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Big Little Lions’ live debut at Filberg Park

Helen Austin and Paul Otten are Big Little Lions - Submitted
Helen Austin and Paul Otten are Big Little Lions
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Big Little Lions is the duo of the Comox Valley’s Juno Award-winning Helen Austin and Cincinnati’s Paul Otten.

They have only met once while on a member success panel at a music conference but have been writing and recording together over the wonders of the Internet for close to two years.

In that time they have released their debut EP, Paper Cage, which received much attention from radio stations and blogs including Ryan Seacrest’s website.

Individually Helen And Paul’s music has had hundreds of placements on TV shows, ads and movies, and now their collaborative efforts can be heard on commercials including IKEA, MTV and network TV channels.

They recently won first place in the International Songwriting Competition and also won the Song of the Year, the top prize in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest.

This August will be the first time they play live. They will be joined by Helen’s daughter Daisy on fiddle and vocals, and by Paul’s brother Brian on drums, making it quite the family affair. Opening will be Comox Valley’s own songbird and singer/songwriter, PK Tessman.

Their main show will be at the Filberg Park and Lodge on the new Comox Rotary stage on Sunday, Aug. 24 from 4 - 6 p.m. as an extra add-on to the concert series.

Tickets are $15, available from Blue Heron Books, Laughing Oyster Books and Long & McQuade, as well as at the gate on the day. FMI please visit www.biglittlelions.com, email info@biglittlelions.com or call 250 338 5859.

Their last show in B.C. will be a Denman Island house concert the following evening at 7 p.m. before heading to Ohio to play some festivals.

For more information on that contact Michael at 335-1775.

 

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