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Two for the Show

Talented pair play the Arts Club May 14, also tapped for FV Music Award July 16

Kat Wahama, website images


ouring artists and local favourites Kat & Tony play the MNET Arts Club in Mission, May 14 at 8pm. Their eclectic tastes in music, harmonic sensibilities and ability to fashion timeless tunes have delighted audiences from Ashcroft to Azilda, Kagoshima to Crete.


Kat Wahamaa & Tony Rees have just been nominated for a Fraser Valley Music Award in the Jazz Category. Hosted by CiVL Radio, the awards ceremony takes place July 16 at the Abbotsford Arts Centre. Their last release Everything Blue, delves into their jazz and blues cupboard but they are no stranger to folk, swing, and old-time.

Last year their song Warrior of Love, was one of ten chosen from over 3,000 entries from 22 countries for the World Citizen Artists Awards showcased at an exhibition at the Belgravia Gallery in London, UK and released on the Playing for Change, SoundCloud compilation. Kat & Tony performed at the World Citizen Artists Peace Rendezvous at Bataclan in Paris on June 21, 2015, as part of La Fte de la Musique, World Music Day across Europe.


Kat & Tony write and play beautiful music together and are real life partners, too.  They also make up half of the acoustic quartet Back Door Slam and front the blues, Zydeco, and southern roots tinged Swamp City.


Joining Kat & Tony on stage are Kim Lamb (bass), Darrell Lord (drums) and other musical guests.  There will definitely be space for dancing! Tickets for the show are available at and at the door. To avoid disappointment advance purchase is recommended. For more information visit or




About Kat Wahama

Wahamaa has toured internationally; released 6 CDs and performed her music in theatre and film.  A proud Grrrls with Guitars alumna she has been nominated for two West Coast Music Awards and was the first Canadian songwriter to be chosen as a New Folk Finalist at the venerable Kerrville Folk Festival in Texas. She is currently engaged in a 3 year Artist in Residency for the City of Maple Ridge/City of Pitt Meadows.


About Tony Rees 

When he came to Canada, UK born Tony Rees manifested his love of North American folk and roots music, forming the folk infused The Working Stiffs and then blues based Shirley U Jest. In 1997 he formed Blues Caboose, a four piece which performed throughout the south coast of BC, specializing in blues of the 30s and 40s. Tony fronted one of BCs most popular Western Swing outfits Shiny Buckle Band from 2000 to 2009.






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