Maverick Cooperative - June 2021 Newsletter

News & Notes from Maverick Cooperative. Check out what our amazing Canadian Artists have been up to. Upcoming artists' events and artists' news.

News & Notes from Maverick Cooperative. Check out what our amazing Canadian Artists have been up to. Upcoming artists' events and artists' news.


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JUNE <strong>2021</strong><br />

Summer Salutations!<br />

The <strong>Maverick</strong> <strong>Cooperative</strong> is the marketing arm of two award winning agencies,<br />

Caline Artists International and Magnum Opus Management. In fall of 2017, Margot<br />

Holmes of Caline Artist International and Debbie Peters of Magnum Opus<br />

Management joined forces to promote the artists on each of their rosters together<br />

under the banner of the <strong>Maverick</strong> <strong>Cooperative</strong>. They were awarded the<br />

B.C. Touring Council’s Agent of the Year Award in 2018 for this innovative collaboration.<br />

Fast forward to <strong>2021</strong> and in addition to representing two rosters, Margot<br />

and Debbie share the expertise gained over a combined 50+ years as managers<br />

in the performing arts sector through a variety of Artist Development Services<br />

geared to emerging and established artists of all genres. Advancing careers is<br />

the motivation behind the <strong>Maverick</strong> <strong>Cooperative</strong>.<br />

notes from the desks of…<br />


Greetings from beautiful Vancouver Island! This photo<br />

with Watson taken at Rathtrevor Beach in Parksville. The<br />

last six months have been full of lots of planning meetings,<br />

telephone calls and much hurry up and wait and the<br />

repeat and repeat. I have grateful to learn new skills and<br />

for the many opportunities that have come my way for<br />

meaningful conversations related to my life and work. I<br />

received my first ever BC Arts Council grant in support of<br />

learning online marketing and the skills needed to sell a<br />

show or release a song and build discoverability for artists<br />

online. There are signs that we are moving forward…<br />

with hope. Stay well.<br />


Its summer in the<br />

Yukon – finally!<br />

Besides the flowers<br />

opening up, it<br />

seems that with a<br />

good amount of<br />

vaccinated folks,<br />

we are beginning to<br />

see a return to live<br />

performance. Hooray!<br />

The collective<br />

sigh of relief can be<br />

heard everywhere<br />

you see signs of<br />

“opening up”. We<br />

still have a ways<br />

to go but there is hope and our artists have new creative<br />

projects they are eager to share with audiences everywhere.<br />

New for me, I’ve been learning the language of tech and<br />

have enjoyed working on tech development of The Pitch<br />

(thepitch.ca) which is due to roll out in fall of <strong>2021</strong>. This<br />

platform will break new ground for showcasing artists well<br />

in a digital world that is here to stay. So, like the buds I’ve<br />

watched begin to blossom here in the North with our first<br />

burst of summer weather, I‘ve watched as digital shapes<br />

our performing world in new and interesting ways and I’ve<br />

watched as live performance begins to safely blossom once<br />

again.<br />


artists’ events<br />

Promoting Canadian musicians here,<br />

there… and all points beyond.<br />

Ken Lavigne<br />

Jim Byrnes<br />

Joelle Rabu & Nico Rhodes<br />

Speed Control<br />

Bruce Coughlan<br />

Diyet & The Love Soldiers<br />

The Art of Ragtime with<br />

Nico Rhodes<br />


Carmen Braden<br />

Rick Scott & Nico Rhodes -<br />

Roots & Grooves<br />

Dakhká Khwáan Dancers<br />

Tiller’s Folly<br />

New North Collective<br />

Andrea Bettger<br />

Paul O’Brien<br />

Streaming to the world from Canada’s Yukon!<br />

DIYET performs Land, Language, Song<br />

“If you have been to one of my concerts you will know how passionate I am about<br />

the land on which I was born and raised and how much the language of my ancestors<br />

has shaped me. In this concert I share with you stories and deeper connections<br />

to Lhù’ààn Mân dań k’e - my people’s way.”<br />

A songwriter and language keeper, Diyet takes us on her journey to bring the traditional<br />

songs she has learned, along with her own writing, to a digital stage. This<br />

online show, Land, Language, Song, is a dream come true for Diyet. Sharing it globally<br />

from her home in the Yukon, even better. Join Diyet and her band The Love<br />

Soldiers on <strong>June</strong> 24 in a streaming concert from the Yukon Art Centre at 7 p.m. PT.<br />

Tickets purchased by <strong>June</strong> 24 offer the ticket buyer unlimited viewing of this show<br />

until July 1, <strong>2021</strong>. Tickets: yukontickets.com<br />


Live 3 weeks this July<br />

Postponed three times… Joelle and Nico’s run at the<br />

Chemainus Festival Theatre has been confirmed for three<br />

weeks this July <strong>2021</strong>. Dinner Theatre & Show is the plan<br />

for audiences of 50 people. Love the magic of these two<br />

onstage even through a screen!<br />



3 Live Shows in <strong>June</strong><br />

Hot off a film set in Salt Lake City and safely<br />

out of quarantine, Canadian blues icon Jim<br />

Byrnes takes to the Kay Meek Arts Centre stage<br />

for three live shows <strong>June</strong> 24 – 26. Joining Jim<br />

will be Simon Kendall on keys. The show on<br />

the 26th will be streaming online.<br />

Tickets Online Here<br />


39 Days of July performance<br />

The dynamic duo of Rick Scott & Nico Rhodes return to<br />

the live stage at 39 Days of July on July 11 at 7 p.m. in<br />

Downtown Duncan.<br />

www.39daysofjuly.ca<br />


Fort Langley Canada Day<br />

Tiller’s Folly is part of Fort Langley’s Canada<br />

Day celebrations singing their songs that are<br />

about where we live, work and play – British<br />

Columbia. This is a virtual show on Canada Day,<br />

July 1 available at 11 PST<br />

www.tol.ca/canadaday/<br />


artists’ news<br />


WCMA award winning composer, Carmen Braden has spent<br />

the lockdown writing music for ensembles large and small, for<br />

choirs, and for herself. She shares her music with us online in<br />

ways like this score video Bend Willow Branch, “for you followalong-with-the-music<br />

nerds (I love you nerds!). This piece is a<br />

gentle instrumental trio drawing on ideas about the willow tree.<br />

They’re all red and juicy now with the spring water rising up.<br />

Pussy willows and songbirds - real signs that spring is here.”<br />


Over the last year, Ken Lavigne took a<br />

new path and built his YouTube subscribers<br />

to over 145,000! Screen shot here of<br />

one of Ken’s five streaming concerts since<br />

December 2020. This one from the<br />

Tidemark Theatre in Campbell River.<br />


During the long, cold winter in the Yukon, Speed Control<br />

filmed two of their school shows, Canada Versus The World<br />

and Rockology allowing them to continue to share their love<br />

of performance and rock with youth. “Being able to go digital<br />

with these shows has allowed us to tour Canada without<br />

leaving the Yukon. Given the current state of the world with<br />

Covid, this keeps everyone safe, while letting everyone rock!”<br />

says Speed Control’s bassist<br />

Jody Peters. The creation<br />

of these rock films for both<br />

schools and youth audiences<br />

was made possible with<br />

the help of their longtime<br />

sponsor, Yamaha Canada.<br />

www.maverickcooperative.com<br />

We gratefully acknowledge<br />

the support of:

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