Ris­ing stars at play­house

Tim Moxam and Nick Don­eff along with Liz Stringer

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - ENTERTAINMENT/COMMUNITY -

The Vic­to­ria Play­house wel­comes ris­ing stars Tim Moxam and Nick Don­eff to the stage on Aug. 14.

Moxam’s friend and tour­mate Aus­tralian Liz Stringer rounds out the bill.

Lauded for his charm­ing stage pres­ence and earthy vo­cals, Toronto-based Moxam has been com­pared to Cat Stevens, Neil Young and David Gray.

“Moxam makes crisp, clear acous­tic songs straight out of the 1970’s singer-song­writer tra­di­tion, built up with pop melodies and a sub­tle amount of ex­tra in­stru­ments and har­monies,” says mu­sic blog­ger Bob Mersereau.

“The ef­fect is med­i­ta­tive, sooth­ing and se­duc­tive, as Moxam has a fine voice and a great de­liv­ery.”

Born and raised in Southern On­tario, Don­eff has be­come a well-known and pop­u­lar face in Is­land mu­sic scene and his self-ti­tled de­but al­bum has won ac­claim in broader cir­cles, in­clud­ing catch­ing the at­ten­tion of CBC Ra­dio’s Q host Tom Power.

“Hap­pened upon some beautiful mu­sic tonight from an On­tario/P.E.I. song­writer named Nick Don­eff. Pretty, Prine-y songs,” tweeted Power.

Roots-pop-folk artist Stringer was a late, but wel­come ad­di­tion to the bill for this show. Based in Mel­bourne, Aus­tralia, Stringer toured the Mar­itimes last win­ter, when she played the Old Tri­an­gle and The Dunk with Tim Moxam.

The Cana­dian mu­sic mag­a­zine Ex­claim! gave Stringer’s 2016 al­bum “All the Bridges” four stars, say­ing that it “blows in like a gust of fresh an­tipodean air, re­veal­ing a vi­brant and as­sured tal­ent”.

For in­for­ma­tion or to pur­chase tick­ets, call the Play­house box of­fice at 902-658-2025 or go on­line to vic­to­ri­aplay­house. com.

SUB­MIT­TED PHO­TOS

Nick Don­eff, left, and Tim Moxam, along with Liz Stringer, be­low, will per­form at Vic­to­ria Play­house tonight.

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