Dynamic singer-songwriter Colleen Power is set to put off a one-of-a-kind showcase at the 2018 Music NL Award-nominated venue, The Black Sheep on September 22nd.
Power, along with her band, will perform her highly acclaimed first and second albums ‘Lucky You Are’ and ‘Face and Eyes’ live, back to back on this special night. The show features Colleen on acoustic/electric guitar and vocals, with Jason Whelan on lead guitar and vocals, Aneirin Thomas on bass and vocals, and Ed Sutherby on drums.
Don Maher, owner and operator of the much-loved intimate live venue says, ” I had the idea for a back-to-back, full album show because when I wasn’t going to live shows, I always listened to full albums from start to finish. And I thought it’d be great to hear full albums live in a bar. Colleen Power’s first two albums are the perfect match to hear live. I listened to them so much, I wore them out. It’s gonna be an awesome show, and there are limited seats, so get your tickets now!”
Colleen says, “It took a village to make these albums. Lucky You Are has thirty six performers on it, including myself and co-producer/engineer, Don Ellis, and Face and Eyes has twenty four. The recordings are a testament to the super-supportive and highly talented music community we have. It will be fun playing all these songs live with the band!”
The concert is on Saturday, September 22 from 7-10 PM and tickets are $20 and available at The Black Sheep, 164 Water Street.
About ‘Lucky You Are’, released September 24, 2000:
“Lucky You Are” was Reverb magazine’s number one album to buy for 2000 in Atlantic Canada. Three songs were featured in CTV’s ‘The Associates’, and much later in the CBC TV series ‘Republic of Doyle’. Several tracks received extensive airplay on national and international radio stations. Colleen won 2001 Music NL Female and Alternative artist of the year and received three 2002 East Coast Music Award nominations for the album, and performed live on the ECMA Awards show, broadcast nation-wide on CBC TV. Lucky You Are was named one of the top ten Newfoundland Albums of All Time by Alan Doyle in “The Top 100 Canadian Albums” book, written by Bob Mersereau.
About ‘Face & Eyes’, released January, 2004:
“Face and Eyes” won the Music Newfoundland and Labrador 2004 Alternative Artist of the year, received three 2005 ECMA nominations and was named in the Halifax Chronicle Herald as one of Stephen Cooke’s Top Ten albums of 2005. “Na Na Song”, the first single, went to number one on the nationally syndicated East Coast Music Countdown. and Colleen was an Atlantic finalist in CBC Radio One’s “Big Break Contest”.