The uniqueness of the musical job is not dropped on the multi-gifted singer/actor, who joined just after Alberta-dependent guitarist Mitch Smith and bassist Andreas Wegner went looking for a lead singer a couple of yrs ago.
“At the time I was like, ‘Oh, this is attention-grabbing,’ you know, a black girl singing place songs,” Dos Santos recalled. “It was intimidating to me, but also definitely intriguing.
“It’s a quite amazing band,” she included, “and I really like the audio of the audio. But for me, it just never ever felt like something that I could do or that I, you know, that I belong to, so it is seriously neat to be section of this. I’m Alberta-born and -raised. It will come from someplace.”
Dos Santos, who grew up in Edmonton and now life in New Westminster, will execute with Orchard Sky on Friday, May well 12 at Surrey Metropolis Hall’s personal Centre Phase theatre, wherever the town council meetings are otherwise held. Live performance and ticket particulars are posted on surrey.ca, or connect with 604-501-5566.
Again in January 2021, Dos Santos walked to the primary stage of Surrey Arts Centre, set up some equipment and carried out tunes from her modern album, alongside with some alternative covers. It was fairly considerably like any other gig for the hectic musician, expect there ended up no viewers customers in the theatre. That “unplugged” efficiency, with Gavin Youngash on guitar, was recorded for Surrey’s pandemic-period “Digital Stage” on the net concert collection, hosted by Surrey Civic Theatres.
This spring the Now-Chief caught up with Dos Santos through a run of “Hey Viola!,” which she co-developed about Canadian civil-rights trailblazer Viola Desmond, at Richmond’s Gateway Theatre.
The musical is absolutely nothing like the boot-stompin’ boogie of Orchard Sky, which offers “Rollin’ 7s”, “Canadian Celebration Song” and other quantities on a new EP of tunes.
The band is a trio, fairly considerably, with drummer and a next guitarist additional if the gig is ideal.
In May perhaps, Surrey is the starting off point of a mini-tour for Orchard Sky, which will also complete at Fort Langley’s Brewhalla Pageant on May possibly 20 and Vancouver’s Roxy nightclub May well 14.
Right after a blizzard of recording classes, photograph shoots and gig-arranging, Orchard Sky is now gaining steam as nonetheless yet another challenge for Dos Santos.
“It’s crazy, and I’m not confident when I’m gonna snooze once again,” she mentioned with a laugh when asked about a few gigs in a day on May 20 (also at a brewery in White Rock, and in a Fleetwood Mac “Rumours” album tribute in Harrison).
“It took a couple of several years to get this heading, but listed here we are.”
On line, glimpse for the band on fb.com/OrchardSkyBand.