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SNAPPY music to make life better.

listen - feel good - laugh

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BIO

 
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"I'm leaving my career and pursuing my childhood dream of becoming a rock star. Yes, it IS a bit crazy. Oh, and Ryan? You're doing it with me."

In the spring of 2015, a long-suppressed dream unearthed itself in Laura Koch, 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. 

In a few short years, The Kwerks have built up an eager west coast fan base that has been itching for each new release they offer. Adding a gaggle of quirky misfits into the mix, the pair have expanded into a full-bodied, toe-tapping, energy-packed band. The release of two EPs, a commercial deal with Dominion Lending Centres, and a music award nomination all landed in their laps in their first year. The’ve wowed CBC Music by being propelled by their fierce fan base, KwerkNation, into the CBC Searchlight Competition's National TOP 25 (2017) and National TOP 10 in 2018, both awarded by popular vote. Since then, they’ve scooped up a music award (2017) and released their album, Bigger Badder Dreams (March 2018). With a sharp and snappy online presence, an amusing take on music videos, and a live show that blows socks off young and old, the band have struck a note with listeners near and far.

Their music is packed with rhythm and pizazz, and an authentic songwriting style that catches listeners in the throat. Soaring harmonies, cheeky humour, wildly untrained dance moves, and an ease with winning over audiences as hard as stone or easy as pie, The Kwerks always bring an element of fun, but with musical chops that make you hunger for more.

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

Discography

BIGGER BADDER DREAMS

Released: March 2018

 

THE KWERKS                                                                                                

Released: April 2016

LIGHTS 

Released: November 2016

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TOUR

          Aug 10                    Desert Daze Music Festival                                                 Spences Bridge, BC click for info

          Aug 11                     Kaleidoscope Arts Festival                                                  Coquitlam, BC click for info

          Sep 15                     Tractorgrease Cafe                                                               Chilliwack, BC click for info

          Sep 22                     House Concert                                                                      Langley, BC

          Oct 10-15               Breakout West Conference & Showcase                          Kelowna, BC

          Oct 20                    Gallery Bistro                                                                         Port Moody, BC

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PAST SHOWS      

Aug 6                      Harmony Arts Festival                                                         West Vancouver, BC

Jul 27-29                 Hootstock Music Festival                                                    Forest Grove, BC

Jul 26                       Summer Festival Concert Series                                        Langley, BC

Jul 20-22                 Mission Folk Music Festival                                                 Mission, BC

Jul 6                         Water Shed Arts Cafe                                                          Langley, BC

Jun 29, 30, Jul 1      Midsummer Music Festival                                                  Smithers, BC

Jun 9                        Kingfisher Barn                                                                     South Surrey, BC           

May 27                    Tractorgrease Cafe                                                                 Chilliwack, B

Apr 20                    Bez Arts Hub                                                                            Langley, B

Apr 7                      The Railyard                                                                             Mission, BC

Mar 2                      ALBUM RELEASE - Swallowfield Barn                                  Langley, B

Mar 3                       Tractorgrease                                                                           Chilliwack, BC

          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