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Kira Isabella with Autumn Hill
Tue, Nov 4


Time: 8:30 p,m.

Cover: $20 advance, $25 door

Average Joe’s has done it again, given country music fans the opportunity to enjoy an intimate concert with one of Canada’s fastest rising country music stars. Kira Isabella will be on stage on Tuesday November 4th starting at 8:30 P.M. Kira is the 20 year old Ottawa native who already has 10 years of entertaining experience under her belt. Her up-tempo country music combined with her great voice and bubbly stage present makes for a great show. Listen to what Kira has already achieved, she has opened for Aaron Pritchett and Gord Bamford, had her first runaway hit in 2011 “Love Me Like That”, won the 2012 CCMA Rising Star Award, and won the 2013 CCMA Female Artist of the Year Award.

Another up and coming country music act Autumn Hill will open the show. They are a Canadian duo, Mike Robins and Tareya Green. Their debut single “Anything At All” cracked the Canadian Hot 100 chart. They have already received nominations for the CCMA Rising Star and Breakthrough Group of the Year awards.
Tickets for the concert are available at Average Joe’s Sports Bar 420 -6th street south or on line at Advance tickets are $20.00 and tickets the day of the show are $25.00. This will be a great night of country music.

Kira Isabella

Kira Isabella has a decade of experience under her belt performing her brand of up-tempo country music across Canada - an impressive feat since she is just barely 19. She has been unstoppable since her first recital at the age of seven when a fervent passion for belting out any song led her to enter every singing competition within driving distance from her hometown of Ottawa, Ontario. Her charming stage presence, bubbly personality and natural talents led her to win nearly every competition.

Kira was always looking for an expressive outlet and eventually the effervescent girl began dabbling in guitar, and writing poetry and lyrics about love, life and boys. She has since penned several tracks herself and performed hundreds of time. An immersed student of her craft, Kira delved into a variety of music, but it was when she discovered the likes of powerhouse country vocalists Shania Twain and Faith Hill, that she knew she was hooked on country.

Continually perfecting her craft set Kira Isabella apart from the crowd and she developed her stage presence skills anywhere she could. This hard work eventually led to her performing with the likes of Canadian country stars Jessie Farrell, Aaron Pritchett and Gord Bamford. By 2009 the buzz surrounding Kira's powerful pipes and dynamic sound couldn't be ignored any longer, and she was signed to Sony Music Entertainment Canada.

In 2011, Kira released her first single “Love Me Like That,” and it was a runaway hit crossing over into the Canadian Hot 100 Chart, while also earning a 2012 Canadian Radio Music Award in the Country category at Canadian Music Week. The debut single is a perfect example of Kira's desire to tell a story with music. It's a story of a girl in young love with all its innocence, and talking on the phone all night, being told you're beautiful and wanting that perfect boy.

Kira continued her rise all through 2012 performing at various summer festivals around Canada such as Boots and Hearts Festival and Big Valley Jamboree, and releasing another single “A Little More Work.” The track quickly climbed up the charts with its catchy melody and infectious hooks and was another hit for the young artist.

Her hard work was rewarded in the fall of 2012 with a Canadian Country Music Award for Rising Star - a highlight for the young songstress, and solidified Kira’s arrival on the country music scene. If the accolades of awards weren’t enough, Kira was added as support for select dates on Carrie Underwood’s Blown Away Tour in October of 2012 just in time for her debut album release Love Me Like That, on October 2, 2012.

Autumn Hill

Some songs grab you right away, while others sink in over time and won’t let you go. Autumn Hill’s music does both. Beyond the immediate hooks – the vivid imagery, the effortlessly catchy choruses, and the passionate harmonies – are surprising depths. On their debut album, Favourite Mistake, Tareya Green and Mike Robins tell compelling stories of loss and love from two distinct perspectives, and build soaring pop on a strong Nashville foundation.

Tareya and Mike took very different roads towards an unexpected common goal. Growing up outside Toronto, Mike listened to his father’s classic-rock collection and decided he wanted to be Jimi Hendrix. He gigged throughout high school and university as a singer/songwriter and all-action frontman, and eventually his axe skills landed him a spot in 2010 backing up singer/songwriter Hope on a year-long tour through North America and Europe.He also worked with producers on his own solo songs, first in L.A. and then in Nashville. There, a newfound passion for country guitar led to the 2011 solo single “No Mercy,” which topped the
Adult Contemporary chart on music-streaming service I Heart Radio.

Meanwhile, Tareya, who had studied graphic design in the Canadian country hotbed of Calgary, was developing websites for famous entertainers, and feeling, she says, “like I was on the wrong side of the glass.” As a girl she developed a passion for songwriting, playing the piano while singing into an empty coffee can she’d rigged to her bedroom ceiling for reverb. She eventually began posting homemade performances on YouTube, and when Wax Records cofounder Jamie Appleby heard her smouldering vocals online, he invited her to Toronto to explore her musical talent further. In January 2012, packing little more than her guitar and her keyboard, she made a leap of faith across the country.

It was there that she met Mike, who had recently begun working with Wax as well. They found instant chemistry: when they first played together at a label party, Mike started harmonizing with Tareya on a song they’d been writing for her then solo project, and something clicked. “We stopped playing and turned around,” Tareya recalls, “and everyone was like, ‘That’s it!’” That song, “Favourite Mistake,” went on to become the title track from their debut album. There and then, Autumn Hill was born, and ever since, Tareya and Mike have been musically inseparable. Over the next six months, they made numerous trips to Nashville, working with a who’s who of local songwriters, and recording bed tracks for their album with producer Dave Thomson (Lights, Kalan Porter, Tyler Kyte) at the legendary Blackbird Studios. Returning to Toronto with a suitcase full of roughed-in songs, they began fleshing them out with producer Tawgs Salter (Josh Groban, Lights, Walk Off The Earth). Some tracks, like the intimate “Battle Scars,” show off their voices’ uncanny blend, and others, like the guitar-driven new single “Fire,” sparkle with spirited energy. Each one resembles a short film, with the precise details characteristic of country music – “the best kind of heartbreak,” according to Mike – made fresh by both female and male points of view.

Advance singles “Anything at All” and “Can’t Keep Waiting” have found favour on country and pop radio alike. Together, the nine songs on Favourite Mistake reveal new layers to Autumn Hill’s talents, and prove once and for all that opposites attract.



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