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Dust Cwaine With Special Guests, Not Sisters, and Reid Zakos

Saturday, May 28, 2022 | 7:30pm
The Portside Pub

Live Acts Canada Presents 

Dust Cwaine With Special Guests, Not Sisters, and Reid Zakos

The Portside Pub. Doors: 7:30PM/ 19+

Tickets $13.00 In Advance $15.00 @ The Door 
THE PORTSIDE PUB, 7 Alexander St. 


Dust Cwaine//

Dust Cwaine (aka David Cutting) is a West Coast singer-songwriter and drag artist. They are a Non-Binary Pansexual Aromantic Diva. Identity lives at the center of their music. Borrowing tropes from their own memories, they weave a relatable upbeat pop with a rock atmosphere. Their voice calls back to the pop and rock insurgence of the 90’s, blending rawness into their tenor notes. Dust prolifically strives towards communicating unique and diverse perspectives in their storytelling. Their new project, in collaboration with Josh Eastman of Helm Studios, is in production, it explores themes of fatness, sexuality, death, Aromanticism, and sacrifice. Their album is slated for release in September 2022.

Website: www.dustcwaine.ca
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuzM2xS4dryLfadwTwi_VQg
Instagram: www.instagram.com/unicornriverchild
Facebook: www.facebook.com/mommadust
Twitter: www.twitter.com/mommadust
Tik Tok: www.tiktok.com/@mommadust
Spotify: bit.ly/dustspotify
Apple Music: bit.ly/dustapplemusic
Bandcamp: bit.ly/dustbandcamp
Other: bit.ly/dustmusichub

Josh Eastman is a Vancouver-based Producer, Composer, Engineer and Educator. Josh has worked alongside Juno, Grammy, Tony, and Polaris nominated artists, and is the founder of Western Canada’s first non-profit music production studio, “Helm Studios”, which focuses on creating accessible music creation for 2SLGBTQIA+ and BIPOC artists, as well as other equity-seeking groups. Josh has featured on countless recordings as a multi-instrumentalist, recording and mixing engineer and producer.

WEBSITE: https://www.helmstudios.org/
INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/helm_studios


Not Sisters// 

We're Amanda and Tom. We tend to write pretty melancholy music, reflecting on ourselves and the people around us... but sometimes some slightly happier stuff too :p It's all self-produced and we have developed a pretty sweet live-looping set-up so we can perform as a duo. Come say hi on socials and we hope you enjoy the tunes. 

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/not-sisters


Reid Zakos//

Born in Calgary into a musical family, Reid was surrounded by Jazz music as his father Adrian played piano in a few Jazz ensembles. Possessing an undeniable charismatic stage presence from an early age, Reid soon immersed himself in theatre and dance. Influenced by trendsetting pop artists such as Gwen Stefani, Lady Gaga, and Troye Sivan, Reid is also a true original and loves to incorporate fashion, bold visuals, self-acceptance, and escapism into his artistry. 

As a proud queer artist, Reid was often misunderstood and bullied growing up but overcame it through self expression and creativity. He began writing his own songs at the age of 11. He studied acting and theatre at Mount Royal University, landing the lead role in The Rocky Horror Show in first year. He back-up danced and choreographed for many local drag queens, also dancing with The Snap Boys YYC, and training in the Jazz Extension training program at Decidedly Jazz Danceworks. However, Reid’s main goal had always been to pursue a career in pop music. His electronic dance-pop music was first discovered by QueerFM Radio Vancouver’s DJ Denise in 2015. 

After playing a few live shows and fundraisers in Alberta with his father Adrian in a jazz-pop piano and vocal duo called REIDWORLD, he moved to Vancouver in 2018 to study songwriting, music business, and artist development at the Nimbus School of Recording & Media. 

After releasing his first official singles “Neon” and “Respect Me” in 2018 he performed live at various music venues in Vancouver including Studio Nightclub, The Belmont, Railway, Hats Off Day Festival in Burnaby, and at Vancouver Pride 2019. 

He moved back to Calgary in late 2019 and began work on his debut album “Legends & Myths” which was released April 3rd 2020. The album is a Greek-mythology and retro-pop inspired album full of dance grooves and theatrical vocals, as well as lyrical themes of self-empowerment, manifestation, and relationships. The album also features collaborations with Dante Hart, and Reid’s partner Jayden Mckenzie.

In celebration of World Pride Month 2020, Reid released a new dance single “A World Of Yes”, becoming his most streamed single to date, donating a portion of the proceeds to the Black Trans Advocacy Coalition in support of Black Lives Matter and Black Trans Youth. Reid then began work on his second album in collaboration with RedPanda Productions releasing the lead singles “Deck of Cards” and “Falling”. 

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began Reid has also taken part in many virtual shows working with companies like youbloom and Live Acts Canada streaming live virtual music shows with upcoming independent artists.

Website & Socials - http://reidworldmusic.com/