The Human Statues

Big-hearted music

Two Canadian groups which will light up the folk music circuit, appear at the Tidemark Theatre on Thursday in a double bill event.

Two Canadian groups which will light up the folk music circuit with their buoyant dispositions and jubilant personalities, appear at the Tidemark Theatre on Thursday in a double bill event.

Sassy and quirky trio The Good Lovelies and happy-go-lucky duo The Human Statues promise an infectiously cheerful night of music with their whimsical brands of country, jazz, and rock-infused folk.

The Human Statues, comprised of Jeff Bryant and Zach Stevenson, are on a mission to spread jubilation across the nation.

Whether it’s playing high-energy band shows or intimate acoustic performances in theatres across the country, Bryant and Stevenson are committed to connecting with people through humour, authenticity, energetic pop sensibility, and an absolute love of music.

Far from static on stage, the Human Statues’ individual backgrounds in theatre bring an added performance element that consistently wins over audiences.

While their songs predominantly feature simple, upbeat sentiments, upon further scrutiny you’ll be sure to find deeper ground, honesty, and bursting personality.

Funny and upbeat, with just a pinch of sass, the Good Lovelies boast impressively spot-on ‘40s inspired vocal melodies and glorious bouncing lines on banjo, guitar, mandolin, and glockenspiel.

The charismatic group described by the Globe and Mail as “all sun, serotonin, and retro-radio”, leaven life with a few laughs in their catchy lyrics, witty on-stage banter, and effervescent attitude.

City and country, highway and home, wistful and cheeky, the Good Lovelies’ third full-length album, Let the Rain Fall, showcases their sense of humour and self-assurance in songs like Made for Rain, Mrs. T, Best I Know, and Kiss Me in the Kitchen.

While the overarching theme of the album is that of tension between comforts of home and the lure of the troubadour life, broad grins are never far apart.

In 2010, this album received a Juno for Roots/Traditional Album of the Year.

Don’t miss your chance to see the Double Bill Event at the Tidemark Theatre tomorrow at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $13 for adults and $5 for students and are available at the Tidemark Ticket Centre from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., or Charge-by-Phone at (250) 287-PINK (7465) or 1 (800) 994-0555.