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 Member Type:  Artist
 Gender:  Male-Female
 Age:  90
 Band Web Site:  chiwawa.ca
 Label Type:  Indie
 Genre:  Alternative/Pop/Rock
 Zip:  H4A1X4
 Country:  CA
 SignUp Date:  1/19/2009
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CHIWAWA is a rock/pop electronic duo with Laurie Gordon (vocals keyboards guitars bass toys) the daughter of Hungarian immigrants and Krassy Halatchev (bass vocals guitars. drums knobs) born and raised in Communist Bulgaria. CHIWAWAs sound is a fluctuating mood a wave of changing winds polarity in vast directions pointing to a single target - harmony! Lead vocals are equally distributed between the male and female singers. Instrumentation goes from sparse and gentle to abundant and manic. The bands forte is heavy grooves and visceral adhesive melodies. On stage CHIWAWA electrifies with two or three or four or more bodies dabbling with instruments and computers topped with a solo violin or a trumpetů Laurie met Krassy in 1991 when she answered a classified ad which read: International Band Seeks Female Vocalist. What International really meant was four young Bulgarian immigrant musicians defecting Communist Bulgaria in a band called Ping-Pong. With Laurie they became Short Confession. Within three months of their meeting Krassy was being deported and Laurie had no choice but to save the band. What started out as a greencard marriage blossomed from desperate measures into true love Laurie and Krassy settled into the Bohemian culture of Montreal Canada. in 1994 Laurie started her own band CHIWAWA with Luc St. Pierre (keyboards programming). Krassy now playing in The Clouds (former Ping Pong) filled in as a drummer for CHIWAWA. A couple of years later he became a permanent member (bass programming). Soon after Eric Willis (guitars) also joined the band. CHIWAWAs debut album The Sick World Of Yona was released in 1998 produced by Steve Whitfield (The Cure The Mission.) it quickly became a hit with the critics. Despite a diagnosis with early breast cancer a week before the debut release Laurie continued to perform and front CHIWAWA writing songs and releasing Chimeres (2002) Bright (2005) Always About You (2007) and Bus Stop Chinese Buffet (2009). Laurie came through louder and bolder then ever and made a full recovery. CHIWAWA continued to write songs (not all released) with different songwriters and musicians including Camelle Hinds (Paul Weller) Russ Broom (Jann Arden) and UK garage king Mikey Benn. The duo also worked with the late Oscar nominated animator Ryan Larkin on his final animation film Spare Change which Laurie directed on Ryans behalf after his death in 2007. Ryan was considered the Frank Zappa of animation. Lauries company MusiVision and The National Film Board of Canada were the producers of Spare Change which is based on Ryans experience as a panhandler begging for spare change on the streets of Montreal. Ryan moved in with CHIWAWA in the last years of his life and came back to his art. A feature documentary film of how Ryan Larkin and CHIWAWA became friends and together performed a small miracle will air on CTV Television early 2011. Delicious CHIWAWA music is featured in both films. CHIWAWAs latest album Watermark was released September 14 2010. The first two singles from it (Dont Twist My Mind and Calma Calma) are already making waves on the radio. Currently CHIWAWA is scoring the soundtrack for academy award winner Co Hoedemans new animation film 55 Socks. The band is also preparing to commence work on a brand new feature film by a 3-time Oscar nominee Gerald Potterton. Future projects include 2 more feature films beginning production in 2011 and 2012....(Read less)
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Very cool tunes
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calma calma bumpin to each and everyday thats a holiday celebrate lol i love that jam right there can i do a remix
calma calma bumpin to each and everyday thats a holiday celebrate lol i love that jam right there can i do a remix
im diggin your music i love dont twist my mind nice up tempo and good vocals i voted for you to hit my page and to
im diggin your music i love dont twist my mind nice up tempo and good vocals i voted for you to hit my page and to
BduBB$o'FLy SAY IMSO'FLY NO VIRGIN EARS THIS SONG IS NASTY http:www.youtube.com/watch?v=ND98jc_MeOA
BduBB$o'FLy SAY IMSO'FLY NO VIRGIN EARS THIS SONG IS NASTY http:www.youtube.com/watch?v=ND98jc_MeOA
Very creative... we are all Gods children
good music check me out tell if u like

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