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Claire Coupland + Iain Leslie band



Iain is a Roots/Americana guitarist, singer and songwriter based in southern Ontario. As a sideman he as performed in severn countries across two continents and is now stepping out on his own. Drawing inspiration and influence from what he calls the big 3 of Jason Isbell, Sturgill Simpson and Chris Stapleton. He mixes powerful vocals, heartfelt lyrics and authoritative guitar playing to create his sound.

With vocal colours comparable to Brandi Carlile, Joni Mitchell, and Suzanne Vega, Claire Coupland is an upcoming Canadian songstress, emerging as a "young artist of real potential"( Combining alternate tunings and skillful fingerpicking, she brings a fresh and graceful contemporary feel to indie folk, and is sure to move audiences with sensitive and heartfelt songs but also charm them with her “wicked sense of humour” (Rik Emmett, Triumph). Claire will be playing renditions of her past works as well as sneak peeks of new songs which are set to be released on her 2018 spring EP.


Earlier Event: December 13
The Conn Artists
Later Event: December 16
Rocket Bomb