Sorry Buttons
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Sorry Buttons

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada | Established. Jan 01, 2010 | SELF

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada | SELF
Established on Jan, 2010
Band Pop Adult Contemporary




"Tea and Cupcakes"

Chersea was definitely a hard act to follow, but Sorry Buttons took on the challenge and managed to get the crowd up on their feet and dancing within the first few songs. As an energetic and bubbly six-piece band, Sorry Buttons’ sound and vibe were completely different than Chersea’s but just as engaging. Sorry Buttons’ music feels young and fun and carefree, and they perform remarkably well together. They interacted with each other on stage; they sounded polished; and they looked absolutely adorable with giant colourful bows and expressive smiles. They had a flashing cupcake as part of their set, and later, they surprised the entire audience by offering real chocolate cupcakes and ice cream right before their last song which, quite fittingly, repeated the line “Give that girl some ice cream”. The violin and flute added beautiful depth to each song, and the lead singer was delightfully charismatic on stage, so much so that Téa Petrovic would later refer to her as “a human cupcake”. - Vancouver Weekly

"Sorry Buttons: All I can say is Booyah!"

What is the best way to apologize to someone? Flowers? Chocolate? Dinner? How about simply a button? Or rather, buttons. Sorry Buttons. See what I did there :P. Even if you didn’t you ought to go see Sorry Buttons. Who are they you might ask? Well imagine the cupcake girls as cutesie popstars with a flare for costumes and staccato piano. Except instead of making delicious treats, they make scrumptious music for all. There’s plenty for everybody.

Sure, Sorry Buttons has the typical ingredients of a standard indie band – any band really – guitar, bass and drums. What makes these cats different is that those instruments stay largely in the background and give way to two instruments that are becoming quite popular in the underground pop scene: fiddle and flute, as well as everybody’s favourite poptastic puncher – the pianoforte, also known as a piano. And, as seems totally appropriate for these noise-makers and lineup, four out of the six popstars have XX Chromosomes. Wanna take a guess at which two are male? You guessed it, or maybe you didn’t. At any rate, it’s Mr. guitar and Mr. Drums – the latter looking like a raggedy-Ann doll cross of James Franco and Emile Hirsch – circa his Into The Wild performance as Christopher McCandless. The real stars are the ladies of the aforementioned flute, fiddle, and the forte.

While I didn’t get to see as much of them as I would have liked (I was back and forth between their show at the media club with Alea Rae and Cocahala and the Selah Sue show at Venue, it was quite a night believe me), they grabbed me pretty quickly with their catchy beats, quirky dress, super smiles, and general happy-go-lucky attitude. The crowd was into it, which is generally the case at a media club show. (Though when I came back later on to catch the last of Cocahala, people were definitely more loose and inebriated).

It was spazz-tastic. It was an artsy coolfest. It was a college party without the headbangers and cops showing up. I thoroughly enjoyed myself and hope to see an entire set next time around. All I can say is Booyah - Wilde Thing


Ross - EP
1. Hope
2. Kind
3. Papa
4. The Simple Like Song
5. Not Mine Now

No Mercy - Single

Fairytale - Single

Heartbeat - Single



Sorry Buttons is a 6-piece quirky-pop band from Vancouver, BC that enthralls audiences!

Created by Kory in 2010, the band has been putting on many high-energy performances since 2012 around Vancouver and receiving rave reviews from local media outlets.

“Sorry Buttons’ music feels young and fun and carefree…The violin and flute add beautiful depth to each song, and the lead singer is delightfully charismatic on stage” – Vancouver Weekly

“They grabbed me pretty quickly with their catchy beats, quirky dress, super smiles, and general happy-go-lucky attitude” – Wilde Thing

Every member brings something unique: The bands drummer Graham Gee creates the perfect beat to get your feet tapping. Gabrielle Ng’s lightning-fast bass playing adds a bob to your head without your even realizing. The youngest of the lot, Samuel Chow brings spellbinding guitar instrumentals and an energetic driving force to the band. Genevieve MacKay draws on years of classical violin experience to add a whimsical shade to the sound. Angela Stearns’ sparkling flute and subtle vocal harmonies compliment bandleader Kory Darnel’s jazz-infused pop vocals and piano.

With an EP Ross, an array of music videos, two songs produced by Howards Redekopp (Said The Whale, Hannah Georgas) already under their belt, and two new songs mixed by Dave Ogilvie (Carlie Rae Jepsen) just released, Sorry Buttons is attracting a lot of attention, and don’t show any sign of slowing down.

Their infectious smiles, playful dance moves, and catchy tunes will have you swaying to their beat in no time!

Band Members