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Good Lovelies with special guest Desirée Dawson

On the left is Desiree Dawson. On the right are the Good Lovelies

Good Lovelies with special guest Desirée Dawson

Main Stage at Surrey Arts Centre, 13750 88 Avenue

Date & Time
January 27, 2018 at 8pm

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Zone A $49. Zone B $39. Zone C $29

Presented by:

Surrey Civic Theatres

Over the course of their decade-plus career, Juno-winners the Good Lovelies—Caroline Brooks, Kerri Ough, and Sue Passmore—have covered plenty of stylistic ground, adding tinges of pop, roots, jazz, and even hip-hop to their country folk core. With their impeccable vocals, winsome songwriting and comedic banter, the three best friends deliver a winning performance with just a pinch of sass!

Special guest and CBC Searchlight winner, Desirée Dawson kicks off the concert with her ukulele, soulful tunes, and powerful voice.

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More about Desirée Dawson

Many people now know Desirée Dawson as the warm-hearted and humble young woman whose song “Hide” won her CBC's Searchlight Competition last year. Her emotionally honest music continues to soar. “Hide" made it on to CBC’s Top 100 Songs of 2016 and Essential Songs of 2016 lists. Dawson’s latest single, "Wild Heart" quickly made it on to CBC Radio 2’s Top 20 list.

Surrey-based Dawson has played the CBC Music Festival, Surrey Fusion Festival, White Rock’s TD Concerts by the Pier, CBC Nooners series, and many Vancouver pride concerts. She has opened for blues legend Jim Byrnes, and Reggae sensation Jah9. Dawson is passionate about connection and healing, and her music has travelled the world, linking her with artists and audiences from America, Jamaica, Australia, Europe, Asia, Africa, and beyond.

More about the Good Lovelies

The Good Lovelies set list for this concert includes songs from their upcoming release, Shapeshifters, which is their most pop-influenced album to date. Passmore says. “The music on this record has come out of the three of us in a way that it really hasn't before, and that's exciting and reinvigorating.” Some of the songs explore relationships with family and friends—sometimes through a lens of love and others through one of struggle. Others deal with looking for light in dark situations or dark times, but even when those themes are at their darkest, Ough offers, “There's always love somewhere in the background. There's always that centre of optimism and making a positive difference.” The Good Lovelies—who play acoustic and electric guitars, keyboards, banjo, and percussion—will be accompanied by Mark Mariash on drums and Steven Zsirai on bass.

Running time: approximately 2 hours 30 minutes, including intermission

Take the music home with you—buy a CD or two. The artists will do a meet 'n greet after the show.