SteinbachOnline Concert: CECILIA SAWATZKY

Cecilia Sawatzky came by the SteinbachOnline offices and shared a few songs with us. Enjoy!

Cardboard Guitars

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Cardboard Guitars

Cardboard Guitars is a Christian Rock/Electronica band with a desire to serve God by bringing music to young adults, in an energetic, interactive performance.

Cardboard Guitars was formed in the summer of 2011 by Allen Penner as a continuation of his solo project Audio Artisan. All 4 members grew up playing music together in church. Each member of the band is firmly grounded in their Christian faith and has spent time studying the Bible in post-secondary education. As a result, Cardboard Guitars has a vision to reach out to youth through music.

Members of Cardboard Guitars - Allen Penner / Colin Hamm / Gina Brandt / John Reimer 

We're playing "Still The One", "On My Mind", "Telephone", "Gone"

Links: Facebook | Soundcloud

Cecilia Sawatzky

Artists

Cecilia Sawatzky


Cecilia grew up in Southeastern Manitoba, attending New Bothwell school and then Steinbach Christian High School. This local singer songwriter began working on her latest CD - “The Least – Catching Gold” - while in Gr. 9. Cecilia Sawatzky a determined young lady with huge talent. A genuine, humble young woman.

We're playing: "Hey You" and "Pretend Until It's True"

Links:  Myspace | Cdbaby

Danny Plett

Danny Plett


Born and raise in Steinbach, the love of music has always been in Danny's blood. Writing and performing his own songs as a young teen; sharing the stage with Christian recording artists like Michael Card, Brian Doerksen and Steve Camp, and now living in Germany working with TeachBeyond (formerly Janz Team Ministries), is what makes Danny's life of music so exciting. Danny has released 9 solo albums, his latest while on furlough in Canada "If not for you" was released in 2011.

We're Playing "Gonna Give it up" and "Hope Must Survive".

Links: Website | Myspace

Dormant Ember

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Dormant Ember


Dormant Ember band members first began playing together in fall of 2006. After several months of regular weekly practices, the band decided to share their creativity with Southern Manitoba at community festivals, fundraising events, playing venues like Steinbach’s Summer in the City Festival and Cancer Relay for Life. Dormant Ember's first EP was released in 2009, followed by a year of songwriting and restructuring of the band.  As of 2011, Dormant Ember band members are Rob Broesky (Vocals), Greg Penner (Guitar), Garth Friesen (Bass), John Schellenberg (Rhythm Guitar/Backing Vocals) and Jon Elias (Drums/Percussion).

We're playing "The Expanse". 

Links:  MySpace | Facebook | Website


Dylan Cash

Artists

Dylan Cash


This local artists' musical style has been compared to Jack Johnson and Jimmy Buffet. His easy listening genre of music has entertained Manitoba fans for more than 25 years. Dylan started his music career at age 17 and recorded his first original songs in New York City, where he met John Lennon during Dylan's recording session! Today Dylan writes songs from the heart and about his family and life in the Southeast.

We're playing "Everyday people".

Links:  Website | MySpace | MySpace | Email | Facebook


From Giants

From Giants

This mix of young Southern Manitoba Musicians call themselves friends first, then singers, songwriters and artists. The lyricist of the group Jaymie Friesen brings an intimate and soulful flavour to the sound of "From Giants", and together with Band members Gabriella Neufeld, Nathan Krahn and Charlie Enns, the group, brings a fresh young sound to the airwaves and coffee houses in the the southeast.

 

We're playing "Balloons".


Links: My Space | Facebook

Hoppin' Hedges

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Hoppin' Hedges

Hoppin' Hedges is an acoustic/alternative folk duo from Landmark, MB. In September of 2011 the Evan Hildebrand and Dustin Toews started the acoustic project. After a year of writing and recording, Hoppin' Hedges released their debut album “The Tired and Restless LP”. Between writing and recording new material, Hoppin' Hedges continues to perform at festivals and shows all over South Eastern Manitoba. 

Members of Hoppin' Hedges: Evan Hildebrand, Dustin Toews

 

Links: Facebook | Website

Jammin' Sam

Jammin' Sam


This band from Southeast Manitoba was formed in honour of a very special girl named Samantha - "Sam". Current members are Stephan Gislason, Darryl Hiebert, Allan Dueck, Corey Tetrault and Michael Dueck. The group enjoys playing cover tunes from the Beatles to CCR. Jammin' Sam also believes in helping the community in which they live, raise their families in and work, so they do many fundraisers every year.

We're playing "Down on the Corner" and "Hey Tonight".

Links:  Facebook

Jason Kirkness

Artists

Jason Kirkness


Jason grew up in a small farming community in Southeast Manitoba where he found his heart in country music and his boots in classic rock. He has been on the Manitoba music scene for nearly 10 years now and is known as the front-man and main songwriter for "Rainside" and "Brave Stereo". Jason has just released a new album "Life on the Road" and is literally spending 2011 on the road, touring across Canada promoting his new album.

We're playing "Run Me Away" and "No Cowboy".

Links:  Email | MySpace | Website | Facebook | YouTube-Run me Away | YouTube-No Cowboy


Jonas Save Us

 

Jonas Save Us


"Jonas Save Us" is an Indie, Alternative Rock band from Mitchell Manitoba. Band members Matt Dueck, Spencer Giesbrecht, Jonas Brandt, Scott Jodoin and Luke Thiessen, met in the fall of 2008 and decided to form a band after they played at their High School talent show and decided to continue making music together. "Jonas Save Us" has played local shows, opening for other bands. Their self-titled debut album was released on January 5th, 2011 and can be purchased on itunes.

We're playing "Money and the man"

Links: My Space  | Reverb Nation | Facebook

Jordan St. Cyr

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Jordan St. Cyr

Sonically compelling music that matters.

If "salt of the earth" could describe an artist and his music, there is perhaps no more apt phrase for roots/rock artist, Jordan St Cyr. A sincere, veracious artist with a talent for writing melodies to be visited over many years.

Born and raised in the prairies, with most of his upbringing in rural Manitoba, Jordan is well-versed in the ethic of hard-work and the honest, down-to-earth values so often associated with life in the country. His influences were initially drawn from his father's own love of music and songwriting, and have evolved to include a broad range of contemporaries. In 2011 he decided to release a solo project, "Let Go" receiving airplay locally and internationally, and garnering him an opening spot for Burton Cummings.

With a raw, contemporary sound, and lyrics that are ready to explore real-life topics, Jordan could certainly find his songs in many corners of the entertainment industry. His new album, "Anchors" is set to release late 2013.



We're playing "In the Morning", "Hallelujah"

Links: My Space | Facebook | Twitter

Katelyn Dawn

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Katelyn Dawn


Katelyn Dawn, armed with courage, talent, determination, a guitar and an armful of original songs, made the trek to Toronto as a 19-year-old woman from Steinbach. A year later she moved into her music career with a new EP and a chance at Canadian Idol in 2008. Katelyn says, "I really just want to be able to create music that I am proud of, and that other people can relate to." Currently Katelyn is writing new material and focusing on a new direction for her sound. 

We're playing "Rescue Me" and "There you go again".

Links: MySpace | Website | Email | Facebook | Twitter

Live on Arrival

Artists

Live on Arrival


Band members Robb, Bobby, Mike, Sonny & Len, all from Southern Manitoba, have a great story about the name of their band. A few years before the formation of “Live On Arrival”, Robb Nash (now the lead singer) sustained major head injuries in a vehicle accident, due to icy Manitoba road conditions. He was pronounced dead when paramedics arrived. They then proceeded to take him to the morgue, on the way his heart started to beat again, so he was pronounced 'live on arrival'. Since then the group have been working together with MADD, with Robb as the organizations spokesperson, speaking to students in schools. Their song singles have reached top 10 on Canadian charts and recently received international reviews.

We're playing "Hello Goodbye".

Links:  Website | MySpace | Facebook | Email


Luke Jacob

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Luke Jacob

Luke has always loved to make music. This Mitchell Manitoba boy has been playing bass, drums and guitar for a number of years now. Luke and some school friends started a band called "Jonas Save Us", performing at local events, writing songs and getting performance experience. June 2011 Luke performed solo on the Main Stage during Steinbach's Summer in the City. In spring of 2012 Luke travelled across Europe with friends. Luke has released a demo called "A Winter Afternoon" and is currently writing for a full album. 

Songs we play - Alone with Edgar

Links: Facebook 

Luke Reimer

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Luke Reimer

Luke Reimer is a new country music artist from Steinbach, Manitoba. At 19, Reimer has already performed at a range of notable events. He opened for CCMA Award Winners Kira Isabella and Shane Yellowbird at Hanover Ag Fair over the past two years. Reimer also won the Steinbach Arts Council’s inaugural Battle of the Bands in 2012, and has played multiple sets at the Summer in the City Festival. 

Reimer began singing on-stage when he was 10, and later took three years of vocal training. First-time listeners are regularly impressed by the contrast between his quiet demeanor and rich bass voice. Reimer loves creating country music as much as performing it. He strives to continually develop his songwriting craft through regular practise and attending Manitoba Country Music Association workshops in Selkirk. On his upcoming EP, fans can expect to hear catchy country melodies with hints of pop and rock.

 

 

Links: Facebook | Twitter | E-Mail

 

McKenzie Road

McKenzie Road



This Steinbach trio - a brother and two sisters - have been singing together all their lives. Family and best friends, John, Teena and Sue formed Sibling Harmony in 2003 and in 2009 changed their name to McKenzie Road; a Steinbach street where their family grew up. They've had opportunites to perform on stages from the Winnipeg Stadium to Mazatlan Mexico and many local venues, like Summer in the City and are always part of Steinbach's Concerts in the Park series. McKenzie Road most recently placed 4th in the Midwest Regional Finals of the Colgate Country Showdown in the USA. Singers - Songwriters - musicians, these siblings plan to play together for a long time, with no sign of slowing down after the 2011 release of their self-titled album.

We're playing "Beautiful Day" and "Already Inside".

Links: Facebook | My Space | Website

Me Versus


Me Versus


This group of former solo artists is an Alternative Rock-pop band with a hip/hop twist, whose band members, all from the Steinbach area; Mike Burnard, David Carvalho, Jared Kist and Richard Eliuk. Besides their unique musical choices, the band has grown past the typical "boy loves girl/boys vs girl" lyrics to share more mature, yet equally relateable stories. "Me Versus" is excited about their future which includes working with Dave Faber (Faber Drive) on their upcoming debut EP and Canadian tour.

We're playing "Born to be an Angel".

Links:  Facebook

Primrose

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Primrose

Hailey calls Steinbach home. Still performing on our stages - Summer in the City, KR Barkman Concerts in the Park and at Coffee Houses in the area. These days she's left behind her teenage politically charged anthems bringing more emotionally focused melody to her music. This singer/songwriter uses her love of storytelling in her first studio project the EP "Asking for Forgiveness". A full length record is in the works.

 

We're playing: "The Disciple" 

Links: Facebook | Website

Quinton Blair

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 Quinton Blair

Quinton (aka Mike) Blair is the genuine article when it comes to honky tonk music. Quinton is a local boy from Mitchell Manitoba. He is a seasoned performer, playing on stages across the country, including Steinbach's Summer in the City - Hanover Ag Fair in Grunthal and just recently at the Calgary Stampede, together with Canadian Country Music greats like George Canyon, Emerson Drive and High Valley. Q and his band are not afraid to play great tunes that are off the beaten track, still connecting with every audience through performing real music.

 


We're playing "Moonlight Ride" and "Blues Man".

Links:  Facebook / Website / Myspace

 

Robb Nash – Lead Singer of “Live on Arrival”

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Robb Nash


Live on Arrival was borne of Lead Singer, Robb Nash's, desire to make every day count. Through his music and words, he inspires others to do the same. As a teenager, Robb cheated death in a near fatal car crash. Since that day, his life has changed dramatically. Despite his band's songs making top 10 across the country, Robb has put his band's career on hold, choosing instead to tour the country, speaking to high school students about the value of life, and the importance of good judgment. In the last 2 years alone, he has shared his incredible story with over 700,000 students.

We're playing "Trouble Child".

Links:  MySpace | Website | Facebook

Royal Canoe

Artists

Royal Canoe


In 2009 "Royal Canoe" emerged after "The Waking Eyes" went on hiatus to encourage the band members' individual projects. The 'new' bands' first project was written and recorded with all of the members of The Waking Eyes. Royal Canoe's current line-up includes Matt Peters (vocals, keys, guitar), fellow Waking Eye Joey Penner (bass), Bucky Driedger (guitar), Matt Schellenberg (keys), Jeff Bruce (drums), Michael Jordan (drums) and Derek Allard (drums). Although the band members love touring across Canada, they never forget their local fans and perform often in communities across Manitoba.

We're playing "Red House Row" and "Soothsayer".

Links:  Email | Website | Facebook | MySpace

So Next Week

Artists

So Next Week


“So Next Week” is former Steinbach Regional Secondary School student turned musician, Mike Burnard's new solo project. In the last two years Mike has accomplished more than most artists, his age, ever have. With five Canadian tours under his belt and after playing alongside such bands as Our Lady Peace, Faber Drive, Bif Naked and Hedley, Mike is showing no signs of slowing down.

We're playing "Hollywood Calling".

Links:  MySpace

Sweet Water Creek

Sweet Water Creek


Garry Dueck, Myron Hiebert and Wes Peters were founders of this band back in 1977. SWC was made of high school friends who appreciated the classics, playing mostly cover tunes and writing some original material, being inspired by their favorite bands like the Eagles and Country Gospel music. The band members have changed over the years but they still love performing at fundraisers, private concerts for family and friends and during Summer in the City in Steinbach. Cody Leroy and Trev Schellenberg have recently joing the band.


The Liptonians

Artists

The Liptonians


This band first arrived on the Manitoba music scene in 2008 with some familiar names in the band – Matt Schellenberg & Bucky Driedger from the Kleefeld area. Much to their surprise, the album picked up a Western Canadian Music Award for Outstanding Pop Recording, garnered rave reviews and paved the way for three cross-Canadian tours. Their latest project "Let's all March back into the Sea" was recorded in various basements, offices, rehearsal spaces and lofts in Southern Manitoba, with help of song-writing skills and production skills of Matt Peters (Waking Eyes). The new album features all original songs about talking pianos, dying cities and garden-haunting ghosts.

We're playing "Charlie's Back" and "Lesage".

Links: Facebook | MySpace

The Ripperz

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The Ripperz

Their presence as a successful rock ‘n’ roll band in Manitoba is unmistakable. The Ripperz have been playing for years now, and each show they play puts occupancy limits to the test. While touring Western Canada, they were met with similar success. 

In May 2008, the Ripperz released their first full-length, self-titled album, and in November 2011 they released their second album, “You Are The Moon”.

What is always remembered about the Ripperz is their commitment to the live show. From young to old, everyone is full of excitement and anticipation when it’s time for the Ripperz to take stage. Their crowds are passionate. 
And, the Ripperz are all about passion!.

 

Members of The Ripperz - Travis Warkentin / Chris Sawatzky / Mark Wiebe

 

Links: Facebook | MySpace | Twitter

Trev Schellenberg

Trev Schellenberg


Dad, singer/songwriter, radio guy, Bomber fan and all around very talented musician, Trev grew up with music in his veins. In the 1990's he was the "Trev" part of children's entertainers Jon & Trev. Songs like "Guido the Mosquito" and "Don't Leave Your Crayons in the Sun" still bring back memories for kids who grew up in Manitoba in the nineties. Trev has also played with "Emerson Stone", is currently a part of "Sweet Water Creek" and is doing some solo work that you can hear as part of the local music we feature on MIX.

 

We're playing "Crazy You, Crazy Me", "To Feel Your Love", "Las Vegas Town"

 

 

Links: Trev Schellenberg

Trio Bembe – Amber Epp

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Trio Bembe - Amber Epp

Trio Bembe plays infectious Latin music from around the world. Having chased their passion from the snowy Canadian prairies to Cuba, Brazil, and Chile, this trio is overflowing with rhythmic energy. Their album “Oh my soul“ won the 2011 “World Recording of the Year” Award by the Western Canadian Music Awards.

Rodrigo Muñoz, native to Chile and leader of the well-loved 11-piece salsa band, Papa Mambo, brings his 25 years of energetic music-making to the forefront of the Canadian Latin Jazz scene with his new group Trio Bembe. Muñoz has performed at the Vancouver Jazz Festival, the Winnipeg Folk Festival, and the Montreal Jazz Fest. Trio Bembe’s upbeat, rhythmic grooves are supported by percussionist Scott Senior (The Duhks, Rankin Sisters) and vocalist Amber Epp (Steve Kirby, Papa Mambo).

 

We're playing "Victory".

Links:  Website | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube

Waking Eyes

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Waking Eyes


The Waking Eyes are Rusty Matyas, Joey Penner, Matt Peters and Steve Senkiw. The group formed in Winnipeg in 2001 are known for their distinct songwriting style, recording songs in various basements, garages and bedrooms in Manitoba. The band has been on several tours, traveling across Canada, the United States and Germany. In 2005 the group was nominated for a Juno Award for New Group of the Year. As of July 2010, “The Waking Eyes” are on hiatus, allowing the members of the band to concentrate on other musical projects.

We're playing: "All Empires Fall" and "On A Train"

Links:  MySpace | Facebook | Website | Email

You be the Anchor

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You be the Anchor


"You be the Anchor" is an Acoustic/ Rock project by Steinbach musician with lead singer Ryan Giesbrecht. This group has already won the 2010 Manitoba Star Attraction Talent Contest and are busy recording their first 5 song demo in a professional studio. The would like their fans to know that these songs will be very different than their current tracks which were recorded like many artists starting out, in Ryan's living room on a laptop.

We're playing "I need to know".

Links:  YouTube | Twitter | Facebook