What is perhaps the ultimate couple in Canadian pop music is coming to Greater Victoria.
Chantal Kreviazuk and Raine Maida – each with a Juno Award coat to her name – perform at the Mary Winspear Center in Sidney this Thursday, November 18.
Kreviazuk burst onto the scene in 1997 with his feature debut, Under These Rocks and Stones. She has since released five studio albums and has two Juno Awards to her credit.
Maida made a name for herself as the lead singer of Our Lady Peace, which won the first of her two Junos for Rock Album of the Year for Clumsy in 1998 and the same award for Gravity in 2003.
Kreviazuk and Maida met at a Pearl Jam concert in 1996 and got married in 1999. They have three children.
In addition to their respective musical careers, Kreviazuk and Maida have co-written countless hits for artists such as Kelly Clarkson, David Cook, and Carrie Underwood.
They have also become voices of social conscience through their work in organizations such as War Child Canada.
Kreviazuk is active in a variety of causes, including women’s rights, war refugees and children’s education. Maida launched War Child’s Busking for Change program, in which Canadian musicians raise funds to benefit children in the most devastated parts of the world, including building schools in Congo. The couple have recorded contributions for several benefit albums for War Child.
The couple received the Allan Waters Humanitarian Award in recognition of outstanding Canadian artists whose contributions positively improve the social fabric of Canada, and both are members of the Order of Canada.
âNot only am I able to express myself, play music for others, and be creative for a living, but I can level up and be a part of true greatness – the healing process of another human being, perhaps even playing a small role in improving the quality of life of others, âKreviazuk said of his social activism, in a statement.
Maida, for her part, drew a comparison between music and social activism.
âI was first drawn to music because of the inherent ‘hope’ it gave me,â he said. “Social activism carries that same promise and the two together have shaped and taught me more than I could ever repay.”
The couple take the stage at 7:30 p.m. For more information on tickets, visit http://marywinspear.ca/event/raine-maida-chantal-kreviazuk.
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