Our Wonderful Artists

Root Dwellers is a grassroots live music and interview series that provides an important and intimate platform to Vancouver music artists, both bands and solo artists. The setting is a distraction-free listening room at Spade Coffee & Spirits in the heart of Commercial Drive, East Vancouver. The audience can enjoy performances with an alcoholic/non-alcoholic beverage and delicious food in a cosy, connected, inclusive space and be captivated and drawn into the artists creative realm. 


Emily Molloy Music

An eccentric mix of soul, modern Rock n' Roll, blistering blues and a nihilistic dose of grunge and punk rock, Emily has been able to pursue her passions and craft her sound to carve out her own unique place within the Canadian music scene

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Laydy Jams is a duo of 2 women of colour, based in Vancouver, unceded Coast Salish territories. Featuring Missy D as femcee and Sejal on violin and vocals, our music is a mix of hip-hop, vocal harmonies, violin, and a…



Tonye Aganaba is a musician and artist residing on the unceded territories of the Squamish, Musqueam & Tsleil-Waututh Nations. Tonye moves fluidly through genres, but lands comfortably in the realms of Soul/Neo-Folk and R&B. Their style has been likened, and…



Francis Arevalo is a Filipino rapper, producer, and mental health advocate with roots in the poetry slam community, born and raised on the unceded Coast Salish lands of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Watuth peoples, in Vancouver, BC. His journey battling…


Brian O'Brien

Brian O’Brien is an Irish Singer Songwriter from Limerick City, Ireland. Currently residing in Vancouver Canada. Brian’s sound comes down to the amalgamation of three specific styles. They act as ingredients that blend to create was is ultimately Brian’s unique…



His art is a reflection of the art of living. As such it refuses to be nailed down, categorized, pasteurized or defined on any but its own terms. This has always been his greatest strength and challenge as a creator.…


Bryan Michael

Bryan Michael creates art that chronicles his own experiences through melancholic songs about winning some, losing more, and getting punched in the face. His bittersweet combination of radically vulnerable lyrics and soaring vocals impel you to feel every single thing…


Live painter Artisan Emma

Rambling hands, painting dream like visions inspired and collected through experience past. A visual voice of the Earth and her oceans, a story told, shining light upon events untold. Conservation of the sacred wild, and protection of our sacred land.…


Daughter of the Moon

Daughter of the Moon is a dream/folk songstress who moves around the world with her guitar, turning her experiences into songs. Her live performance of voice & dreamy guitar have been described as haunting, yet healing and her songs, sweet…


Elliott Slinn

Elliott Slinn is a performer who takes you on a journey of the heart with his honest songwriting and poetry. With a unique style, and an emphasis on the musicality of his lyrics, his storytelling and sonic signature weave together…