Sierra Noble, Andrea Kirwin and Claire Evelynn Live at Queen Street Community Hall, Yeppoon
Coming to Queen Street Community Hall on Sunday 17 September is non-binary Canadian artist and multi instrumentalist Sierra Noble out to Australia for their first tour supported by Andrea Kirwin and Claire Evelynn on Celtic Harp. For lovers of live music this will be a stunning concert. Andrea and Claire performed in Yeppoon back in November 2021 with Festival of Small Halls and cannot wait to return! Tickets are $30 + bf. Doors will open at 3.30pm for 4pm show. Andrea and Claire will perform first and Sierra will headline the concert.
Read more about the performing artists below;
Entering the music industry at a young age can have profound effects on an artist’s personal and professional journey, and Sierra Noble knows this well. The Winnipeg singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer, released their first album of traditional Métis fiddle music as a teenager, followed by the well-received Possibilities, and later, City of Ghosts. Over the course of these albums Noble honed their skills as a songwriter while garnering widespread attention, which led them to opening for Paul McCartney, Bon Jovi, and Johnny Reid, and as a featured performer for the 2010 Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony. Noble’s original music has been included in TV shows such as One Tree Hill, Switched at Birth, and Parenthood, and in films such as CBC’s Humboldt: The New Season, 40 Weeks, and Fostering Hope.
After years of performing and recording music that wasn’t reflective of their identity or lived experience, and witnessing the industry’s unsavoury sides and their effects, Noble took a lengthy hiatus to regroup, recharge, and begin to rewrite their story with renewed passion and truth. Sierra Noble is back now, as an artist with purpose and messages of strength, resilience, and freedom from the box they were once kept in. “It feels empowering to start to express my truth in my music,” says Noble, “and also just as a person.” They have been finding their voice and taking back control of their journey. Noble’s message is refreshing at a time when underrepresented voices need to be heard. “I just want to help create a world where people feel free and safe to be their true selves, and to explore and question who they are without judgment.”
Noble spent many years in Nashville, Los Angeles, and New York writing music that was catered and structured to certain criteria and expectations that – while they were good at it – stifled their unique creativity. The new album won’t be another sweet, simple folk album from this roots music darling; they will dive deeper into their influences and creativity, and listeners will be able to feel Noble’s re-ignited passion for music and story. It’s a new chapter for Noble, one where they feel like a person with strength and a readiness to move forward.
Support Act - Andrea Kirwin and Claire Evelynn
Since their last visit to Yeppoon, Andrea and Claire have been honing their duo show which features Andrea performing her beautiful originals on vocals, guitar, cigar box guitar, harmonica and stomp and Claire Evelynn adding her magic on the Celtic Harp. With recent performances in New Zealand at the Bay of Islands Jazz and Blues Festival, Andrea and Claire are excited to be heading north again and performing and travelling together. Recently married, Claire and Andrea's live set is truly heartwarming as songwriter and muse perform side by side. You can check out Andrea and Claire performing together on a song called 'Wintermoon' via Andrea's website: www.andreakirwin.com in the videos section.