October 12th, 2022

LIVE! on Elgin Presents Rachel Beck

Rachel Beck at LIVE! on Elgin
Featuring special guest Emma Bayash

Rachel Beck:
Canadian singer-songwriter Rachel Beck’s sophomore record, Stronger Than You Know , is an echoing cry-out from a forest, a chilling dance upon a grave, an arrow shooting straight to the heart of what is, a call to strength. Intimate and close, the six-track EP, recorded at Echo Lake (Halifax, NS), is sonically decorated amidst compelling electronic rhythms and dreamy synth layers. Beck’s vocals float across the vivid, harmony-laden, ethereal soundscape for which she has become known.
“Another graceful set from the P.E.I. singer-songwriter, with more of the electro-pop sheen courtesy of producer Daniel Ledwell,” offers Bob Mersereau (Top 100 Canadian). “Beck's rich, haunting vocals always deliver an emotional punch, something ethereal and uplifting and a tiny bit mystical. The songs range from empowering to romantic, with gorgeous, piano-based melodies. Lead single Warrior is a showcase for Beck's songwriting skills – danceable, beautiful, but filled with strength – a modern feminine anthem."
Stronger Than You Know follows Rachel Beck’s self-titled debut, which garnered two ECMA nominations, two Music PEI Awards , and a SOCAN #1 Award. In addition to hitting #1 on the CBC Music Top 20 Chart in March 2018, Beck’s single Reckless Heart was named one of the Top 100 Canadian Songs of 2018 and ranked #4 on the All Canadian Fan Favorites of 2018 by CBC Music.
Beck’s tour highlights include performing for Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall, appearing twice at the legendary Stan Rogers Folk Festival, opening the 2019 ECMA Gala Awards Show, and playing beautiful festivals and stages across Canada, from the Rogue Folk Club in Vancouver, BC to the Imperial Theatre in Saint John, NB. Her live show is exposed, empowering, connective. “Rachel Beck knows how to bring an audience together, as she gives her all on both musical and personal levels, creating an atmosphere that is at once seductive and celebratory–an invitation to joy.” (Lynn Ann Bradley).

Emma Bayash:
Emma has recently debuted her solo project, after playing keys and singing in folk-rock bands for the past 8 years. She’s now exploring a combination of cabaret, ethereal folk and electropop. Emma’s songwriting oscillates between emotional ballads and tongue-in-cheek humour. She is inspired by her relationships, misadventures, and the perspective she has gained being on both sides of the mental health care system and as a member of the LGBTQ+ community. Her EP “Circles” was recorded live off the floor and was released on May 12th 2022, and she’s looking forward to heading back into the studio in the fall.

October 12th, 2022
220 Elgin Street, 2nd Floor
7pm Doors \\ 8pm Show
Tickets $25