Peppy Folk POP 2016-2018 Multi Fraser Valley Award Winner & Nominees
(Female Artist Winner, Nominees in Pop, Country Categories)
You’ve been wishing for some upbeat, ray-of-sunshine-in-a-dark-world music, but just can’t stomach the endless autotune of pop. Well, now you’ve found it.
The Kwerks’ warm harmonies and fresh folk sound will have you tapping your toe and singing along in minutes, only to realize the lyrics are as authentic as the duo’s straightforward acoustic vibe.
Laura and Ryan Koch are a married couple who in a few short years have built up an eager west coast fan base. Adding a gaggle of quirky misfits into the mix, the pair have expanded into a 6-person strong, full-bodied, toe-tapping, energy-packed band, ready to take on the world.
The Kwerks released two EPs in 2016 (The Kwerks and Lights) and they’ve caught the attention of CBC Music by being in the national TOP 10 in the Searchlight competition in 2018. They’ve scooped up three award nominations, received a “Excellence in Performance by a Female Artist” Music Award, and released their latest album, Bigger Badder Dreams in March 2018.
A solid mix of folk-pop, bluegrass and pop-rock is what makes up The Kwerks’ sound, and their message is simple.
Live life. Say yes. Be a little crazy.
"If the Barenaked Ladies were a married couple they'd be The Kwerks." - Jeff Bonner, Tractorgrease Multimedia & Cafe
The Kwerks are:
Laura Koch - Vocals, Guitar Ryan Koch - Vocals
Gregg Porter - Mandolin, Banjo Jay Rennicks - Electric Guitar Jonathan Perkins - Bass Tim Dyck - Percussion, Drums