Kellen Saip is performing at the Watershed Arts Cafe on Jan. 18. Submitted photo

Fraser Valley musician brings talent to Langley’s Watershed Arts Cafe

Kellen Saip is performing at the Watershed Arts Cafe on Jan. 18.

Langley’s Watershed Arts Cafe will play host to a singer/songwriter from Chilliwack on Jan. 18.

Kellen Saip has been playing music professionally for about two years.

“It’s finally got to the point where I can feed my family. I played 152 shows last year,” added Saip.

After winning the country music artist of the year award from the Fraser Valley Music Awards in December, Saip wrote a new single called “Don’t Be Scared” that he plans on releasing prior to the Watershed Arts Cafe performance.

“I’ve always played folk singer/songerwriter music, and when I got nominted in the country music category I really dove into country music like the old time stuff. It’s a fun, fast paced country song just to say thank you for that award.”

Saip said he refers to himself simply as a “singer/songwriter” because he can “get away with changing it up,” by not restricting himself to one genre of music, although much of his music is described as a fusion of “folk and blues with subtle undertones of faith and soul that derived from his family gospel roots.”

Music has been a huge part of Saip’s life since he was young, as his mother was a Christian gospel singer in the 80s.

“Her name is Connie Scott and I was raised on a tour bus for the first two years of my life, so it’s in my veins.”

Saip is the only member in his band and he plays guitar and sings.

“It’s a position that I had to work for. It’s still hit or miss in months, you don’t know exactly when your income is coming in,” added Saip.

Originally from Ladner, Saip spent two years living in Langley, before moving to Chilliwack in 2017.

He said he enjoys playing at Watershed Arts Cafe because it’s a “very warm,” venue.

“People are very passionate about the music that come and listen there. It’s one of the venues where you can hear a pin drop when someone’s performing and those are far and few from in between these days. It’s a very tight community of listeners and artists that play there.”

Saip added his listeners can expect “a light at the end of the tunnel” during each of his songs.

“There’s always an uplifting piece to that song [but] I wouldn’t say I write happy music. I can make people laugh and cry at the same time.”

Saip is performing at the Watershed Arts Cafe at 20349 88 Ave., at 7 p.m. on Jan. 18. Doors open at 6 p.m. and tickets can be purchased for $15 at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/kellen-saip-live-at-the-shed-tickets-54229533996?aff=efbeventtix

To hear Saip’s music visit: https://kellensaipmusic.bandcamp.com/

Just Posted

Aldergrove team could return as all-stars on ‘The Amazing Race Canada’

Mother and daughter duo given a second chance, though their fate rests in the hands of voters

PHOTOS: City of Langley library celebrates India’s festival of color

Kids were invited to learn about Holi celebrations, and taste treats.

Aldergrove glow-in-the-dark swim and games for a cause

Township of Langley will celebrate Earth Hour with its first glow-in-the-dark swim in Aldergrove.

Sources Langley Food Bank can’t find a home

Landlords don’t want to rent to the food bank and time is running out

Coach of the year in first season with the Giants

Michael Dyck is being lauded by the Western Hockey League for transforming the junior hockey team

VIDEO: UPDATE: Stolen Bentley nearly causes crash going wrong way on Coquihalla

Owner of Bentley says the vehicle was stolen Thursday and he wants it back

Six ‘distraction thefts’ in two days spark warning to seniors by Vancouver police

Distraction thefts are used to steal jewelry off the necks of unsuspecting women

WestJet sticking with Boeing 737 Max once planes certified to fly

WestJet had expected to add two more of the planes this year to increase its fleet to 13

Motorcyclist dies after three-vehicle crash on old Island Highway

Accident happened at 12:15 p.m. Friday near Country Club Centre in Nanaimo

B.C. driver caught going 207 km/h on motorcycle along Okanagan Highway

A motorcyclist was caught by Kelowna RCMP going 207 km/h on Highway 97C

Protective human chain forms around B.C. mosque for Friday prayer

Vancouver Islanders stand arm-in-arm to show support in aftermath of New Zealand shootings

B.C. fire department offers tips to keep your home safe during wildfire season

With wildfire season getting closer, the Penticton Fire Dept. offer tips to keep your home safe

South Surrey mother guilty of second-degree murder in death of daughter

Ex-wife ‘took seven decades of Teagan’s life,’ says Gabe Batstone

Fierce house cat spotted as ‘aggressor’ in face off with coyote in B.C. backyard

North Vancouver resident Norm Lee captures orange cat versus coyote in backyard showdown

Most Read