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Beekeeper at the Biltmore Cabaret, Vancouver, Feb 9 2013. Kirk Chantraine photo.

Photos – Beekeeper at the Biltmore Cabaret, Vancouver

– photos by Kirk Chantraine

Celebrating the release of a new EP, Vancouver band Beekeeper played a set at the Biltmore Cabaret Saturday night. The group describes itself as “an indie post-pop power trio.” Young Liars, another Vancouver band, was also on the bill.

Shout At People is the title of the new Beekeeper five-song release. It was produced by singer Devon Lougheed in Vancouver at The Warehouse Studio and Blue Light Studio. The EP follows a single and a full-length 2010 debut album.

Besides Lougheed, the band includes drummer Luke Cyca and bassist/vocalist Brandi Sidoryk.

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Brandi Sidoryk with Beekeeper at the Biltmore Cabaret, Vancouver, Feb. 9 2013. Kirk Chantraine photo.

Beekeeper band

Young Liars at the Biltmore Cabaret, Vancouver, Feb. 9 2013. Kirk Chantraine photo

From the bio: “… beekeeper melds dissonance and odd time signatures with infectious rhythms and melodic pop hooks into an irresistible musical alchemy. Called ‘the by-product of combining extremely nice and highly talented music nerds’ (Discorder), beekeeper stands out thanks to their signature mix of cheeky creativity, heartfelt earnestness, and undeniable ability.”

Bass player (and opera singer) Sidoryk joined in 2011, following the release of the debut Be Kept. The trio released the  7” EP, Take Me Back (To The Place). After spending a year touring across Canada Beekeeper was chosen from hundreds of bands to participate in the 2012 Peak Performance Project.

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About Kirk Chantraine

Kirk Chantraine is a Canadian photographer and software developer currently based in Vancouver, British Columbia. He graduated from Vancouver Film School for 3D Animation in 2004 and has been working in the Visual Effects industry ever since with companies such as Electronic Arts and Disney. Over the last few years Kirk has exhibited his photographic works in San Francisco and Vancouver. A music aficionado and vinyl junkie, Kirk shoots live music and performance at an inhuman pace across North America for The Snipe News , along with landscape and portraiture. If you're buying: gin-and-tonics. He is @kchantraine on Twitter.
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