Lounge around Campbell River's Tidemark Theatre
The Tidemark Lounge series returns Thursday with two more Canadian singer songwriters.
Derek Lorentz is continuously coming up with new songs he’s written as well as learning various covers.
He’s currently working on his latest addition of recordings and plans to keep them coming.
Lorentz has played with numerous musicians, including professional drummer Brian Higgins, and has played with two different bands, performing at various locations on Vancouver island. He’s enjoyed traveling with fellow musicians Nigel Nikolaisen (Gibby Nik) and Gerrit Dooris to remote fishing lodges like Moutcha Bay Resort and Westview Marina to perform. He has also played at five weddings for first dances and ceremonies.
Lorentz has joined up with Jacquelyn Block (from Time Well Wasted) during community events like Canada Day at Spirit Square and local farmers markets. Lorentz can be found playing regularly at Johnny’s Bar and Lounge, in addition to numerous other restaurants and sports bars.
Meanwhile, Richelle Andre grew up in rural Saskatchewan and had a strong affinity and love for music by the age of five. While her formal training was limited she continued to hone her skills on piano at grandmother’s farmhouse and on guitar, playing by ear, listening to Neil Young, Bob Dylan, Rickie Lee Jones, Martha Wainwright, Gillian Welch and Neko Case, to name a few.
Outfitting herself with some of these influential and accomplished artists as her musical mentors, Andre has now been writing and performing for 15 years as a part time artist. During that time she has mesmerized her audiences with her sublime craft and talent. Her songs are unique, captivating, powerful, engaging and beautiful…expansive and inviting, all at once.
Some performance highlights are: recorded live for CBC radio, both regional and national broadcasts; Ness Creek Music Fest (Northern Saskatchewan); Flatlands Music Festival (Regina, SK); Fringe Festival (Saskatoon, SK); Broadway Theatre (Saskatoon, SK); 25th Street Theatre – Women’s Festival (Saskatoon, SK); Joe’s Garage (Courtenay, BC); North Island Concert Society – opening act for Tim Williams (Port Hardy, BC)
Show time for the Tidemark Lounge Series on Thursday is 7 p.m. Admission is $10.