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Scarlett Jane to make long awaited return to Lethbridge

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Toronto based indie folk and Canadiana duo Scarlett Jane are excited to make a long awaited  return to Lethbridge in support of their self titled second album when they play the Geomatic Attic, Oct. 15.
 “The tour’s going fantastic. There’s been a lot of long drives and we’ve becoming zombies  in the car. We’ve lost our minds a little,” said Andrea Ramolo, taking a lunch break in Golden, en route to a  a show in Cranbrook.Scarlett Jane play the Geomatic Attic, Oct. 15. Photo submitted

 They are hitting every “noon and cranny in Canada” including some unusual venues on the tour and play Lethbridge on the way home to Toronto.
“We’ve been playing for some big crowds,” she said adding they have sold out their shows in Calgary with Del Barber and in Swift Current.

“When we were indie, we always played every nook and cranny in Canada  because the country is so beautiful and we wanted to visit all of these beautiful little towns,” she said.
 She is pleased with the team behind the duo. Warner Canada is helping with distribution, and they have an excellent PR team making sure the album gets into as many hands and ears as possible.
“ And Jake Gold jumped on board as put manager earlier in our career,” she said.
 They changed direction slightly on the new CD.

“ We used two producers  on this album Because we’re a duo and we thought we should put our heads together. Two heads are better than own,” she continued.

 They recruited Colin Cripps and Chris Stringer to produce the CD and added James Robertson to add extra guitar.
“He’s one of the best guitarists in Canada,” she said adding his contribution resulted in a more guitar heavy album.

 She said  the duo is still based around the vocals of Ramolo and her counterpart Cindy Doire.


“We’ve always considered ourselves a roots/ Canadiana folk duo. We love singing together,” she said, adding their voices complement each other well.

“Our voices are different. They have different timbres which you can hear when we song solo, but when we harmonize, they sound the same,” Doire said.

 She enjoyed working with the two different producers.
“Two heads are better that one,” she said, echoing her counterpart.

“We got some great collaborations  from it,” she said adding Cripps and Stinger both have different styles and Stringer stepped in while Cripps was working with Blue Rodeo.

“Colin Cripps is really meticulous and Chris Stringer really  tapped into the emotion,” Doire continued.
She noted the duo took some time to record the album in between tours, so they  polished them by performing them on the road before recording them.

 They wrote many of  the actual songs  while spending a week in Cuba.
“That was really special. We spent a week in Havana just writing. We met all of these women who were very inspirational,” Doire said.

 She noted Scarlett Jane are excited to return to Lethbridge for the first time since 2011.

“We’ve played the South Country Fair since then, which is always fun. But we’re excited to play Lethbridge,” she said adding they will be just  the two of them, playing much of the new album and a few tracks from their debut and perhaps some of their solo material.

“It will be just the two of us making as much noise as we can,” Doire said.
Tickets cost $22.50. The show begins at 8 p.m. with special guests, local alternative rock/ indie rock band the Silkstones.

— by Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
Last Updated ( Monday, 12 October 2015 10:53 )  
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