Venue: Mahtay Café Time: Saturday 7pm Category: Music City of Origin: St. Catharines, ON Price: $10 or Festival Pass
The melancholic, though ultimately optimistic, musical combination of Sarah Hamilton and Anthony Sweet. Swaying melodies and existentially turbulent lyrics live here. Gently tapping feet.
Sarah Hamilton and Anthony Sweet have bounced around the GTA performing in cafes in St. Catharines, Guelph, Hamilton, Burlington and Toronto. Clementine was born in St. Catharines and owes a huge thank you to the Mahtay Cafe open mic, and to everyone that has heard and continues to listen. They released a 6-track EP titled Fingernails in December 2016.
“Clementine, a.k.a. Sarah Hamilton, has released an album that is melancholic, wistful, spare, bleak, inviting, and yet strangely not morbid: much like its titular clippings, it meditates on the growth and death and regrowth of things big and small.” -Chris Matei, Grayowl Point
“Sarah Hamilton has that poise and clarity common to all the great female singer-songwriters (take P.J. Harvey as an example). She uses these qualities to advantage on this sparingly arranged song with complex meaning.” – Mark Anthony Brennan reviews “Black spot”, Ride the Tempo
Sarah Hamilton (vocals/guitar/ukulele), small and hypersensitive to surroundings, translates a blend of turmoil and appreciation into melody.
Anthony Sweet (vocals/piano) was born singing and inspires the voices of everyone he meets. His musical soul is cherished in St. Catharines and everywhere he goes.