The Lifers started with the velvety sister-harmony of Liv and Anita Cazzola and reached new strengths in 6-piece collective form. Their vocally-driven folk/rock approach straddles tender textures and explosive energy, drawing from Dan Mangan’s storytelling, Feist’s dynamic arrangements and The Staves’ vocal approach. With their intertwined voices and eclectic instruments, The Lifers are well equipped for the aggressive dynamics and diverse subject material that the sisters conjure. This Guelph-based band charms audiences with their incendiary performances, conversational and genuine interactions and homemade aesthetic. With a cross-Canada tour, LP "Out and In" (2016) and EP "Set the Sails" (2014) under their belts, The Lifers have been an unexpected gem at Hillside Festival, Summerfolk and the Folk Music Ontario conference in 2016.
They next perform in Guelph, at Silence Sounds, on Nov 9.