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QUSIC – Terez

Musician Name: Terez
Genre: Pop
Content Rating: PG – Parental guidance is suggested for designated age range (7-13 yrs); some material may not be suitable for all children due to coarse language.

Hosted at & Sponsored by: Friends of Dorothy Lounge in Downtown Kelowna.
Media Sponsor: K96.3 Kelowna’s Classic Rock and New Country 100.7 .
Financially Supported by: Creative BC, FACTOR and Canada’s private radio broadcasters.
Episode Sponsor: Susan Dolan Real Estate

Terez (she/her/hers) may be making her original debut releases as a solo artist, but this young pop singer is anything but new to the music scene. Already with a fan base of over 100K followers, collaborating with influencers like Nicole Arbour, and having performed across North America, sharing stages with heavy hitters such as Keith Urban, Terez is making a mark on her own accord with the release of original music. 

With her passion originating from songwriting, Terez uses her music as a platform to discuss topics such as self-love, mental health, and acceptance. Everyone has secrets and unflattering truths; Terez aims to showcase her truth to make fans feel more accepting of their own. Her deeply vulnerable, and personal lyrics aim to make listeners feel related to and understood, while her pop melodies and dynamic vocals make you want to dance. Terez has more interest in one’s humanity rather than their gender, and looks forward to telling her musical story on QUSIC.

QUSIC episodes are generally only available to current Unicorns.LIVE subscribers; however, thanks to the support of Susan Dolan Real Estate, this livestream will be available to everyone! NOTE: The episode will be available for viewing after August 19, 2020 to Unicorns.LIVE subscribers only. 

 

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About QUSIC

QUSIC is a new LGBT2Q+ Artist Music Series, produced by Rebellious Unicorns Production Company Inc. in which all presenting artists must identify under the LGBT2Q+ spectrum. This innovative series celebrates the LGBTQ2+ community, which includes individuals who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and two-spirit as well as a range of other gender and sexual identities. QUSIC features solo performers, duos or group acts, provided that the headlining artist identifies as LGBT2Q+.

QUSIC supports the growth and development of the Canadian music industry, highlighting artists who identify as LGBT2Q+. The music series invests in Canadian talent and will help to grow awareness of LGBT2Q+ musical artists, and helping to put money in their pockets so that they may continue to create this essential art form. 

QUSIC broadcasts live from Friends of Dorothy Lounge in Downtown Kelowna, BC and is financially supported by Creative BC, FACTOR and Canada’s private radio broadcasters, and also sponsored by Friends of Dorothy Lounge, K96.3 Kelowna’s Classic Rock and New Country 100.7.

Unicorns.LIVE programming is produced on the traditional, unceded territory of the syilx (Okanagan) people. 

 

TICKETS

Anyone wishing to attend this show in person at Friends of Dorothy Lounge may do so at no charge, on a first-come, first-served basis. Those interested in attending should contact Friends of Dorothy Lounge to reserve their table by calling 236.420.4565 or by email at info@fodlounge.com. Adhering to Phase III guidelines in BC’s Restart Plan, tables are available in groups of 2, 4, or 6 to help ensure appropriate social distancing. Friends of Dorothy Lounge continues to provide a safe, healthy environment for both staff and patrons. A minimum $10 donation to Etcetera Youth Group is requested for those who wish to attend, in lieu of purchasing tickets. This episode is produced with the financial assistance of Susan Dolan – Exp Realty Kelowna.

Get Ready To MX. It Up With Room to Roam!

Summer hasn’t exactly gotten off to the brilliant start we are used to here in the sunny Okanagan. However, it is summer and there are few things better during this time of year than getting together with friends in the evening to mix, mingle, and catch up. Rebellious Unicorns Production Company Inc. is pleased to announce that we’re bringing back the original MX. on Thursday, July 23, 2020! Well, maybe not exactly “The MX. OG”…read on!

We’re thrilled to invite you to join us at Dunnenzie’s Pizza Co. in the Lower Mission (4638 Lakeshore Rd) from 5:30-7:30 pm. We’ll be keeping it social and keeping it safe; physical distancing measures will be in place ‘MXing’ it up with creative ways for everyone to get a chance to meet and make new connections.

Rather than our usual “food station” set-up, Dunnenzie’s (our gracious Host Partner who is providing the snacks and a welcome beverage for all in attendance) will offer a variety of appy plates upon arrival; register, grab your food and a drink, and get mingling! 

Not familiar with The MX.? The MX. was created as an opportunity for the LGBT2Q+ community to network, gather, and socialize. This is also an opportunity to meet like minded people away from those lovely apps. Allies are encouraged to join; the more, the merrier! 

In addition to meeting super fab people, the MX. also fundraises for the Etcetera Youth Group and 100% of the entrance fee will be donated to them. Space is available on a first come first serve basis. Please register in advance so we can let Dunnenzie’s know how much food should be prepared for our guests. Suggested donation for admission is $10 (or $5 for students (19+) with valid student ID).

Dunnenzie’s will also be assisting us in our on-going fundraising efforts for Etcetera by creating a “Mystery Prize Table”. For $20 per ticket, you’ll have the chance to win…something fabulous! Or, something else. Dunnenzie’s generous suppliers and partner merchants will be providing the prizes–what the prizes may be is for us to know and for you to find out!

If you’re planning on joining us, we hope you’ll reach out to some of your friends and work colleagues and consider safe carpooling. Parking at this location can be challenging, and keep in mind that they will be open to the public as well. 

The MX. is presented by TD Bank, and proudly supported by Okanagan Young Professionals Collective, Sarah Sucloy Real Estate, Friends of Dorothy and EzTix.

We look forward to seeing you for our garden party at The MX. on Thursday, July 23, 2020 from 5:30-7:30pm at Dunnenzie’s in the Lower Mission. Questions? Please reach out to Kris Johnson, Manager of Logistics & Partnerships for Rebellious Unicorns Production Company Inc. by email kris@rebelliousunicorns.com

The MX. is held on the unceded, traditional territory of the syilx (Okanagan) people.

A Sip With Sparkle – Episode 4: Sangria

Summer is in full swing, and Sparkle’s got her swizzle sticks out stirring up one of the sexiest cocktails ever: SANGRIA! On Monday, July 20, 2020 Sparkle spills the tea (and probably a lot of alcohol, per usual) on this sultry Spanish summer sipper, and will be joined by special guest Ella Lamoureux.

Save the date and say “Olé!” for A Sip With Sparkle!, Monday July 20, 2020 live at 6:00pm only on Unicorns.LIVE!

About ‘A Sip With Sparkle!’
She twinkles, she glistens, she sparkles…and she’s the Okanagan’s cocktail queen! Join the glimmering drag star Sparkle for A Sip with Sparkle!, as she concocts a bevy of beverages live on the interwebs. Known for her energy, charisma, sassy wit, and fabulous blonde hair, Sparkle serves up a delicious combination of glamour, alcohol, and witty repartee. With locally sourced ingredients and step-by-step instruction on how to create these luscious libations, you’ll be sipping (and, perhaps, snort-laughing) your way through each episode. Sounds fabulous, nest-ce pas?

You’ll need to subscribe to watch A Sip with Sparkle…see below to find out how!

Subscribe to Unicorns.LIVE
Register today for your Unicorns.LIVE account to watch all the latest content, including A Sip With Sparkle! Here is how the subscription works:

The first 100 subscribers receive a 30 day free trial, after which the monthly price is only $4.99+GST. This price is locked in for life and will NEVER be increased.
Until July 31th (or until 200 people subscribe) we are offering a 14 day free trial. The monthly price will be $6.99+GST. Again, this price is locked in for life and will NEVER be increased. Both of these discounts will only be available via our website and not the mobile apps once they are live.
Following this our free trial will be 7 days and the monthly rate will be $8.99+GST.
We will also be offering annual pricing which will be equivalent to 10 months – get 2 months free! This will work on all pricing above.

QUSIC Live Show – Matthew Presidente feat. Pedwell

Wednesday Night’s QUSIC live-streamed show sold out last week but that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on this talent! QUSIC is thrilled to have Matthew Presidente Music feat. Pedwell perform a second show on Tuesday night!

Tickets are $15 at the door, first-come, first-serve at Friends of Dorothy’s. There will be NO live stream of this show, so you gotta be there to enjoy it 🎶.

About the Artist
Rock/pop pianist/singer/songwriter Matthew Presidente (he/him/his) has been a part of the music scene in Vancouver for nearly 20 years. Independently recording and releasing 6 full length albums, he has been involved in a wide range of musical collaborations and performances. A local Metro Vancouver resident, Matthew was raised in Tsawwassen, where he began playing piano at 10 years old. Since then he has gone on to master guitar and percussion, but considers himself a piano player by trade. Referred to as “one of — if not ­— the best singer/songwriters our LGBT scene has” by Xtra Magazine (Vancouver), Matty has been on the music scene for nearly 20 years, and has performed in rosters among headliners such as Ace of Base and Dragonette.

Bradley Pedwell (he/him/his) is a singer/songwriter from Vancouver BC that mixes rock, folk, and hip-hop to create a captivating blend of acoustic rock. Pedwell’s heavy 90s influence combined with his passionate rock vocal often results in comparison to artists like Everlast and Matchbox 20 – whilst Pedwell agrees, he insists his sound is “Definitively-Vancouver”.
Born and raised in Vancouver, Bradley has been performing for 17 years as a singer/songwriter and has released 9 albums independently. In the last year, Pedwell has performed over 160 dates and released 1 EP per month written/recorded/produced entirely himself.

QUSIC with Matthew Presidente feat. Pedwell

Rock/pop pianist/singer/songwriter Matthew Presidente (he/him/his) will be joined by Brad Pedwell.

Musician Name: Matthew Presidente, featuring Brad Pedwell (guitar/vocals)
Genre: Rock/Pop
Content Rating: G: General – No restrictions: Suitable for all ages

Rock/pop pianist/singer/songwriter Matthew Presidente (he/him/his) has been a part of the music scene in Vancouver for nearly 20 years. Independently recording and releasing 6 full length albums, he has been involved in a wide range of musical collaborations and performances. A local Metro Vancouver resident, Matthew was raised in Tsawwassen, where he began playing piano at 10 years old. Since then he has gone on to master guitar and percussion, but considers himself a piano player by trade. Referred to as “one of — if not ­— the best singer/songwriters our LGBT scene has” by Xtra Magazine (Vancouver), Matty has been on the music scene for nearly 20 years, and has performed in rosters among headliners such as Ace of Base and Dragonette.

Bradley Pedwell (he/him/his) is a singer/songwriter from Vancouver BC that mixes rock, folk, and hip-hop to create a captivating blend of acoustic rock. Pedwell’s heavy 90s influence combined with his passionate rock vocal often results in comparison to artists like Everlast and Matchbox 20 – whilst Pedwell agrees, he insists his sound is “Definitively-Vancouver”.
Born and raised in Vancouver, Bradley has been performing for 17 years as a singer/songwriter and has released 9 albums independently. In the last year, Pedwell has performed over 160 dates and released 1 EP per month written/recorded/produced entirely himself.

About QUSIC
QUSIC is a new LGBT2Q+ Artist Music Series, produced by Rebellious Unicorns Production Company Inc., in which all presenting artists must identify under the LGBT2Q+ spectrum. This innovative series celebrates the LGBTQ2+ community, which includes individuals who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and two-spirit as well as a range of other gender and sexual identities. QUSIC will feature solo performers, duos or group acts, provided that the headlining artist identifies as LGBT2Q+.

QUSIC supports the growth and development of the Canadian music industry, highlighting artists who identify as LGBT2Q+. The music series invests in Canadian talent and will help to grow awareness of LGBT2Q+ musical artists, and helping to put money in their pockets so that they may continue to create this essential art form.

Qusic.live is supported by Creative BC & Friends of Dorothy Lounge

We respectfully acknowledge that this event takes place on the unceded, traditional territory of the Sylix (Okanagan) people.

Schedule:
5:30pm – Doors open for pre-cocktails and food purchases
6:55pm – Doors locked (no entry till after 7:15pm)
7:00pm – Interview with Teshawna Sihata
7:15pm – Live Performance (set 1)
7:45pm – Intermission
7:55pm – Live Performance (set 2)

This show will be live-streamed which is why the doors will be locked at 6:55pm. Details will be posted on the door on how to gain access if you are late. No entry between 6:55pm and 7:15pm. As there will be video cameras and microphones around the venue you may be captured on camera and mic. There is no way to avoid this and we cannot edit anything out. Friends of Dorothy Lounge is committed to providing a safe, healthy environment for both staff and patrons, and they thank all in attendance for your patience as they work through the new regulations.