October 17 2019
Early Show: Emmet Michael, Late Show: Antoinette Libelt
Written by Gastown Admin
Early Show: Emmet Michael
Emmet Michael is a Canadian alt-folk singer-songwriter from Edmonton, Alberta. Introspective and enthralling, with equal parts grit and grace, Emmet Michael is a musician who was built on his trials. Turning to music in his darkest times, he found solace in his ability to share his heart with others through his lyrics. Drawing on his experience of transitioning from female to male, living with mental illness, and battling addiction, his songs carry a tone of desperation and sorrow. With soulful melodies and heart wrenching lyrics, his music conveys a message that is both powerful and vulnerable. Entirely unique, yet familiar.
In a sea of auto tune and scantily clad bodies, Antoinette strives to be an island oasis of hooky melodies and female empowerment. Although still a newcomer to Vancouver’s music scene, Antoinette has quickly established herself as an in-demand singer and musician, playing local hot-spots several times a week. In 2017 she self recorded, produced and released her first EP Rush (Oct. 2017) and subsequent single Killing Time (April 2018).