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SNAPPY music to make life better.

listen - feel good - laugh

welcome to kwerknation.


Discography

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                                                                                       BIGGER BADDER DREAMS

                                                                                       COMING SOON: March 2nd, 2018

 

THE KWERKS                                                                                                

Released: April 2016

LIGHTS 

Released: November 2016

BIO

 
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"I'm leaving my career and I'm pursuing my childhood dream of becoming a rock star. Yes, in my 30s, after having "settled down", after 15 years of marriage (which continues, ahem), a mortgage, a career, 3 kids, a dog, and everything else that comes with those. And yes, it IS a bit crazy. Oh, and Ryan's doing it with me."

In the spring of 2015, Laura was hit over the head by a single, very compelling conversation. A long 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 dusted off her guitar. 

The Kwerks have made a splash wherever they've tested the waters. Having released two EPs in 2016, they were featured in a Dominion Lending Centres national commercial campaign, they scooped up three music award nominations (2016 & 2017), Laura was awarded the "Excellence in Performance for a Female Artist" Frazey award (2017),  and the band made it to the national top 25 in the CBC Searchlight Competition (2017). Radio stations both locally and nationally have picked up their tunes.

Their music, while difficult to nail down in a particular genre, can be described as a unique, snappy kind of folk-pop, peppered with hints of bluegrass and pop-rock. They infuse their live performances with sassy dance moves by Ryan and funny stories flowing from their journey of dropping everything to live life more intentionally and authentically. They have a way of making audiences laugh to tears, and leave happier than a bunch of carrot-filled bunnies. Inspiring? Oh yes. Fluffy and chicken-soup-for-the-soul-ish? No way. These guys bring the kind of authentic honesty that leaves you hungry for more. 

Whether performing as a duo or flanked by their band, they bring loads of fun to the stage with music that has been described as "fresh", "unique", and "catchy". Loaded with rhythm, the songs pack in about as much honesty as you can handle in one sitting. Some of them will make your eyes leak. 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.

It’s all groovy fun with these guys.
If the Barenaked Ladies were a married couple they’d be The Kwerks.
— Jeff Bonner, Tractorgrease Multimedia & Cafe

Vocals, Guitar / Laura Koch
Vocals / Ryan Koch

Band

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

 

Mar 2                      ALBUM RELEASE - Swallowfield Barn                                 Langley, BC click for info

          Mar 3                       Tractorgrease                                                                           Chilliwack, BC click for info

          Apr 7                       The Railyard                                                                               Mission, BC click for info

          Apr 20                     Bez Arts Hub                                                                             Langley, BC click for info

          Jun 9                        Kingfisher Barn                                                                        South Surrey, BC     

          Jul 6                         Water Shed Arts Cafe                                                              Langley, BC

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PAST SHOWS

          Dec 23                     Pacific Theatre's "Christmas Presence"                                Vancouver, BC

          Dec 22                     Pacific Theatre's "Christmas Presence"                                 Vancouver, BC 

          Dec 19                     Pacific Theatre's "Christmas Presence"                                 Vancouver, BC

          Dec 17                     Christmas Presence Show                                                      Abbotsford, BC

Dec 3                      Langley Township's "The Christmas Variety Show"            Fort Langley, BC

Nov 26                    Private Event                                                                           Vancouver, BC

Nov 6                      Private Event                                                                           Banff, AB

Oct 26                    Private Event                                                                            North Vancouver, BC

Oct 14                     Tractorgrease Cafe                                                                  Chilliwack, BC

Oct 13                     Northern Exposure Conference/Showcase                           Wells, BC

Oct 7                       Private Event                                                                            Langley, BC

Oct 1                       Backyard Vineyards                                                                  Langley, BC

Sep 30                     Private Event                                                                            Chilliwack, BC

Sep 9                       Backyard Vineyards                                                                 Langley, BC

Sep 2                       Tractorgrease Folk Festival                                                     Chilliwack, BC    

Aug 31                     Canada 150 Concert Series                                                     Langley, BC

Aug 26                    Same Sun Summer Jam Festival                                             Surrey, BC

Aug 20                    Music on the Mountain (MoM) Festival - Main Stage         Fort St James, BC

Aug 19                    Music on the Mountain (MoM) Festival - Bill Stage             Fort St James, BC

Aug 15                     Night Market                                                                           Fort St James, BC

Aug 11                     Envision Financial Twilight Concert Series                           Mission, BC              

Jul 29                       Private Event                                                                           Langley, BC

Jul 21                       Cultus Lake Night Slide                                                          Cultus Lake, BC  

Jul 12-15                   Downtown Victoria Buskers Festival                                    Victoria, BC                         

Jul 14                       House Concert                                                                        Victoria, BC                       

Jul 10                       Music on the Wharf                                                                Maple Ridge, BC                   

Jul 9                         Backyard Vineyards                                                                 Langley, BC                     

Jul 7                         Ewan Macintyre & The Kwerks - Water Shed Cafe             Langley, BC

Jul 1                         Tractorfest Canada Day                                                          Chilliwack, BC                                   

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