Most of Mainstreet Muze's music is written by the singer-songwriter of the group Brae (Babe) Gurr. Brae won first place in Nashville’s Sonicbids Songwriting contest, landed amongst the top 10 songwriters recognized by BillBoard’s prestigious International Song Contest; ranked in the Top 10 of the 2013 Indie International Songwriting Contest; and was selected as a finalist for three self-penned tunes in the “12th and 13th Annual Great American Song Contests. Her intelligent lyrics and memorable melodies are superbly delivered in a warm, sultry voice with a blues rock edge. Brae also sometimes wears the hat of record producer, having worked on a number of other artist’s CDs in the jazz, country and pop music genres.

Steve Hilliam on sax and keyboards adds a soulful sound to the band. Growing up in the Toronto area in the '70's, Steve was very influenced by excellent local R&B bands such as the Lincolns.  After studying music at the prestigious Humber College Music School, Steve worked as a session and touring player for such acts such as Gino Vanelli, Otis Rush, Rosemary Clooney and John Faddis.  He has also been a regular member of the Colin James band for the last 20 years and a special performer with the VSO for the past ten. 

On lead guitar and support vocals, Canadian Music Producer and a Recording/Performing Artist.  Adam Popowitz adds the tasteful rock/blues colour to the band's music. Popowitz at 21, signed a recording contract with Atlantic Records with the band Mollies Revenge. In 2000, he opened Rear Window Song & Sound Studio on Burnaby Mountain and has since become a successful producer, mixer and songwriter, working with a wide variety of artists such as Pacifika, Sarah MacDougall, Tanga, Leela Gilday, T Nile, & Kate Reid. In 2005, he created Pacifika with his longtime writing partner Silvana Kane. The band signed to Six Degrees Records and has since released 4 albums. Pacifika's 2010 release, Supermagique, was nominated for World Album of the Year at the 2011 Juno Awards and was named Best World Album of 2010 by iTunes.


​A fun evening. Like being invited into someone's home where they sing a little and tell you about their lives. Listening to this trio is a refreshing reminder that true originality, depth and quality are to be found in the performers in our own neighbourhoods. Babe is a superb lyricist. Her lyrics are always genuine, heartfelt and thought provoking. Adam Popowitz on guitar and Steve Hilliam on sax are a rich accompaniment to Babe on guitar.​ They are what all today's musicians should emulate. Clear, honest and intelligent. It was the kind of musical evening you hated to leave.

Monika Forberger, Entertainment Vancouver

​Mainstreet Muze featuring Babe Gurr recently performed at one of my events.
The Band sounded great and performed to an enthusiastic and appreciative sold out house.
I can’t say enough about this artist.
They sound great, they’re professional and are always a pleasure to work with.
Rob Warwick, Rock.It Boy Entertainment.

​​​MAINSTREET MUZE -Is a vancouver based independent band
The three core members Brae
(BabeGurr), Steve Hilliam and Adam Popowitz have individually or with other acts headlined and performed in numerous festivals and theatres throughout Canada and in the US. Now they have come together to pool their talents into creating this unique musical fusion of Roots, Blues and Rock. Although the core members are three, the band often expands to include a rhythm section..





August 3 at 5pm
August 4 at 11am

Filberg Festival
Garden Stage
Comox, BC


July 21 at 5pm

 Main Stage

Mission Folk Music Festival

Mission BC

July 1 at 3pm
​Canada Day
​Memorial Park, Hanley Pl.
Maple Ridge
​(in front of The Act Theatre)


​March 23rd 7:30 pm

(opening for Jim Byrnes)

Chief Sepass Theatre (9096 Trattle St.)

Fort Langley BC

Tickets $45 (plus facility fee & service charges) at all Ticketmaster locations. Charge by phone at1-855-955-5000

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 March 21st 5:00 pm 

Venue: YVR Airport
3211 Grant McConachie Way,

Richmond, BC
Location: Haida Gwaii Canoe Stage


​January 26th & 27th 8 pm

​First Impressions Theatre Presents

(opening for Jim Byrnes)
Deep Cove Shaw Theatre

Deep Cove BC
Tickets 604-929-9456



August 14th Monday 12:00 pm
CBC Music Nooner’s Series - Free
CBC Plaza (700 Hamilton Street Van. BC)

Our three piece band 

August 4th Friday 5:45 pm

Harmony Arts Festival - Free

Garden Stage (15th & Argyle West Van.)

​Our 5 piece band

January 19 Thursday 8pm 

Opening for Jim Byrnes
First Impressions Theatre, Deep Cove, BC
Deep Cove Shaw Theatre

Tickets 604-929-9456


January 20 Friday 8pm 
Opening for Jim Byrnes
First Impressions Theatre, Deep Cove, BC .
Deep Cove Shaw Theatre

 Tickets 604-929-9456

January 27 Friday 8pm

(opening for Jimmy Rankin)
Surrey Arts Centre
Surrey, BC