Colin Easthope
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"Rockin? talkin...? Somethin Contradictions... (Not usually wearing matching outfits)"

It was a very lucky week when I heard by chance that emerging band Walkin' Contradictions were playing my local coffee joint. I knew little more about the band than that Robyn is adorable, and is sometimes a reluctant hugger.

This shockingly talented roots duo from kelowna BC sings way beyond their time together. Playing a mixture of classically recognizable folk songs, and their own duets and solo's, these two perform with precision talent, and stunning harmonies.

What struck me most about their performance was how much of themselves they put into it. They seemed to fill the small space with their very souls. Colin has a clear talent for music, filling gaps with technical guitar accompaniments at a Clapton level (playing Clapton solos at points.) Robyns piercing haunting voice strikes with the same intensity that made Johnny Cash a legend. Certain songs had the simple and stunning rhythms and harmonies first introduced by Simon and Garfunkle, but wether you're lost in their sound, or swimming in their lyrics, this peaceful and powerful duo have no lack of talent!

Their hour long emotionally charged acoustic set seemed to float in time. Robyn left the stage at one point for Colin to perform a song she had written due to her intense emotional attachment to her lyrics. A third local vocalist (Kelsey Neufeld) joined for several songs bringing in a third harmony that ended their set with strength, and moving beauty. An electric set is planned for the near future in Kelowna in Early February which I am very sad to be missing. You can follow the bands progress, and preview their music at their myspace page: http://www.myspace.com/walkin39contradictions. All songs recorded live in studio. - Vandala Concepts Blog


Discography

Of Myself and Others - LP released August of 2010. Songs available on Itunes and can be streamed on the CBC Radio 3 website.

The first single was released in August of 2010 - Honey (don't walk on by) and has been receiving airplay across Canada. The single was first picked up the day of its release by the CBC Radio One program "All Points West"

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Born and raised in Williams Lake, Colin Easthope has mastered a sound of his own. Blending the past with the present, Easthope’s sound is infused with a unique perspective on the classic blues and folk scenes. Refining his sound for the past three years in Kelowna B.C., Easthope has a growing musical repertoire. Easthope is constantly active in the local music scene between playing solo shows in the Okanagan area and with his side project Walking Contradictions. He recorded his debut LP, Of Myself and Others, in Vancouver B.C. this past March. With the support from his brother on drums and high school friends appearing on the album you cannot ignore the classic sounds and collaboration that meshes traditional folk lyrics and blues riffs with an honest off the cuff contemporary edge.