Karen Fowlie’s at Troller’s Pub in Horseshoe Bay
Karen Fowlie is a local singer/songwriter, and she just started a new
open Jam night at the Troller’s Pub in Horseshoe Bay.
By John Prentice
Karen has her own band called ” Fowl Mouth McPhee “, please watch out for her next gig and become a fan of hers instantly.
Boom chang band bang, turn out the lights! 2013 is off to a grand start for Karen Fowlie with regular live performances with and without her band! She’s up at Cypress mountain in the lodge entertaining crowds of up to 900 people, she’s at the Troller pub with her band and she’s at other classic venues in and around town!
With an energetic stage presence and superb delivery of original songs, Karen Fowlie delivers an exciting show not to be missed. From shows at large festivals like the Great Canadian Bike Rally, the Winter Olympics Torch Run and Plaza of Nations Stage to more intimate solo performances for the City of North Vancouver and private house concerts, Fowlie’s love of performing is evident. Karen went on tour for two weeks in 2011 and 2012 playing her original and was the host of the 2012 Vancouver Centennial Stage in West Vancouver. Over the last two years her band took the main stage at Great Canadian Bike Rally and opened the show for Streetheart and Trooper.
Besides performing live, Karen’s recorded works have obtained notable local and national exposure. Christmas 2012 Karen released a new song called “Fly”, featuring the graphic art of Guity Novin. Other music of Karen’s has flown to places she didn’t expect. Take for example, music her last CD, “Pushing the Edge” (Producer Dale Penner — Holly McNarland, Matthew Good Band). Songs from the disk have been added to three compilation CDs, the 2010 “Thunderstruck 9” extreme snowmobiling DVD and several songs have been featured in the Province Newspaper Playlist. Consumers of Hevy D popcorn across Canada have downloaded her songs, Karen’s music represented BC in a Trade Mission to Japan and Fowlie has even received an accolade by BC’s Attorney General for her songwriting.
Being a mother herself, Karen feels that it is important to help the youth in her community. She’s worked with children in the Sea to Sky corridor over the last seven years developing their musical talents. “I enjoy teaching kids sing, play guitar and write their own music”, says Fowlie. “I aspire to inspire”.
Karen is undertaking to record her next project — an album of new songs! Keep your ear to the grapevine for album announcements. Her album should be available by the fall of 2013.
What Music Critics think about her music:
” Karen Fowlie’s prescence on stage, is captivating and she exudes warmth, positiveness, and grabs hold of your attention,from her ever present smile.
John Prentice – Vanmusic-contributor/photographer
” Karen Fowlie brings a genuine warmth and vitality to her stage presence…engaging audiences with a generous mix of positive vibe along with her infectious energy.”
J. Doyle – Coast Reporter Newspaper
” Thank you for performing this weekend! You guys sounded great and definitely made a few fans! ”
Jill, North Vancouver Community Arts Council
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