Where: Vernon, BC
Vernon, BC’s Olivia Penalva has been on stage since she was 11 years old and had recorded her debut album by the time she turned 13. In 2014, her song “Fight For You” garnered her a Top 15 placement in the revered International Songwriting Competition, and just a year later, her success brought her to a Top 10 finish at the Ottawa Bluesfest’s She’s The One competition. More recently, her 2015 single “Ferris Wheel” saw the talented young singer pair up with producer Brian West (Nelly Furtado) and the track went on to secure well over 1,000 spins on Canadian radio.
Each of those accolades and experiences informed Penalva’s approach to her latest EP, Weightless, an optimistic and infectious pop offering that reaffirms her status as a force to be reckoned with.