West My Friend


GrassRoots Regina is pleased to present Victoria's indie-roots quartet West My Friend in concert.

Their acoustic blend of instruments and four-part harmonies challenge the conventions of popular music
to create a performance that is both engaging and innovative.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

The Club, 2431 8th Avenue, Regina

Show starts at 8:00 p.m.

Admission: $15 at the door

"West My Friend offers a sound of true Canadiana achieved via extraordinary musicianship."
Brad Edwards - Play in Victoria.net

Click here to see poster.

West My Friend was conceived in a Victoria café in 2009 by Eden Oliver (vocals, guitar), Alex Rempel (mandolin, vocals), Jeff Poynter (accordion, vocals) and Adam Bailey (bass, vocals). Their songs feature well-crafted and clever lyrics, acrobatic mandolin riffs, flawless bass lines and a richly textured accordion. The wealth of musical experience and classical training in the group creates an interesting backdrop for their songwriting, allowing for levels of detail, intricacy and counterpoint balanced with moments of simplicity. This sonically adventurous approach to music defines West My Friend as a key part of a growing movement of the new generation of grassroots folk music. Their diversity in taste and influences, along with a keen interest in both traditional sounds and innovation, creates a need to constantly explore new sounds while keeping them as a distinctive voice in the landscape between Canadian folk and indie-pop.

West My Friend released their first full-length album, Place, in 2011, and it soon garnered multiple-award nominations (including "Roots Album of the Year" and "Song of the Year" at the Vancouver Island Music Awards). Their second album, When The Ink Dries, is slated for release in March 2014. It ranges in scope from intimate moments, featuring the four core musicians of the group, to rich orchestral arrangements that showcase the maturity, musicianship, and multi-instrumental abilities of each member.

"Quirky and tight." - Valdy

Check out WMF's videos here.

Take It Slow audio clip:

The Roots audio clip:

Saturn Maybe audio clip:

Pin Oak Reel audio clip:

West My Friend web site here.