Eastlink Events Centre
A&P Music, St. Jude Hotel and Kixx Country proudly present the return of “The Once” to the Eastlink Events Centre Theatre stage on Friday July 28th! For any of you that have seen them in the past, you know this is a show not to be missed!!
Tickets are $35 in advance and $40 on show day (includes HST & $2 box office surcharge) and on sale Wednesday February 1st at the EEC Box office, 709-466-4105 ext 222 and online at www.eastlinkeventscentre.com.Please note that online purchases are subject to an additional $2.50 service fee. A modern indie folk trio from Newfoundland, The Once has collected a trio of Canadian Folk Music Awards, numerous ECMA awards, was named Artist of the Year by the Newfoundland & Labrador Arts Council. They have earned not one, but two JUNO nominations for best Roots/Traditional album, the most recent in acknowledgement of Departures (2014). While originally known for its haunting interpretations of traditional music, The Once has at long last uncovered a sound that truly represents their inner artistry.“I think we finally know what The Once sounds like,” says Phil Churchill, “and with that knowledge comes a freedom we would not let ourselves have before.” The Once’s newest EP, We Win Some We Lose, perfectly encapsulates the trio’s newfound artistic freedom and songwriting voice. With their folk roots still firmly in hand, Phil, Geri, and Andrew have embraced a distinctly modern sound by the inclusion of drums and percussion, electric guitars, and sweeping keyboards. CBC’s Jeff Rielly says We Win Some We Lose “leaves [him] in a perpetual state of wistful, anthemic longing. An innocence that nevertheless leaves [him] with the sense that we are flirting with tragedy.” Lyrically, The Once’s newest collection of songs encompasses an arresting sense of loss, emphasized musically by Geraldine’s bewitching delivery of beautifully haunting melodies. The first single, “We Are Love,” offers a ray of hope amidst an otherwise provocative and emotive musical anthology. The group formed out of pressure and necessity when working at a summer theatre festival in the tiny ex-fishing village of Trinity, Newfoundland nearly 10 years ago. In the Newfoundland vernacular 'the once' means 'imminently, but not necessarily so.' Phil, Geri, and Andrew wanted something that would embody who they are, where they come from, and would illicit a smirk and a nod amongst Newfoundlanders back home, but would forever require an explanation elsewhere.