Stone Poets

Musicians on HUMAN

It’s getting closer to our recording dates Dec 17, 18 at Hipposonic Studio.

We’re happy to announce that the following musicians will be joining the HUMAN project.

Jerry Wong – electric guitar, Jeremy Holmes – Bass, Nick Haggar – Bass, Liam MacDonald – drums, percussion and Geeta Das – Trumpet, flute.

Let the good times roll!

Hipposonic Studio

Super excited to be making magic at Hipposonic Studio December 17/18 with Sheldon Zaharko. Joining us will be Liam MacDonald and Jeremy Holmes. HUMAN is taking on a life of it’s own!

https://www.hipposonicstudio.com/

If you’re on Facebook, follow this link …

Hi Friends.

A quick chat about HUMAN…

https://www.facebook.com/cherellejardine/videos/3279083482356369

HUMAN continued …

We’ll be heading back into Zed Productions with Sheldon Zaharko mid November to start beds for our other 8 songs.

In the meantime, if you’d like to pre-save the HUMAN album, head over to our page to find out more details.

http://www.stonepoets.ca/support-stone-poets

Peace and love

Cherelle, Scotty J and Marc

HUMAN

HUMAN, STONE POETS 5th studio project is now underway. We are once again working with our good friend Sheldon Zaharko at Zed Productions. 

The last 2 days (Sept 25,26) were spent on beds for 5 songs that are more acoustic based. We’ll be heading back in mid November to start the beds for the other 8 songs that will have drums and other electric instrumentation. Yes, you did the math right. HUMAN will have 13 songs. We are really excited about sharing this next journey with you.

We will be setting up a go fund me campaign in the next few weeks to help us with recording costs. The campaign will be to pre sell the album. You’ll be the 1st to receive it when you purchase it through the HUMAN project.

Thank you as always for your support.

Much love

Cherelle, Marc and Scotty J

Bands on the Beach Harrison Hot Springs

We hope you can join us on the beach for our last summer festival of 2022. We’re looking forward to playing and catching some beach time.

Music starts at 1:00. You should come for the whole day.

Let’s hang out afterwards. It will be fun!

From Cherelle – Vancouver Island MusicFest

Stone Poets had the honour of performing July 8-10 Vancouver Island MusicFest After 2 long years of absence due to the pandemic, the festival was sold out and the attendees were ready for a weekend of world class music.

From the moment we got there, we were given the royal treatment. The volunteers handling the intake of cds was our 1st indicator of the level of organization this festival has. Friday night we had off and got to enjoy several of the acts that graced the main stage including our friends in Dirt Road Opera. On Saturday, we were involved in 2 workshops. The first one was Opening Songs and Encores. We got to share the stage with Colleen Brown and her band, Heartwood, Shaye Zadravec, HuDost. 13 performers, all with various instruments sharing a moment in time with a much appreciative audience. Each group sang 2 songs and gave a brief description of how we chose the song. At the end we did a rendition of The Weight … when they pointed at me to do a verse – yikes, I didn’t know the words to most of it so just made it up! One gentleman came up to me later and said that it made his whole festival – people were so nice. Later that day, the workshop was Songs from a Hat. As you can imagine, it was soooo much fun! If we are asked to come back next year, I would love to do this one again. It’s just as it sounds, the audience puts names of songs into a hat. We had the most amazing MC – Treasa Levasseur who I absolutely fell in love with, so talented and lovely. She was perfect! She would pick out a song or have one of the kids pick out a song and anyone in the group of the following artists including Treasa, Jeff Plankenhorn, Big Little Lions, Leeroy Stagger, Shakura S’Aida. Cloretta would stand up and sing it if they knew it. With all the artists including percussion and bass, there was around 15 musicians on stage. It got a little cozy. The sound crew on both stages were amazing. Not an easy task with all of us on stage needing something. It was awesome having everyone sing with each other, someone would take the lead if they knew the song, harmonies were sooo good – the audience was amazing. Songs from Wham, Elton John, Linda Ronstadt, Tears for Fears just to name a few off the top of my head

A little girl was asked if she wanted to sing a song and she did – it was the alphabet song and everyone on stage and the audience all sang along. That was a magical moment.

Sunday morning was our concert and we played an hour set to a crowd of smiling faces. Just having the ability to play live again for people is such a gift. I don’t ever want to take that for granted. The pandemic really made me appreciate how much live music means to people.

Hearing some artist’s original songs was so inspiring, every artist has a different way to express themselves. Beautiful!

After a 2 year hiatus, everyone is grateful live is back!

We had one more workshop, one that we facilitated ourselves called Harmony Singing which is right up our alley. It was so much fun, we sang some of our songs and chatted about harmony – this of course is Marc Gladstone‘s baby as he writes 90 percent of our harmonies for us.

Ferron – a Canadian Icon!

I had the honour of being asked to sing with a talented group of female artists, to form a choir and sing on one of Ferron’s songs at the end of her set. Thank you Treasa for including me. I don’t have everyone’s name except for Linda McRae and Kim Beggs …but everyone one was world class. We had a few minutes to learn the part, such a beautiful song and extremely moving “It won’t take long”. I’m getting goosebumps just writing this down! Thank you Ferron for this honour.

So many musical highlights for me, Matt Anderson, William Prince, John Boutte, Taj Mahal, Old Time Radio show with Jim Byrnes. There was other artists we wished we could have watched but our schedules didn’t work out. The Vancouver Island MusicFest is a world class festival, from start to finish. The organizers, volunteers all took care of whatever we needed. They fed an army of people, they transported our gear, they supported and cheered us on. The sound crew and stage hands – you all deserve so much recognition for all your hard work. Thank you! Shout out to Dave Devendisch (monitors) and Mike Sutcliffe (Sound) at Songs from a Hat. Doug Cox, we truly thank you for having us perform at your festival. It is an experience that I shall never forget. You brought people together to celebrate live music and to have an experience, to make memories. That is such a gift.

Duncan and Courtney

Hello friends.

Shows this week on the island

39 Days of July Thurs July 7th 6 pm Duncan BC

https://www.39daysofjuly.ca

Vancouver Island Musicfest July 8-10

CONCERT Sunday July 10 Grassy Knoll stage 11:15 -12:15

WORKSHOPS

Saturday, Sunday July 9,10 Courtney BC

Saturday in the Barn…Opening Songs & Encores 11:45-1:00

Sat Grierson Stage…Songs From A Hat 3:15 – 4:30

Sunday at the Crossroads…Harmony Singing 2:30 – 3:20

https://www.islandmusicfest.com/stone-poets

See you there!

Summer shows ….

Hello friends.

We’re so happy to be coming to visit you this summer.

Check out our tour page.

Next up, Duncan 39 days of July Fest and then the Vancouver Island MusicFest.

Saturday June 11th – Mission

Please join us for the Mission Coffee House season closer. Doors at 6:30, MarKaren opens for us and we’re on at 8:00

https://www.facebook.com/events/3185331961708582