It’s been seven years in the making, but storytelling music can take a while – if you take the time to live the stories first. Self-described as a musical autobiography, Tanya Semple’s People Like Us, is a rainy-day-feel collection of songs that hits you in just the right place when feeling reflective and open to experiencing new music.
Tanya Semple grew up along the ocean in the Comox Valley, on Vancouver Island, B.C. She learned to play classical piano at an early age and by 16 was writing songs and playing guitar. At 17, Semple began performing as Elder Sister Plum. Her music has brought her from the west coast to the streets of Montreal, and Toronto, then up to the banks of the Yukon River, from Dawson City down to San Francisco and back.
It was through an artistic collaboration with long-time friend and musical companion, The Sun Harmonic (Kaleb Hikele), that Semple began to further develop her musical footfprint, first working as a back up singer in Hikele’s basement studio. People like Us was recorded and released in July 2013, at The Townhouse Recording Facility & Sound Studio in Toronto.
Stay tuned for details on Elder Sister Plum’s CD release show coming up in Toronto on August 18th.