Nanise is her middle name , which has now become her first, last & stage name , as the soul sails , swims n soars .
The Accordion plays lazy as she lays down some silly , speedy &, sometimes slurred yet heart felt lines . Story telling has found it's way in as well as an off the cuff style of comedy . Being the one of the first poets to perform at the North Country Fair as a fill act , the next year she was Invited to return as a featured artist. The ball got to rolling 2016 as the characterers formed , armed with many elements of surprise & true stories to share.
What started out as an early on accordion fascination trickled oddly through time by joining Irish folk punk favorites "whiskey wagon " . Couple wild years with them, she’d met the guitar slingin ' " George Ireland" . Soon after some Immediate bonding , she was also finding a home with him & " the willy Nlilies" . Their first Halloween show , a 3rd act was needed and the gang heard a poem & asked her to kick off the event. She agreed , dressed as Courtney Love , and proceeded to read 'nanise' s journal . Now a year later she has taken part of the Internatonal Fringe festival , Next fest, Sasquatch gathering , Victoria's Farmfest 2016, Hometown spots such as the Aviary, the empress ale house And more . As of late she’s collaborating with local musicians & emcee' ing events.
Summer of 2017 Nanise single handedly wrote / directed her first Fringe Festival show “ Flasked N’ Strapped “ which won over hearts & zll reviews were glowing and encouraging.
2018 was exciting for Nanise who invited to open for BC darlings " The Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra" , emcee'd & performed at Artswells & Astral Harvest . In the fall, announced the release of her debut Book " Still Strapped " , which ia now available to purchase in person, online & selected small shops.
‘ a glorious aggresive revelation' Geoff Berner
Stay tuned for much more action from the flask strapped poet . For bookings, questions or comments please Get in contact via phone , email , Facebook or instagram!