ERIN COSTELO OFFICIALLY LAUNCHES NEW LABEL VENUE RECORDS WITH FIRST SIGNING LEANNE HOFFMAN

- CELEBRATES LABEL LAUNCH WITH HALIFAX SHOW ON APRIL 12 -

- UPCOMING TOUR DATES WITH BLUE RODEO, AMY HELM, REV SEKOU, AND MATT ANDERSEN -

- PRODUCED KÄIA KATER'S JUNO NOMINATED ALBUM GRENADES -

 - SWEET MARIE LP AVAILABLE WORLDWIDE - 

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TORONTO, ON - FEBRUARY 20, 2019 - Singer-songwriter & award-winning producer Erin Costelo has been full speed ahead since the release of her new album, Sweet Marie. The album was released on Compass Records Worldwide, and on Costelo's own label in Canada Venue Records (distributed by Pheromone Recordings). Today she is excited to announce the first official signing to Venue Records, Halifax's Leanne Hoffman. "I’ve known Leanne for years and have always been impressed by her lyrical wit and melodic virtuosity," shares Costelo. "She has this rare ability to sound both incredibly wise while maintaining a youthful vulnerability. She will make you laugh and break your heart all in one song."  Stay tuned for more details about Hoffman's new album, produced by Costelo. Costelo will celebrate the label launch on April 12th at The Marquee in Halifax. Sure to be an amazing party - the show will include performances by Hoffman, Costelo with full band and very special guests.

CANADA STREAM & BUY SWEET MARIE HERE

REST OF THE WORLD STREAM & BUY SWEET MARIE HERE

In exciting tour news, Costelo will spend the next several months on the road playing shows with Amy Helm, Rev Sekou, Blue Rodeo and fellow East Coaster Don Brownrigg, followed by dates in Switzerland, Germany, Austria, UK. Today she announced that she'll be joining Matt Andersen in the US as his special guest on his Halfway Home Tour. "Matt is a kindred spirit," Costelo says. "He and I share so many musical influences and I cannot wait to head out on the road and hear his incredible voice every night." All details can be found below and at https://www.erincostelo.com/.

PRAISE FOR ERIN COSTELO

"Often compared to Carole King and Mavis Staples, Costelo’s voice has the sound of someone who has lived many lifetimes, experiencing a depth of emotion and range that a single person couldn’t possibly carry." - CBCMusic.ca 

“”All In Your Head” rolls cinematic blasts of brass and a killer, keyboard-propelled 
groove into a funk-soul freakout.” – Rolling Stone 

“…Erin Costelo seems destined to establish herself alongside the top tier of today’s most 
expressive soulful singers.” – PASTE Magazine

“Costelo is a keyboardist and has an emotively engaging alto voice, capable of reaching 
into mezzo-soprano range as heard on the title track and she melds soul and pop 
seamlessly.” – GLIDE Magazine

"It is difficult to decide what impresses most on Sweet Marie, the subtle vocal stylings, 
the well-crafted songs or her deftly adventurous production and arrangement touches." –
Exclaim! Magazine 

“Wonderful lyrics, amazing vocals, phenomenal musicianship; enough hallmarks to 
consider “Sweet Marie” as an instant modern-day classic…” – Great Dark Wonder

“She is able to split the difference between ‘60’s soul and her very own invention of that 
incredibly moving music.” – The Morton Report

"Album number five is masterfully done.” - Canadian Beats 

UPCOMING TOUR DATES

Feb 22 - The Dakota Tavern - Toronto, ON
Feb 23 & 24 - National Arts Centre - Ottawa, ON (w/ Blue Rodeo)
March 1 - Narrows Center for the Arts - Fall River, MA (w/ Amy Helm)
March 6 - DROM - New York, NY (w/ Rev Sekou) 
March 7 - Space Ballroom - Hamden, CT
March 8 - Caffe Lena - Saratoga Springs, NY
March 9 - Radio Bean - Burlington, VT
March 10 - Colony - Woodstock, NY
March 28 - The Heatley - Vancouver, BC %
March 29 - Duncan Showroom - Duncan, BC
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March 30 - St. Paul's United Church - Sidney, BC %
April 2 - Ironwood Stage & Grill - Calgary, AB %
April 4 - The Almanac - Edmonton, AB %
April 5 - The Bassment - Saskatoon, SK %
April 6 - Artesian - Regina, SK %
April 12 - The Marquee Ballroom, Halifax, NS 
*** VENUE RECORDS LABEL LAUNCH ***
Featuring performances by Leanne Hoffman, Erin Costelo (full band) and special guests
TICKETS
April 13 - Chester Playhouse - Chester, NS
April 25 - Hotel Beau Séjour Ballroom - Lucerne, Switzerland
April 26 - Amici miei - Rüti, Switzerland
April 27 - House Concert - Bern, Switzerland
May 1 - UFA - Berlin, Germany
May 2 - Horns Erben - Leipzig, Germany
May 3 - Franz Melhouse - Erfurt, Germany
May 4 - Etage - Bremen, Germany
May 5 - Societaetstheater gGmbH - Dresden, Germany
May 7 - arte Hotel Wien Stadthalle - Wien, Austria
May 8 - Vitus & Urban - Kufstein, Austria
May 9 - Skybar @arte Hotel - Salzburg, Austria
May 11 - Echo Hotel Music Club @ Elizabeth Hall - Hampshire, UK
May 16 - The Bedford - London, UK
June 1 - 9th Ward at Babeville - Buffalo, NY*
June 2 - Beachland Ballroom & Tavern - Cleveland, OH*
June 3 - Club Café - Pittsburgh, PA*
June 4 - City Winery Lounge - Nashville, TN*
June 5 - Stage Door Theater - Charlotte, NC*
June 6 - Eddie's Attic - Decatur, GA*
June 7 - Isis Music Hall - Asheville, NC*
June 8 - Cat's Cradle Backroom - Carrboro, NC*
June 9 - Jammin Java - Vienna, VA*
June 11 - The Locks - Philadelphia, PA*
June 14 - Narrows Center for the Arts - Fall River, MA*
June 15 - City Winery - Boston, MA*
June 16 - Port City Music Hall - Portland, ME*  

% w/ Don Brownrigg
* w/ Matt Andersen

What's The Story about Erin Costelo?

Erin Costelo is a throwback; a songwriter that brings to mind the 'golden age' of music. Her fifth full-length album, SWEET MARIE, released October 19, 2018 in Canada on her label Venue Records (distributed by Pheromone Recordings), and in the US on November 2, 2018 on Compass Records, is a 10-song collection recorded in 10 days in a timber-frame home on the ocean in Little Harbour, Nova Scotia. The album was brought to life in January amidst Canadian winter storms and pounding surf of the east coast. Produced by Costelo herself, SWEET MARIE finds the native Nova Scotian looking at a world and an industry that pushed her to the edge of ending her musical career – and finds her pushing back. Pulsing with a confident and cathartic energy, her incredible voice, drawing comparisons to such icons as Nina Simone and Carole King, soars even as her songs dive deep. Although she wears many influences on her sleeve, Costelo is unquestionably herself, a singular artist of maturity and importance; a maverick, unfettered by trend, fashion or industry 'pathway.' Full Bio: DOWNLOAD

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