Lydia Persaud

Lydia Persaud brings a full spectrum of emotion to her latest album, Moody31. Shimmery runs fall alongside precise enunciations that slightly quiver on pitch. A singer with daring range, she stretches words – subtly melismatic, smooth, slantly gospel – to their full emotional capacity. Set for release in April 2022 this sophomore record remodels Persaud’s multitude of influences into a dynamic and harmonious original. Described by producer Scott McCannell as “Roberta Flack sitting in with Bill Withers’ band at a folk festival,” Moody31 recombines jazz, R&B, and folk stylings to create soul music in its most literal sense. The effect is deep vulnerability crossed with absolute self-possession. It’s these antithetical desires that cut to the core of Moody31: to love and be loved without losing oneself in the process.

Upcoming Shows

Catherine MacLellan’s Song House
Friday June 16, 2023 · 7:30 pm · $35
Zion Presbyterian Church, Charlottetown

In the heart of Charlottetown, 4 songwriters along with PEI’s premiere string ensemble join together for an unforgettable night of collaboration. Featuring Catherine MacLellan, Jim Bryson,…

Thursday June 15, 2023 · 7:30 pm · $25
Watermark Theatre ,

The Watermark Theatre is the perfect setting for this intimate evening of music. Renowned classical violinist Tzu-Cheng Wang impresses with his technical skill and musicality, while…