núna (now) is thrilled to present the sublime Icelandic alt-country songstress Lay Low with Montreal’s multi-instrumentalist balladeer Leif Vollebekk joined by Manitoban alt rock duo Mise En Scene.
Born in London to a Sri Lankan father and Icelandic mother, Lay Low’s musical abilities stretch as far as her geographical heritage. Melding blues folk and a little honky tonk bop with a trip hop twist, Lay Low is musically playful and lyrically delightful. In performance, she exudes warmth and radiates sincerity that creates a profoundly personal experience.
Lay Low’s debut Please Don’t Hate Me became the bestselling original album in Iceland, winning 3 Icelandic Music Awards. After her second album, Farewell Good Night’s Sleep, Lay Low was named one of the best discoveries of 2008 by iTunes.
Leif Vollebekk is a Montreal-based singer-songwriter with an enchanting voice. He sings gently plucked, sparsely arranged ballads in both French and English. Vollebekk has a great sense for melody and arranging and he’s a gifted multi-instrumentalist, playing guitar and piano, harmonica and violin.
Mise en Scene is a female duo indie pop rock band from Winnipeg, Manitoba. Jodi, the punk rock power drummer sits stage right to Stef, vocals/guitar whose voice has been compared to that of Neko Case and Zooey Deschanel. Unique, fresh and creative, this band demands attention and never disappoints at a live show.