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Pride headliners announced

Lucas Silveira, Canada's sexiest man

Pride NW has officially announced their headlining lineup and the Canadians have got it goin’ on this year. I am especially excited about Ivan E Coyote, a dreamy and extremely heartfelt butch Canadian writer. Another big Canuck draw will be The Cliks, whose FTM frontman, Lucas Silveira, was recently named the sexiest man in Canada.

However, I’m sure they won’t be outdone by hop hop favorites God-des and She or the Idol produced pop of Blake Lewis.

Abigail

http://www.abigailmusic.com

Abigail has been described as “a devastating diva with a difference” since she released “I Feel You” on All Around The World Records reaching #29 on the UK Top 40 Chart. “Could It Be Magic” on Klone Records followed shortly after and debuted at #1 on the U.K. NRG chart. After a taste of success, Abigail released a cover of K.D. Lang’s “Constant Craving”. This was her foray into the American dance scene. The single was so big that the import was #1 on Dance Music Authority’s ‘Hi-NRG’ International Chart for 19 WEEKS! Her next release, a cover of REM’s “Losing My Religion” brought Abigail additional critical acclaim in ten countries and firmly established her as a Hi-NRG dance artist in America. Following the cover song route, she then released the dance version of Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit”. The single reached #29 on the UK. national charts and peaked at #2 on D.M.A.’s ‘Hi-NRG’ Chart.

Amber

http://www.amber-mcc.com/

Born in the Netherlands, partially raised in Germany by a mother who is a songwriter and piano teacher and  a father who is an opera singer, music was a naturally given gift, genetically passed on, a way to communicate your mood and your feelings.

Angie Evans

http://www.angieevans.com

It’s not often one comes across a young artist/singer-songwriter with the ability to create a truly unique sound and mix it with empowering, insightful lyrics that leave you groping for more. Angie Evans combines folk, soul, jazz, and funk as if they were meant to be together. Her lyrics and voice speak of love, sex, passion, and consciousness.

Blake Lewis

http://blakelewisofficial.com

Anyone who tuned into season six of American Idol knew to expect the unexpected of Blake Lewis. The Washington native, who admitted he hadn’t watched a single episode before auditioning in Seattle, arrived in Hollywood without a hint of a plan, other than to be himself. Yet through talent, instinct, creativity and unapologetic brashness, Blake managed to make it all the way to the finale as the first runner-up to Jordin Sparks, each week showcasing a different side to his endlessly eclectic musical identity.

The Cliks

http://www.thecliks.com

It’s remarkable that something so good can come from feeling so bad. As is the case of most great art, Toronto trio the Cliks have dredged the emotional mire of the past two years to create Dirty King, a rich rock extravaganza showcasing a sonic expansion for the band. With music as textured and layered as the deeply varied emotional terrain it treads, feeling bad never sounded so good.

God-des & She

http://www.god-desandshe.com

A hip-hop/pop/soul duo bred in the Midwest, God-Des & She now play to packed venues all over the world, from Lacrosse, Wisconsin, to Stockholm, Sweden.  Ever since they appeared on Showtime’s The L Word three years ago, performing their infamous single “Lick It,” the pair haven’t had a moment’s rest, selling over 30,000 albums, holding down the #1 song spot on MTV LOGO with their song “Love You Better,” and signing autograph after autograph for eager fans.  With their new unreleased album, God-Des & She are about to blow up—big.  Produced by Brian Hardgroove (Public Enemy, Wu Tang, Burning Spear, Aerosmith), their new album confirms their status as an underground act about to hit the mainstream.

Hunter Valentine

http://huntervalentine.com

Go in, nail ’em and go home exhausted. Such a simple victory has been the mission of rock bands for decades. It’s a noble pursuit; a Do It Yourself mentality that compels musicians to obliterate with powerful songs propelled by live passion and vitality.

That’s Hunter Valentine.

Ivan E. Coyote

http://www.ivanecoyote.com

Ivan Coyote was born and raised in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory. An award-winning author of four collections of short stories, one novel, two CD’s, four short films and a renowned performer, Ivan’s first love is live storytelling, and over the last thirteen years she has become an audience favourite at music, poetry, spoken word and writer’s festivals from Anchorage to Amsterdam. The Globe and Mail called Ivan “a natural-born storyteller” and Ottawa X Press said “Coyote is to CanLit what k.d. lang is to country music: a beautifully odd fixture.” Toronto Star praises Coyote’s “talent for sketching the bizarre in the everyday”, and Quill’s Magazine says Ivan has a “distinctive and persuasive voice, a flawless sense of pacing, and an impeccable sense of story.”

Yehonathan

http://yehonathan.com

2009: The aptly-titled “My Turn” is Yehonathan’s first, full-length English album and EP and debuts in May. His video of “Just Another Summer” receives its worldwide premiere on Logo. Yehonathan is introduced to America as the cover man and featured interview in Instinct Magazine’s May issue.

2010: Yehonathan released is second full length english album titled “Remember When” and is getting ready for his first ever u.s summer tour.

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