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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.

QUSIC with Becca Mabbett

QUSIC is back at Friends of Dorothy Lounge on June 24! We are thrilled to welcome Becca Mabbett for a live concert – see it live-streamed at Unicorns.LIVE or join a small in-person audience at Friends of Dorothy!

About the Artist
Becca Mabbett (she/her) is an up and coming folk-pop artist whose honest song-writing and powerful vocals will make you stop in your tracks. Not a stranger to the stage, her dynamic and passionate presence is captivating. Often compared to Joni Mitchell, Becca has a voice that is fresh yet strangely familiar.

As a young songwriter she had many opportunities across the country playing with and opening for some of Canada’s best. Fast forward to the present; Becca recently received top place at the 2019 Okanagan Singer Songwriter competition, and with a new album in the works she is definitely worth keeping an eye on. Follow Becca on Facebook and Instagram @beccamabbettmusic and visit www.beccamabbett.com for more info.

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.

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Unicorns.LIVE is a safe space, with tons of room for creativity and expression but absolutely no room for hate. We hope you’ll enjoy our inclusive lineup of entertainment options, along with our approach to experiencing life and each live stream as it unfolds. 

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QUSIC with Teshawna Sihata

QUSIC is back at Friends of Dorothy Lounge on June 10! We are thrilled to welcome Teshawna Sihata for a live concert – see it live-streamed at Unicorns.live or join a small in-person audience at Friends of Dorothy.

About the Artist
Teshawna (she/her) is a born-and-raised Vancouverite with high standards and endless ambition. In high school, she was introduced to the idea that music could be her future, which followed her into adulthood. The rush of being on stage and performing was addictive; combined with the warmth of the community, karaoke quickly became her lifestyle.

In 2014, she was the National Champion and Top 10 World Finalist of a global singing competition. In 2015, she started her own events company, Triumph Entertainment, which was sparked by the desire to bring an incredible karaoke experience to other people.

A born entertainer, her goal has always been to bring joy to others through music.

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.

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