“(‘Barchords’ is) a gem; a warm, sun-dappled record with the appealing snag of heartache.” The Observer
Bahamas is the pseudonym of Toronto-based singer-songwriter-guitarist Afie Jurvanen, who spent three years as guitarist/pianist for Feist. Despite his tropical nom de music, Afie (pronounce AY-fee) isn’t from the Caribbean, but from Barrie, a working-class town in rural Ontario.
Bahamas have released two albums, 2009’s ‘Pink Strat’ (2009), which received a Juno nomination (Canadian Grammy equivalent) and was nominated for the 2010 Polaris Music Prize (Canadian Mercury Prize equivalent), and 2012’s critically acclaimed ‘Barchords’, their first UK release. Bahamas visited the UK twice in 2013, following a sold out UK Tour in the Spring with a slot opening for Jack Johnson at the iTunes Festival. Bahamas returns with new album, Bahamas is Afie on August 18.