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Occurs on Sunday August 8 2021

Approximate running time: 1 hour and 30 minutes


Firehall Arts Centre
280 East Cordova Street
Vancouver BC V6A 1L3

Production Notes


Sunday, August 8, 3 pm Only a Visitor Vocal-driven Art Pop / Indie. Deceptively catchy, poetry-forward songs.

Robyn Jacob: synth/keys, vocals Emma Postl: vocals Celina Kurz: vocals Jeff Gammon: bass Kevin Romain: drums

Described by CBC Music as one of 10 Vancouver acts to watch, Only A Visitor is a quintet that resists being bound and exists in an estuary of sound informed by art music and pop. Classically trained composer and arranger Robyn Jacob’s eclectic songwriting showcases vocal techniques and arrangements that feature subtle asymmetrical rhythms twisted around a pop skeleton. Joined in 2015 by drummer Kevin Romain, bassist Jeff Gammon, and singers Emma Postl and Celina Kurz, Only A Visitor has released three recordings and with composer Nancy Tam co-produced Double Happiness: Detour This Way, a docu-song cycle exploring the complexities of the Chinese diaspora using material from their 2019 album Technicolour Education. They are currently preparing their next release Decay, which will be released in early 2022.

Patrons are limited 10 tickets per show. No resale. Masks are recommended. The lobby will open 30 minutes prior to showtime.

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