We’re showing the Yukon a lil’ love with Whitehorse two-piece Soda Pony. This synth-driven rock duo will deliver infectious charisma alongside singer-songwriter Ryland Moranz on King Eddy YYC‘s legendary stage.
Soda Pony members Patrick Hamilton and Aiden Tentrees can often be found scouring the corners of Whitehorse’s various dump freestores in search of costumes for their next show. They have been scouring these same dumps for the last decade, and the dumps always abide them with something newly strange and/or stylish. These early dump visits roughly correlate to Hamilton and Tentrees’ first musical collaborations; they have been playing music together in various bands since their early teens, culminating in 2013 with the formation of Soda Pony.
With a new full-length album tucked into their waistline, Soda Pony truly kills during their live performances. Hamilton, playing bass synthesizer with his left hand while also hammering at his drum kit, keeps the course steady for Tentrees’ hooks and leads, alternating between organ and crunchy electric guitar. Meanwhile, the duo trade off vocals (frequently even in the course of the same song), adding to their charismatic, playful dynamic. The songs are clever, musically sophisticated, tightly arranged, and most of all, performed with original, forceful spirit.
Ryland was born a singer-songwriter. His concise and lyrically driven songwriting is deep beyond his years with an increasing awareness that life is always bigger than you think it is. Sometimes politically satirical and often offset with fun-loving humor, Ryland’s wit and social conscience shine through effortlessly in the well crafted vernacular of a songwriter that has found their voice.
Date: January 24, 2019
Time: 8:00 pm
King Eddy 438 9 Avenue SE Calgary, AB T2G 0R9 Reservations not available. Phone: 403-619-5101 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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