"MARITIMES TO ENGLAND TOUR" FEATURING PEI’S DYLAN MENZIE AND THE UK’S JAKE MORLEY

"MARITIMES TO ENGLAND TOUR" FEATURING PEI’S DYLAN MENZIE
AND THE UK’S JAKE MORLEY
- PRESENTED by MUSIC PEI - 
ANNOUNCES SHOWS FOR NS, NB, AND PEI

PEI Rising Star Dylan Menzie teams up with the UK singer-songwriter and guitar virtuoso, Jake Morley for the Music PEI/British Underground Artist Exchange Program.

Part of Showcase PEI, the Artist Exchange Program, in partnership with British Underground, (the music industry association of the UK) and ROSA (the music association of Denmark) pairs artists from PEI with artists from the UK and Denmark for collaboration, performance, and cultural exchange between Prince Edward Island and the partnered countries.  The artists will co-write for two days, tour the Maritimes together, and perform at Showcase PEI. This is a reciprocal program, with the PEI artists heading to England and Denmark for similar opportunities in those countries.

This year, PEI’s Dylan Menzie will partner with UK artist Jake Morley. They will each perform their own music and also present their collaborations in these unique shows at venues throughout the Maritimes.  As part of the exchange, Dylan will travel to the UK in 2018 and showcase at a music conference in the UK as well as touring with Jake.

Both performers offer a dynamic and engaging live show and together display perfect musical chemistry on stage. Jake and Dylan kick off their collaboration with a performance at the tenth annual Showcase PEI for more than 50 international and domestic music buyers from 11 countries. 

They will then perform four dates in the Maritimes, beginning Thursday, September 21 at The Carleton in Halifax, followed by two shows in New Brunswick - in Albert County and St. Andrews, and wrapping up with an engagement at the Watermark Theatre in Rustico, PEI. The complete tour is as follows:

Thu, September 21 @ The Carleton; Halifax, NS
Fri, September 22 @ Parkindale Hall; Albert County, NB; email for advance tickets
Sat, September 23 @ St. Andrews, NB (venue TBA)
Sun, September 24 @  Watermark Theatre; Rustico, PE

Purchase Tickets:
The Carleton: http://www.thecarleton.ca/events/dylan-menzie-jake-morley/
For Parkindale, advanced tickets can be reserved through emailing parkindalehall@gmail.com
Watermark Theatre: https://www.ticketwizard.ca/show/634

About Dylan Menzie:
PEI’s Dylan Menzie is well-known in the talent-rich Atlantic Canadian music market. with a sprawling vocal range and compelling approach to composition. In 2016, he was a finalist in CBC’s annual Searchlight competition on the back of his breakout single, “Kenya,” which spent two weeks at number one on CBC Radio 2’s Top 20 leading up to the release of his 2016 album Adolescent Nature. Drawing clear influence from the likes of My Morning Jacket, Led Zeppelin, Radiohead, and Joel Plaskett without being derivative of any one, the quality of these songs heavily belies the young artist’s age.  Dylan has performed alongside acts like City & Colour and Ron Sexsmith and at major events including Canadian Music Week and the Edmonton Folk Festival.

About Jake Morley:
The UK’s Jake Morley was a featured artist at the FolkNorth music conference in Toronto last year. He has played over 400 gigs across the UK, Europe and Canada, and supported leading lights of modern English songwriting, including Ed Sheeran, Ben Howard and Lucy Rose. He has performed at countless British festivals, including the world-renowned Isle of Wight Festival and the Secret Garden Party and recently completed his first cross-Canada tour this summer that included Stanfest, North County Fair, Vancouver Folk Festival, and more.  His second album ‘The Manual’, released in the UK and Canada in summer 2016 received glowing reviews .

About Music PEI:
Music PEI is the non-profit music industry association for Prince Edward Island with a mandate to assist Island artists and industry professionals to develop sustainable careers.

LINKS:
Dylan Menzie
Web: http://www.dylanmenzie.com/
Follow @dylanmenzie
Stream on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/12ILBSmV7xRhjPu5cZAJp9
Watch: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZ6JGz1PMxPlvJ4757H__3Q

Jake Morley
Web: http://www.jakemorley.com/
Follow: @jakemorley
Stream on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/5EfWj07dkgVpJ6Y5ATHxIm
Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sImu6PAy_rA&list=PLYkHptsoCzWWGFBJO_0R-8szyAovaRaQf

Dylan and Jake are available for interviews.
MEDIA CONTACT:
Kimberly Sinclair | SpinCount
kimbery@spincount.com | (902) 350-3968