Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Set sail

I learned one thing from going to see Flotilla: It's damn hard to take a good picture of someone playing a harp. There's a fair amount of music education with Flotilla - Geof Holbrook is an award-winning composer, and Veronica Charnley has won a fair amount of acclaim for her songwriting talents. Eveline Gregoire-Rousseau handles the harp (yes, they do say they like Joanne Newsom - but who doesn't, apart from Rolling Stone?). I gather they also have a drummer named Mark Nicol, but he wasn't in evidence, leaving Holbrook to handle the backbeat with an electronic drum pad. I can well imagine them on a bill with Sarah Hallman or Julie Doiron.

Veronica is an Ottawa transplant.


Eveline concentrated on the high end.

Naval action!

Geof does double duty - triple if you count the vocals.

The whole lot.

Singalong action!

Flotilla plans to return for a date at Arts Court Feb. 23.

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