núna (now) is thrilled to present the sublime Icelandic alt-country songstress Lay Low with Montreal’s multi-instrumentalist balladeer Leif Vollebekk and very special guest Christine Fellows of Winnipeg. The concert will be presented in the First Lutheran Church, a beautiful venue with deep roots in the Winnipeg Icelandic community.
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.
Winnipeg singer/songwriter Christine Fellows has released five critically acclaimed solo albums to date, most recently Femmes de chez nous (cd) and Reliquary/Reliquaire (dvd), a bilingual studio album and award-winning performance film (Six Shooter Records, 2011). An avid interdisciplinary collaborator, Fellows often works with visual artists, choreographers, filmmakers and musicians from all disciplines to create performance works, scores and spectacles.