If you were lucky enough to be one of the 50 souls who RSVP’d to Fireside’s newest installation for the culture, “Sans Fuccs,” you would have been fortunate enough to walk away with a memory of a lifetime. Held at a secret address that wasn’t released until the day of, adding much anticipation and mystique for what was in store for those who got the call.
There wasn't a moment to waste with David Morin when he came to town. We were moving around Calgary from show to interview to other engagements for most of the weekend.
It was great to get this opportunity to settle down and get to know him deeper as a person and artist in the studio. This Fireside Session feature's his new song "Your Love." Watch for it on his upcoming album.
Fireside exists to tell the story of our music community in Calgary. When an artist comes through to play a show, we want to get to know them as much as possible. One of the ways to do that is to focus in on their story through one of their songs in our studio.
Kyng intersected our story when founder, Jared Clark, discovered him at an open mic in Toronto. Before that, Kyng had already been on an adventure of his own, rising to the top of the American Idol competition but choosing to journey from there to dig into his sound in a real way, and find where he could settle in artistically.
We were honoured to have him experience some of that belonging with us in Calgary. This video gives you a glimpse of the light and joy Kyng shared with us all weekend.
BY JORDAN STRICKER
It’s April and its -8 degrees Celsius. The setting is Philosafy Coffee on 17th avenue. The door swings open as a breeze flows in behind the coldest rapper that Calgary has produced to date. Jae Sterling and his manager sit across Fireside founder Jared Clark and I. His presence is felt the second he takes a seat. A man on a mission with a message Hip-Hop fans across all walks of life have been waiting for.
BY JORDAN STRICKER
106 years of history packed in to the walls of an Inglewood staple: The Lantern Church. The
second you walk into the venue you feel a slight shiver at the nostalgia that pierces those walls.
Just minutes away, we would be blown away by the soulful musical force that is David Morin.
This was the first Fireside event in the sanctuary. To say that it added to the intensity of the
music being played would be an immense understatement. No one more suitable to establish the musical pedigree we at Fireside are looking to showcase than Morin.
On January 16th, 2016, 5 artists performed by the fire for a small audience. These artists noted that they had never felt so vulnerable and loved while performing their music. Ever since that night Fireside has nurtured an environment where identity music is celebrated.