“Clever songwriting, great vocals, and masterful musicianship is always a great combination, and mixed with the natural charm of each of the bandmates, it made for a really memorable night of music.”- Roberta Lavadour, Executive Director, Pendleton Center for the Arts
Described as indie-roots to progressive chamber-folk, West My Friend has an acoustic blend of instruments and four-part harmonies that challenges the conventional. The band features pure and thrillingly elastic vocals with arrangements of bass, guitar, mandolin, and accordion that draw from a diversity of genres. Forged from a sonically adventurous acoustic music scene on Canada’s west coast, West My Friend is proving to be a key part of a new generation of grassroots folk music.
The wealth of musical experience and classical training in the group creates an interesting backdrop for their songwriting, allowing for levels of detail, intricacy, and counterpoint balanced with moments of simplicity. West My Friend’s commitment to creating original indie-roots music, and their dedication to giving their audiences a meaningful and memorable experience, is sure to catch hold of listeners as they regularly tour Canada, the United States, Europe, and beyond.
Quiet Hum, produced by Canadian mainstay David Travers-Smith (Wailin’ Jennys, Pharis & Jason Romero) is the third outing from West My Friend. Their 2012 debut, Place, received several nominations from the Vancouver Island Music Awards. The follow-up, When The Ink Dries, was nominated for the Oliver Schroer “Pushing The Boundaries” Award at the Canadian Folk Music Awards and received the Readers’ Choice award for “Best New Sound of 2014” at Sleeping Bag Studios. With the release of Quiet Hum, West My Friend builds admirably on the body of work coming out of BC’s West Coast.