Russell Peters, Strombo, Barenaked Ladies, and more @ The Artist Sanctuary, Vancouver (Photos)
|05-Apr-2009 04:00 pm||Contributed by: pete||Press Photos|
The Artist Sanctuary - Saturday
Loden Hotel in Vancouver, BC on March 28, 2009
Full Photo Set (30 photos)
Saturday at The Artist Sanctuary was a wild day. There were people coming through all day, but starting around 2 PM, the place really filled up and everyone seemed to be having a great time. Russell Peters made his way through the party, stopping at the DJ table to scratch. Ed Robertson and Tyler Stewart from the Barenaked Ladies were there, as was George Stroumboulopoulos. Lights, who won the Juno for New Artist Of The Year, stopped in with her manager Jian Ghomeshi. Luke Doucet & Melissa McClelland, Cancer Bats, Moneen, Matt & Jill Barber, Ron Sexsmith, Marianas Trench, and many more musicians also dropped in. Josie Dye, one of my favourite Toronto DJs (from 102.1) showed up, as well a few TV stars including Aaron Douglas and Kandyse McClure (Chief and Dee from Battlestar Galactica) and the cast from the upcoming Stargate Universe.
To add to the whole vibe of the day, we experienced "bedroom performances" from Said The Whale, Kenny Bridges from Moneen, illScarlett, Ron Sexsmith, and the relatively unknown and independent Samantha Schultz. When Samantha played, everyone within listening range made their way to the the bedroom and nearby spaces, making it difficult to photograph her. She is young, charismatic, and has an unbelievable voice, and during her performance the reactions were noticeable. So many people were looking at each other and whispering "she's amazing". And just think about who was in the crowd saying that. All I can say is, keep your ears and eyes open for Samantha Schultz.
The whole day was a precursor to the JunoFest Saturday night... coming next.
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