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Nathan Wiley performs Gala Night

Live Music at the Atlantic Film Festival, Thurs to Sat

By Administrator

Live performances by Jessica Rhaye, David Myles, Rose Cousins, Blair Harvey, Tim Chaisson Band, MIR, The Divorcees, Mark Bragg, Nathan Wiley and Hey Rosetta!

Acts playing each night, Thursday to Saturday (gala night):

Thursday, Sept 20, 10:00 PM at The Seahorse Tavern. Individual tickets available at the door: $10. Featuring:

Jessica Rhaye
Jessica Rhaye’s album Short Stories was nominated for a 2007 East Coast Music Award for Pop Recording of the year. With her beautiful voice she has graced the stage of Ottawa’s National Art Center and performed with her to places as diverse as Niger, Africa. For more information, visit: www.jessicarhaye.com

David Myles
David Myles’ songs are infectiously hummable. He was recently named a First Place Winner in the 2006 International Songwriting Competition, and was nominated for both an East Coast Music Award and a Canadian Folk Music Award in the last year. For more information, visit: www.davidmyles.com

Rose Cousins
PEI native, Rose Cousins, writes straight from her country born heart. Her distinctive stage performance finds audiences in tears one moment and fits of laughter the next. Her first full length release, If You Were For Me garnered two 2007 East Coast Music Award nominations: SOCAN Songwriter of the Year and CBC Galaxie Rising Star Recording of the Year. For more information, visit: www.rosecousins.com

Blair Harvey
Since releasing his debut album "Burning Down Religion" in 2005 Blair Harvey has been playing his self-proclaimed evil gospel across Canada and Ireland. His second CD entitled "GutterBeGutted" was launched in 2007 at The East Coast Music Awards where Blair showcased and was featured on two CDs. For more information, visit: www.myspace.com/blairharvey

Friday, Sept 21, 10:00 PM at The Seahorse Tavern. Individual tickets available at the door: $10. Featuring:

Tim Chaisson Band
Tim Chaisson has ascended to the top of the Canadian contemporary music scene and he is making his mark internationally as an exceptionally talented singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Tim recorded his third studio album at Cape Breton’s famed Lakewind Sound Studio and has secured a recording deal with the independent label "Offshore Gael Music". For more information, visit: www.timothychaisson.com

MIR
MIR (meer) is one of the most innovative and melodic groups to come out of Canada. Mir’s unique, challenging, easily identifiable sound makes them stand out clearly against all other pop/rock groups. In summer 2005, MIR released The Acoustic Record, which was not in any way a typical acoustic or unplugged recording. Bicycle pumps, keys, Velcro and various other household items are creatively incorporated into the highly musical mix. For more information, visit: www.mirwebsite.com

The Divorcees
2007 has been a banner year for The Divorcees with showcases at CMW in Toronto, a second cross-Canada tour, a nomination and performance at The East Coast Music Awards. They secured a medium rotation for their first CMT video and had appearances at festivals all across Canada including Dauphin Country Fest, The Calgary Stampede and an opening slot on the only outdoor stop of Tim McGraw and Faith Hills’ Soul II Soul II Tour. For more information, visit: www.thedivorcees.com

Mark Bragg
Bear Music is Newfoundland singer/songwriter Mark Bragg’s new quirky & thoughtful gem, laden with a vivid sense of animalistic imagery. Frequently referred to as Atlantic Canada’s answer to Tom Waits, Bragg is notorious for his witty lyricism, powerful song-weaving ability, and a most inspired live show. Bragg is currently touring Canada, Germany and Ireland to promote his release. For more information, visit: www.markbragg.com

Closing Night Gala at The Marquee Club, Saturday, Sept 22
Individual tickets available: $25

Nathan Wiley
Prince Edward Island singer-songwriter Nathan Wiley has just released his latest album, The City Destroyed Me, produced by Steve Berlin of Los Lobos. Nathan’s first two recordings Bottom Dollar & High Low each won the East Coast Music Award for Alternative Album of the Year. For more information, visit: www.nathanwiley.com

Hey Rosetta!
Hey Rosetta! were awarded four Music Newfoundland and Labrador awards in 2006 as well as an East Coast Music for their first full length record Plan Your Escape. This album has since been remixed, remastered, redesigned and re-released nationwide as an "EP" under Sonic Records. "EP", was a seven-song blend of studio and live recordings, produced, mixed, designed and manufactured by Hey Rosetta! For more information, visit: www.heyrosetta.com

More Info: www.atlanticfilm.com

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