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Sharpe 5 with Kirby Criddle Trio plays at Lyric April 22

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They went into the studio as a jazz trio with a few originals, and came out as a five-piece band with an all original album and a new name.
On Saturday, April 22, the Lyric Theatre is hosting the newly-formed Sharpe 5.


Opening their set will be the Kirby Criddle Trio.
Criddle would surely steel your heart, if you haven’t already handed it over.
This beguiling prairies girl makes music for the late nights, the lovers and friends, and for you when you feel alone.  
You can feel it in your bones; this is music for the whole body.
Eli Temple and Jeffrey Popiel add depth and dimension to create a whimsical forest-folk soundscape.
In the beginning, lead singer Eryn Sharpe, along with Guitarist Leon Nagasaki, and Upright Bassist Nick Mintenko have all spent time at music school, and started off playing jazz together two years ago.
What started off as a nostalgic obsession with their parents’ (and even grandparents’) music, turned into regular gigs, friendship, original songwriting, crowdfunding, and now an album, with two new members that created a five-piece band and a whole new sound.
The change came with help of producer Marc Atkinson.
“While collaborating with Marc we decided to expand our trio sound to include percussion and keys for the album.  The intention was to subtly augment what we were already doing, but when we finished the record, we realized we really wanted the album sound on stage, so we made a new band,”  says lead singer Eryn Sharpe.
Their debut album, One Day, explores sounds from pop, to jazz, folk, and even a bit of Paris-cafe accordion music.
Make sure to come to the Lyric Theatre on Saturday, April 22 to see Sharpe 5 and Kirby Criddle Trio.
Tickets are $30 and can be purchased at Pharmasave.  Doors will open at 7:30 p.m. and the music will begin at 8:30 p.m. 
For more information about the show or the Blenders Music Series check out our website, www.blendersmusic.ca, or contact Shann Gowan at 306-778-2686, or  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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