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Double bill of Juno nominees coming to Burnaby this weekend

Toronto-based performers come to the West Coast this weekend for performances at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts.
Tanika Charles will perform at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts this Thursday, Jan. 26.

Tanika Charles, an internationally known Toronto-based soul music powerhouse, will bring her high-energy show to Burnaby with a live performance at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts on Thursday, Jan. 26.

She will be performing for the winter season at the Shadbolt, which kicked off last weekend with an appearance by New York jazz performers Larry Goldings, Peter Bernstein and Bill Stewart.

As fans will remember, in 2016, Charles independently released her debut album Soul Run, which was released by Milan-based label Record Kicks internationally in 2017.

In 2019, she released the album The Gumption featuring song Tell Me Something, which quickly gained over a million streams on Spotify. Both her albums were listed for the Polaris Music Prize and nominated for Juno Awards in the R&B/Soul recording of the year category in 2018 and 2020.

She was also awarded the inaugural Polaris Prize artist-in-residence for 2020 at the Studio Bell National Music Centre in Calgary.

Her show will be followed by a performance by Storry, a multidisciplinary artist who writes and produces all her music.

Storry is renowned in Canada for her versatile talent in a wide range of musical genres although she is  deeply rooted in R&B and soul. She is also multitalented in all aspects of her career as she is involved in everything ranging from designing album covers to directing her award-winning music videos.

Her debut single and concept album CH III: The Come Up were both nominated for 2020 and 2021 Juno awards. The album was nominated for Adult Contemporary Album alongside releases by Celine Dion and Alanis Morrissette.

The Toronto-born-and-raised artist's music is described as raw and honest; she describes herself as as a sex-positive, queer, feminist, left-brained artist who is pushing culture forward.

An Evening of Performances by Tanika Charles and STORRY  

Where: Studio Theatre, Shadbolt Centre for the Arts

When: Thursday, Jan. 26, 8 p.m.

Cost: $35, $30. For tickets, visit website.