Canadian pop artist Rykka recently captured international attention with her winning song “The Last of Our Kind“ at the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest. On November 4, 2016 her new album Beatitudes was released and her tour stop brought her to Toronto’s Drake Underground on November 5th. Opening the show were Toronto locals Alina Libkind and Bad Willow. Canadian Beats was there to capture the excitement of the record release show and below is photo review of the night.
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I shoot live music performances and concerts. I love the excitement of entering a venue, knowing that I’ll be photographing a concert and enjoying the energy of the crowd. There’s nothing like being in a venue and looking at the expressions on the faces of people who are all transfixed by the talent onstage. I shoot about 120 shows each year, averaging 2 bands per show, as well as several all-day and weekend festivals in and around Southern Ontario. From the large venues to very small ones, bright lights or barely lit stages, I hope that my photos capture the enjoyment the artists have in doing what they love to do.