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LIVE LIFE.

SAY YES.

BE A LITTLE CRAZY.


BIO

 
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You’ve been wishing for some upbeat, ray-of-sunshine-in-a-dark-world music, but just can’t stomach the endless autotune of pop. Well, now you’ve found it. The Kwerks’ warm harmonies and fresh folk sound will have you tapping your toe and singing along in minutes, only to realize the lyrics are as authentic as the duo’s straightforward acoustic vibe.

Laura and Ryan Koch are a married couple who dropped everything to pursue music, and in a few short years 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 6-person strong, 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 (2015). They’ve caught the attention of CBC Music by being propelled by their fierce voting fan base, KwerkNation, into the national TOP 10 in the Searchlight competition in 2018. They’ve scooped up two more award nominations, received a “Excellence in Performance by a Female Artist” Music Award, and released their album, Bigger Badder Dreams in March 2018. 

Both on the stage and on the screen as exhibited in their hilarious YouTube and Instagram, and Facebook presence, the pair and their band have been making their fans mighty happy as they blend authentic, heartfelt lyrics with fun, upbeat tunes.

A solid mix of folk-pop, bluegrass and a little rock is what makes up The Kwerks’ sound, and their message is simple. Live life. Say yes. Be a little crazy.

If the Barenaked Ladies were a married couple, they’d be The Kwerks.
— Jeff Bonner, Tractorgrease Multimedia & Cafe

BAND

Laura Koch | lead vocals, guitar

Ryan Koch | vocals, tambo, ribbons, interpretive boogie-ing

Gregg Porter | banjo, mandolin, flute, accordion

Jay Rennicks | electric guitar, guitar faces

Jonathan Perkins | upright bass, bass guitar

Tim Dyck | drums, percussion, unexpected operatic moments

Discography

BIGGER BADDER DREAMS

Released: March 2018

 

THE KWERKS                                                                                                

Released: April 2016

LIGHTS 

Released: November 2016

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TOUR

Dec 8 Tractorgrease Chilliwack, BC

Dec 10 Christmas Presence @ Pacific Theatre Vancouver, BC

Dec 17 Christmas Presence @ Pacific Theatre Vancouver, BC

Dec 18 Christmas Presence @ Pacific Theatre Vancouver, BC

Dec 22 Christmas Presence in the Valley Abbotsford, BC

Jan 29 Private Event Surrey, BC

Feb 8 Water Shed Cafe Langley, BC

Mar 2 House Concert (public) Vancouver, BC

Mar 9 Gallery Bistro Port Moody, BC

Jun 28 Dream Cafe Penticton, BC

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PAST SHOWS      

Oct 20                    Gallery Bistro                                                                       Port Moody, BC

Oct 13                BreakOut West Mini-Showcase (free family event!) Kelowna, BC

Sep 22                     House Concert                                                                      Langley, BC

Sep 15                      Tractorgrease Cafe                                                             Chilliwack, BC

Aug 11                     Kaleidoscope Arts Festival                                                  Coquitlam, BC

Aug 10                    Desert Daze Music Festival                                                 Spences Bridge, BC

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