Porteau is an indie folk band led by Victoria Williams and Craig Stevenson. The duo began writing songs while living in Montreal, daydreaming of summer drives on the Sea to Sky highway. They are currently recording their debut album, Water’s Gate, a thematic collection of songs set for release this summer. With lyrics steeped in folklore, they use their surrounding West Coast landscape as a backdrop to explore and unearth stories of human nature. Porteau fuses their background in jazz with folk music, electronic elements and open soundscapes. Their sound is intimate yet expansive, carving a wave into their own unmapped styling.
Uptown Unplugged is a weekly performing arts series presented in partnership with the Uptown New West Business Association and the Arts Council of New Westminster. Performances take place in various locations throughout Uptown on Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 2:00 pm. Uptown Unplugged features talented musicians from throughout Metro Vancouver. The program takes place from June 2 – September 9, 2018. Contact for more information.