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Jesse and the Dandelions return to Lethbridge with new CD

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Jesse and the Dandelions return home to Lethbridge to play the Owl Acoustic Lounge,  Sept. 9.
 It was originally supposed to be at the Slice, but has been moved to the Owl Acoustic Lounge.Jesse and the Dandelions return to Lethbridge this week. Photo by Richard Amery

 Northey just released his third full length CD “True Blue.”

“The Dandelions have a rotating cast,” said Edmonton based musician Jesse Northey who attended the University of Lethbridge. He will be joined by drummer Conner Ellinger and bassist Daniel Sedmak who he has been playing with for six months.

“I did the recording myself,” he said adding he wanted a more orchestral sound.

He noted the music was inspired a lot by psychedelic rock and bands like the Beatles and the Flaming Lips and MGMT.
“But it’s pop music. I wanted to take it in a fun direction,” he continued.

He just released a video for the first single  “No Fun” which features Northey reliving his figure skating days.
“I grew up in Fernie figure skating until I was in Grade 7 or 8, but was getting beat up too much, so I stopped and decided to focus on music, hoping it would stop, but it didn’t,” he said.

“I’ve always has a lot of support from my family,” he said.

He donned the old figure skates for “No Fun, the first video from the new CD.
“ We had a lot of fun shooting the video.I’m poking fun at myself. I got a wonderful couple of figure skating friends to be in it,” he said, adding he had to relearn a few old  figure skating moves for it.
“People have been really great. They didn’t expect that,“ he said.

He said Lethbridge will be among the first cities to experience the new CD.

“I’m going on tour for two months,” he said adding they have their record release party on Sept. 1 in Edmonton, then come to Medicine Hat before coming to Lethbridge..
“We’re going out to Vancouver then playing Break Out West in Regina and going east to Montreal,” he continued.

He is excited to return to Lethbridge.
“I have a good crew of people in Lethbridge who have always supported me. So that]s great,” he said.
There is a $10 cover for this special show which also features Jon Comyn plus local alt country rock band Biloxi Parish and the Mormon Girls.

— By Richard Amery. L.A. Beat Editor
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 06 September 2016 10:07 )  
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