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Live Music @ Wannakumbac

We are very excited to offer live music performances this winter! Wannakumbac will be hosting two shows held in the Dining Hall, open for anyone to attend. There is a possibility of adding more shows depending on the success of our first two.

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home routes wannakumbac house concert sweet alibi

Sweet Alibi

  • Date: Monday, February 3rd
  • Time: 7:30pm
  • Price: $20 (all proceeds go to the artists), kids 12 and under are free
  • Tickets: Click here to buy online or pay at the door (cash only)

Genre: Folk/Roots, harmonies, multi-instrumentalists
Home Base: Winnipeg, MB

Known for their soulful three-part harmonies, WCMA Winners Sweet Alibi, have shared their folk roots-pop infused music with admirers across North America and Europe since 2009. They are the distinct and complementary voices of Jess Rae Ayre, Amber Nielsen and Michelle Anderson.

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Vocalist and guitarist Jess Rae Ayre is often compared to the likes of Adele, Norah Jones and Amy Winehouse, while also presenting her own distinct tone and personality. Amber Nielsen’s vocals and songwriting bring a sincere and pure sound to the group with a Fleetwood Mac-esque edge. Michelle Anderson’s charismatic guitar lines are thoughtfully placed within the songs and the audience is often marvelled by her casual persona that brings a creative flair to their sound. Backed by some of Winnipeg’s finest you end up with the unmistakable sound that has left audiences across Canada, the U.S and Europe adoring this Winnipeg group.

Their latest album, ‘Walking In The Dark’, produced by Murray Pulver (Doc Walker, Crash Test Dummies) has been featured on CBC, MTV Canada, CMT, satellite and college/community radio, touching on heavy subjects of love, death and addiction. “Bodacious”, has a vibe similar to something from Arcade Fire’s Reflektor album, while the song, My Love, lays down a rhythm oddly reminiscent of k-os’ 2006 hit, “Sunday Morning”. These songs, along with the opening track “Keep Showing You”, lay the foundation for Ayre’s sultry vocal style, Amber’s vocals, more traditional and pure. The way she sings on “Not A Fight” is honey to the soul, and her vocals work well with Walking in the Dark’s more pop-oriented tracks such as Moving To The Country, which is a songwriting marvel. It is pure T-Swift-meets-the Supremes” – The Manitoban.

The band is currently working on their fourth studio album with producers Matt Peters and Matt Schellenberg of Royal Canoe. The album is set to be a melodic experience focused on hooky guitar lines and layered beats, inspired by the likes of Alabama Shakes and Bahamas. Sweet Alibi’s sound has been evolving and refining through their past album releases, extensive Canada wide and international touring, as well as a focused effort to draw on the creative efforts of their favourite influencers.

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Suzie Vinnick home routes house concert wannakumbac live music

Suzie Vinnick

  • Date: Monday, March 2nd
  • Time: 7:30pm
  • Price: $20 (all proceeds go to the artist), kids 12 and under are free
  • Tickets: Click here to buy online or pay at the door (cash only)

Genre: Roots & Blues
Home Base: Niagara Region, ON

A Saskatoon native transplanted to the Niagara Region of Ontario, Suzie Vinnick is the proud owner of a gorgeous voice, prodigious guitar and bass chops, and an engagingly candid performance style.

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Her career has seen triumph after triumph. Among her most recent successes: being nominated for a 2018 Canadian Folk Music Award for Producer of the Year with her co-producer, Mark Lalama. Suzie achieved finalist status in the Solo/Duo Category at the 2013 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN; received the 2012 CBC Saturday Night Blues Great Canadian Blues Award and the 2012 Sirius XM Canada Blues Artist of the Year. Suzie has won 10 Maple Blues Awards (she has been nominated for 22 so far!), won the 2011 Canadian Folk Music Award for Contemporary Vocalist of the Year and is a 3X Juno Nominee.

Suzie has toured nationally with Stuart McLean’s The Vinyl Café and the John McDermott Band, and performed for Canadian Peacekeepers in Bosnia and the Persian Gulf. She was also the voice of Tim Horton’s for 5 years.

Suzie has just released her 6th solo album entitled Shake The Love Around.

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