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October 11, 2024


7:30 pm


Student: $27 (plus s/c); Adult: $37 (plus s/c)


Eighth & Eight Creative Spaces


Beau Wheeler


Beau Wheeler is a queer non-binary singer and songwriter based on the unceded lands of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh peoples known as Vancouver. Blessed with a set of pipes that would be the envy of Torch and Twang era KD Lang or a young Robert Plant, theirs is a music that encompasses a wide spectrum of human experience. With songs that touch on love, loss and redemption, and an unflagging ability to pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and start all over again, Beau, who recently came out to the world as trans, is one of Canada’s brightest lights and an artist to watch out for.

Their music pulls no punches as it shines a light on gender, surviving cancer, and the all too human experience of love in a way that turns the dark and sour stuff of life into something beautiful and hopeful. Beau’s songs remind us that “we’ve all been there” and that no matter how low you are feeling that there’s hope. You’re not alone.

Over the years, Beau has performed at the Vancouver Juno Awards (2018), recorded and toured with several of their own bands as well as contributing vocals to “A Small Wonder” by A.C. Newman of the New Pornographers, and has shared the stage with many ground breaking artists including Dan Mangan, Shane Koyczan and Tanya Tagaq. Beau just released a new album called “Flying Colours” and has another one produced by Jason Corbett of Actors on the way. Beau’s dynamic range can lift an audience to its feet in a moment and in the next, stop your heart so the whole room could hear a pin drop. Beau’s music is the light at the end of the tunnel, a message of hope in dark times.

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