Returning to The White Room is local Amelia Thomas & Nasti Weather out of Vancouver!
is the fallen gospel gutter folk creation of East Vancouver's Anastasia Schlechtleitner. They put on powerful, genuinely heartfelt live shows that manage to bridge the gap between a lively and deeply introspective performance. Nasti Weather is in the eye of the beholder but is consistently marked by uniquely haunting garage jazz vocal stylings and profound yet cheeky lyricism. Anastasia is deftly capable of drawing audiences close with a gentle croon, but don't be shocked if you're blown back by an underbelly howl. Keeping with her story as a creative collaborator, Nasti Weather draws together "The False Predictions" an ever changing cast of some of BC's most prolific and talented folk musicians, such as members of Red Haven, High Society & The Party on High Street. An up and coming sensation in the Canadian scene, the band is looking forward to their upcoming release of their Full Length album A Longing Wayside in the spring of 2019.
Learn More at: https://nastiweather.com/
is a Vancouver Island based trumpet player and vocalist, with a passion for language and travel . After a few years studying and living in Amsterdam, she finished her degree in Jazz Studies at Vancouver Island University in Nanaimo where she is a busy session player in the folk, jazz, and Latin scenes. In 2017 she relocated to Iceland where she has played in various projects with some of the country’s top musicians. A former trumpet player and vocalist for Grúska Babúska and Lára Runars, she also fronts her own Brazilian ensemble based out of Reykjavík.
Inspired by an Icelandic house concert, Amelia stepped out of the horn line to create her solo project, drawing upon her Scottish and Canadian roots, her love for Nordic mood, and her passion for Latin grooves. She utilises looping technology and effects as well as language to re-imagine jazz standards and folk melodies in amongst her original compositions creating soundscapes leaving the listener feeling exposed and nostalgic.
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