The end is nigh…the end of 2020! And the future is bright, friends! Join your host, Matthew Presidente, on New Year’s Eve at 8 pm (PST) for a musical showcase to sing out the year with BYE 2020! Performed live from his apartment in Vancouver, BC, Matty will be joined by special guests as he performs some of his favourite originals, plus a piano bar set of songs taken “by request”. Special appearances by Cale Tian, of the Vancouver Mens’ Chorus, and Tara C Taylor, who beams in from Berlin, Germany to give us our first look at 2021. Don’t miss the official BYE 2020 ‘Countdown to Midnight’ just before 9 pm (PST). Why 9 pm, you say? Real talk: we want you to enjoy the show and the countdown with a clear mind (for viewers in the Eastern Time Zone, it’ll be Midnight anyway)! BYE 2020 is available by Pay-Per-View for $10, and is free to stream for all current Unicorns.LIVE subscribers. See you NYE to say BYE 2020: 8 pm, December 31, 2020, on Unicorns.LIVE!
About Matthew Presidente
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.
Join us for A QUSIC Christmas on Wednesday, December 16, 2020, broadcast live from Friends of Dorothy Lounge and live-streamed right here on Unicorns.LIVE. Guest performers include Jillian, Matthew Presidente, and Bex, all performing some of their favourite Holiday Season tunes as we wrap up the first season of QUSIC.
The show will be live-streamed at 7:00 pm (PST) and is free to all Unicorns.LIVE subscribers; non-subscribers can access the livestream for $9.99 (plus GST). Ho-Ho-Hope to see you then!
Leila Neverland is playing at Friends of Dorothy Lounge, tonight Wednesday, November 18, 7 pm – 9:30 pm
It’s #QUSIC Night!
Join us tonight for QUSIC with Leila Neverland, who’s emotive energetic authenticity inspires pure joy, empowered rage, and healthful tears as she leaves audiences breathless and full .
Enjoy the show live & in-person (free of charge) at Friend’s of Dorothy – contact Friends of Dorothy Lounge to reserve.
Staying in? The live stream is available to everyone free of charge, only on Unicorns.live.https://bit.ly/3k02NWQ?
Sleigh bells ring…are you listening? Or, is that just Sparkle’s Grindr notification going off again? Whatever the case, we can’t wait for you to join us for A Sip With Sparkle on Monday, December 14, 2020: Winter Blunderland! It’s that time of year again when Sparkle is covered with the white stuff from head to toe… we’re talking about snow, of course! A blizzard of beverages will be consumed by one and all over the Holiday Season, but Sparkle’s featured cocktails on this episode will be a “Hot Toddy” and “Santa’s Milk”. The sexiest elf this side of the North Pole, Ella Lamoreaux, will once again provide assistance and charm…while the girls decide who’s on their Naughty List or their Naughtiest List! It’s the 2020 finale of A Sip With Sparkle on Monday, December 14, 2020 live at 7:00 pm PST 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?
Raised by a Persian Zoroastrian villager, a family of Jewish immigrants, and a drag queen uncle, artist and mother Leila Neverland (she/her/hers) knows a few things about diversity, inclusivity, and unconditional love. She weaves an ambiance of true togetherness at every live performance and offers timely reflections of all that is life, death, and the decolonization of our collective consciousnesses. Neverland’s emotive energetic authenticity inspires pure joy, empowered rage, and healthful tears as she leaves audiences breathless and full. Her exquisite voice joins the ranks of those who inspire her like Nina Simone, Aretha Franklin, Bjork, Lady Gaga, and Amy Winehouse. She is currently working on a few singles, a couple music videos, and an album in beautiful BC, where she resides with her two children and her cat, Georgie.
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QUSIC is a new LGBT2Q+ Artist Music Series, produced by Rebellious Unicorns Production Company Inc. with the generous support of Creative BC, 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 and sponsored by Friends of Dorothy Lounge.