Indie music coming to Cafe Voltaire

Dana Marie Trio to play Cafe Voltaire -
Dana Marie Trio to play Cafe Voltaire
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Talent times two is coming to Prince George. Vancouver-based indie singer songwriter Dana Marie Battaglia and Sound Refuge will perform at Cafe Voltaire July 15. The Western Canadian Tour is in support of Battaglia’s debut album.

The artist made headlines by performing international anthems in multiple languages, taking the stage at festivals, entertaining crowds of thousands and sharing the bill with several Juno Award winners. In 2007, the self-taught composer began building a home studio and the new album is a culmination of two years of co-engineering and co-production with Ellis.

Battaglia’s sound has been described as a blend of acoustic folk-pop melodies with haunting classical elements. The epic, orchestral nature of her arrangements have many new listeners reaching for comparisons in several genres – but there are none. For this tour, Battaglia will be on acoustic guitar and piano accompanied by Tim Bartsch on cello and Tanya Maria on background vocals, piano and synth. Markus Michelucci of Sound Refuge is travelling with the group.

Sound Refuge’s sound is primarily folk reaching into the rock genre. The song, Vancouver’s On Fire, from his debut album Umbrellas in Winter has been featured on CBC radio and has found its way onto a number of university and internet radio stations. The album is available on iTunes and at independent record stores.

Dana Marie Battaglia and Sound Refuge plays Cafe Voltaire on July 15. Show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are free, part of Friday Night Mics.


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