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Portrait of Carolyna Loveless & Her BIG Shiny Friends

Carolyna Loveless & Her BIG Shiny Friends

About Carolyna Loveless & Her BIG Shiny Friends

Hamilton, Canada

Carolyna Loveless & Her Big Shiny Friends are a well seasoned group of players and international touring artists, with catchy swamp-rock rhythms.

The band has recorded 4 tracks at Studio Litho, Seattle, and will finish up the album, 'AMERICANA GOLD' for a May '10 release.

Carolyna Loveless is a singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist (guitars, piano, mandolin, percussion) based in Hamilton, On. Her live performance is an infusion of modern folk and swamp rock - SWAMP FOLK. "I hear the blues, Gospel blues, in everything i write... even the most poprock number i write seems to settle in when, live, we find the groove before starting the song as it was recorded"

Carolyna has extensive international performance experience. She has produced, fronted, and played in a diverse range of bands spanning multiple genres and has performed her original music across four continents.

'Her BIG Shiny Friends' are an ever-changing line-up, scattered across four continents. At this time Carolyna is in Studio recording, or playing live, with the following lovelies.
Enjoy the music and come to a show.

Dave Krusen is best known for being the original drummer for the American rock band Pearl Jam and for his work on the band's hit album Ten; drummer for Candlebox, Unified Theory, Chris Robinson, and Hoovercraft... just to name a few.

Brian Griffith has joined some of the worlds finest musicians live and in studios across Canada and America. Daniel Lanios, Emmy Lou Harris, Willy Nelson and loads of artists have had the pleasure of Brian's guitar work, live and in studio. Brain recorded 'Who Pays, and Dwon at the River' with Carolyna at Grant Avenue Studio, and plays the live show every time he is available.

M.J. Dandineau - has PLAYED and/or TOURED WITH: The Violant Femmes, Xavier Rudd, Pete Murray, KT Tunstall, Blue Shaddy, Juzzie Smith, Dale Willis, K’naan, Buckwheat Zydeco, Gomez, Michael Franti and Spearhead, Blackalicious, Bondi Cigars, Bill Bourne, Collective Soul, Blue King Brown, Toby, Andy Stochansky, G. Love & Special Sauce, Sarah Harmer, Kathleen Edwards, Chantal Kreviazuk, The Beautiful Girls, Rudimental, Sarah Slean, Rik Leaf, The Wyrd Sisters, Eliana Cuevos Band, Ruthie Foster -

Tim Kennedy plays a fabulous piano and is the rock in the energetic Boogilistics. Tim has also worked with Marianne Pierce, Don Kubiak and Felix Mayer, Mariella Gonzalez, and the entire Seattle Jazz scene.

Live musicians that join Carolyna for 2010 Ontario shows: Brian Griffith(guitars); Andrew Aldridge (guitars); Rachel Van ZanTen (slide guitar and BG Vox); Jack Pedler (drums); Eric 'Spider' Costello (drums); Spencer Evans (piano, clarinet); Greg Brisco (keys); Frank Koren (bass); Gerry Gregg (bass), Lori Yates and Lisa Winn (BG Vox)

Booking now for the May 2010 - Dec. 2010

Our Stage with the right Budget!
Carolyna Loveless - Guitar, vox, mandolin, lap steel, percussion;
Dave Krusen - Drums, percussion, BG vox.
M.J. Dandineau - Bass.
Spencer Evans - Piano, Whirly, Clarinet, BG vox
Lead guitar alternates depending on the country we play.
(When the budget is there we also invite two horn players and two BG Vox)

Carolyna Loveless & Her Big Shiny Friends are recording their First Album this winter. The submixes for the sessions from Studio Litho (Seattle), Asche & Spencer (L.A.), and Grant Avenue Studio (Hamilton) are available to hear here! ENJOY!

Carolyna's Discography:
Schizophrenia -1994- single
Tell -1995- Album
Anathema - 1997 Album
Blue Baby Blue 2003 (CAN)
Live at the Railway Club DVD 2006 (CAN)
Americana Gold (2010) with CL&HBSF
*** Carolyna performs on the recordings of numerous artists

Dave Krusen - Pearl Jam 'TEN' (1991)
Hovercraft - Akathisia (1997)
Candlebox - Happy Pills (1998)
Unified Theory - self-titled album (2000)
Novatone - Time Can't Wait in(2005)
Cheyenne Kimball -The Day Has Come (2006)
Carolyna Loveless & Her BIG Shiny Friends

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Portrait of Carolyna Loveless & Her BIG Shiny Friends
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