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Bottomfeeders
Waterview

Music from the shores of Clayoquot Sound

 

 

 

 

 

 

Just when you thought it was safe to go into the water, The Bottomfeeders have released their inaugural CD, Waterview.
A compilation of lyrical, whimsical, wonderful ballads, Waterview 
has a little something for everyone, from harmonious vocals
to toe-tapping rhythms reminicent of maritime down-home folk.
     For those who enjoy browsing their CD liners while immersed in music, this one will keep you entertained for most of its 50 minutes;
some great photos, words to sing along to, and titles like (My Gal Left Me For A) Geoduck Clam, Spruce Bug, Drunkest Deckhand, and Gooseneck Barnacle Pickers.
    Waterview is the ultimate stocking stuffer for your loved ones. Decorate it with a clam shell and the promise of a clam dinner,and
they'll wonder no longer what mysteries lie at the bottom of the sea.

Marilyn McEwen - The Westerly News

 

... it's the album's diversity that makes it easily one of the biggest sleeper hits in recent indie memory. Graceful harmonies around Coral Palm in Wait Some More ... the tranquil image you instantly visualize around the traditional Canadian folk ballad The Jealous Lover ... make no mistake about it - these guys and gal are serious musicians, with the craftsmanship one naturally gains with music they love to play.

A fisherman's life couldn't be made out more eloquently, capturing one of the country's few 'roots musics'.   A refreshing splash of originality is just what Canadian music needed and The Bottomfeeders give you that splash - and all the fish tales that come with it. 

 

After years of harrassment from their fans,
the band entered the studio in the spring of 2001 and recorded their first cd, Waterview.
It was recorded at Sundog Studios, in Ucluelet, BC, except for the guitars and vocal of 'Estevan Reef' which were recorded in  John's living room in Tofino, BC in 1994, and the drum tracks which were recorded at Wireworks Digital, in Parksville, BC.
The recording was produced by The Bottomfeeders and Rob Thoms, who was also the recording engineer.
Mixing and mastering were done by Regan Myers and John Armstrong at Wireworks Digital.
Graphic design was done by Paul Harris and Bill Morrison at Word Works.

Clayoquat Sounds

a collection of eclectic grassroots artists from the Long Beach area

recorded on Vancouver Island 

mastered at Wireworks

Kent Fiddy Dreams & Destiny

 

 

 

 

 

 

Songwriter. Poet. Storyteller of History. These are just some of the words which have been used to describe Kent Douglas Fiddy. There is, today, a phenomenal and burgeoning interest in the history of British Columbia. This is perhaps the result of its newly found maturity, independence and sense of destiny based on the Pacific experience. The music of Kent Douglas Fiddy celebrates an enormously rich but hitherto untapped vein of B.C. cultural heritage. The earliest contact with First Nations peoples, the extraordinary sea voyages of Captains Cook and Vancouver, the courage and determination of immigrant people from Europe and Asia, coal-mining on Vancouver Island, shipwrecks on the West Coast Trail, and the working heroes stationed on lonely, remote lighthouses. These all are part of the thread in the tapestry woven by Kent Douglas Fiddy. Inspired, evocative and compelling, his music has the power to take you on a journey across the curve of time. Kent Douglas Fiddy has worked as a songwriter and performer for many years. His material has been published by Irving/Almo Music(Canada/U.S.A), Chappel Music and Kenny Rogers' Lionshare Music. His recordings have been released internationally. His songs are used in schools for both literacy and music education purposes. Kent has opened for diverse artists as blues legends Sonny Terry Brownie McGee and Valdy, Melanie Doane, Dave Mallett, Jonny Hardy(Old Blind Dogs) and Gavin Marwick(Iron Horse). He has performed at benefits with artists including k.d. lang, Shari Ulrich, Spirit of the West and Don Herron. Recent concert appearances include festivals in both Atlantic and Pacific Canada. These include Festival-By-The-Sea (St. John, NB), the 40th Mirimichi Folk Festival (Mirimichi, NB), The Filberg Festival (B.C.), 17th Orkney Islands Folk Festival(Scotland), 1999 Pan-Am Games(Canada), and The WhaleFestival(B.C.). The CD was produced by David Sinclair, a friend and collaborator of over twenty years, who also performs in concerts with him. David Sinclair is a multi-instrumentalist with an exceptional professional career as a touring and studio musician, record producer, songwriter and composer. He is based in Vancouver and recently completed world tours with Sara MacLachlan (Lilith Fair, 1996-1999, Canada/U.S.A), (Fumbling Toward Ecstasy - 1994/1995), k.d. lang (Ingenue - 1992/1995). He is a Juno Nominee and winner of P.R.O. awards for outstanding air play. David has performed on recordings with k.d. lang, Sara McLachlen, Rita MacNeil, B.T.O., Valdy, Susan Jacks, Gary Fjellgaard, The Rovers and Tears Are Not Enough. He has played live on the Grammy's, David Letterman and the Tonight Show.