June 20, 2024


Buzz The Music

Oshawa’s Dizzy beats the rain to near out Springtide Tunes Competition in Uxbridge

Dizzy Picture by Mikki Simeunovich

The working day was overcast and a tiny gloomy, possibly befitting the lyrical bent of headline act Dizzy’s lyrics. But the rain only threatened to disrupt the closing day’s efficiency at the Springtide Songs Pageant in Uxbridge, with the clouds withholding judgement until finally after the Juno-winning Oshawa pop band’s mournful – however by some means joyful – established was complete.

That Dizzy, which acquired their Juno at the 2019 awards for their debut album Infant Teeth, can instill joy in their viewers is remarkable thinking of the tone of their songs, which are about bullying, depression, the trials of superior university and increasing up in Oshawa. When “take me to the roof, I wanna listen to what a damaged coronary heart does when I fling it to the ground” (Sunflower, from The Sun and her Scorch) receives toes tapping, you are listening to a band that has located their location and is cozy in that house.

Dizzy was the closing act at the three-working day Springtide competition, an annual audio event held at different venues in the course of the north Durham neighborhood that is a celebration of tunes and neighborhood – particularly necessary following last year’s devastating F2 tornado that swept by the city, producing common injury – and attributes a extensive array of stellar musical talent from Uxbridge, Durham Region, the GTA and past at a varied set of downtown venues.

Headlining the a few-day competition, which ran from June 9-11, is Oshawa’s own Dizzy, together with bluesy rock singer songwriter Terra Lightfoot, rock and roll legend The Sadies, the “gravel-on-silk” vocals of AHI and Uxbridge’s own Tania Pleasure, who also happens to be the co-founder and organizer of the competition.

“It’s a labour of adore,” stated Joy, noticed experiencing brunch and a performance from roots singer Mimi O’Bonsawin (‘Darling’ was a severe banger) at a absolutely free pageant event at the City Pantry Sunday. “It will take a large amount of get the job done but every single calendar year it is brilliant.”

Additional than 40 functions in full executed at 8 distinctive venues in Uxbridge above the a few days, with the most important stage established up at Next Wedge Brewing, a enterprise that was wrecked by the twister previous May well and is only now having prepared to re-open up soon after a extensive re-develop.

Dizzy, shaped by singer Katie Munshaw and drummer Charlie Spencer in high university and afterwards joined by Spencer’s two brothers, closed out the competition Sunday, following performances from Billianne, The Pairs and Andrea Ramolo.

Billianne, a singer-songwriter with potent vocals and mature existence that belies her 19 a long time, blended in authentic product like ‘Old Situations Sake’ with include tunes, which include a slowed-down variation of ‘Don’t Halt Believing’ that Journey would be smart to hear to.

Springtide co-founder and performer Tania Pleasure dancing to The Pairs. Picture Glenn Hendry

The Pairs obtained the crowd dancing, with Pleasure and 2nd Wedge co-operator Joanne Richter amid these stepping out on the dance ground, though Andrea Ramolo softened the vibe with a established of romantic but sad folksy ballads executed in English and Italian, which include ‘My Oh My,’ an homage to Leonard Cohen.

That established the phase for Dizzy for their 14-song established, with new music off their first two albums as very well their self-titled upcoming third report, thanks in August. The tunes are angst-ridden but someway incredibly infectious, specially tunes that harken to their Oshawa roots, these as ‘Beatrice’ from the band’s sophomore LP, The Sunshine and the Scorch.

Would you simply call me when you get this?

I know there’s nothing at all remaining to correct

I just wanted to listen to your voice. Would you fulfill me on Beatrice?

Dizzy concluded the established – with the rain nevertheless in abeyance – with ‘Open Up Wide’ from the new album, but the penultimate tune was ‘Stars and Moons,’ one particular of their before recordings:

Found you in your bed room

Vacant, set in gloom

Jamming all your fingertips into all your wounds

Munshaw mentioned just after the exhibit, that the band was content the rain held out long plenty of to end their efficiency.

“We conquer the weather,” she said, with a line of supporters awaiting an autograph and a phrase. “It was an brilliant show and we experienced a ton of enjoyment.”

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