Diyet & The Love Soldiers
Saturday April 6, 2019  8pm
Music

puppets@mermaidtheatre.ca
902-798-5841

Doors Open at 7:30pm

Diyet & The Love Soldiers is alternative country, folk, roots and traditional with catchy melodies and stories deeply rooted in Diyet’s Indigenous world view and northern life. Backed by Love Soldiers: husband and collaborator, Robert van Lieshout and Juno Award winning producer, Bob Hamilton; this multi-instrumental trio from the Yukon has a sound that can fill a big stage or capture an intimate room.

Diyet was born in a tent and spent her childhood “in the bush” or rather was brought up on the ancestral lands of her people in Canada’s Yukon Territory. Coming from a family rooted in traditions but tempered with a good sense of adventurous hippie attitudes, Diyet has created a musical presence that is as diverse as her Southern Tutchone, Tlingit, Japanese and Scottish heritage.

She got her start singing on the school bus, went on to acquire a degree in music, then became a published songwriter in Vancouver, BC. When the pull of the North was too strong, she packed her bags, and her Dutch husband, moving back to her village without a plan or even a pub to play in. The result of this unlikely career move has been international collaborations; touring in Canada and Europe; and two acclaimed albums (The Breaking Point, When You Were King) with the third, Diyet & The Love Soldiers, scheduled for release in spring 2018.

Diyet tours nationally in Canada and internationally in Europe. Performance highlights include major folk, jazz, and multi-disciplinary festivals in Canada, the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, and Mundial Montreal.

Continuing to live with feet firmly planted in two worlds, Diyet’s adventurous and sometimes chaotic life is on full display in her music. She often says, “yesterday, fishing for our dinner on the ice, the next day, on the stage singing for you!”

Diyet’s enticing vocals will pull you into the songs while the lyrics tell you a story…The entire album is great, and has a unique sound…if you like good music you should definitely check out this album. “Canadian Beats”

Diyet has met the challenge with the release of “When You Were King” – a sophomore release that is anything but sophomoric. This time around Diyet explores themes of yearning and persistence with sparse instrumentation, aching deliveries and arrangements as stark and icy as the Yukon Territory itself. “Rockwired Magazine, USA”

General Admission $27.50
Student ( with valid ID) $15.


Other Events at Mermaid Imperial Performing Arts Centre
Fri Mar 22  8pm
Ian Sherwood
Sat Mar 30  2pm
The Very Hungry Caterpillar & Other Eric Carle Favourites
Fri May 03  7:30pm
Rebecca Perry's From Judy to Bette: The Stars of Old Hollywood
Sun May 05  2pm
The Rainbow Fish
Fri May 10  8pm
Heather Rankin
Mermaid Imperial Performing Arts Centre (902) 798-5841 106 Gerrish Street Windsor, Nova Scotia B0N 2T0