Noah Cebuliak

Jeff Andrew, Tunnels, Treehouses & Trainsmoke Produced by Jeff Andrew, Tyrone Shoe and Corwin Fox http://jeffandrew.bandcamp.com/ ($7 Digital) Reviewed by Noah Cebuliak  Jeff Andrew’s sandpaper drawl is the first thing that draws the ear on his newest release, Tunnels, Treehouses & Trainsmoke. He really doesn’t sound like many other singers, but he isn’t really singing […]

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Real Ponchos, Since I Let You Go (May 6th, 2014) Produced by Jesse Gander and Real Ponchos Catch Real Ponchos at Logan’s Pub on June 13th. Reviewed by Noah Cebuliak Real Ponchos’ debut full-length, Since I Let You Go, is refreshingly honest, optimistic and devoid of the clichés that often muddle country and roots music. […]

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Steph MacPherson Bells and Whistles (Cordova Bay Records, 2012) Reviewed by Noah Cebuliak Victoria Singer-Songwriter Steph MacPherson is up for three VIMA’s this year: BC-wide artist of the year, Island artist of the year, and Island pop/rock album of the year, for 2012’s Bells and Whistles. MacPherson has been working hard since 2009 to develop […]

Coastal Spectator reviewer Noah Cebuliak, himself a musician living in Montreal, recently interviewed travelling-man Jeff Andrew about his new music and his forth-coming CD.  Andrew grew up in Ontario, has a degree from the University of Victoria, and has criss-crossed Canada many times in his near-indestructible 1988 Toyota 4Runner. He calls the vehicle CCRider, and […]

The Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra Follow My Lead, Lead Me To Follow (2012) Produced by David Travers-Smith Reviewed by Noah Cebuliak The Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra is a dynamic folk-roots outfit hailing from Victoria, whose latest release, Follow My Lead, Lead Me To Follow, spans multiple genres and moods, delighting those who may have grown weary of […]

Man Made Lake a bit murky

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March 21, 2013

Man Made Lake Murky Waters (2012) Produced by Eric Hogg at Soma Studios  Reviewed by Noah Cebuliak Victoria alternative rock band Man Made Lake is up for a Vancouver Island Music Award this April in the Rock/Pop album of the year category for their debut LP, Murky Waters. The album is a collection of 10 […]

North Americana Leif Vollebekk Released by Outside Music Produced by Howard Bilerman and Tom Gloady Reviewed by Noah Cebuliak Montréal poet-crooner Leif Vollebekk’s sophomore offering North Americana is a strong evolution from his 2010 debut Inland. Recorded to tape in a variety of locations and with the ideal of capturing the perfect take, the album showcases Vollebekk […]