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Etienne Siew

As a Folk singer-songwriter from the West Coast, my music illustrates my love for nature and gives a voice to experiences many of us go through, yet have difficulty expressing. 

Through my own vulnerability, I aim to make the world a more understandable and brighter place for people. This is my vision that I bring to life through music.

 

Meet The Artist

As a child I would write stories and poetry for my school projects and for my family. It moved me, to see their delighted faces become absorbed in the words and the storylines I created. I never knew I would come back to my love of storytelling in my late 20’s as a songwriter. I have to say though, I have always known that I have wanted to heal and connect with people on a global scale, I just never knew how I would do it.

 

I chose to complete my degree in Kinesiology, as exercise has always been a keystone of well-being in my life (along with fly fishing, meditation and connecting with nature) and thought I would heal and impact people through exercise, but the funniest thing happened. As a form of my own stress relief while studying or working, I would go to open mics to decompress. Initially I was so nervous, it took me half a year of just sitting and listening before I mustered the courage to stand up and sing. As I gained confidence in myself, I noticed the busiest cafes and pubs would fall silent as I began to perform. Audience members would come up to me and tell me how my music was impacting and inspiring them. Baristas or bartenders would sometimes cry when I was sharing original pieces or covers, and I would not know what to say (apart from feel bad), just humbly thank them for resonating with my passion. I couldn’t explain the magic, but I knew it was special. As my confidence grew, I started entering talent shows and winning them or placing in the finals, which is when things in my mind began to change. The voice that once said “hey this is just something really fun not to be taken seriously,” turned to “maybe I don’t suck and should actually see where this can go professionally?” While studying for my physiology and organic chemistry exams, I would be daydreaming about touring Vancouver Island, launching a CD and sharing my stories with the world.

 

As I started to get hired for weddings, and festivals around Vancouver over the years, I realized that this dream could actually happen. The thing is, in my various work helping children with support needs, coaching adults and teaching strength and conditioning to athletes, I realize that I am able to see impact one at a time with everyone I help. However, with music, when I perform at a quiet lounge, tour the Sunshine Coast, or step on stage with an audience of 1000 people, in just minutes we are all lost together. Whether it be a rocking blues cover or a heartfelt original piece with softer melodies, we are all healing through stories about life's hardships and lessons. Somewhere along the way in adulthood, I see passions and purposes get subdued, but I firmly believe that we do the most good when we give ourselves permission to shine our own light. This is the legacy I want to leave, and why I choose to impact the world through music.

Photo By: Creative Rain Photography

VIDEOS

Original Compositions
She's The One For Me - (Etienne Siew Original )
Better Days Ahead - (Etienne Siew Original)
Courtenay Shorelines - (Etienne Siew Original)
His Shadow - (Etienne Siew Original)
Cover Songs
Beg, Steal or Borrow - Ray Lamontagne (Etienne Siew Cover)
Two Coins- City and Colour (Etienne Siew Cover)
Fire and Rain - James Taylor (Etienne Siew Cover)
I Need A Dollar - Aloe Blacc (Etienne Siew Cover)
Dreams - Fleetwood Mac (Etienne Siew Cover)
Next Door Neighbor Blues/ Gold On The Ceiling - (Etienne Siew Cover)
 
 

EP Launch 

November 22nd,2019

UPCOMING

SHOWS

June 1st , 2019

Folk Songs From East to West, Etienne Siew and Ben Heffernan at Gallery Bistro

Location: 2411 Clarke St, Port Moody, BC V3H 1Z2

Time: 7:00pm to 10:30pm

Admission: http://www.gallerybistroportmoody.com/box-office.html

July 4th , 2019

Private Event

Location: Port Coquitlam, BC

Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Admission: N/A

July 21st , 2019

Surrey Fusion Festival ( YVR STAGE)

Location: 13428 Ole Yale Road, Holland Park, Surrey BC ( YVR STAGE)

Time: 12:00pm - 12:30pm

Admission: Free :http://www.surreyfusionfestival.ca/performers

August 8th , 2019

Private Event

Location: Port Coquitlam, BC

Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Admission: N/A

August 8th , 2019

Memorial Peace Park - Music In The Park Series

Location: Memorial Peace Park 22407 Dewdney Trunk Road V2X 8T1, Maple Ridge, BC

Time: 7:45pm - 8:15pm

Admission: N/A

August 30th , 2019

Private Event

Location: Pittmeadows, BC

Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Admission: N/A

September 28th , 2019

 "West Coast Songs with Etienne Siew" - Culture Days Vancouver

Location: CBC Vancouver Plaza ( Studio 700 if raining) 700 Hamilton St, Vancouver, BC V6B 4A2

Time: 4:00pm - 4:30pm

Admission: Pay What You May

October 5th , 2019

The Vault

Location: 5764 176 St, Surrey, BC V3S 4C8C

Time: 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Admission: Free

November 1st , 2019

The Vault

Location: 5764 176 St, Surrey, BC V3S 4C8C

Time: 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Admission: Free

November 2nd , 2019

The Vault

Location: 5764 176 St, Surrey, BC V3S 4C8C

Time: 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Admission: Free

November 8th , 2019

Fog On The River

Location: 32281 Lougheed Hwy, Mission, BC V2V 1A3

Time: 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Admission: Free

November 13th , 2019

Private Gala Event

Location: Burnaby

Time: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Admission: N/A

November 22nd , 2019

Place Des Arts - "Better Man," EP Launch Party

Location: 1120 Brunette Ave, Coquitlam, BC V3K 1G2

Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Admission:  Entry by donation

November 23rd , 2019

The Vault

Location: 5764 176 St, Surrey, BC V3S 4C8C

Time: 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Admission: Free

CONTACT ME

Over the last 15 years, my music has resonated with a variety of age groups and continues to create the perfect atmosphere at events, such as weddings, cocktail hours, lounges, pubs, festivals and private functions. See the links below for booking and let me know how my passion for music could serve your event.

 

FACEBOOK | etiennesiew

 

INSTAGRAM| etiennesiew

 

BOOKING | etiennesiewmusic@gmail.com

Photo By: Creative Rain

 
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