This holiday season, immerse yourself in B.C.’s vibrant and diverse musical landscape with talented local artists who are spreading joy through their latest releases and upcoming shows. From soulful melodies to energetic beats, BC Creates has profiled five B.C. musicians who are sure to add a special touch to your festive celebrations. Whether you’re searching for the perfect gift or looking to treat yourself, explore the following artists and their new music/upcoming shows that make for wonderful holiday presents and outings.
Tyler Shaw is a singer-songwriter renowned for his soulful vocals and pop-infused sound. Born in Richmond and raised in Coquitlam, Tyler has become a prominent figure in the contemporary music scene. Join him in Port Moody on December 18 as he takes the stage as part of the CP Holiday Train Tour! This complimentary event features him and fellow singers performing in a creatively transformed boxcar, serving as a mobile stage for an unforgettable show. For additional details, check out more information about the event here.
Ché Aimee Dorval is a Canadian singer-songwriter known for her distinctive voice and introspective songwriting. Hailing from Vancouver, Dorval’s music seamlessly weaves elements of folk, alternative, and indie rock, creating a sound that is uniquely her own. With a repertoire that explores themes of love, loss, and self-discovery, Ché Aimee Dorval captivates audiences with her emotive performances and genuine connection to her art. Her new album, The Crowned, is out now and can be purchased/streamed online here. Additionally, you can experience her live at Wise Hall in Vancouver on January 27th with tickets being sold here.
Jodi Proznick is a highly acclaimed Canadian jazz bassist whose artistry has left an indelible mark on the contemporary jazz scene. Based in Vancouver, Proznick is celebrated for her deep, resonant bass tones and remarkable improvisational skills. You can find her performing this December on several different dates and locations:
December 14 – Whistler
Dec 16 – Surrey City Hall
Dec 17 – Hero’s Welcome, Vancouver
Dec 23 – St James Community Square, Vancouver
Felix Cartal is a Canadian electronic music producer and DJ known for his infectious beats and vibrant, dance-inducing soundscapes. Hailing from Vancouver, Felix has risen to prominence with chart-topping hits and collaborations that span the electronic music spectrum.You can catch his live performance on December 22nd at the Commodore Ballroom, tickets here, or purchase his newest album, Next Season LP, here.
Jojo Mason, the talented Canadian country artist, is renowned for his rich vocals and heartfelt storytelling. Originally from Saskatchewan but now based in Victoria, Jojo has captivated audiences with hits like “Good Kinda Love” and “Future.” Adding to his accolades, Jojo recently clinched the title of Country Artist of the Year at the 2023 Western Canadian Music Awards. Catch him live on December 31 in Victoria, with tickets available for purchase here.
To discover more great B.C. artists this holiday season, be sure to check out the B.C. Holiday Music Playlist created by Creative BC.