Hear that? The Heels are stepping into the spotlight! The hotly touted Vancouver, BC country trio comprised of Bobbi Smith, Brittni Dominelli and Kyla Rawlins will release their full-length debut album, Love, Heels, on May 25 (Spotify, iTunes), bringing their lush, three-part harmonies, sassy lyrics and unforgettable melodies to the masses. The fiercely independent group has been garnering attention since winning a B.C. Country Music Association Emerging Artist Award in 2016 and releasing their debut single “Come Around” the following year.
Their focus is clear to make music both profound and timeless, as evidenced by Love, Heels’ first single “He’s Not Where I’m Going.”Says the band, “Love, Heels is a colourful collection of songs we have written together to lift and empower ourselves and our listeners. This album was a collaborative journey of discovery; establishing our own sound by layering our unique abilities and staying true to our vision of three voices uniting in harmony to #HeelTheWorld from start to finish.”
Although The Heels are still a new name for many, each member brings a wealth of experience to the project. Bobbi Smith is a longtime solo performer with 10 consecutive Top 50 Canadian radio singles and is a three-time BCCMA Female Vocalist of the Year and a nominee for the CCMA Independent Female Artist of the Year.
Brittni Dominelli began performing at a young age in her father’s band, playing guitar and singing backup vocals. She has also shown her creativity through various outlets including performing arts, theatre and dance. Brittni owns and operates her own professional makeup artist business, which tailors to the Arts and Entertainment industry.
Kyla Rawlins began performing at age seven on stage and in film & T.V. With performances all over Western Canada. Kyla attended the Canadian College of Performing Arts and Vancouver Island University where she completed vocal training in Classical, Jazz, Musical Theatre, Rock, and Pop. She has released two full-length albums of original music and also owns and runs a very popular Vancouver plant-based restaurant called Buddha-Full.
The Heels will be performing across Canada in support of their new album so you can catch them live in a city bear you soon!
The Heels Tour Dates:
April 22 – Vancouver, BC – The Belmont
May 19 – Surrey, BC – Boots & Buckles Saloon
May 27 – Vancouver, BC – The Roxy Cabaret
June 9 – Barriere, BC – Big Barriere Block Party
June 30 – Kelowna, BC – Big White Country Fair
July 1 – Kelowna, BC – Big White Country Fair
July 14 – Calgary, AB – Calgary Famer’s Market
July 27 – Victoria, BC – The Duke
July 28 – Qualicum Beach, BC – Qualicum Farmer’s Market
July 28 – Comox Valley, BC – Roy’s
July 29 – Parksville, BC – Realm Food Co.
August 11 – Langley, BC – Country Night
September 3 – Harrison Hot Springs, BC – Bands on the Beach
September 8 – Creston, BC – Creston Valley Fair – 100th Anniversary
Together as The Heels, these ladies are ready to kick up some dust!
Love, Heels Track Listing:
1. We Can Country
2. Ex Rated
3. Come Around
4. Hold Your Horses
5. Growing Pains
6. He’s Not Where I’m Going
7. Bet You A Beer
8. Fine By Me
9. OK On Empty
10. Country Girls Don’t Play That Way