New gigs! May 9 and May 23 – both at Pressed!

So – thanks for singing along with us on May Day! We had a hoot at Gil’s hootenanny! But if you didn’t get enough of us… never fear, as long as you can get yourself down to Pressed Cafe (corner of Arthur and Gladstone in Ottawa!) this Saturday (May 9) and also May 23rd!

May 9th we are thrilled to participate in a benefit for Arts Health Network Ottawa! Many other wonderful artists will perform that night too. Hint: Doors open at 7, music starts at 8, and we are kicking off the evening of music, our set will go from approx 8:00 to 8:30. There will be a silent auction and of course a HIGHLY interesting and eclectic crowd!!!

And May 23rd at Pressed will be a real treat… a TRIPLE treat, in fact. The amazing Heather Lynn Song invited us and the legendary Erin Saiorse Adair to share the bill that night! That’s right, a whole night of female musicians sharing original songs! (…and some fun covers of course….) NOT TO BE MISSED!!!! The Triple Treat poster is below – share, tweet, google plus it, tell all your peeps 🙂


Searchlight, press, gigs – so much news!

Spring is around the corner and we have some upcoming Ottawa performances in the works, including MainStage at Westfest on June 14! We are super excited!!! See below for a full list of our gigs.

As well – we entered the CBC Searchlight competition! voting starts March 30! Check out our entry, Running on Empty. Listen, vote, share with your friends!

AND we had some nice coverage in FASS News, the newsletter for Carleton University’s Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences: have a look!

This is how spring is shaping up for us:

April 17: Our very own amazing Carmel Whittle is a featured performer at a fundraiser for Aboriginal Arts at Gallery 101, address, here’s the Facebook event.

May 1:  Gil’s Hootenanny, a sing-a-long event for activists and radicals! Location, 1st Unitarian Church in Ottawa. We are thrilled to participate – click the link for details.

May 9: Participating in a benefit for Arts Health Network at Pressed Cafe – more info to come…. check this space again.

May 23: Triple Treat (get it?) a show with us, Heather Lynn Song, and Erin Saoirse Adair at Pressed Cafe – really looking forward to our set!

June 14: Westfest, MainStage, yo … and this year the stage will be in front of Clocktower on Richmond Road. IT WILL BE EPIC.

That’s all for now – check back for updates!

Elizabeth Riley Love beaming out in your direction – hope to see you there 🙂


From Lee Boeyen of Ottawa Lives Here, December 8, 2014

This weekend the OLH Team had the privilege of attending a private Listening Party  to celebrate the release of the Elizabeth Riley Band’s new album, “Felt Through The Bones”. They put on such an amazing performance which was accompanied by wine, great food and great company.

From Laura Magrita, Director & Curator of Gallery 101

The Elizabeth Riley Band blew me away. First, for their great sound and stage presence and secondly for the strength and power of their feminist message. I also loved the references to the east coast Canadian culture. When they rawked out with the country rock I fell in love! I am looking forward to hearing them play again for longer this time. The last time I saw them they were volunteering for a social justice event that is close to my heart, and for that I thank them for their own social conscious-es. As a band and as people they are a phenomenal force for good and musical meaning and entertainment.

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Heather Sword writes:

Just returned from 5 days at my sister’s farm and as I travelled
along, I listened to your new CD … over and over.
The marvelous song choices, varied interesting solo voices, rich
arrangements and delightful instruments are so appealing. What good
company it was!

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