Photo Credit: Debbie Boccabella
Alberta-based country artist Brenda Dirk released a great Christmas track last year, “Too Broke For Christmas“, as well as more recently a single, “Hell Ya“. We were excited to chat with this talented woman in music via our Five Questions With segment.
Care to introduce yourself to our readers?
Hey, I’m Brenda Dirk your standard yet not so typical Alberta Girl! Ever since I can remember I have alway’s had music in my life. You could even say that Country Music raised me. I released my debut single “Shades On” in the Fall of 2017 followed by my ridiculously fun Christmas Song “Too Broke For Christmas”. The release of these 2 songs is what gave me the incredible opportunity to be up for nominations at the 2018 Edmonton Music Awards and Alberta Country Music Awards (ACMA’s)! The opportunity was one of the many highlights of my year!
Tell us a bit about your music and writing style.
Musical Style. This is alway’s a question I love to answer as some people like to label me Edgy and some like to label me as Funkified. But if I can be honest. I write music from my heart. I am the kind of individual who loves living in the moment. I can alway’s find myself diving into the emotion of a song and being able to see a situation from different angles. I have always had a difficult time writing sad songs. I love to write Up Tempo Songs to Inspire people to live in the moment.
Do you have any upcoming shows? For someone who has yet to see you live, how would you explain your live performance?
I am so excited to announce that I will be performing at the:
November 23rd – 1:00 – 1:45 p.m. – Grey Cup Celebration – Alberta House, Edmonton
November 24th – 5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. – National Glow Gardens Event, Lois Hole Center – St. Albert, Alberta!
November 25th – 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. – Local Women Unite – Suzanne & Jenny’s in Uptowne Olds, Olds, Alberta
November 30th – 4:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Festival of Trees – Shaw Conference Center, Edmonton
December 6th – 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. – Happy Hour, Station On Jasper, Edmonton
December 7th – 5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. – National Glow Gardens Event, Lois Hole Center – St. Albert, Alberta!
December 15th – 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Spotlight Brunch – Station On Jasper, Edmonton
February 14th – 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. – True North – Airdrie, Alberta
For a more detailed list of show’s you can head over to my website at www.BrendaDirk.com
If you do have an opportunity to come out to a show I would want you to know that I love creating High Energy Fun Concerts. Connecting with an audience is my all-time favourite thing about performing. You can expect music ranging from Meghan Trainor to Willie Nelson!!!
If you were asked to suggest only one of your songs for someone to hear, which would it be?
My Latest single “Hell Ya” means so much to me! It’s such an easy going song that really takes listeners to a place where they’re able to live in the now! “Hell Ya” is a tribute song to all of the good times that I have shared with the people in my life. To my friends and all the crazy fun we’ve had together. To my Family, remembering all of the adventures we have gone through! I feel like this is one of the song’s that truly represents me!
Canadian Beats is all about Canadian music, so who are your current favourite Canadian bands/artists?
The list can go on and on for my favourite Canadian Country Artists!
Lindsey Ell is definitely a huge one on my list! I love her musical style and her Edge! Can I also say she is killing it in the representation of Canadian Female Artists! I had the chance to see her perform live at the CCMA’s and her performance was amazing!!!
I also love act’s like Aaron Goodvin, Tim Hicks, Alee, Don Amero, The Dungarees and Emerson Drive!
I’m Jenna, and I am the founder and editor of Canadian Beats. I have had a strong love for Canadian music, which started many years ago. I have a passion for promoting these talented Canadian bands and artists, and that’s how Canadian Beats came to be. I am so proud of what it has become over the last few years, with many talented music lovers and writers coming together to spread the word of Canada’s music.