ROSIE & THE RIVETERS EMBARK ON FIRST TOUR TO THE UNITED STATES
July 7, 2016 in Artist News
Rosie & the Riveters are four sassy dames from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan who perform uplifting music with a 1940’s flare, combining The Andrews Sisters’ vintage vocal treatment with Mahalia Jackson’s soul and the sweetness of The Good Lovelies. It will be difficult to top the thrill of performing for members of the Royal Family, Prince Edward and Princess Sophie, in June, but today the quartet is delighted to announce their very first tour into the United States of America. And they’re starting with a few prestigious festivals and shows at home in Canada. They continue to celebrate the release of their debut album, Good Clean Fun! which reached #5 on the CBC Radio Top 20 and #9 on the earshot! folk/roots/blues chart in the fall of 2015.
July 9 Winnipeg, MB - Winnipeg Folk Festival
July 23 Bengough, SK - Gateway Music Festival
July 29 Lac du Bonnett, MB - Fire & Water Music Festival
Aug 5 Woodstock, ON - Rose Hill Farm
Aug 6 Toronto, ON - Burdock Music Hall
Aug 8 Cambridge, MA, USA - Club Passim
Aug 11 New York City,NY, USA - Rockwood Music Hall
Aug 12-13 Bethlehem, PA, USA - Musikfest
“Rosie the Riveter is an American icon and she’s our band namesake so we are VERY excited to bring our own style of Good Clean Fun! into the USA for the very first time after performing all over Canada for the past five years. It’s a plus that we’re performing in American cities that are known to be cultural hubs. We’re excited to be part of that! “ - Allyson Reigh
Rosie & the Riveters are selling out shows across Canada at venues such as the Broadway Theatre in Saskatoon (400+ tickets), the Calgary Folk Club (350+), Winnipeg Folk Festival and more. Recent media highlights include: a CKUA video of a live performance, an appearance on eTalk Canada and guest spots on CBC’s The Next Chapter and CBC Music’s How-To Series.
To see the ladies live is to become a fan. With months of rehearsals in dance studios and years of experience as professional musicians, the ladies pull together sophisticated harmonies, body percussion, scintillating dance moves, and humour. Along with whoops, hollers, mile-wide smiles, and matching 1940s dresses, the group offers a spectrum of music for all ages that includes an original catalogue plus crowd-pleasing covers such as Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy.
ABOUT ROSIE & THE RIVETERS
Rosie & the Riveters are four fiercely talented and sassy dames from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, who perform uplifting folk music with a vintage 1940s flare. They are: Alexis Normand, Allyson Reigh, Melissa Nygren, and Farideh Olsen. They’re inspired by Rosie the Riveter, the feminist icon who represents the women’s movement into the workforce during WWII and embodies the strength and power that thrive in every woman.
The Riveters are about empowering women to be ambassadors for change in their community and in support of this goal, they invest 20% of their merchandise sales to support other women’s projects around the world through KIVA.org. To date they’ve invested $5,325 and have created a lending team which is open to anyone who wants to join them!
Previous to Good Clean Fun! (produced by JUNO winner Murray Pulver and mentored by gospel legend Ken Whiteley), the group released a four-song demo in 2011, followed by a live album titled “LIVE” in 2012 recorded in Saskatoon with Ross Nykiforuk (The Northern Pikes, The Sheepdogs, etc).
“As charming off the stage as on, these retro-lovelies revive the charm of the ‘40s. Their harmonies are as flawless as their porcelain complexions and fabulous frocks. Rosie & the Riveters are wholesome, winsome and then some.” - Jackie Bourgaize, Director/Artist Rep, Gallery House Concert Society