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PRESS KIT ~ SACREDFIRE
Worldbeat Music Medicine
for the Mind, Body, Heart & Spirit

Genre: Worldbeat / Progressive New Age / Shamanic / Yoga & Meditation / Sound & Music Healing / Lyrical

 

"MJ and Dean are gifted musicians who create a powerful, healing, & transformational experience for us to connect to our deepest source."

 ~ Davidji, HayHouse Radio host, international stress-management expert,
 author of Amazon #1 bestseller "Destressifying"


  
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BIO

SacredFire is MJ Vermette & Dean Richards ~ Canadian Worldbeat Sound Healing Musicians who travel the globe, igniting spirits and bringing a sense of grounding & connection with their interactive, Worldbeat Music Concerts & Workshops

The eclectic music of SacredFire combines heart-opening, lush vocals with tribal drumming  and mystical, healing sounds, swathed in worldwide traditional influences and modern instrumentation, to help us attain a deep sense of peace and harmony. Based on Vancouver Island, British-Columbia, surrounded by the beauty of ocean, forest & mountains, SacredFire’s work is infused with the energy of the natural elements.

SacredFire use musical expression as an empowering tool, to create a sense of wholeness and well-being and build pathways between humans and their ancestral, inner wisdom.  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. The duo's distinctive arrangements carry the vibration of tribal, Celtic and progressive rock music with opera & devotional new age flavors. 

 

“Absolutely one of the most outstanding things I have ever experienced! 
It’s something you’ll never forget!”  

~ BBC Radio 2’s Johnnie Walker

The Story

MJ and Dean met on an outdoor festival stage in Squamish (BC) in 2010, where MJ had just moved from Montreal (QC). MJ was leading an audience-participation percussion improvisation, when Dean sneaked on a drum kit in the back. Together, they spontaneously offered a commanding drumming performance, without MJ seeing who was behind her… 

Since then, the duo released 3 albums and performed in France, Germany, England, Mexico, Canada and the United States, in large-scale wellness events such as The Chopra Center retreats in California & Canada, led by the prominent Deepak Chopra. 

 

Discography

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 children voices. MJ and Dean are also producing music for film & tv.
 

www.sacredfiremusic.com

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SACREDFIRE

Worldwide Recordings, Interactive Concerts & Workshops

Members:
Marie Josée (MJ) Vermette (vocals, percussion)
Dean Richards (drums, guitars, vocals, keys, percussion)

Genre: Worldbeat, Mindful, Progressive New Age, Shamanic, Yoga & Meditation, Sound & Music Healing, Lyrical, Devotional

Location: Vancouver Island, BC, Canada

CONTACT

MJ Vermette & Dean Richards

Email: sacredfire(@)sacredfiremusic.com

Phone: 1.604-848-9543

Website: sacredfiremusic.com

Facebook: facebook.com/sacredfiremusic

Youtube: youtube.com/sacredfiremusic

Twitter: twitter.com/sacredfiremusic

DESCRIPTION OF SACREDFIRE'S CONCERTS & WORKSHOPS
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PAST PERFORMANCES & WORKSHOPS

Worldwide Retreats - Concerts & Workshops

Maya Tulum Resort (Riviera Maya, Mexico) 
(7 day retreat with davidji) 
Healing Sounds Workshop, Concerts & Live music for yoga 

Europa Park (Rust, Germany) 
Yearly 5 day retreats with Magali Devi of Anahataflow (since 2013)
Healing Sounds Workshops, Concert & Live music for yoga

Villa Carmella (Grasse, France) 
Anahataflow's opening day celebration (holistic organization)
Rebalancing Sound Medicine Workshop & Concert 

Rimrock Resort Hotel (Banff, Alberta, Can.) 
3 day wellness Women's retreats
Healing Sounds Workshop, Concerts & Live music for yoga 

La Costa Resort & Spa (Carlsbad, CA, USA) 
5 day retreat with Deepak Chopra & The Chopra Center 
Healing Sounds Workshop, Concerts & Live music for yoga 

Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa (San Diego, CA, USA) 
5 day retreat with Deepak Chopra & The Chopra Center 
Healing Sounds Workshop, Concerts & Live music for yoga 

The Chateau Fairmont Hotel (Whistler, BC, Can.) 
5 day retrerat with Deepak Chopra & The Chopra Center 
Healing Sounds Workshop, Concerts & Live music for yoga 

Gaunts House (Dorset, England, UK) 
6 day UK Shamanic Conferences 
Live music & concerts 

The Brew Creek Centre (Whistler, BC, Can.) 
3 day retreat with Chopra Addiction & Wellness Center 
Healing Sounds Workshop & Concert

La Cache à Maxime (Québec City, Qc, Can)
3 day wellness retreat with Krystine St-Laurent of Inspirata Nature

National & International Events

Place-des-Arts (Montreal, QC, Can)
Opening concert for Gabrielle Bernstein

Chopra Center for Wellbeing (Carlsbad, CA, US) - Staff Meeting interactive concert/workshop

Centre for Spiritual Living (Edmonton, AB, Can.) - Healing Sounds Workshop & Concert

Seminarhaus Schonberg (Freiburg, Germany) - Healing Sounds Workshop & Concert 

Summerhill Pyramid (Kelowna, BC, Can.) - 
Summer Solstice Celebration

Yogastudio Balance (Frankfurt, Germany) - Live music for 5 Rhythms Dance Workshop 

Bürgerhaus Bühl (Buhl-Baden, Germany) - Healing Sounds Workshop & Concert 

Yogastudio Baden-Baden (Baden-Baden, Germany) - Meditative Concert 

Rhein Ballettstudio Pia Scheiring (Ludwigshafen, Germany) - Dance & Music Workshop 

Zu Studios (Lewes, England, UK) - Shamanic Concert 

Fontmell Magna Yoga Sanctuary (Fontmell Magna, England, UK) - Shamanic Sound Healing Concerts 

The Healing Tree (Bude, England, UK) - Healing Sounds Workshop 

The River of Life Centre (Dorchester, England, UK) - Meditative Concert 

Whitespace Yoga (Milton Keynes, England, UK) - Meditative Concert 

The Avalon Room (Glastonbury, England, UK) - Meditative Concert 

Camino Center (Glastonbury, England, UK) - Meditative Concert 

AnandaOM (Montreal, QC, Can) - Interactive concert & intensive Sound & Energy Workshop

Monastère des Augustines (Québec City, Qc, Can) - Meditative Concert
 

vancouver area Concerts & Workshops

West Coast Yoga Festival (Squamish, BC, Can.) - Closing Concert

Chopra Yoga (Vancouver, BC, Can.) - Healing Sounds Workshop


Just Dance (Vancouver, BC, Can.) - Ecstatic Dancing & Live Healing Music
 
Whistler Yoga Conference (Whistler, BC, Can.) - Live Music for Yoga
 
FDU Vancouver (Vancouver, BC, Can.) - International Happiness Day & Peace Day Healing Sounds Workshop
 
Vancouver School of Bodywork and Massage (Vancouver, BC, Can.) - Healing Sounds Workshop & Concert
 
St.Paul's Church (Vancouver, BC, Can.) - Concert for World Peace
 
The Brew Creek Lodge (Whistler, BC, Can.) - 100th International Women's Day Celebration - Healing Sounds & Movement Workshop
 
Chopra Addiction & Wellness Centre (Squamish, BC, Can.) - Weekly Healing Sounds Workshops
 
OM Studio (Squamish, BC, Can.) - Healing Sounds & Intuitive Drumming Workshops
 
The Yoga Studio (Squamish, BC, Can.) - Healing Sounds Workshops & Concerts - Live music for yoga classes
 
The Crystal Gallery (Whistler, BC, Can.) - Healing Sounds Workshop & Concert
 
Just U Health & Wellness Trade Show (Squamish, BC, Can.) - Interactive Concert
 
Yum Yoga & Dance Studio (Vancouver Island, BC, Can.) - Sound, Movement & Song Workshop
 
The House of Now (Vancouver Island, BC, Can.) - The Power of Now (Intuitive Sound Healing Workshop)
 
The Studio on Third (Vancouver Island, BC, Can.) - 
Intentional Concert for Peace
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