Matthew and Jill Barber Spread Sibling Love

Published: 2004-10-29
It's not often that one family can truthfully boast that they have more than one musical genius in their midst, and it's even less often that there's a chance to see two such siblings perform together. Believe it or not, that rare event is actually occurring as Ontario's Matthew and Jill Barber embark on a co-headlining tour this fall.

The pair has 7 gigs scheduled, all taking place in the two most western provinces of Canada. The unplugged tour will kick off on November 6th in Calgary, finishing up in Edmonton six days later on November 12th. For those not located in either Alberta or British Columbia, each of the Barber singer-songwriters also have solo dates coming up in Ontario.

Jill Barber is teaming up with her brother in order to support her latest release 'Oh Heart'. The record is a 6 song EP, which was released earlier this year. Available on Jill's site is the video for single 'Oh Heart', as well as clips of some of the singer's other songs.

The 'Story of Your Life' EP is the record that Matthew will be out promoting on the upcoming western tour. The video for 'Little Love', the latest single lifted from the 6-track record, can currently be seen playing on Much Music. In addition to 'Story of Your Life', Matthew has a full-length album available; 'Means and Ends' was released in 2003.

Jill and Matthew Barber's co-headlining dates:

November 6 Calgary, AB - Weed's Caf»
November 7 Golden, BC - Packer's Place
November 8 Nelson, BC - Charlotte's
November 9 Slocan, BC - Slocan Lodge
November 10 Kelowna, BC - Minstrel Caf»
November 11 Vancouver, BC - The Royal
November 12 Edmonton, AB - Dinwoodie Lounge

Jill Barber's solo date:

November 5 Ottawa, ON - Barrymore's Music Hall

Matthew Barber's solo dates:

November 13 Toronto, ON - Hart House
November 16 Oakville, ON - Sheridan College
November 19 Peterborough, ON - Montreal House
November 20 Waterloo, ON - Starlight Room
November 25 Hamilton, ON - Staircase Theatre

Writer: Jaclyn Arndt

    Photo:Catherine Stockhausen


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