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Building Better Fest 2018 - supporting Chippewa Sustainable Living Project

  • Life of Leisure Surf + Social Club 792 Dundas Street London, ON, N5W 2Z7 Canada (map)

Event Details

Local musicians, Local craft beer, Locally distilled spirits in signature cocktails, Local crafter's raffle

  • 7:30pm - Amanda Lynn Stubley
  • 8:30pm - Great Spirits
  • 9:30pm - The Pairs
  • 10:30pm - The Early Morning
  • 11:30pm - dance party with DJ Operator aka Justin Bardawill

$10 - All proceeds support the Chippewa Sustainable Living Project. Specifically, funds raised will be used to build a sustainable tiny home for eco-tourism on Chippewas of the Thames First Nation to generate income for affordable, sustainable housing and promote cultural bridging between natives and non-natives.

This initiative is a partnership between a London based non-profit organization, Building Better, which promotes and implements sustainable building technologies. and Chippewas of the Thames First Nation.

Want more information on the project? Can't make the show, but still want to donate? Visit the link below.


Musician Bios

Amanda Lynn Stubley

Amanda Lynn Stubley is a London-based musician, broadcaster, and folklorist. She performs solo and with The Heartaches Stringband and hosts For The Folk on 94.9 CHRW. When not involved in the music community, she enjoys gardening, canoeing and home-canning.

Great Spirits

Al Aguilar, Todd Taylor, and Joel Jacobs collectively known as Great Spirits is a three-piece fusion group founded in London, Ontario with members hailing from Los Angeles, Vancouver, and Toronto, respectively. Their sound can be described as an eclectic mix of Rock, Funk, Jazz, and R&B. The group was formed when Al Aguilar, a seasoned bass player new to London from Los Angeles, met Toronto-based drummer Joel Jacobs at a Jam at East 765 Bar. The two hit it off almost immediately with an intuitive interplay of bass and drums. Shortly after, Vancouver guitarist Todd Taylor met Al at a show at the London Music Hall. The two talked about common musical interests and both being new in town, decided to set up a jam with Joel, who had also moved back to London to open his music school Junction Beats. As they say, the rest is history. The three musicians were in sync. Playing off each other effortlessly, they made their debut and almost immediately caught the attention London’s musical elite. The name Great Spirits comes from a love of good company, great drinks, positive energy and a reverence for those that have come before.

The Pairs

"Their stage show is packed with exceptional three-part harmonies, with all the beauty and intensity of a pipe organ. The rythms assed by Plimmer expand the songs far beyond the barriers of the folk label. At any point in the show the vibe can transform from Joni Mitchell to full out Destiny's Child." - Gerard Creces

Writing from imagination, the heart and life experience, The Pairs are looking to make an uplifting impact where ever they go. The group draws on their training in choral music and meshes it with their eclectic love of folk, singer songwriter, rock and blues to create a unique sound powered by 3 vocalists; Hillary Watson, Renee and Noelle Coughlin and drummer Steve Plimmer.

The Early Morning

An Old East Village based London band, with most members living on the same street, plays a unique blend of alt-country and soulful rock n' roll. 90's influenced songwriting with blended vocals, a female rythym section and great stage energy. "Sure, rock n' roll is a young person's game, but we are trying to re-write the rules and create something that stands out from the rest.", say's Malcolm Scott, guitarist and one of the bands many songwriters. The bandmates are all parents and have 9 kids between them. Despite this, and their professional careers as lawyers and educators, they still find time to rock out until The Early Morning.