Shivering Songs + Shane Koyczan In Moncton
The Shivering Songs Festival is extremely pleased to announce an evening with Shane Koyczan at the Tide and Boar Gastropub’s Ballroom Saturday January 23, 2016. Originally conceived as a small Fredericton-based folk music festival, Shivering Songs has grown to present and promote shows throughout New Brunswick on a year-round basis.
One of the world’s premier spoken word performers, Shane Koyczan moves between sad, subdued love poetry and hip-hop verse. His warmth, wit and sincerity have carved out a massive cult following; Koyczan’s performance at the 2010 Olympic Opening Ceremonies brought the 55,000 seat house to their feet, while the video for his spoken word poem “To This Day,” released at the prestigious TED conference, has amassed over seventeen million YouTube views. A virtuosic performer in his own right, Shane is also an accomplished author, with his work landing on both The Guardian and the Globe and Mail’s Book of the Year Lists.
Organizers are particularly excited about returning to the City in 2016: “Since we launched Shivering Songs, we’ve noticed large numbers traveling from Moncton to Fredericton for our Festival, which tells us that both markets have a definite interest in what we’re presenting,” said Festival Co-Organizer Graeme Walker. “Routing acts through Moncton is good for us, and it also creates additional work for the artists traveling through. It’s a no brainer.”
Shivering Songs will also present Koyczan, along with Joel & Bill Plaskett, Les Hay Babies, Jenn Grant, The Weather Station, Michael Feuerstack, literary guest Sheree Fitch, The Burning Hell, Andrew Sisk, Quiet Parade, Fortunate Ones, Alan Jeffries, The Olympic Symphonium and more in Fredericton from January 21–24. Grab tickets for Shane online HERE, and check out the full festival lineup HERE.