Cowichan Performing Arts Centre and Gee Dan Productions present:

Matthew Good - Solo Acoustic Tour with special guest Poesy

For over twenty years, Matthew Good has been a commander of the Canadian alt-rock music scene with his iconic sound and unprecedented songwriting. Since his 1995 debut album, Last of the Ghetto Astronauts, Good's music has been a staple of the airwaves. With sixteen albums to his name, four Juno Awards and twenty-one Juno nominations along the way, his latest album, Something Like A Storm debuted top five in the country, when it released last fall.

Matthew Good continues to rock the nation as one of Canada's leading alt-rock voices packing venues across the country and is also well known for his support of various causes, most notably his dedication to raising awareness regarding mental health issues and human rights.

Special Guest: Posey

POESY is quickly becoming one of the most exciting new Canadian voices. Influenced by innovative enigmatic artists like Kate Bush and Freddie Mercury, as well as 90s alternative rock queens PJ Harvey, Tori Amos, and Alanis Morissette, the Toronto-based artist has formed a gritty and unmistakable sound that demands to be heard. Pairing inspiration from her favourite novels with vulnerable confessions from her own life, POESY’s dark and powerful alt-rock rhythms makes it possible to dance and cry and wonder and hope all at once.

During her 2018 participation in CTV’s The Launch, POESY collaborated with composer/producer Stephan Moccio (Miley Cyrus, Celine Dion, Avril Lavigne) to release the top 40 single Soldier of Love. The track drew comparisons to powerful rock front-women Amy Lee and Florence Welch and set the stage for POESY to be a new alternative voice to watch. She signed a major label deal with Big Machine Label Group in May (2018). Following the national success of the single, POESY went on to give spellbinding performances at several Canadian music festivals.

POESY has since joined forces with acclaimed producer and now-artist manager, Gavin Brown (Metric, Three Days Grace, Billy Talent) to build on her sound and artistic vision. The two have built up an eclectic, intensely emotional body of work to be released soon. Strange Little Girl is POESY’s first single from the project - an unapologetic feminist anthem, uniting unusual girls to step into the spotlight. POESY is a mirror for her audience; a place where they can see their own struggles, fears, desires, and dreams reflected back in an empowering larger than life performance to be shared together. Put simply, POESY is a force.

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