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Bianca at Hugh's Room

Ben Riley (drums)
David Restivo (piano)
Marc Rogers (bass)

Sunday March 30, 2014
Tickets: $25 Advance/$30 Door/ Students 2 for 1/Children 1/2 price (includes HST)
Performance: 8:30pm


Bianca recaptures the beauty of narrative, poetry and music combined; when we apply a tune to words, a magic way of memorization is born, lingering in people’s minds into a place far beyond the physical realm. Her words and melodies reawaken the importance of delivering visceral messages in our popular music. Her vocals embody a soul of their own, while her poetic approach allows each tune to dance in listener’s memories in a way that is alien, fresh and ethereal.

In 2011 Bianca received a grant from FACTOR (Foundation Assisting Canadian Talent on Recordings) and this allowed her to move a few steps forward in her career. She worked with composer and producer Igor Vrabac, creating a well produced demo of her song “Road to Something”. The process allowed her to find her sound – she had decided that the next step to showcasing her music would be to use live musicians. The process allowed her to discover that at the very core, her desire is to make music with highly skilled, recognized musicians.

In August of 2013, Bianca set out to create a piano/vocal EP. Instead of using effects on vocals and synthesized sounds like much of today’s pop music, piano and voice would bring out her immense talent as a singer/songwriter, and bring her the recognition to move forward even more. Bianca was introduced to one of Canada’s most well respected jazz pianists, David Restivo. Together they headed to the studio and recorded five of her original compositions, produced by Igor Vrabac. These songs are the skeletons of some of her compositions that will be recorded in 2014, with a full band of musicians that will include Juno nominee pianist Robi Botos, Canadian bassist George Koller, drummer Ben Riley, Canadian Jazz pianist David Restivo, and Classical violinist Drew Jurecka. These incredibly talented artists will be well suited for, and imperative in the creation of Bianca’s first full length album.

Bianca applied to another FACTOR grant in January of 2014, and is presently waiting on the results. Regardless of the outcome, she intends to record the full length sound recording, and in the mean time raises funds through doing live shows in Toronto.

“My music captures the beauty of narrative, poetry and beautiful melody that I know will inspire people. These attributes of my music have been reaffirmed by many influential people and it is so amazing knowing that some of Canada’s best jazz musicians will participate in my art, and bring out a sense of the ‘real’ that is not felt in digital reproductions or samples of pop music. It’s humbling and very exciting that these incredible musicians are willing to play my pop songs, and not only that, but they are excited to play them! The final product will stand out. I have worked so hard to turn my dreaming into doing. The people who support me reaffirm my talent and I’m so humbled. I’m lucky – I thank the universe for this progress…It’s a big honor.” – Bianca

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