All Ages: Live Music: Gavin Simms and Chris Picco at the Battery Cafe

Saturday, June 23, 7-9:00 pm

The Battery Cafe, 1 Duckworth St., St. John's

Gavin Simms is a singer-songwriter from the south coast of Newfoundland, who’s made a name for himself as one of the province’s most thoughtful and original new voices. On tour he’s shared the stage with the likes of Jim Bryson, Sherman Downey, Joel Hynes and Ilia Nicoll. Gavin released his second album Far Cry in June 2017. It was nominated for 3 MusicNL awards, (Ron Hynes Songwriter Of The Year award, Male Artist Of The Year, and Alternative Album of The Year).

Over the past decade, award winning singer-songwriter Chris Picco has established himself as one of Atlantic Canada’s most dynamic and diverse musicians both as a solo artist and as front man for St. John’s based rockers, ​The Long Distance Runners​. The late great Newfoundland songwriter ​Ron Hynes​ has called him ​“one of the great new songwriters to come out of Atlantic Canada.” Since 2004 Chris has recorded and released six critically acclaimed records. His most recent LDR record received several ​ECMA​, ​Juno​ and ​MusicNL nominations in 2016/17. Chris’ solo record ​The Beach​ (2013) earned him a ​MusicNL Male Artist Of The Year Award​. He has worked as both a session musician and producer and has shared the stage with artists ranging from ​Wintersleep​, ​Said the Whale​, ​Mother Mother​ and ​The Wooden Sky to​ Jim Cuddy​, ​Bob Snider​, ​Ron Sexsmith​, ​KypHarness​, and ​Ron Hynes​.

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