Fredericton record label and management company marks first anniversary with shows in Moncton and Fredericton.
It’s already been a year since Fredericton artist manager Kate Butler launched her label She Said Feck Records. In addition to working directly to support SSF artists The Tortoise the Hare & the Millionaire, CHIPS and Melonvine, Butler has been lending her support to several other New Brunswick-based artists, venues, and festivals in different endeavours including booking shows, planning album releases strategies and social media management.
“It’s been an incredible year and I am so proud of what I have accomplished and how far all three artists have come,” said Butler. “With any business, the first year hasn’t come without its set of hurdles and challenges which inevitably become learning points.
“I am very lucky to have a positive rapport with so many talented NB artists, festivals and venues and am always more than happy to help them, whether that’s with booking, a release project, or just being a support to them when they are cutting their teeth on local stages,” she said.
Shortly after launching last February, SSF released the single and video Modern Days by the band CHIPS and signed Moncton hard rock outfit Melonvine shortly after.
Both bands have remained busy writing new material and plotting summer touring. CHIPS have been recording tracks with Paper Lions’ Colin Buchanan, while Melonvine’s track Codependent has since been added to Spotify’s official Ready to Rock playlist.
The label’s most recent release, the debut self-titled EP by The Tortoise the Hare & the Millionaire, has been in heavy rotation on CHSR since its release last fall.
“My main focus will always be local New Brunswick musicians as it’s important for them to have support, not only from their provincial music association but someone on the front lines to guide them in their formative years,” said Butler.
To celebrate the label’s one year anniversary, She Said Feck will host performances in Moncton and Fredericton, March 1 and 2.