Fresh riffs at the Brickhouse

Joshua smith and Mark Irving are two dynamic singer/songwriters from Kelowna

Joshua smith and Mark Irving are two dynamic singer/songwriters from Kelowna that recently teamed up for a spring tour through western Canada.

Mark Irving has been songwriting for over 15 years and released his debut EP entitled “Memories of Tomorrow” last June after having won the GMA songwriting contest with his song “Fool For You”, which became the third track on the EP.

After having his first piano lesson at the age of five, it soon became clear that Mark Irving was a natural born craftsman in musical arts. Adding the guitar to his workshop at the age of 12 he then quickly began writing, arranging and performing songs. He began pursuing music seriously in 2005 after winning a city-wide songwriting competition hosted by Escape Artist Music, with more than 150 song entries where he received a recording package at a local studio and tracked his first demo. Spending the next five years writing and touring western Canada he has crafted a sound that has won the hearts of many.

Known for his honest vulnerability which is captured in raw vocal lyrical finesse and song writing genius, Mark Irving’s indie folk-rock music and performances are crafted to a large demographic and is sure to leave you inspired.

After losing everything, Joshua Smith bought a beat up little guitar (Ellie) in a pawn shop and wrote six songs representing a new start and thoughts from the past. Both “Songs for Ellie” and “Memories of Tomorrow” have inspiring lyrics and catchy hum along melodies that are sure to leave you inspired.

Mark Irving and Joshua Smith will play the Brickhouse in Fernie on May 4 at 9.30 p.m.

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