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Emberfield

North Vancouver, Canada | Established. Jan 01, 2010 | SELF

North Vancouver, Canada | SELF
Established on Jan, 2010
Band Folk Acoustic

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"Lost And Dreaming Album Review"

How much enjoyment you’ll get from Lost and Dreaming is directly tied to your outlook on life. Still pissed at your dad for being AWOL every Sunday, and not terribly engaged the other six days of the week? If so, you’ll have trouble relating to “I’m Not the One”, in which Emberfield singer-guitarist Steve Marriott earnestly sings “My father told this to me—the future is yours to decide/I’m not going to draw you a map, but I’ll give you the tools to draw your own line/I’m not the one to make up your mind/Don’t spend your life like a dog at my side.”

“Shine” has the frontman urging us to make the most of the hands we’ve been dealt while also making sure to shine as bright as the lights in the sky. “Good Time”, meanwhile, suggests that the people you’ll meet while travelling are far more important than any sights you’ll see.

Such sincere granola-munching musings are delivered in a somewhat emotionless baritone, while Emberfield skilfully walks the line between modern folk and rootsy MOR. Misanthropes, haters, and lard-asses named Fat Mike be warned: this irony-free six song EP isn’t aimed at you or your kind. - The Georgia Straight


Discography

Still working on that hot first release.

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Bio

Emberfield is an acoustic folk trio from Vancouver, British Columbia. Since its foundation in 2010, Emberfield has played over 40 shows, released 2 EPs, and survived a tour of Western Canada. 

In Emberfield’s life, the band has transformed from a six-piece, fully electric, indie-rock band to an acoustic indie-folk trio featuring Steve Marriot (guitar and lead vocals), Gavia Lertzman-Lepofsky (fiddle and back-up vocals) and Jessica Heaven (vocals). This metamorphosis gives Emberfield’s music the power and groove of rock n’ roll combined with the delicacy of folk lyrics and harmonies. 

Steve, Gavia and Jessica have greatly differing musical backgrounds and influences that meld into a single musical force. Gavia is a classically trained violinist with a passion for swing and bebop, while Steve has roots in alternative rock and a love of indie-rock. These influences are tempered by Jessica's R&B inspired vocals and her training in the jazz program at Capilano University. Together, with Steve's captivating lyrics invoking vivid imagery, the enchanting fiddle accompaniment, and vocal harmonies, this trio rapidly has you tapping your feet. 
In 2013, Emberfield released their debut CD, "Lost and Dreaming", to a sold out Joe's Apartment. The show featured guest instrumentalists, pedal controlled stage effects, and a homemade, human powered T-shirt cannon. 

Their debut single, "Shine", received significant airtime on CBC radio and various college stations, resulting in positive feedback through the band's social media conduits and various music review ventures (The Province, The Georgia Straight, and Vancouver Music Review). Emberfield's musical prowess has been described as possessing a "restrained dignity" with "soulful compositions revealing greater subtleties" (Tom Harrison, theprovince.com, 7/18/2013).

In 2014, Emberfield worked with local producer Brendan Steele to record a new EP called “Let It Out” featuring 4 new original songs. The single “This is Home” was featured on the Cates Park Concert Series compilation album of 2014. 

With a constantly evolving sound and a drive for new adventures and melodic textures, Emberfield stands to become one of the premiere independent acts turning heads in Western Canada.