Performance Stage: TD Main Stage
Performance Time: 3:00 pm
Hailing from Vancouver, BC, Star Captains are taking the country by storm with their infectious grooves and powerful live performances. With their first album, New Freedoms (2013), keyboardist Max Zipursky, vocalist NaRai, guitar/bassist Gavin Youngash and guitarist Jim Black blended synth pop, R&B and indie influences to create a vibrant and distinct sound. Their sophomore album, Lightwork, finds the band experimenting with electronic soundscapes and digital effects from the comfort of The Space Studios, their hand-built recording studio in East Vancouver. The result? The dynamic presence of a compelling band, with the nuanced production of contemporary dance music.
Lightwork was produced by the band along with producer/drummer Daniel Klenner. Following main stage performances at the Vancouver Jazz Festival and the Surrey Fusion Fest, Star Captains will support Lightwork in 2017 with an ambitious tour. Check out the video for the first single, “Lightwork,” at starcaptains.com.