BowTie is a multinational duo made up of Canadian singer/songwriter/keyboardist Allie Smith and Australian guitarist/songwriter Steven Winnall. BowTie’s creative juices started flowing in early 2010. BowTie began songwriting with an acoustic guitar and vocals; since then their sound has flourished and transformed to reflect pieces of who they are as musicians and individuals. Their initial recordings were bold and raw pieces of music, garnering them attention in the Hamilton music scene.
In late 2010, they took their ideas to Catherine North Studios, and with the help of Canadian producer/engineer Michael Chambers and Australian producer Greg Foster, they recorded their debut EP. BowTie’s music was brought to life with delicate keys, quirky percussion, soaring vocal harmonies, intricate electric and acoustic guitar lines, hefty organ, funky bass, as well as some more eclectic instruments including banjo and mandolin.
BowTie has recently released their debut indie/folk EP entitled Sequins, which has been described by music blogger Shawna Nackliki as ‘a collection of five delightful tunes that really should be enjoyable to anyone who comes across them’. Sequins involves the blending of indie/folk elements and intimate lyrical content to create the perfect companion for a rainy, autumn day.
Join them and the crew at the Sphinx Rock Cafe on Sunday.