With a combination of guitar, piano, accordion, and precise and powerful vocals, Born in Cities plays a fresh new sound they call “Cabaret Folk,” Born in Cities is made up of music veteran Auto Jansz, and Andrea Routley. These lively performers have impressed audiences from BC to Germany.
From Winnipeg punk to Victoria folk and ragtime, Auto Jansz has earned her musical stripes. As a member of popular roots band, Barley Wik,
A graduate of the Canadian College of the Performing Arts with a brief stint in McGill University’s opera program, Andrea Routley explored the vocal territory of jazz and pop. As a songwriter, she weaves classical influences with the comforting familiarity of roots music to create a sound that is both soothing and unexpected.
“All the classic virtues of roots music while sounding fresh and contemporary” ” A wonderful blend of roots, folk, and heartfelt lyrics.” “An eclectic and interesting mix of songs . . . catchy accordion, funky piano and gorgeous voice.”. Vancouver Island Music Award nominees for 2012 (Female Songwriter of the Year; Female Vocalist of the Year).
On stage, Auto and Andrea offer a marvellous alchemy of sound, combining Auto’s flare for roots, ragtime, and toe-tapping rhythms with Andrea’s vocal lines, running the gamut from haunting to cheeky.
This incredibly talented and entertaining duo is the must see summer show of 2013. They take to the Medici’s stage in Oliver Friday night August 16 at 7:30. Doors open at 6:30. Tickets are $20 each. Medici’s at 522 Fairview Road in Oliver 250-498-2228