Ronley Teper & The Lipliners
Ronley Teper (voice, acoustic guitar) w/ Caleb Hamilton (trumpet) Blake Howard (drums) Gordan Hyland (tenor saxophone)
Saul Lederman (projections) Samantha McClelland (bass) Karen Ng (alto saxophone) Tim Posgate (banjo, fiddle) Chris Pruden (piano)
Willow Rutherford (accordion) Nick Taylor (guitar) Beth Washburn (mini tuba)
Friday 26 February, 10pm: free show in the southern cross lounge
look + listen:
At once a storyteller, a performance artist, and a singer/songwriter, Ronley Teper presents a unique and provocative stage show with the help of her musical collective, the Lipliners.
Ronley Teper's Lipliners began as a monthly residency at the legendary Tranzac club in Toronto. Teper invited a rotating roster of some of Toronto's finest musicians, animators, and video artists to publicly improvise around her songs and storytelling. This process has developed a body of work that touches on a wide range of stylistic influences from folk, funk, jazz, cinematic, and pop music and that listeners compare to artists like Tom Waits, Mary Margaret O'Hara, Bjork, and Kate Bush.
Ronley was born in South Africa and grew up in Toronto. A musician and performance artist, she has been an active in the arts scene for almost two decades. Over this time, she has recorded 5 independent LP's; composed, and performed works for puppet theatre company 'Quality Slippers Productions' in both Summerworks and Fringe Festivals in Toronto and Montreal; she has had musical placements in television, documentary films, advertising, and a few video games. In early 2010, she was invited as a guest speaker at the first TEDx talks in Bangkok, Thailand, and took the opportunity to organize vocal improvisation music workshops for middle school children in International Schools and to perform throughout the country. Since then the Travelling Teper has participated in a variety of collaborations and artist's residencies from Reykjavik, Iceland, to Guadalajara, Mexico both performing and exhibiting works. This April 2016 she will embark on a year long adventure that will take her alongside filmmaker Saul Lederman across numerous continents and artistic creative adventures influenced and inspired by the type of improvisational works and friendships she has developed as Ronley Teper's Lipliners.