What Are We Up To?
We're so thrilled to be a nominee for the 2017 Toronto Independent Music Awards!
We're going to be on KRAVE COUNTRY! Very awesome! I believe the first song going to air is Bridges, but we'll be sending them more this week! Thank you KRAVE!!
We're in the Toronto Guardian! Check it out! https://torontoguardian.com/2017/08/featured-musician-sohayla-smith/
We've been working hard and we're excited to share our progress with you. Firstly, the indie-pop-rock single, "Let Go", is officially out for digital download and streaming now! It's up on spotify and deezer, and for sale currently on Reverbnation (other retailers soon). You can listen to it on the player to the right.
We've also released The Red Room Recording Session EP digitally (itunes, apple music, spotify, deezer), and have sent off for 100 cds too! These will be the first REAL cd's we've ever made...as in, pressed in a manufacturing place, pretty case and inserts and all.. When they arrive we'll be taking most of them to sell at the Collingwood show coming up at Simcoe Street Theatre (see poster below for more info) or click here to get tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sohayla-smith-band-at-the-simcoe-street-theatre-tickets-35698737886
Canadian Singer-Songwriter Sohayla Smith takes the stage with her full band consisting of The Smith Brothers, Adrian and Nathan Smith, percussionist Nick Ovington, and bassist Devon Eichhorn, along with other accompanists to put on an unforgettable show with song genres in the Americana-Pop-Rock-AltCountry arena and dabbing in a little bit of blues and jazz as well. If you loved this original trio from the Collingwood Live and Original 2016, you won't want to miss this full band concert! If you're looking for a great Sunday evening out, please join us. Click the image above (or here) for tickets!
We're super excited to introduce our new bassist, Devon Eichhorn! He's going to be rocking on stage with us at Simcoe Theatre in Collingwood for the Music for a Sunday Evening Concert Series.
FYI, he takes his coffee black. lol
Welcome to the band!
UK station Salford City Radio's Callum Mitchell selected our trio again! We'll be one of his Reverbnation campaign featured artists this Monday! Listen live every Monday from 8pm-9pm at 94.4FM, online, via the TuneIn app and also through NOWtv. http://www.salfordcityradio.org/
Thank you for your love in the UK! <3 <3 <3 <3
From a trio to a quartet!
Haaaave you met Nick Ovington? He's the newest addition to our band! He's a kick-ass drummer and we're psyched to welcome him. Looking forward to the amazing new music we'll all be making together!
We were pleasantly surprised to learn that Bridges won us the Grand Prize for Roots finals, as well as Americana Winner for April 2017 on OurStage, and it's being played on amazingradio! (See below for link to the show)
Bridges is played on Amazing Radio's OurStage show hosted by Scott Janovitz - check out the Tuesday 16 May 2017 episode! We're on there at 14:03! :) Thank you OurStage! <3 Click here to listen now!
We made history in Dufferin County!
I'm sooo honoured to be a part of the main exhibit True. Grit. at the Dufferin County Museum & Archives! Thank you the Shelburne Freelancer for the great videos! Click on Media & More Music on our navigation menu to check out a few more videos from the DCMA performance! Even better - go check out the exhibit!
Once upon a time in the UK!
UK station Salford City Radio's Callum Mitchell picked our trio as one of his Reverbnation campaign featured artists! Listen live every Monday from 8pm at 94.4FM, online, via the TuneIn app and also through NOWtv. Listen here: https://www.mixcloud.com/callummitchellscr/callum-mitchell-on-944fm-salfordcradio-10th-april-2017/
We're super excited to be on the show this week! Thank you for your support in the UK! <3
Live EP in the works with Josh Maitland of Red Room Recordings!
We had an 8 hour session this weekend, working with Josh Maitland of Red Room Recordings, and we tackled 4 songs that we hope will come together beautifully to represent our live performance. We plan to head back for more recording time, and as we complete songs, we'll be releasing them for streaming until the EP is complete - then it'll be available for sale as well. Get ready for some new tunes! See some photos from our session below.
Once upon a time in Thornbury...
We had such a great time playing the Bruce Wine Bar on Friday March 3rd! What a fantastic venue, fantastic audience, and just a great time. Thanks to our friend Dean Collver for the video!
Once upon a time in Collingwood...
We were so honoured to perform at the Collingwood Arts & Culture Awards Sept. 23rd, 2016. Thank you to the Town of Collingwood for all the love and performance opportunities! <3 Thank you Dean, Karen, Tanya, Tyler, Roger, and all those involved in the event, and passionate about arts & culture.
Once upon a time in Newmarket...
We had a great time on our first live on-air performance and interview as a trio, at 102.7 CHOP fm tomorrow evening - Wednesday 6-6:50pm on the Arts Talk segment. Click here to visit their website.
New!! Check out the indie-spoonful review of "Bridges" here!