Salmon April is an acoustic duo providing live music entertainment to create the perfect ambience for festivals, weddings, private events, music venues, bars, restaurants and corporate events. Our versatile repertoire from classic and current pop, rock, R&B and folk tunes are presented by the warm vocals of April Labson framed with a touch of the guitar played by musician Sam Steelstrike. Salmon April's setlist can be customized to fit the atmosphere you wish to create for your guests and is sure to please as their talents and music have been welcomed and embraced by the local live music scene in different forms on various stages from Oakland and San Francisco up the coast to Napa Valley.
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 60 - 120 minutes
What to Expect
Don't be deceived by this acoustic duo's small real estate onstage with only their mic(s), guitar, a few cables and amp(s). Salmon April casts a very large shadow by filling the space with an overwhelmingly fun, charming, vibrant and undeniable stage presence showcasing their wide array of talents and versatility of music. This multi-talented duo compels the audience with the raw emotion and powerful vocals from Fil-Am singer and actress, April Labson, emphasized by the warm, pure and harmonic sound of a live acoustic guitar channeled by the musicianship of songwriter and producer, Sam Steelstrike. Salmon April engages the crowd by establishing a connection through timeless music as well as by evoking an intimate experience, and whether you are in a sea of people or in a small room, they make you feel as though they are performing exclusively to you and for you, like that of an invite only concert inside Pandora or Spotify Sessions, NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert and MTV Unplugged. Their simple set up is only to allow the music to speak for itself, fill the void and touch the hearts and souls of those who wish to be entertained, moved, and taken away by a soulful voice, a beautiful guitar and wonderful, pure, melodic music.
Salmon April is an acoustic duo providing live music entertainment in the Bay Area whose versatile repertoire from classic and current pop, rock, R&B and folk tunes are presented by the warm vocals of singer-songwriter April Mae (Fast Times 80's), framed with a touch of the guitar played by musician, songwriter and producer Sam Steelstrike (Dadwood, Sinking).
Our acoustic setlist of originals and covers are always crafted to entertain with fun and upbeat influences from Tegan & Sara, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Save Ferris, Streetlight Manifesto and Gnarls Barkley - to a laid back (even romantic!) vibe with songs from The Beatles, Belle & Sebastian to Bruno Mars.
Collectively, our music and performances have been welcomed by the local live music scene on various stages from Oakland and San Francisco, up the coast to Napa Valley and back down to San Diego.
Additional Booking Notes
Preferably lighting would be arranged and / or set up by the venue / buyer, however the band can provide lighting with an extra fee to cover a) rental equipment costs, b) hiring a lighting engineer, or both depending on the needs for the event.
Depending on the size of the stage or performance area, a monitor facing the band for larger venues is preferred.
Preferably a sound system (mainly amps) would be provided by the venue / buyer, however the band can provide a sound system with an extra fee to cover a) rental equipment costs, b) hiring a sound engineer, or both depending on the needs for the event.
All Of Me - John Legend
American Boy - Estelle, Kanye West
Better Together - Jack Johnson
Come On Eileen - Save Ferris
Crazy - Gnarls Barkely
Dancing in the Moonlight - Top Loader
Don't Stop Thinking About Tomorrow - Fleetwood Mac
Drops of Jupiter - Train
Float On - Modest Mouse
F*** You - CeeLo Green
Get Lucky - Daft Punk
Have You Ever Seen the Rain - Creedence Clearwater Revival
How Deep Is Your Love - Bird and the Bee
I Believe in a Thing Called Love - The Darkness / Branches
I Can't Help Falling in Love With You - Elvis Presley / Ingrid Michaelson
I Couldn't Be Your Friend - Tegan & Sara
Imagine - Jack Johnson
Jolene - Dolly Parton
Just Give Me a Reason - P!nk, Nate Ruess
Killing Me Softly With His Song - Fugees
Latch - Sam Smith
Let’s Dance - M Ward
Living Room - Tegan & Sara
Make You Feel My Love - Adele
Piazza New York Catcher - Belle & Sebastian
Royals - Lorde
Say It Ain't So - Weezer
Somewhere Over the Rainbow / Wonderful World - IZ
Space Oddity - David Bowie
Stay With Me - Sam Smith
Sweater Weather - The Neighborhood
The Way I Am - Ingrid Michaelson
When I Was Your Man - Bruno Mars
While My Guitar Gently Weeps - The Beatles
Wicked Games - Johnnyswim
Would You Be Impressed - Streetlight Manifesto
XO - John Mayer
Young Folks - Peter Bjorn and John
You're My Best Friend - The Once
Your Song - Elton John / Ellie Goulding
Zephyr Song - Red Hot Chili Peppers
Influences & Inspiration
Creedence Clearwater Revival
Belle & Sebastian
Peter Bjorn and John
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Tegan & Sara
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San Francisco, CA
11 miles from Oakland
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