singer/songwriter/guitar: Lindsay Bryan
Guitar/Keys: Adam Sutherland
Lindsay Bryan’s music is a crossroad of acoustic folk and pop driven indie rock. Taking tips from influential songwriters like Tegan and Sara, Joel Plaskett, Sarah Harmer, and St. Vincent, her lyrics are clever, honest, rich with imagery and double entendres.
Born and raised on the coastal Islands of British Columbia, it was clear at a young age that Lindsay had to create her own entertainment. With no shopping malls, movie theaters or video arcades to distract her from her own potential, she excelled in piano in elementary school, and taught herself the guitar in middle school. By high school she was writing and recording her own music, as well as taking any opportunity to perform her songs at local coffee shops, school assemblies and talent shows.
Upon graduating, Lindsay’s instincts knew it best to focus on networking, writing and performing rather than attending college to pursue a misleading field her heart was not in to. She moved to Victoria and immersed herself in its ever growing, close knit music community. She quickly made a name for herself winning Battle of the Bands competitions and even landing a spot in the Top 10 of David Foster’s Star Search.
In 2010 she recorded her debut EP Skyscraper, produced by Ted Gowans of Tegan and Sara, and co-produced by renowned Victoria producer Adam Sutherland. In 2011, Lindsay was selected to be a part of BC’s coveted Peak Performance Project Top 20, played the increasingly popular Rifflandia Festival, received airplay on 100.5 The Peak, and CBC radio, was nominated for 3 Vancouver Island Music Awards including Artist of the Year, Female Songwriter of the Year, and took home the SOCAN Song of the Year Award for her EP title track, Skyscraper.
Lindsay can also be found singing backup for other acclaimed Victoria artists such as Steph Macpherson, Jean-Paul Maurice, as well as singing in her local cover band The Make-Ups.
Just got back from Tracks on Tracks. A rock n roll railway adventure that took me and 10 bands from Vancouver to Toronto by train. They shot a documentary about the whole trip.