ISØBEL / Vi
ISØBEL | 10 pm
Canadian electropop artist ISØBEL began producing music in 2020 — with gritty synthesizers, pulsing drum machines, electric guitar and soft vocals, she delivers brooding alternative pop anthems that explore feelings of self-doubt and egotism, relationships, and struggles faced by women. This self-taught artist writes, performs, records and produces all of her tracks in her home studio in Ottawa, Ontario.
Vi | 10:30 pm
Born in Ottawa, alt-pop artist Vi came to prominence in 2018 with her debut EP “blackwater.” The singer-songwriter spent her early childhood in Qatar and began crafting moody music from her bedroom after moving back to Ottawa in her early teenage years. Drawing her inspiration from heartbreak and hardships, her vulnerable lyrics are known to resonate deeply with others. Due to her unique sound, many say she is like no other.
About Encore Ottawa:
Over the course of the pandemic, Shenkman Arts Centre, Meridian Theatres @ Centrepointe, and the Ottawa Music Industry Coalition, in addition to RogersTV, and Apartment613, piloted Encore Ottawa 1 and later Encore Ottawa 2 to create paid performance opportunities for over 90 local artists, with all 39 performances later broadcast on RogersTV Channel 22. Encore Ottawa 3 is supported by the Canada Arts Presentation Fund Program and the Support for Workers in Live Arts and Music Sectors Fund.