Jordan Klassen & David Vertesi: Margins Tour

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Vancouver singer-songwriters Jordan Klassen and David Vertesi bring their Margins Tour to the legendary King Eddy on Saturday, October 7.

About Jordan Klassen

Jordan Klassen’s seventh album, Glossolalia, which was released in 2022 and recorded during the pandemic without a large studio or much fuss, could probably best be described as a blessing in disguise. The singer songwriter and producer from Vancouver mostly withdrew in order to write and record, composing the album with mostly vocals and guitar, creating a subtly blossoming collection of songs that perhaps nailed his “fairy folk for troubled times” approach better than ever before. Klassen seemingly tapped into a new creative well, as Glossolalia was only the first half of the material written and recorded in this period. “Cocoon” is the first taste from this forthcoming sisterly companion. More details and new music are to follow.

About David Vertesi

A multi-faceted artist, David Vertesi is best known as the bassist with the popular Canadian pop group Hey Ocean!, but he has also collaborated with a wide range of other artists and established himself as a promising singer and songwriter with a burgeoning solo career. A native of Vancouver, Vertesi developed an interest in music when he was young and began writing songs when he was 13 years old. His big break came when he saw singer Ashleigh Ball and guitarist David Beckingham playing a club show, and told the duo he was just the man to play bass for them. Ball and Beckingham decided to give Vertesi a try, and Hey Ocean! was born. Incorporating witty lyrics with light funk and Caribbean rhythms, Hey Ocean! slowly but surely developed a mass following in Canada, releasing their albums — 2006’s Stop Looking Like Music and 2009’s It’s Easier to Be Somebody Else — through their own Pop Machine label. As Hey Ocean! became increasingly successful, Vertesi began branching out and working with a number of promising artists, including hip-hop artist Shad K., indie pop vocalist Hannah Georgas, and Jose Miguel Contreras of the group By Divine Right. Vertesi also began performing with the over-the-top electronics meets garage-pop band Topless Gay Love Tekno Party. But in 2010, he took a break from the lighthearted music that had been his trademark and focused on more personal concerns as he recorded his first solo effort. 2010’s Cardiography was a witty but emotionally potent set of songs about the upsides and downsides of relationships; produced by Vertesi and Contreras, the album received strong reviews and Vertesi played a number of solo shows in support as his schedule with Hey Ocean! permitted. (Bio by Mark Deming)

Sound production equipment for the King Eddy provided by PK Sound.

Event Details:

Date: October 07, 2023

Time: 8:30 pm

Price: $15 in advance, $20 at the door

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