YFS Past Screenings & Events
Available Light Cabaret: Scott Maynard + Diyet
This event took place on Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 9:00pm
Yukon Arts Centre Studio
Available Light Cabaret: Yukon music in an intimate venue.
Co-presented with Music Yukon + Jazz Yukon.
Yukon Arts Centre Studio Theatre
Doors at 8:30pm. Cash bar.
9pm Scott Maynard and Guests
Described by Exclaim! as ‘a one man broken social scene’, Scott Maynard continues to explore his musical horizons, with recent forays into Baroque, bluegrass, punk, jazz, new wave, reggae, and electronica. Scott has become a familiar figure in the Whitehorse music scene since moving here in 2012. Joining Scott for this set of original music will be Micah Smith on bass and Jordy Walker on drums.
Born in a tent, raised in a two room cabin, classically trained in opera, now an alternative folk artist. This sub-Arctic-Southern Tutchone-Japanese-Tlingit-Scottish-Yukoner is your typical Canadian – the result of a long cold winter. Diyet’s music is like her life – a mix of this and that but deeply rooted in the values of a traditional northern life. In concert, Diyet engages audiences in an intimate and uplifting experience as she invites you into a soundscape of rhythm, melody and storytelling. With a resonant voice that conveys emotion and passion, Diyet is a contemporary artist whose music leaves listeners with a sense of hope and possibility. Her lyrics paint a vivid picture of her surroundings and the happy and heartbreaking things that happen in her world. Diyet’s adventurous and sometimes chaotic life is on full display in her music and she often says “yesterday, fishing for our dinner on the ice, the next day, on the stage singing for you” – how awesome is that? Playing with Diyet will be Robert Van Lieshout (percussion).
“Diyet’s enticing vocals will pull you into the songs while the lyrics tell you a story…The entire album is great, and has a unique sound…if you like good music you should definitely check out this album.” - Canadian Beats