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Jenna Earle
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Niko Friesen
Jenna Earle was born and raised in interior B.C. before relocating with her family to Toronto at age 9. The product of a musical family spanning many generations, Jenna was immersed in the music business through her Grandpa, Eddie Graf, a talented arranger, composer and musician. By the time she was 11, Jenna was fortunate enough to appear as a featured vocalist on a Juno-nominated album by her uncle Lenny Graf. Her music education was furthered after watching late-night jam sessions at downtown jazz clubs and by attending Selkirk College, where she earned a diploma in guitar and music composition.
Jenna plays guitar, bass, piano, sings, and writes songs both as a solo artist, and for two projects: Ghostess – a four piece, bluesy-rock band, fronted by Jenna and in Sometime After Sundown – a group based on four part vocal harmonies, and acoustic guitar. Jenna’s latest Ghostess E.P. was produced by Bill Bell (Justin Nozuka, Jason Mraz, Tom Cochrane), and was released in Jan 2011. One of the tracks “Desert Nights” was recently featured on episode 2 of “The Protector” – a TV show on lifetime TV network in the U.S. and on CTV2 in Canada. She has played in a variety of settings, from a cruise ship, to a Viennese Ball, from radio shows, to recording sessions.
Often throughout the year, Jenna volunteers her time, by playing fundraising events and running songwriting/music exploration sessions, at Jasmine’s Alternative Music School, in Santa Barbara, CA. JAMS is a non-profit school for at risk youth, and children from low income families. 
Jenna enjoys playing and instructing, nearly every style, including rock, blues and jazz, and has taught lessons to students ages 4 – 70. Most importantly, she encourages students to suggest songs and artists that they like, which fosters an interest in practicing. Through their favourite songs, and supplemented material, she introduces and builds upon playing techniques.

One positive thing about growing up in an isolated city with extremely cold winters, is the motivation to spend a lot of time inside experimenting with music. I moved from Winnipeg when I was eighteen to study Jazz drumming at Capilano College in North Vancouver, and have since stayed in Vancouver, continuing to play and work with a wide variety of musical projects. 

In the last few years I've really enjoyed co-writing with quite a few people, and have had many resulting songs featured on Film/TV soundtracks. One of my favorite songs, 'Fool's Gold', written with Adrienne Pierce, was twice featured on ABC's Grey's Anatomy. I've also recently had placements on, The Hills, Army Wives, Exs and Ohs, Make It or Break It, and Greek (to name a few). Some of the other fine people I've written with are, Becky Ninkovic and Stephen O'Shea (of You Say Party), Emily Jane, Motion Soundtrack, Lily Frost, Hannah Georgas, Eileen Roth, Marnie Mains, Ben Sigston, Carmen and Camille, Nat Jay, and my father, published poet and play-write, Patrick Friesen.

As a drummer I've gotten to perform and record with some pretty great people, in a wide variety of styles, including:

Marcy Playground, Issa (AKA Jane Siberry), Kelly Rowland (of Destiny's Child), Hannah Georgas, Carly Rae Jepsen, The Zolas, The Neversurprise, Motion Soundtrack, Adrienne Pierce, Lily Frost, Nat Jay, Winston, Rick Waines, Mark Berube, The Painted Birds, Christa Couture, David Blair, Stephen Hedley, Patrick Brealey, Eileen Rothe, Bocephus King, Justine Bennett, Mike Weterings, Andrew Allen, Chantel Upshaw, Ben Sigston & The Abramson Singers.

Some of the producers I've worked with are, Thom Russo (Audioslave, Johnny Cash), Mike Fraser (AC/DC, Jimmy Page), Jeff Dawson (Daniel Powter, Kelly Rowland), Howard Redekopp (New Pornographers, Teagan and Sara), Vince Jones (Alanis Morissette, Dave Gahan), Bill Bell (Jason Mraz, Tara MacLean), Ryan Guldemond (Mother Mother, Hannah Georgas), Mathew Yelton (Pixies, Frank Black), John Ellis (Barney Bentall, Jane Siberry), Winston Hauschild (Hey Ocean!, Hannah Georgas), Shawn Cole (You Say Party! We Say Die!, Bend Sinister), Hipjoint Productions (Kresha Turner), and, Futcher (The Be Good Tanyas, Lillix).

Basically, I love diversity and the challenge of making something new. I'm available for regular work in and around Vancouver, BC, for both studio, live, and/or co-writing, but would also be open to out-of-town and/or touring opportunities with the right project.

One thing I've become quite excited about is, the idea of collaborating with artists anywhere in the world using online file transfers. Check out the ftp recording page to find out more.

Brad Ferguson
Lisa Lambert 
Seah Maister
Seah Maister is an accomplished singer, songwriter, music collaborator and teacher. Some highlights of Seah’s career so far include: 

    Singing background vocals on former TOTO front man Jean Michel-Byron’s new album (TBA). 
    Background vocals and keys for TRAILIGHT’s most recent release (2015) which features Dave Padden     on vocals (formerly of Annihilator) and Ryan Van Poederooyen on drums (Devon Townsend Project.)
    Performing the internationally acclaimed Kaslo Jazz Festival with her original project SOUND OF THE     SUN. 

Seah grew up performing. Whether singing, acting or dancing she was always putting on a show. Starting her training early, she took up piano lessons at the age of 8. Though she wasn’t too keen to stick to any kind of formal structure. Seah would pick a song she wanted to learn and learn it. It didn’t matter if it was out of her skill set or not. At age 12 she began singing lessons, and at age 14 she began to learn the guitar. 

While attending a performing arts high school, Seah had the opportunity to refine her performance skills, and star in many musical theatre productions. Also during her high school years, Seah was a soloist in the internationally acclaimed Sarah Sommer Chai Folk Ensemble - the oldest and largest Israeli folk dance ensemble and the only one in North America to perform exclusively to live musical accompaniment. Captivated by the stage, Seah chose to further her musical education in the B.C. Mountains at Selkirk College. She earned two diplomas in Contemporary and Jazz Vocal Performance and Directed Studies and by the time she graduated, had her first solo release under her belt.

After relocating to Vancouver, BC, Seah began singing background vocals for Peak Performance Top 20 artist Tea Petrovic, as well as beginning her own original project Sound of the Sun. 
Since moving to Vancouver, Seah has sung with many different projects including Ras Nikhilesh, Bad Boots (Steely Dan Cover Band), Steveland Ensemble (Stevie Wonder Cover Band), the VCC Motown Ensemble, the Matt Elderidge Band, Ghostess to name a few.
Seah also teaches private voice, guitar and piano lessons through Long & McQuade and recently completed the degree program for Jazz/Contemporary Vocal Performance at Vancouver Community College. 

With diversity as her benchmark, Lisa is one of Vancouver’s journeyman musicians. From the chart topping music of Sue Medley, the driving Texas boogie of The Vaqueros, acoustic world beat of The Hightops the urban blues of Tim Hearsey, Suzanne Gitzi, Rick Colburne and many others, versatility has been Lisa’s signature. Her understanding spirit and the depth of her drumming are the vital forces driving Off Main Music!