Heartbreak On The Coast Album Release Party
August 31 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm$12
Full Circle is putting on a show on Saturday, August 31st at the Wise Hall to celebrate the Release of Nimkish’s first album “Heartbreak On The Coast.” Nimkish will be sharing the stage with JB The First Lady, Mamarudegyal, Biawanna, and DJ Paisley Eva. Join us for a night of Indigenous/Queer music and to support local artists. On top of a great night of music, we will have vendor tables set up at the side of the hall to provide space to local artists to showcase their art. Arrive early to mingle and browse tables before the music starts. This event is a part of our Múyunstut Ta Slúlum Live Series supported by Creative BC.
Nimkish is an Indigenous/Queer artist based out of Vancouver, B.C. Her debut EP, titled “Heartbreak On The Coast”, is to be released in August 2019. NIMKISH writes writes from a personal place and of the trials of life and heartbreak. Her sound is expected to be a smooth blend of Pop and Electronic with hints of R&B production layered in between. The debut EP “Heartbreak On The Coast” paints her experience, from beginning to end, of falling for somebody of the same sex for the first time. She’ll take you with her as she tells her story of falling in love, treading new waters, the confusion, and eventually the pain of letting go. She hopes her stories will speak to people and says that “if even one person can relate to any one of these songs, then I’ll be happy”.
Mamarudegyal MTHC is a young mother, and KRUMP Dancer of Empirical Freedom Dance Crew, Hailing from Calgary AB. She represents many demographics and strives to strengthen her Community Voice enough to make change in todays world. She is motivated by injustice, and inspired by Diversity. Her lifetime’s Creative scale has been devoted to Dance, to Emceeing, to Graffiti, and much, much more; Mamarudegyal Lives to experience Hip Hop day in and day out. Joining forces with Coast Salish duo “Status Krew” in 2015, she started Indigenous Hip Hop and Multimedia Group “Rudegang Entertainment”. Releasing her debut EP “MRG EP” in 2016, and taking home two Fraser Valley Music Awards (Best Hip Hop – Female, Queer Excellence in Music) in 2017, Mamarudegyal MTHC has made quite a name for herself and has the BC Hip Hop scene waiting impatiently for her follow up album, currently in progress.
Jb the FirstLady is a triple threat as an Emcee, director of performance & an actor. JB has performed at over 100 hip hop shows in & around Vancouver; anywhere from clubs to Annual General Meetings for community organizations. She is spreading the words of empowerment & the perspective of urban indigenous women in Canada. She is 27 years old & hails from the Nuxalk & Cayuga Nations. JB was born in Moose Jaw Saskatchewan & had the pleasure of living in different cities across Canada. Now calling East Vancouver her home.
Biawanna is a Canadian vocalist, songwriter, multi instrumentalist and producer of indigenous Fijian and German descent. From the age of seven they have been writing, mesmerizing crowds and polishing their silky vocals cheeky lyrics combination. They have been in various bands and genres growing from rock to electronic synth-pop and eventually R&B pop. They have placed top 25 in CBC’s nationwide Searchlight contest, third in Live Act’s Best in Vancouver competition, second in CiTR Radio’s SHINDIG, and show cased at the Vancouver Mural Festival as well as at the Vancouver Pride Festival. They are currently working on their debut EP which will include their single ‘Care’.
DJ Paisley Eva is from the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Nation village of Eslha7an. At only 22 years old, Paisley Eva has become a force to be reckoned with within BC’s music industry. She started DJing in Vancouver at 19 and soon afterwards founded Dame Music Society, an organization that trains self identifying women, non-binary and trans folks to DJ vinyl in effort to combat a white male dominated industry. Beyond training Paisley Eva DJ’s on a weekly basis around Vancouver as well as travels regularly to play in Toronto and LA. She takes her cultural curation beyond Dame. She produces live shows with local and touring bands as well as other DJ nights in multiple venues across the city, including the wildly successful “Can I Kick It?” a throwback hip hop night featuring strictly Black and Indigenous DJs. Paisley Eva’s approach is opening access and changing how shows get booked in Vancouver. Hers is a model of collective benefit rooted in Indigeneity with application across the creative sector.
The Heartbreak On The Coast Release Party is a part of the Múyuntsut Ta Slúlum Live Concert Series. Múyuntsut Ta Slúlum comes from the Squamish Nation and means ‘to submerge/sink/immerse yourself in songs/music’. It is an open invitation to music industry professionals, established, emerging and aspiring, to work in reciprocity and from a strengths-based perspective to support and ensure the ongoing development of Indigenous music. This series has been supported by funding from Creative BC.