Hintonburg & Wellington Village
Back to News

City Sounds: John Ian and Alanna Sterling & the Silvers


Presented in partnership with The Ottawa Music Industry Coalition, join us for a live performance by musicians John Ian and Alanna Sterling!

ABOUT JOHN IAN: In his intense, poetic and heartfelt songs inspired by folk, rock and alternative music transgender singer/songwriter John Ian tells stories, observes and ponders. Things may at times look somber in his songs, but never hopeless. Despite the sadness and madness in this world there always is a way out of the darkness into the light.

ABOUT ALANNA STERLING: They are a gender-fluid, genre-fluid vocal shapeshifter and multi-instrumental sorcerer. As an advocate for mental illness, their ultimate passion is to create musical movements out of moments of struggle, in hopes to work through life’s adversities and inspire others to overcome their own battles. Sterling has been working on a full length album entitled “Mind/Matter” – a manifesto of mental health with each song telling a story of a different mental illness or tough experience they have gone through. Their latest single off that album, “Chemicals”, is a powerhouse rock/R&B hit with lyrics revealing the pain of losing someone to addiction. The album release is set for late 2021 with touring dates for France and the UK in 2022.

Be sure to RSVP on FACEBOOK

Presented by: The Ottawa Music Industry Coalition
​​The ottawa music industry coalition (omic) is dedicated to making Ottawa a great place to play music, work in the music industry, and be a music fan.
Supported by: The City of Ottawa