Regina Songwriters Monthly Meeting: Guest speaker Merv xx Gotti


  • April 24, 2024 - Showtime: 7:00pm

Wednesday, April 24, 7:00-9:00 pm

Location to be announced shortly (central Regina) 

  • Attend in person at SaskMusic, 1831 College Avenue
    For this event use the WEST side doors off the parking lot. You can park in any unmarked spots in the middle of the lot. (Enter off College Ave and Hamilton St)
  • Register to join by Zoom

SaskMusic and Regina Songwriters welcome songwriters of all skill levels and genres to join us for this month's meeting, which will centre around a chat by artist/songwriter Merv xx Gotti.

He will discuss his organic approach to songwriting, his artistic path and release strategy, and  how collaborations with others (both in his own artistic practice, and in his work through the Trifecta Sound collective) inform his approach to life and music. Merv has a wealth of experience to share as a critically-acclaimed songwriter, as well as an export-ready artist with substantial performance credits at festivals around the world. 

Following the chat we'll have a song share - bring your latest pieces or those that you'd like feedback on to share with the group. 

All skill levels & styles welcome! Whether you're just getting started or a veteran songwriter, join us and meet up with other local songwriters.

Things you may want to bring: Something to take notes, water bottle, guitar (optional).


Merv xx Gotti is the award-winning Canadian multi-genre artist behind the solo singer-songwriter dream-pop project, "Guitar Songs.” He is also the singer of hip-hop/R&B duo, Samurai Champs, as well as alternative-emo band, GHOSTFORM. Additionally, he is the Founder and Artistic Director of Canadian DJ & artist collective, Trifecta Sound Co.

His debut solo singer-songwriter release, Guitar Songs EP, was released March 2024 in anticipation of his debut performance at SXSW (Austin, TX). The EP explores a more minimal sound, emphasizing his androgynous, dreamy vocals to deliver vulnerable, sincere songwriting. The EP has since amassed over 150,000 streams on Spotify, with the project’s first single, “Jiujitsu,” being played on 21 CBC stations across the country, the biggest syndication pick-up for a Saskatchewan artist in the past 5 years.

With Samurai Champs, Merv xx Gotti has toured internationally, performing at festivals such as SXSW (US), Music Matters Live (Singapore), NXNE (Canada), The Great Escape (UK), Reeperbahn (Germany), Tallinn Music Week (Estonia), and more. His music has been featured on CBC Canada, Gigwise, Exclaim!, and VICE Noisey. He has also received multiple artistic awards and nominations from both the Western Canadian Music Awards (WCMAs) and Saskatchewan Music Awards (SMAs).

In his role as Artistic Director of Trifecta Sound Co., Merv xx Gotti has been recognized for his work in community building. He has spoken at conferences such as BreakOut West (Kelowna BC), Wavelength Festival (Toronto ON), and the Congress of Humanities & Social Sciences (Regina SK), as well as received accolades from CBC's Future 40 and TD Bank's Creative Entrepreneurship Incubator. 

In 2023, he was featured nationally on CBC Canada during Asian Heritage Month. The same year, Trifecta Sound Co. was awarded a double-win at the Saskatchewan Music Awards for both Industry Achievement and Music Organization of the Year.

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