*New for 2020 - Ashes and Dreams presents the Chillout Groove Experience*
[Ashes and Dreams' Chillout Groove Experience features Lisa Saunders (vocals), Kris Kosie (bass), Jessica Lloyd (keys) and Kevin Cote (percussion), performing live with electonic, pulsing chillout beats. Depending on the size and scope of the festival, Ashes and Dreams' live music set can be tailored to a small community stage - or expand to include lighting, projection work, a live drummer, pianist and contemporary dancers. This musical act is perfect for international chillout, electronic, jazz or folk festivals that feature a varied repertoire.]
Lisa Saunders and Liv Mircea may be separated by an ocean, but that isn't stopping the determined duo from making big waves in the chill out / lounge genre with their downtempo musical project, Ashes and Dreams.
Lisa lives in Winnipeg, Canada while Liv lives in Weston-Super-Mare, UK.
"It feels like Liv is always right there whenever we're creating musical ideas, recording, and coming up with our musical contributions to this project," says Lisa.
Parted by an ocean, but connected by music, Ashes and Dreams spent two years writing and recording songs for its debut 2015 CD release, Heart of Stone. The album includes a mix of serene, dreamy tracks and uplifting, soulful tunes, that are seamlessly linked by Lisa's warm, hypnotic alto voice and Liv's distinctive guitar work. From the military-inspired anthem "Left Right Left" to the laid-back title track, "Heart of Stone", Ashes and Dreams has its own undeniable style in the chill out realm.
Recently signed by the Believe Digital record label, Ashes and Dreams looks forward to expanding its musical reach even further. Prior to the signing, the band's earlier recordings received global airplay on stations like Ocean Radio Chilled, Chilled Lounge Grooves, Stingray Digital satellite radio, DJ Ampz' The Deep Chill, CKUW's Shop Worn Angel, and CBC Radio. Lounge Masters International also selected Ashes and Dreams' deep chill track Heat Down Low for its world-wide compilation CD Lounge Masters Vibes vol. 12, released in June 2014.