow writes to remind us we are all human. Originally from St Albert, Alberta, Emily Seal started off performing from the time she was 8 years old; playing numerous shows, events and charity functions throughout western Canada and reaching as far out as Nashville, Tennessee. Emily is recognized for her strong unwavering vocal ability. After moving to Vancouver BC, Emily began to write more music inspired by influences such as Daughter, Civil Wars, and Lights. It was here she met guitarist Kas Baker, who had played in numerous rock & hardcore bands throughout his career, drawing inspiration from artists such as Jack White, Rise Against, and Billy Talent. What started from casual jamming and songwriting soon took on a life of its own, forming a solid partnership and thus leading to the creation of Little Crow. The duo went on to record their self-titled debut EP with producer Paul Boechler (Fader Master Sound Studios), releasing the 4-song album to much critical acclaim, including a highly anticipated sold out release show. In 2017, the duo continue to tour and perform across Canada while simultaneously writing music for their upcoming full length album.. Show: 9 PM/19+ RAILWAY STAGE & BEER CAFÉ 579 Dunsmuir Street For more information email