Talking Stick @ Club PuSh
2 (Thursday) 9:00 pm T - 3 (Friday) 1:00 am T View in my time
1218 Cartwright St. Vancouver
Presented by PuSh Festival and Talking Stick. Come hang out on February 2nd at Performance Works on Granville Island from 9 PM-1 AM for Talking
Presented by PuSh Festival and Talking Stick. Come hang out on February 2nd at Performance Works on Granville Island from 9 PM-1 AM for Talking Stick @Club PuSh! This line-up has been curated with care to to present some of the most ground-breaking Indigenous artists and to celebrate Indigenous talent in music. Club PuSh is a spot where you can enjoy drinks, connect with our artists, and party with your fellow PuSh-goers.
This night features performances by Alexis Lynn, Quinn Pickering, Hayley Wallis, DJ O Show, and DJ Paisley Eva.
Single Tickets: $10 at the door
This event is Free for PuSh Pass holders.
Receive a 50% off discount if you have purchased a single ticket for another show.
Indigenous Artists for this Event!
Alexis Lynn is a singer-songwriter from Surrey, British Columbia. A captivating performer with a honeyed vocal tone and an edge underneath it, Alexis crafts deceptively sweet pop anthems that never shy away from her ethos of honesty and empowerment. Inspired by the worlds of hip-hop and R&B, her music radiates confidence and examines our insecurities in equal measure. With an ambitious year ahead of her, Alexis Lynn’s fans know that ultra-catchy hooks and radio-ready production are a given; the stories she’s telling with them just might surprise you.
Growing up outside of Vancouver, Alexis Lynn knew from her earliest days that she wanted to be a singer. It was when she took up songwriting as a teen that she knew she was destined to be an artist. Having always loved writing, Alexis found that speaking her truths through music came naturally, and her family roots in Canada’s First Nations further inspired her commitment to storytelling and her belief in the importance of sharing our life experiences. With unapologetic greats like Amy Winehouse and Rihanna as guiding influences, Alexis developed a raw style of songwriting that belies her sweet demeanor, confident in tackling any topic that she feels passionate about. An unabashed feminist and an advocate for mental health awareness, Alexis writes songs that cut the small talk, helping people of all stripes to feel heard in their struggles and inspiring listeners to know their own worth and to never settle. And with a work ethic like hers, settling isn’t on the table for Alexis Lynn: with a hand in the whole creative process, from art design to music video editing, Alexis has the drive and artistic clarity to make her aspirations a reality.
DJ O Show
DJ O Show
Orene Askew, aka DJ O Show, brings energy and expertise to every event she hosts and DJ’s. She brings professionalism and passion and remains true to her love for hip hop and R&B, incorporating beats to ensure you never want to leave the dance floor! DJ O Show has experience teaching with an inspired approach. She is an inspirational speaker, having traveled across the country to bring ambition and drive to all generations, and is an elected member of the Squamish Nation Chief & Council. Coming from a diverse background, O Show is driven by her passion. She is Afro-Canadian and First Nations and a proud member of the Squamish Nation. Feeling as though she stood out in a unique way, she has embraced both her cultural backgrounds and incorporates the teachings she has learned into everything she does.
DJ PAISLEY EVA
DJ PAISLEY EVA
Ta7talíya Paisley Eva hails from the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Nation village of Eslha7an and is based in what is colonially known as “Vancouver”. DJ Paisley Eva has been DJing for the past 8 years and is a fixture within the Vancouver music scene. Her sets are high energy, mixing all types of music together for unforgettable sets that keep you moving.
The rich textured tone of singer songwriter Hayley Wallis’ voice has an unmistakable confidence that is immediately recognizable. Hayley delivers a powerful emotional performance that evokes a response as dynamic as her vocal range. She is part of the Kitasoo/Xais’xais Nation, originally from Klemtu, a small isolated island located in the heart of the Great Bear Rainforest in British Columbia. Hayley is well on her way to breaking into the scene with her debut single coffee cup, a relatable soulful pop anthem about mental health and reaching out for help.
She began her musical journey at a young age, singing for her family and community, and credits their support for developing the passion she now has. Moving from her home in pursuit of her artistic aspirations, she now resides in Vancouver, BC, balancing work life and family life as a young mother while steadily focused on her musical goals. Hayley has amassed tens of thousands of views on her YouTube cover videos and has worked hard to refine her original songs to release on major platforms. She is working on her highly anticipated EP set for release in spring 2022.
Hayley is passionate about leaving a strong legacy and paving a path along her way. She sings for herself, for her children and for her people and hopes to set an example that will empower the young generation of her community to pursue their dreams.
Quinn Pickering is a pop and rock focused singer-songwriter, based out of New Westminster, British Columbia. Currently 19, playing the guitar has been a huge part of Quinn’s life since childhood. He got his start at age 8 when he put together his first band “World Is History,” performing live and recording two EP’s over the course of three years. Since that time, he has continued to create music, focusing on developing both his musicality and his songwriting, and he released his debut album, a solo project titled Losing This War, at age 16 ; a project which was produced and recorded at his home studio. In the two years since his debut Quinn has released several singles, collaborated with various musicians and completed recording on his follow up album titled Baby Blue with producer Larry Anschell of Turtle Studios, this time with the support of a full band.
Quinn’s singer-songwriter styling lends itself to capturing tone and soul within his music in a way that becomes thoughtful and almost nostalgic, while also retaining the bite and drive of rock and the easy and palatable appeal of pop music. Some of his personal influences include contemporary artists such as John Mayer, and Ed Sheeran as well as classics such as Fleetwood Mac and Tom Petty, and this eclectic range of influence shows in his work. Through his use of lyricism and expert blending of melody and pacing, he is able to paint pictures with his music, transporting listeners and creating an experience.
Full Circle: First Nations Performance is a non-profit society and registered charity that creates opportunities for Indigenous artists. Margo Kane (Cree/Saulteaux), an interdisciplinary artist and Indigenous arts leader, founded Full Circle in 1992. Upon establishing Full Circle, Kane's vision was to make a profound contribution to the development of Indigenous performance in Canada. In 2018 Full Circle: First Nations Performance launched the Múyuntstut ta Slúlum Live Series. The Múyuntstut ta Slúlum Live Series aims to offer learning and career-enhancing opportunities to Indigenous musical artists through the sharing of ideas and knowledge and through the exploration of contemporary Indigenous music. Múyuntsut ta Slúlum comes from the Squamish Nation and means ‘to submerge/sink/immerse yourself in songs/music’. It is an open invitation to music industry professionals, established, emerging and aspiring, to work in reciprocity and from a strengths-based perspective to support and ensure the ongoing development of Indigenous music. This series has been supported by funding from Creative BC, FACTOR and SOCAN.email@example.com #416-268 Keefer Street Vancouver, BC V6A 1X5