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Dey Rose Live at the Queen’s Park Arts Festival
July 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pmFREE
BRING YOUR OWN lawn chair or blanket
Register at the link provided.
About the artist: Of all the appellations the hackneyed critic can heap on Dey Rose, tentative would certainly be last. Her music—every heaving, bruised, and intemperate second of it—is not so much a heightened hybrid of her favourites but, rather, an assemblage of variations on Byron and Shelley. In short, as an earlier review posited, it’s music for people who “feel the fuck out of things,” beyond fashion, outside irony, come hell or high water.
Brought up amid a smattering of glam, alt-rock, soul, and jazz, the singer-songwriter—originally from Pampanga and Baguio City in the Philippines, but who has since called Vancouver home—has crafted a heady musical fusion buoyed mainly by her sweet and nuanced singing. Yes, she may have been partly named after the Guns N’ Roses front man, but whereas the hair-metal legend got off on outsider nihilism, Dey Rose is very much of the world, and more importantly, very much in it: among the lovelorn, the openly wounded, the highly sensitized.
In her work, Dey Rose brings with her not just family history and the panache of the accidental pancontinental, but also technique, having been schooled in music theory, operatic singing, and audio engineering.
About the venue: The Queen’s Park Farm is a casual and retreat-like outdoor venue in beautiful Queen’s Park, New Westminster. The audience is limited to 50 guests, socially distanced. Hand washing, contact tracing and other COVID-19 protocols will be in place.
At the Arts Council of New Westminster, we live and work on the unceded, traditional territories
of the Coast Salish peoples of the QayQayt (qiqéyt) Nation as well as all Coast Salish Nations.