‘Rock Me Amadeus’ should need no introduction to anyone of a certain age. A massive hit for Austrian artist Johannes “Falco” Hölzel, it’s a bold, synth-drenched electrofunk track which in many ways paved the way for the sound of contemporary funk. Falco himself was tragically killed in 1998, in a road accident in the Dominican Republic. His other hits included ‘Der Kommissar’, ‘Jeanny’, and ‘Vienna Calling’, but it was ‘Rock Me Amadeus’ which was his signature piece, and has become a de facto Austrian national anthem, even featuring as part of the Eurovision Song Contest when it was held in Vienna in 2015.
Canadian singer songwriter Rozie’s passion for music began at a very early age, when she begged her parents for piano lessons, eventually gaining her certification from the Royal Conservatory. Soon after, at the age of 13, she signed up for and won a local singing competition. The dream was planted: she continued competing as a vocalist, and signed with a local label three years later, eventually putting out her first album at the age of 20.
Multi-instrumentalist Alex Maher is releasing his much awaited EP Aether on Monday, February 27, at the Fox Cabaret in Vancouver, BC with supporting acts Small Town Artillery and Best Night Ever. Alex’s music fuses elements of soul, pop, funk, and jazz with insightful lyrics relating to the pitfalls of modern life.