The Strange Valentines (Live Folk Music )Saturday Jan 06 2018 8:00 pm, Saskatoon, Prairie Ink Restaurant
are a Regina, SK based Folk/Rock duo with Nova Scotia and Australian back stories, resulting in a musical mix of folk, rock, and a little bit of blues. David Farrell is an accomplished guitarist previously part of the Australian rock circuit touring and playing with various bands. Janet Mills comes from a maritime kitchen party type of background and plays mandolin, mandola, and piano. Their strong melodies about cold weather, jerks of the world, and other Canadian conundrums are infused with quirky humour and rich harmonies. The Strange Valentines sound something like if the Kinks jammed with Fleetwood Mac using only acoustic instruments.
Their latest album released March 2017 called ‘Folkin Rock for Rockin Folk’ is largely inspired by Saskatchewan. Good fun toe tappers and thoughtful introspection make for good listening the whole way through.