Souvs

Souvs

 Edmonton, Alberta, CAN
BandAlternativeRock

Souvs began as Souvenirs of Canada back in the fall of 2008. Josh Brown (drums and vocals), Sarah Martens (keys, guitar, and vocals), and Derek Ewanowich (guitar and vocals) met in University halls and formed the basis of the group. The group began drawing attention with acoustic songs, filled with rich harmonies, in the halls of faculty buildings. When Cory Mahar (bass) joined the group shortly after, Souvs began penning songs for their first release and quickly began playing shows frequent

Biography

Souvs began as Souvenirs of Canada back in the fall of 2008.  Josh Brown (drums and vocals), Sarah Martens (keys, guitar, and vocals), and Derek Ewanowich (guitar and vocals) met in University halls and formed the basis of the group.  The group began drawing attention with acoustic songs, filled with rich harmonies, in the halls of faculty buildings.  When Cory Mahar (bass) joined the group shortly after, Souvs began penning songs for their first release and quickly began playing shows frequently in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.  The group has been described as writing anthemic Indie Pop, with an occasional post-rock tinge.  Souvs has been known to whole-heartedly embrace a good pop song that makes you move.

We sit down all the time and ask ourselves what we're trying to accomplish, why we're moving forward.  We've had the chance to play with some amazingly talented artists and have made some amazing memories over the last couple of years. Our goals change, the sound expands, we refocus, we regroup, but we always have this common thread of striving to create music that tugs at people's hearts, and makes them want to sing along. There's something about seeing your favourite band play live, about recognizing the first chord that's played and we hope we can bring that to people.

What we've learned, and what we continue to learn, is we're wanting to create memories with people.  With our friends, our families, people who help us do what we do, and the people who come to our shows to sing along, people who have never heard us before.  Those experiences, those moments are the reason why we do what we do.  And we will always be searching for new ways to make moments to hold on to.

Souvs released their first self-produced long play record, Fat Wave, in the summer of 2013, and are planning a very busy summer for 2014. 

Discography

Singles
Is Is Is (August 2010)
Black Car (December 2011)

EPs
Souvs EP (June 2011)
The Black Car EP (January 2012)
Kydnies (Tentative Release April 2012)

Radio Airplay
Black Car - CJSR 88.5 Edmonton
Connecting Flight - CJSR 88.5 Edmonton

Set List

Gear Rider:
Two guitar amps (miced)
4 vocal mics
Drum kit
Synthesizer (DI)
Bass (DI)