The Whiskey Jerks, Kimberley MacGregor and Elliott Thomas at Capitol Music Club
May 11, 2017 @ 10:00 pm - May 12, 2017 @ 1:00 am
The Whiskey Jerks are looking forward to sharing the stage with touring duo Kimberley MacGregor & Elliot Thomas!!
Kimberley MacGregor is a powerful performer and roots musician who writes music for humans. She unapologetically exposes universal emotions that people tend to conceal.
“I especially want young women to hear my music—and be filled with strength and dignity—instead of the messages that are all too prevalent in the media,” says Kimberley.
A reformed bank manager, Kimberley realized she was doing a successful job of living someone else’s life—and a poor job living her own. In 2013, she launched her original songs into the world and took centre stage. She has since released two full-length albums and was awarded Female Artist of the Year at both the 2015 and 2016 Edmonton Music Awards. She lovingly crafts and passionately performs songs that will move your heart, change your mind and stomp your feet. Weaving seamlessly between blues, folk and rock, her common threads are strength, vulnerability and badassery, always sizzling with soul.
Kimberley is working on a new album due out in 2017 with tours across Canada and Europe.
After years of shouting himself hoarse in poor imitation of the soaring vocals of Radiohead’s Thom Yorke and the vocal gymnastics of Jeff Buckley, Elliot Thomas decided that the only way he was going to escape his bedroom as a singer was to write songs reflecting his own nature and experience.
With a pioneering spirit and a distinctively rich and expressive voice, this Edmonton-based singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist emerges with a heart heavy with the blues, ears ringing with the sound of the banjo, and an insatiable yearning for new sonic landscapes that has lead him to a poetic and soulful style all of his own.
Since moving to Edmonton in 2007, music has flourished in Elliot’s life. A versatile guitarist and an innovator the lap slide guitar, he has also developed a unique voice on the 5-string banjo, which he flicks, plucks, and strums with uncommon grace and unbridled glee. Over the shifting textures that he forges with these instruments Elliot sings songs of sorrow, hope, growth and fishing.
Drawing inspiration from blues, old-time, jazz, and world music traditions as well as from contemporary singer-songwriters, Elliot’s sound is fresh and daring, yet relatable. He released his debut album Through the Darkness and the Cold in November 2016 and is currently booking shows in support of this effort.