After a snow day posting on YouTube went viral, the duo, The Marrieds, have tied the knot on a new musical partnership to capitalize on their successes. They’ve produced two albums and now they are bringing their music to some out-of-the-ordinary concert venues.
On Saturday, June 14, at 7:30 p.m. the St. Louis Centre in West Prince welcomes The Marrieds to their stage to play alongside Annalivia and Tim Archer for a Festival of small Halls event. Then on Friday, June 20, at 7:30 p.m. they appear at the P.E.I. Farm Centre. The next night, June 21, they’ll be appearing at the Old Belle River Church (OBC) in Belle River, Kings County.
During London, Ontario’s, 2012 “Snowmageddon” Jane Carmichael and Kevin Kennedy posted three snow day songs on YouTube. They receiving over 10,000 views in a couple of days and were chosen “The Sound of the Day” on CBC Radio across Canada.
The Marrieds now have two full-length albums (“Self-Titled,” 2011; “Saving Hope,” 2013) and an EP, “Snow Song Trilogy,” (2011) under their belts. They've shared the stage with The Trews, Lennie Gallant, Colleen Brown, Bahamas, Danny Michel, and Treble Charger. They were showcased at Canadian Music Week, NXNE, Indie Week Canada in 2012 and 2013, and at the 2012 Toronto Independent Music Awards.
Their nominations include a 2013 Jack Richardson Music Award in the Folk/Roots Category, a 2012 Jack Richardson Music Award in the Fan Favourite category, and a 2012 Toronto Independent Music Award in the Folk/Roots Category. The Marrieds were voted Regional Top 10 in 2014 and Regional Top 20 in the 2013 CBC Searchlight Competition 2013. This year, they won the Jack Richardson Music Award in the Folk/Roots Category.
Their latest release, “Saving Hope” includes the dark and melancholic flourishes that underline songs like “Ophelia,” “This Town” and “Rest of My Days.”
Although The Marrieds have doubtless enjoyed some marketing uplift because of the novelty of their name and backstory, “Saving Hope” suggests this is a marriage to last.
Tickets for the St Louis Small Halls concert are $25 and include a lunch.
Tickets for the Farm Centre concert are $20. The P.E.I. Farm Centre is located at 420 University Avenue in Charlottetown. Call 892-3419 for more information about the Farm Centre event.