TESTAMENT opens tomorrow night at 8:00 pm! Today's featured artists are Breanne McDaniel and Lee Aaron.
Bre McDaniel's voice has been described as "magic on toast". While studying visual arts at Emily Carr University, she discovered she also needed to write songs; and so, her music projects retain a painterly detail in the way she crafts sonic palettes, images and story. Her recent EP has "an ethereal but intimate dream-folk sound," (Georgia Straight) and her roots in Canadian acoustic music are close by. Her mother was also a singer/songwriter and they share a birth date on an annual meteor shower called the Tears of St Lawrence. Bre can't help but draw, paint and sing about life as it happens in her hometown of Vancouver, and has begun touring Western Canada in support of her release, "Light Pollution". “McDaniel proves she has the tools to transcend the limits of folk music on Light Pollution; she channels the light into something beautiful.” – Gray Owl Point
About Lee Aaron:
"Being a long time fan of the work presented at Pacific Theatre, I'm honored to be part of Testament. I love how these shows come together in such an organic way, take a few risks and don't shy away from celebrating life and faith with all their complexities."
To sum up Lee Aaron’s career in one paragraph is a near impossible task. This Canadian singer, songwriter and producer first garnered international acclaim with her sophomore release Metal Queen, an anthem of feminist empowerment that won her iconic status with legions of rock fans around the world. She then went on to have critical and commercial success in the late 80’s and 90’s with chart-topping rockers like Whatcha Do To My Body, Hands On, Only Human and Some Girls Do.
While she is best known for her unique brand of melodic hard rock and being a trail blazer in the women's rock movement of the 1980's, Aaron has stepped outside the rock arena throughout the course of her career and performed jazz, blues and even opera to rave critical reviews. With a catalogue of 13 albums and over a million in sales in Canada alone, this formidable artist has been nominated for ten Juno Awards, won the CMPA Songwriters Award, a Much Music Video Award and an Ampex Golden Reel Award
“Chart” Magazine proclaimed Aaron’s BodyRock LP one of the 20 most influential Canadian albums of the 80’s, with artists like Avril Lavigne, Alanis Morrisette and Shania Twain “under Aaron’s influence.”
Lee performed at Pacific Theatre for the first time as part of Christmas Presence 2016.