Intimate & Acoustic: Lindy Vopnfjord (album release) w/ Wax Mannequin + Malak
March 13 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
- The Observatory
1385 Woodroffe Ave - A Building
Ottawa, Ontario K2G 1V8 Canada + Google Map
- 727-4723 ext. 5885
Algonquin Students Association presents:
Intimate & Acoustic: Lindy Vopnfjord (Album Release) with Wax Mannequin & Malak
Doors Open 6:30pm
Event Start 7:00pm
*Free Non Ticketed Event
Free – General Public
Free – Algonquin College Students
Born into the Icelandic community in Manitoba, Canada, Lindy Vopnfjörd started his music career early by singing traditional Icelandic songs with his family – both the cultural heritage and musician parents shaped the intuitive artist. By age four, Lindy was already pronouncing his care for the world as a folk artist by singing cautionary songs about nuclear war. Traveling with his mom, dad, and extended family in a bus, he developed an appreciation for performing as a form of sharing. Touring comes naturally to Lindy, and to see him live is to witness years of honest delivery and authentic exchange with a talent as dedicated to a room of three as he is to a stadium-full. Initial tour dates are listed below, with many more to follow.
From his West Coast Victoria-based band Northern Junk to Toronto’s explosive indie rock group, Major Maker, that boasted a fervor comparable to The Killers at the time, Lindy’s artistry has spanned many musical outfits. Promoting his earlier albums, The Humorous Years and Suspension of Disbelief,he toured extensively through the UK. His last album, 2012’s Young Waverer, marked him consistently as a Canadian “noteworthy”. The caliber of songwriting and musical arrangement garnered critical accolades, including a string of popular singles, such as “Lover/Sister” on CBC Radio.Continuing a lifelong tradition, the bands he leads and the collections he creates continue to attract both critical and commercial success. Frozen In Time is another step in that journey for Vopnfjörd.
Strange-folk phenomenon Wax Mannequin is well-travelled. He has crossed a wide range of terrain — both sonic and physical — this decade past. Through his catalogue of secretly renowned recordings and his riotous live performances at countless venues and festivals, Wax continues to bring his essential voice and vision to both sides of the Atlantic. His legend grows through word-of-mouth as his music is passed from hand-to-hand — his influence trickles down from the minds of wayward kindred souls, insidiously seeping into the poetic heart of this country.
Ottawa Showbox calls Malak ‘one of the most powerful and beautiful voices in town’.
US born, Egypt raised, and now calling Ottawa home, Malak was immersed in diverse musical influences from a young age.
Since winning multiple vocal competitions throughout Egypt and Europe, including Greece, Germany and Italy, Malak has turned her youthful passion for music into a flourishing music career. At 21, Malak is completing a degree in music performance and songwriting at Carleton University and has garnered many accolades for her songwriting and musicianship.
Drawing from her multicultural heritage, Malak has developed a sound fusing orchestral electropop, adult contemporary and indie into a unique and accessible style. In the past year alone Malak has had multiple live performances throughout Ottawa (Live On Elgin, The Rainbow Bistro, Irene’s Pub, Zaphod’s, Avant Garde) and Toronto (Hard Rock Cafe, Old Nick’s, Let’s Be Frank) as well as numerous house concerts across southern and eastern Ontario.
Malak participated in Ottawa based initiatives such as Ballads for Ballots, opening for Jim Bryson, as well as hosting charity concerts for the Inner Wheel Club of Ottawa and the CNIB.
Since releasing her debut EP, Circus, in the winter of 2016, she has released a further five live video performances and is currently recording a follow up full length, scheduled for release in the spring of 2017.
Most recently Malak is a finalist in MusikOttawa and will be a featured performer at the final performance this November.