2015 Juno Nominee and U.K Songwriting Contest winner Alysha Brilla is a critically acclaimed singer, songwriter and producer. She is Tanzanian-Canadian of the Indian diaspora. Her second full length album “Womyn” was released Sept 2014 and the title track was CBC Radio Song Of The Week. She plays guitar, piano and djembe, creating a unique original soul-folk sound which has been featured on stages internationally. WOMYN is the follow up to her Juno Nominated debut album, “In My Head”. The music video for her Swahili-infused song,”Nobody”, won the 2013 Ibiza Music Video Festival Fan Choice Award. Brilla’s music has been featured on major network television shows such as “King and Degrassi; the Next Generation”
2015 Juno-Award nominee Ayrad explores myriad musical styles, shifting from Andalusian and Berber rhythms to Reggae, Rai and Latin grooves. The six-piece collective, composed of extremely talented multi-instrumentalist, is distinguished by its moving poetry, its inspiring melodies and its improvisatory skills. In addition to own compositions, the group breathes new life into pieces drawn from the Maghrebian, Arab-Andalusian and Moroccan-Jewish repertoires.
“My Big Fat German Puppet Show” is part circus, part puppetry, part stand-up, and all fun. Combining my past work experience as a puppeteer with “”Jim Henson’s Muppets”” and my inclination towards the bizarre, “My Big Fat…” is a hilarious variety act that is as touching as it is funny. After being alive for 52 years, I have a perspective, and I’m not afraid to share it with an audience! This show is not for children, but aimed at the child in everyone.
Puppetry styles vary from rod puppet, found object, to Muppet-style, but presented in a format you have to see to believe.
Winner of the “Just For Laughs Best Comedy of the Fringe Award” at the 2014 Montreal Fringe.
Picked as a “Must See” 2014 Montreal Fringe.
I love performing this show!