Xania is an award winning one-woman-band, looping electronic drums and synthesizer live, while tap-dancing and rapping. Her shows are interactive, engaging and entertaining.
Her lyrics are sincere and funny, describing personal stories from a female perspective. She raps with skill and will charm any audience into dancing along with her.
Armed with a bubble gun, confetti and diamond-encrusted tap-shoes, Xania’s live shows are not to be missed.
Xania wrote, recorded, produced and released a self-titled album in May, 2013 during Montreal’s One Man Band Fest. The album features talent from several international artists she encountered on her travels. It tells stories of heart-break, sex and optimism. It received great reviews from German and Canadian publications and charted on five Canadian college radio stations (including three top 10 entries). Xania hand-made 50 limited edition cases for her album, which all sold out.
Jonah Haché (ca)
Jonah Haché grew up in Moncton, New Brunswick Canada. In 2005, he graduated from Center For Arts and Technology in Fredericton, NB, where he studied digital audio. He continued from there taking media art related workshops learning how to make artist 3D projections to accompany other artforms such as music and poetry. As a founder of TBA Collective, a non-profit volunteer based local art and music cooperative; Haché has coordinated many projects, events and meetings.
In the last year Jonah’s projected and performed for Follyfest, Evolve Festival, Afternoon Delight, Future Forest Festival, Midsummer Madness festival, One Man Band festival, AcadieRock, Havest Jazz and Blues and Messtival. He exhibited a multi-television and projector expo called Processus, an artist interpretation of the artistic process, from inception, to presentation, to tear down. Haché taught musician workshops to teenage musicians and taught a workshop on the VJ software Modul8 open to the public. He released the album Botsford (December 2012), an instrumental album of experimental electronic and orchestral songs, Exhausted Autopilot (February 2013), more indie pop oriented, with looping or voices, textures and acoustic instrument, and the next year released Moderate Autopilot (April 2014) a similar album to Exhausted Autopilot, but with drummer. He’s currently also a member of Les Païens, a loop-based jazz-dance band from Moncton.
During fall 2013, Jonah released the album Carte Blanche with loop-based acid-jazz band Les Paiens around the same time CBC television covers a documentary on the band.
In September 2014, ARTV featured Jonah as a collaborative artist on one of the episodes of their shows where he performed a live audio video installation with another visual artist and a group of musicians.
AL-D! aka Alexa D!saster is playing joyful DIY melodies, with voice, electric guitar, effects & computer sounds.