MP3 Aural Heather - Princess Nut
A sublime fusion of song and spoken word. Brawny and uncompromising, ''AURAL HEATHER is maverick poet Heather Haley and Shoolbraid is a dazzling guitarist, composer, sound designer and DJ.
10 MP3 Songs in this album (32:06) !
Related styles: SPOKEN WORD: With Music, SPOKEN WORD: Poetry
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AURAL HEATHER is Heather Haley, Roderick Shoolbraid and ''a sublime fusion of song and spoken word.'' Shoolbraid is a dazzling guitarist, composer, sound designer and DJ. Haley is a maverick; a poet, singer, author and media artist often found pushing boundaries and always on the vanguard. ''A Canadian national treasure,'' Haley started writing verse in high school influenced by poets like bp Nichol, ee cummings and Susan Musgrave.
Her life as a bona fide artist began on the stage of the infamous Smilin'' Buddha fronting the all-girl band the Zellots. She was a member of The 45s with Randy Rampage and Brad Kent of DOA and the Avengers. Later she formed HHZ-Heather Haley & the Zellots-praised by music critic Craig Lee as one of "Ten Great LA Bands".
''Brawny and uncompromising'', she long ago made a commitment to honesty, feeling, craft and a sense of the absurd. ''Supple and unusual'', her work asks all the questions a nice girl''s not supposed to ask.
Heather Haley is a gutsy and compelling performer. She enjoyed a stint as an official BC Transit busker and has appeared at the Vancouver International Writers Festival, Crush Champagne Lounge, the Lamplighter Pub, Rime, Thundering Word, the Art Bar in Toronto, Words & Music in Montreal, the Bowery Poetry Club in New York City, Red Sky Poetry Theatre in Seattle, Shakespeare & Sons in Prague, the Roar Lit Crawl with Edmonton''s Raving Poets band and on CBC and Book Television. In 2004, she teamed up with Roderick Shoolbraid to produce a series of live shows and their first cd, Surfing Season. As Haley returns to her roots, their sound has evolved into the spoken word songs of AURAL HEATHER. There is nothing precious or flowery about the poetry on ''Princess Nut.'' It rocks!