About

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.

Events

​​MAINSTREET MUZE -Is a vancouver based independent band
The three core members Brae (Babe Gurr), 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.
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2018

​March 23rd 7:30 pm

(opening for Jim Byrnes)

Chief Sepass Theatre (9096 Trattle St.)

Fort Langley BC 


​January 26th & 27th 8 pm

​First Impressions Theatre Presents

(opening for Jim Byrnes)
Deep Cove Shaw Theatre

Deep Cove BC
Tickets 604-929-9456

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2017

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

Our three piece band 
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August 4th Friday 5:45 pm

Harmony Arts Festival - Free

Garden Stage (15th & Argyle West Van.)

​Our 5 piece band

https://www.harmonyarts.ca/


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

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​​MAINSTREET MUZE