SacredFire - Mystical worldbeat concerts & workshops
Genre: Mystical / Worldbeat / Progressive New Age / Shamanic / Yoga & Meditation / Sound & Music Healing / Lyrical
“Absolutely one of the most outstanding things I have ever experienced! It’s something you’ll never forget!”
— BBC Radio 2’s Johnnie Walker
MJ Vermette & Dean Richards are openhearted Canadian musicians and workshop facilitators who travel the world, committed to celebrating community and increasing peace, happiness and harmony.
Sacred Fire, their Mystical Worldbeat duo, offers music with grounded, tribal energy that fuses Celtic, progressive rock and operatic influences with a zest of devotional new age flavor. Their ecstatic drumming and lush, mesmerizing vocals ignite spirits and dancing feet around the globe.
Their audience participation concerts and dynamic workshops incorporate mindful music, sound meditation, intuitive sound healing, and trance drumming. MJ's heart-opening singing merges intuitive & ethereal non-lexical vocables, as well as lyrics in English, Sanskrit and expressions from cultures around the world.
Sacred Fire uses musical expression as an empowering tool to spark creativity and intuition; to build pathways between humans and their true nature. Based on Vancouver Island, British-Columbia, surrounded by the beauty of ocean, forest & mountains, Sacred Fire’s work is infused with the energy of the natural elements.
In 2011, SacredFire released Rising, an a cappella chants & drums EP that pays tribute to the abundance of Life with fervent authenticity and tang.
In 2014, the duo wrote and produced the music for Journey to Infinity, a double album with Music, Mantras & Meditations. The Ayurvedic Opera was written by stress management guru and leading meditation expert davidji, and is considered a transcendental piece of art that breaks out of the meditative new age matrix to lift us into a boundless world of profound wisdom.
In 2015, SacredFire released their latest album, Continuum ~ Music for Peace & Healing (the remixed songs from Journey to Infinity). Inspired by the 5 elements of Space, Air, Fire, Water and Earth, Continuum merges soothing, lyrical vocals with Worldbeat & progressive rock influences - a soul stirring musical journey through time and space.
Continuum features prominent guest musicians such as Gilad Atzmon (Pink Floyd, Paul McCartney, Sinéad O'Connor) John Turnbull (Bob Geldof, Eurythmics, Ian Dury & The Blockheads, World Party, Talk Talk) and Hans Christian (Robbie Robertson, Krishna Das) and has been mastered by Ronan Chris Murphy (who worked with King Crimson, Robert Fripp and Tony Levin).
SacredFire is presently preparing their upcoming album, which will include recordings from high vibration spaces around the world, and the voices of children. MJ and Dean are also producing music for film & tv.
More about SacredFire: www.sacredfiremusic.com