Local group hits the Park Theatre with Toronto’s The Strumbellas

(Winnipeg) – Three stunning voices, one great band – Sweet Alibi returns home to Winnipeg after their western Canadian tour. Since their debut in the spring of 2009, Sweet Alibi has been captivating audiences with their alluring blend of soulful melody and folk/roots tradition. Playful sense of lyricism set to powerful vocal harmony set the stage for a performance which is up front and personal and instinctively compelling.

Drawing influence from a vast array of musical references, Sweet Alibi apply a quirky pop sensibility to an eclectic set. Songs range in mood from hauntingly provocative ballads to left of centre takes on everything from Country to old school RnB. Backing their vocals with electric guitars, banjos, hand percussion, ukuleles, upright bass, kazoos and whatever else they can get their hands on, Sweet Alibi compliment a diverse set with an equally eclectic instrumentation.

Comprised of three core members (Jessica Rae Ayre, Amber Neilsen, and Michelle Anderson), and backed by an array of Winnipeg’s finest musicians, the group performs steadily both as a stripped down trio and with a fully fleshed out rhythm section. The band has shared the stage with many of Manitoba’s folk/roots community and have performed everywhere from intimate coffee houses and mainstay clubs to outdoor concert series and festivals (including an appearance at The Winnipeg Folk Festival). Having finished their highly anticipated self-titled debut album with Juno award winner Mitch Dorge, Sweet Alibi are currently touring their album across Canada including this stop at the Park Theatre on May 30th in Winnipeg.

Supporting the night are Toronto’s newest hit makers The Stumbellas. Having received rave reviews, CBC called them a “band to watch”, while their 2009 EP was well-reviewed across the blogosphere and in Now Magazine. February 2012 saw the release of their highly anticipated debut album, “My Father and The Hunter.” This is the band’s first ever show in Manitoba.

Sweet Alibi
w/ The Strumbellas

May 30, 2012 – The Park Theatre, Winnipeg
Tickets $12.50 at The Park Theatre, Music Trader, & www.ticketbreak.com/parktheatre
Doors 715pm Show at 8pm
presented by The Park Theatre


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