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BIO

 
 

"I'm quitting my job and I'm pursuing my lifelong dream of becoming a rock star. In my 30s. After having "settled down". After marriage (well, during, actually), mortgage, career, kids, dog, and everything else that comes with those. And yes, it's a bit crazy. Oh, and Ryan's doing it with me."

In the spring of 2015, Laura had an epiphany - a suppressed dream unearthed itself and made its way to the front and centre, and she, along with her husband, Ryan, dove in head first. She left her career, sent her previously homeschooled kids to school, and took up her guitar. 

The many months that ensued have been pretty wild, and The Kwerks have made a splash wherever they've tested the waters. They put out their self-titled debut EP in April 2016 and have been heard on college radio across the country and blasted out the windows of many a happy car. In November 2016 they released a winter EP, "Lights", that was been picked up by many a Christmas radio station across the country.

"I spend weeks gathering outstanding tracks and artists for my Christmas shows. I'm happy to say The Kwerks new EP is perfect. The tunes are in keeping with the Season but sound fresh and smart. Check out their Holiday EP."
                                                Terry David Mulligan - Roundhouse Radio / CKUA Radio

Their music is a mix of folk-pop, bluegrass and a bit of country. Their live performances are peppered with sassy dance moves by Ryan and cheeky stories flowing from their 17 years of life together. They have a way of making audiences laugh to tears, and leave happier than a bunch of carrot-filled bunnies. 

"It's all groovy fun with The Kwerks. If the Barenaked Ladies were a married couple they'd be The Kwerks."                                                              Jeff Bonner - Tractorgrease Multimedia & Cafe

Sometimes the pair performs as a duo, and sometimes they bring their whole band along for a full-bodied experience. Either way, they bring loads of fun to the stage with music that has been described as "fresh", "unique", and "catchy". Loaded with rhythm, the songs are written by Laura, and pack in about as much authentic honesty as you can handle in one sitting. Some of them will make you cry. Others will make you laugh and want to dance. Either way, you'll be an emotional mess by the end of the set. The Kwerks apologize for that, but kind of like it.

The Kwerks were nominated for a Fraser Valley Music Award in Summer 2016 in the POP category. They have performed on stages throughout the Fraser Valley, Metro Vancouver, and beyond. 

Laura and Ryan Koch live in Langley, BC, are parents to three young girls, and have a dog named Oscar. They do life with pizazz and a good dose of humour.

Vocals, Guitar / Laura Koch
Vocals / Ryan Koch

Band

  • Mandolin, Banjo, Accordion, Flute / Gregg Porter
  • Electric Guitar / Jay Rennicks
  • Bass / Jonathan Perkins
  • Drums, Percussion / Tim Dyck

AVAILABLE NOW!

Our WINTER EP - LIGHTS

Release date: November 1st, 2016

"I spend weeks gathering outstanding tracks and artists for my Christmas shows. I'm happy to say The Kwerks new EP is perfect. The tunes are in keeping with the Season but sound fresh and smart. Check out their Holiday EP."

Terry David Mulligan

Roundhouse Radio / CKUA Radio

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Shows

UPCOMING

  • Feb 25, 8pm - Fundraising event for Nepal @ North Vancouver INFO

  • Mar 3, 8pm - LIVE FRIDAYS @ The Stage (opening set by KELLEN SAIP) - 32998 1st Ave, Mission - INFO and TICKETS

  • March 4 - LIVE RECORDING & CONCERT - Blue Light Studio, 1839 Franklin St, Vancouver - INFO / Facebook Event

  • March 24 - The Water Shed Cafe - 20349 88th Ave, Langley - Details TBA

  • April 1, 7pm - Variety Show Fundraiser @ Maple Ridge Baptist Church, 22155 Lougheed Hwy, Maple Ridge

  • May 27, 7pm - Tractorgrease Multimedia & Cafe - 48710 Chilliwack Lake Rd, Chilliwack - Tickets: call 604.858.3814

  • Aug 18-20th - MoM Festival (Formerly Music on the Mountain) @ Fort St James, BC - INFO TBA

  • Nov 6 - Banff Event - TBA

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PAST SHOWS

  • Feb 11, 8pm - The 14th Avenue Pub - 32516 14th Ave, Mission
  • Jan 7, 7pm - Tractorgrease - 48710 Chilliwack Lake Rd, Chilliwack - TICKETS: call (604) 858-3814
  • Dec 17, 2016 - Pacific Theatre/Gallery 7's "Christmas Presence" @ Matsqui Centennial Auditorium, Abbotsford
  • Dec 11 @ 8pm - "Christmas Presence" @ Pacific Theatre - 1440 12th Ave, Vancouver
  • Dec 11 @ 2pm - "Christmas Presence" @ Pacific Theatre - 1440 12th Ave, Vancouver
  • Oct 30, 6pm - "Darling Hurts" CD Release Concert @ Stephano's, 315 Columbia St, New West
  • Oct 8, 7pm - Mission Coffee House Concert Series @ Clarke Theatre, 33700 Prentis Ave, Mission
  • Sep 10 @ 7pm - Tractorgrease Cafe, Chilliwack
  • Aug 24 - Private Event
  • Aug 17, 1pm - Langley Community Farm Market @ Kwantlen University
  • Jul 23 (time TBA) - Sun Peaks Upper Plaza Stage, Sun Peaks
  • July 16, 7:15pm - Fraser Valley Music Awards, Abbotsford
  • July 9, 7:30pm - The Water Shed Arts Cafe, Langley
  • July 8, 9pm - Party in the Park, Chilliwack
  • June 22, 1pm - Langley Community Farmers Market @ Kwantlen University
  • June 15, 11am - Summer Connect (by UGM), Princess St DTES
  • June 11, 5pm - LCFM Gumboot Gala, Langley
  • June 5, 1pm - Private Event
  • May 28, 7pm - Tractorgrease Cafe, Chilliwack
  • May 14, 7pm - EP RELEASE BARN CONCERT, Kingfisher Farm
  • Apr 22 - Private House Concert
  • Mar 24, 7-10pm - Fort Langley Ceilidh, 9025 Glover Rd - St Andrews Church
  • Dec 20, 2pm - Pacific Theatre, Vancouver - Christmas Presence
  • Nov 28, 7pm - Lelem' Arts & Cultural Cafe, Ft Langley - Live music night!
  • Nov 20, 7pm - Lelem' Arts & Cultural Cafe, Ft Langley - Private Fundraiser
  • Nov 8, 8pm - Windsong Co-Housing Community, Langley - House Concert
  • Nov 6, 7pm - Kitsilano Christian Community, Vancouver - Songs of Hope Fundraiser
  • Nov 5, 7pm - The Fort Gallery, Ft Langley - First Thursday Event 
The Kwerks performed this at the Clarke Theatre Cafetorium for the Mission Coffee House Series on October 08, 2016. This group of fine musicians have a very real and catchy style. You will probably be humming this tune in the near future. Visit www.seawestentertainment.com for event and booking info.

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