Rebecca Nobrega, Media Writer, Design and Mode
Rebecca Nobrega and “Rebecca’s Creations…” is a regular column for HorizonVU Music. Rebecca was born in Toronto, Ontario. Her interests include marketing, design, and of course, styling. She keeps a close listen and watch on the Indie music and fashion scene . She loves working and always strives for success.
This column is about an unsigned talented band called Shred Kelly. Shred Kelly is a group of friends who were brought together by good times. They are from the East Kootenay’s of British Columbia. Sprung from the town of Fernie, the five-member band is best known for mixing claw hammer banjo riffs with guitars, fierce drums, and hauntingly sweet harmonies. They are able to create such a sound that has been remembered as “Stoke Folk”. They sing songs about “powder days, tornado destruction, and a sincere distaste for work.” This band consists of four guys and one girl and is consistently looking to make music more interesting by putting in some originality! The Shred Kelly has toured throughout Canada, played BC, Alberta and Montana music festivals, had their music played on CBC radio, and opened for bands such as Elliott Brood, They plan on touring a lot more so make sure you guys stay tuned for listing to be apart of an incredible and memorable show! Just like they’re awesome composition of music and being an independent band, they too represent themselves in their own way revealing great character.
Let’s check out their vid…”Green Couch Session”!
Not only is their music very original so is their style. As seen in the given pictures, they have a signature look. They have an “Indie Hipster yet casual look.” Based on their music, whether the chords of an instrument or the words to their songs, their style and wardrobe represents what their band stands for. As a band, they want to be different and show to all the talent they have. The average people will follow bands or solo artists and know all about their music and their look. However, they find it difficult to manipulate a look. It is so simple to imply a given look and it can be done in an affordable way! To achieve the look of this band is simple. All it takes are simple tees or tanks. Also play it up with some flannel button ups in different prints! Even skinny jeans and some great shoes! Perhaps add a personal touch whether it’s through adding an accessory or by colour change up. When you are picking pieces to put together, remember to add not only the look of a musician but what you’re own taste. Not only does dressing like someone make you like them, but its also about expressing yourself as an individual. Like the artist, their look, music and anything they do is based on personal desire. Never lose yourself. It is amazing to admire someone and their look, but always remember to be inspired of yourself! That is the most important key to achieving any indie artists look.
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