Pre Release Tour for Cari Burdett - Dramatic Gypsy Cabaret

October 23, 2014

I am thrilled to announce the pre-release tour for Cari Burdett's Debut Album, Magnolia!

Cari Burdett has been a important figure in the Cowichan Valley Music scene for the past 10 years. This is a very exciting project that brings a forward a genre of music, Dramatic Gyspy Cabaret Songs, that is so close to Cari's heart. She is honoured to be sharing it with the people of Vancouver Island.

This project has been an intense collaboration with outstanding award-winning musicians. The tour consists of Miles Black on piano, Marc Atkinson on guitar, Richard Moody on violin/viola, Sean Drabitt on bass, Kelby MacNayr on percussion and Cari’s voice. Those on the upcoming album and not on tour are Quinn Bachand, Adrian Dolan and Joby Baker.

Please call Cari if you are interested in an interview. She is available at:
Business: 250 701 0978
Mobile: 250 710 4174

Here is a link to Loveliness, a song composed by Victoria composer, Anne Schaefer

Anna Hostman's Snow:

Both Songs recorded at the Baker Studios 2014, with Cari singing and Joby Baker, Richard Moody, Miles Black, Quinn Bachand and Adrian Dolan.

For Immediate Release October, 2014
PRESS RELEASE from Lila Music Centre

“Cari is a house on fire...big, hot, passionate, hungry and beautiful...she will eat you up and leave your do not want to miss out...magic...” Anne Schaefer

“Dramatic Gypsy Cabaret” Is a brand new genre of music and is coming to Vancouver Island with three sensational shows. Troubadour and vocal powerhouse Cari Burdett is a long-established musician and now reveals her passion and vision with her debut album “Magnolia”. Cari brings huge energy to the stage with drama, movement, and a boundless well of creativity.

“Magnolia” expresses Burdett’s heart and soul. It’s been brewing for years and inspired by the love she carries for life, her passion for travel and the global community, the many languages she has embraced, her classical operatic training, her family, home, and gypsy roots, they are all bound together by this dramatic music.

Cari has lived in Sweden, Italy, England, and Canada, opening her heart to many experiences along the way. Burdett is steeped in opera, improvisation, jazz, theatre and dance, all of which illuminate an array of wells that have brought her to the creation of the Dramatic Gypsy Cabaret style pulling the old tradition of cabaret forward to current times and delivering its true essence with emotion and significance.

French, Italian, Swedish, Spanish and English are all flowing despite the heavy Canadian content highlighting brilliant BC composers Anna Höstman, Christopher Butterfield, Anne Schaefer, Joni Mitchell and Timothy Francis. A perfect gem of original Canadian web and weave.

The Magnolia pre-release tour will bring this exciting new genre of music to you with a roster of outstanding musicians, many of whom are featured on the album produced by Juno Award winning Joby Baker, including recent winner of the 2014 Saga Djangofest Award, Quinn Bachand and Juno award artist Adrian Dolan.

The tour consists of Miles Black on piano, Marc Atkinson on guitar, Richard Moody on violin, Sean Drabitt on bass and Kelby MacNayr on percussion and, Cari’s voice.

Let the curtain rise and the show begin!

"Cari, thank you for such sensitive and beautiful arrangements,
your voice is simply lovely." Anna Höstman

Performances for the pre release island tour:
Friday Nov. 14th, 8pm Hermann’s Jazz Club, Victoria BC
Tickets: Purchase on line at Eventbrite, in person at Larsen Music, call Hermann’s to reserve ticket and table - (250) 388-9166, or get them at the door.
Details at

Saturday Nov. 15th 1:30pm. Sylvan United Church, Mill Bay BC
Tickets: Purchase on line at Eventbrite/ at Ten Old Books/ or at the door.
Details at

Sunday Nov. 16th. 7:30pm, StudioLive, Cumberland BC
Tickets on line at Eventbrite or Advance tickets available at Bop City Records, Courtenay and Rider's Pizza, Cumberland
Details at

Press kit photos and poster in High Res: