19 August 2013

Outdoor Pianos and Seaside Serenading!

August 19th, 2013|Inspiration Station, News|

This summer the City Studios launched an amazing outdoor music project called “Keys to The Streets”!  It’s a fun, interactive and engaging project that brings music to the people. The Georgia Straight chose to do a fabulous series on a few Vancouver musicians having fun with the pianos and I got to be one of them!  Yay!  It was a beautiful day and so wonderful to hear the sounds of the city and the people around me as I played and sang.  It was heart warming actually and made me fall more and more in love with this place I call home.

Here’s a wee excerpt from the article:

Dawn Pemberton believes that music is something that should always be available to everyone.

The appearance of four pianos around Vancouver this summer go towards making that conviction a reality, she told the Straight while sitting at one of those instruments located on the edge of the Olympic Village.

“This takes the job or the idea of music as this big thing that only a few people can do and makes it more accessible and tangible,” she said. “Just waiting down here and enjoying the view, so many people came up and started playing. And I think that’s so cool. I think as people take more of a participatory role in making music, they will appreciate it more and go out and see it more.”

Pemberton is a piano player, vocalist, music teacher, and—as of last week—director of youth choir and voice ensemble at Vancouver’s Sarah McLachlan School of Music. She played a song called “For You”, which will appear on an album of original work she expects to see released in the spring or summer of 2014.

You can check out the rest of the article here.

I am so thrilled to have been a part of this fun project! Special thanks to Travis Lupick, Marcel Chaves, Laura Moore and The Georgia Straight!

26 July 2013

Memory Project – Vancouver Folk Music Festival

July 26th, 2013|Inspiration Station, News|

Friends and Fans of the Vancouver Folk Music Festival!  Check this out. Beautiful, heartfelt songs crafted from your memories by the talented Veda Hille and performed by Veda, her dynamic band and kicky choir!  I was lucky enough to wave my arms around in front of these folks for the show last year and the recording this year.  Did I mention there are special guestsssssss…..?  Did someone say Dan Mangan?

Have a listen!

9 December 2012

BJ Block and Dawn Pemberton – We Cry

December 9th, 2012|Inspiration Station, News|

We are excited! In anticipation of our upcoming album, BJ Block and I have released a bonus track in partnership with the amazing organization, Nations Cry. All proceeds from the song, “We Cry” will go directly to humanitarian projects in Sierra Leone, El Salvador and Guatemala. Here’s the first of many new songs to come! Please help us spread the word and raise some money for an excellent cause! Thank YOU!