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Take Evalyn Parry for a SPIN

by on April 25, 2013

33_SPINAward-winning songwriter, poet and ironic social commentator Evalyn Parry is gifted with a sharp pen, a quirky musical sensibility and a wicked sense of humour. Her latest inventive musical project, SPIN is inspired in part by the incredible true tale of Annie Londonderry – the first woman to ride around the world on a bicycle in 1894. Parry is joined on stage by a vintage bicycle, and sound artist Anna Friz, playing instruments from the more traditional (accordion, harmonica) to the even more unusual (amplified buzz from flashing bike lights), creating a richly textured and utterly unique sonic accompaniment to Parry’s songs and monologues.

This mesmerizing performance takes to the Playhouse stage on Monday, May 6 at 7:30pm, in a beautiful mix of song and poetry that strikes a brilliant and previously unexplored chord among female musicians today.

The theatrical production of SPIN premiered at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre in Toronto in March 2011, where it sold out its two week run.

“Part theatre, part musical gig, part spoken word poetry & part documentary…whatever it is, it is brilliant.” – Toronto Star

SPIN features Parry on electric and acoustic guitars and lead vocals, Brad Hart on the 1972 CCM Galaxie Bicycle , bicycle pump and vocals, and Anna Friz on bike lights, imbira, harmonica, accordian, melodica, leatherman, and vocals.

Blessed with “an ethereally beautiful singing voice” (NOW Magazine), Parry is a captivating performer, who’s outspoken, personal and political performances are inspired by a powerful vision of social activism, spinning language and ideas as deftly as Hart spins, plucks and bows the wheels of the bicycle. SPIN is full of brand new ideas and sounds, unlike any record that Parry and her collaborators have made before. It is totally unique, and well worth taking for a ride.

Tickets for SPIN are available at the Fredericton Playhouse box office 1-866-884-5800, or online at www.theplayhouse.ca.

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