Vancouver, BC – Chamber Pop Quintet
e.s.l. is a Vancouver-based chamber pop quintet featuring Marta Jaciubek-McKeever (Fan Death, Girl Nobody) on lead vocals and piano, Cris Derksen (Tanya Tagaq, Kanye West) on cello, Diona Davies (Geoff Berner, Po’ Girl, Carolyn Mark) on violin, Tess Kitchen (Vancouver Symphony Orchestra) on trumpet and Joy Mullen (Joyce Collingwood) on drums. Since forming in 2005, they’ve become Folk Festival darlings and their debut album “Eye Contact” has received rave reviews and full support from the CBC.
Veering wildly between Polish cabaret and chamber pop, the smart and enchanting women of e.s.l. spin Romany-esque melodies that will catch your ear and entangle you in their spell. Their dynamic show takes the audience through orchestral soundscapes to underground dance clubs with prohibition-era abandon and their chemistry, magic and love are palpable.