Kayla Williams RETRODELIA EP Release Show

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On June 3, Kayla Williams and her band bring retro-inspired yacht pop to the King Eddy stage for a legendary celebration of her debut EP RETRODELIA.

$20 in advance. $30 in advance with EP. $25 at the door.

Calgary’s Kayla Williams infuses a vibrant and refreshing twist into the smooth, feel-good stylings of “yacht pop” with her debut EP RETRODELIA. Expect a lively show filled with powerful vocals, playful horns, funky hooks, and bass-driven grooves.

RETRODELIA pays a glittery tribute to the soft ’70s throwback era with a fearless, feminine spirit. On June 3, at Calgary’s iconic King Eddy, Kayla will be backed by a full nine-piece band, including local favorites Kate Stevens, Emily Slainey, Cam Buie, André Wickenheiser, and Mark Dejong alongside her band The Yacht Daddies — Melody Stang, Craig Gomez, and Ryan Marchant.

Heath West and JUNO award-winning Spencer Cheyne produced Williams’ new four-song EP, creating a soulful and dynamic contemporary production. Her songs inject old soul wisdom into the male-dominated yacht-rock genre, resulting in a poppy punch that is sure to catch the attention of music lovers everywhere.

Indie folk producer/songwriter Brayden Bell will open the night’s event with his ballroom gravitas and campfire-folk relatability. The Canadian’s soaring falsetto brings a sensitivity to a contemporary midwest-emo phrasebook, a Hozier filmstock captured through a Julien Baker lens. Bell has written and produced many songs for synchronization with his publishing project We Are Crickets in partnership with Bow Valley singer-songwriter Amelie Patterson. Bell’s songs have been used by companies like McDonalds, Lazada, Cabelas, Sherwood and more, being seen by millions on TV and YouTube. His indie-rock ensemble Shuffalo has won two YYC Music Awards for Alternative Recording of the Year and The Prophets of Music Emerging Artist Award and has supported acts including Shred Kelly, Lucy Rose, Said The Whale and Dave Monks of Tokyo Police Club.

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

Event Details:

Date: June 03, 2023

Time: 8:30 pm

Price: $20 in advance, $25 at the door

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