Performers

MANILA GREY are a Canadian R&B duo from Surrey, noted for their Juno nomination for Breakthrough Group of the Year! Consisting of Filipino Canadian musicians Ghostride Neeko and Blame Soliven, they formed in 2016 and released their debut EP, No Saints Under Palm Shade, in 2017.   Their latest singles, Silver Skies and Time Zones have collectively generated over 30 million audio streams and have cemented MANILA GREY as one of BC’s fastest rising new artists.

With R&B instincts and hip hop tendencies, Babylung digs deep into the soul to create music both unequivocal and honest. His tender voice and soothing lyrics have reached over 285,000 listeners globally with over 1,000,000 streams and has been featured on Spotify Canada's New Music Friday, Just Vibing, and R&B Favourites playlists. As a dynamic performer, Babylung demands the crowds attention with his often improvised arrangements and call & response songwriting, reminiscent of the Gospel music he was raised on.

Listen for vintage jazz sounds (like Erykah Badu meets Lauryn Hill) & timeless lyrics from Nigerian-Canadian, Afro-soul and R&B artist, Sadé Awele. Sadé joined forces with electric band mates, Kaitie Sly & Amine Said to form Serengeti. Their music is influenced by the greats like Fela Kuti, Marvin Gaye, Chaka Khan - to name a few. You feel this in the energy their music brings & the blend of instrumentation from the depths of Morocco to the shores of Nigeria. Their first hit song “Way Back” was released in 2021, with more music to come in 2022!

Known for their heart pounding energy, Cookin’ With Brass is an adrenaline-charged band that features an innovative blend of traditional New Orleans brass sounds, R&B, Blues, Funk, Jazz, Hip-Hop beats, Rock and Pop. Their genre-bending performances unleash brassy Funk and Street Beat rhythms that move people.

Cookin' With Brass has a repertoire that spans from early Motown songs like I Want You Back by The Jackson 5 to Love Again by Dua Lipa and other Top 40 hits plus New Orleans Brass Band favourites.  This fun band supercharges popular songs with a universal party groove, making Cookin’ With Brass the ideal band for any event

Jada Klein is an award winning Singer-Songwriter from Abbotsford, Canada. The artist’s thoughtfully crafted R&B-rooted style is soulfully infused with elements of jazz and soul. Her love of music and performing started early and was influenced by Norah Jones, Michael Jackson and Lauryn Hill. If she could pick any mentor, Klein admits it would be SZA, as “she’s so in touch with herself and who she is an artist”. Jada brings her full passion for writing and performing to the stage, where her smokey tone and vulnerability captivates her audience.

Jobé is a multi-faceted artistic individual from the Fraser valley, growing up between Vancouver and Abbotsford. Seeing the beauty in expressing emotions and storytelling through song, really inspired her to eventually find her own voice. Bringing you ethereal moody vibes, with heavy harmonies rooted in neo soul, rnb and jazz.

Ivan Hartle is a musician from Vancouver, B.C. His style reflects a musical upbringing, as well as his experience playing college baseball in the southern United States. Eliciting vintage vibes, his fluid genre has elements of blues, soul, jazz and folk. Ivan draws inspiration from the classic soul sounds of Sam Cooke and Otis Redding, to new age artists like Gary Clark Jr., John Mayer, Leon Bridges, and Amos Lee. Performing both as a band and solo, Ivan's memorable live act is characterized by his strong, soulful vocals and guitar playing.

A contributing soul to Vancouver music culture for nearly a decade, Filipino/Canadian artist Kardias Quing offers a message of love and sovereignty to her community. Through her collaborations with producer and long time friend Withinroots, they have cultivated and continue to create a repertoire that uplifts, and empowers. Influenced by Indie, R&B and Alternative Pop, her creative efforts cut through the woes of modern distraction, and bring us all back to our infinite possibility.