Sidney York

Town Hall Stage
Performance Time: 8:00 pm
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Hometown: Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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Begun as a long-distance musical collaboration between opera singer Brandi Sidoryk and bassoonist Krista Wodelet, Sidney York is one of the sharpest, sweetest, most surprising musical duos around.

Known for their high-energy live shows featuring instruments seldom seen beyond the orchestra pit, Sidney York is captivating audiences with an unconventional and irresistible blend of catchy lyrics, masterful arrangements, and soaring vocal harmonies.

Named Best Untapped Newcomer at the Calgary Folk Fest, Sidney York has also performed at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, SXSW, Canadian Music Fest, NXNE, and the 2012 Vancouver Jazz Fest. Their 2011 album Apocalyptic Radio Cynic was called “vivacious, fresh, fun and gorgeous… a burst of fresh air” (Tamara Stanners, The Peak 102.7FM) and celebrated for bringing “a sense of humility, a touch of class and most of all, fun” (Andrew Elliot, The Café Live 88.5FM) to the nouveau-pop genre.

Sidney York has recently shared the stage with notable artists Rich Aucoin, Carly Rae Jepsen, and will be featured in the forthcoming documentary Tracks on Tracks, which showcases ten Canadian acts on a cross-country musical adventure aboard a VIA Rail train.

<3s (Hearts), their brand-new album debuting in 2014, experiments with a new approach to a tried and true system–a subscription released over five volumes. The album infuses their trademark blend of layered vocals and eclectic influences in a set of tracks with “an undeniable edge and depth” (3AM Revelations). The next year will see them bring their inimitable style around the world – from Canada, to the US, and on to Australia.

From the opera stage and the orchestra pit to the indie music scene, Sidney York is reinventing the meaning of the term “band geek,” one stage at a time.