(from left) Oliver Sandberg, Scott Cole and Lauren Giorgio of Speak Easy photo: contributed

Speak Easy to return home to Kelowna for redemption

The Kelowna band, now living in Victoria had to cancel their last show in Kelowna

Speak Easy is planning a triumphant return to Kelowna, this time, hungry for redemption.

While touring last year, the band had to cancel their shows in Kamloops, Vancouver and Kelowna after front man, Oliver Sandberg burned his fingertips while maneuvering around a campfire.

“It was a significant injury that didn’t allow him to play guitar,” said drummer, Scott Cole. “It was pretty devastating.”

The band, that was brewed at Kelowna’s Bean Scene Coffee Works, played their first gig at Milkcrate Records has now been together for three years and have moved to Victoria, B.C. to pursue music seriously and take Speak Easy to the next level.

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After releasing their first EP (There’s No Place like) 1330 May 2018 the psycho-pop trio are working on new material that they are creating in a more collaborative way instead of writing it separately.

“The dynamic when we all construct songs and how we want our sound to be is different. A lot of the older stuff that we play and anyone come to our shows in the last few years can say it’s been that dad-gun-pop-psychedelic-rock-fun music. But these songs we are developing now are heavier and more experimental,” said bassist, Lauren Giorgio.

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“I feel like as a band we have grown, even as friends from touring and moving, everything. It’s made us think about how we are playing music with each other and how to keep evolving,” said Giorgio.

The way their new writing process works is how Giorgio describes as “taking everything out of a fridge and trying to make something cool, in a structured way.”

All the while trying to translate their live sound authentically into their next album, capturing their emotion and expression that comes from performing in front of an audience.

Speak Easy will perform at BNA for the Fireside Festival Jan. 27 tickets are available at eventbrite.ca

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