Monday, July 22, 2024

Jessie Reyez dedicates song to Dylan Willows at Phillips’ ‘Tilt!’ day two (PHOTOS)

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Phillips backyard was packed for last night’s headliner at ‘Tilt!’, Canadian hip-hop icon Jessie Reyez. 

Along with Reyez, there were four other amazing hip-hop/R&B acts that had the crowd bouncing and singing along out in the sweltering heat. 

BC’s own Teon Gibbs, a former participant in the ARC music accelerator program took the stage at the Phillips Backyard for the first time. 

Some people may remember him from his incredible performance at last year’s Rifflandia festival. 

He is always backed by a band full of talented players and together, they set the stage for a good day. 

After Gibbs, a local act from Victoria, Liinks took the stage. 

Liinks is a duo comprised of Georgia Murray and DWhiz who have become mainstays of the Victoria music scene and have even been featured as The Zone @ 91-3’s Band of the Month in June 2022.

Following Liinks, Vernon-born SonReal brought the heat to the backyard. 

He gave an energetic performance and had countless audience members singing along with him throughout his show. 

Next up was the first of two headliners, Flyana Boss. 

They had their DJ set the stage with some music to get people ready for a high-energy performance from the Los Angeles-based rap duo who have been blowing up. 

Then, to everyone’s surprise, Flyana Boss came out with one member very pregnant. 

She did not let that slow her down at all though, despite the intense heat of the backyard.


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Then, last up was Canadian icon, Jessie Reyez. 

She came out with nothing but energy and the desire to give everyone the performance they had waited all day in the sun to see. 

After a few songs she slowed things down a bit and told the crowd she had heard the music community in Victoria had lost someone, Dylan Willows. 

“I feel like its not lost on a lot of us when you lose someone you love and, I didn’t know Dylan Willows personally, but I feel like anytime that someone contributes to the music community in their city that makes them a f***ing legend,” Reyez said. 

The then held a Dylan Willows t-shirt and asked the crowd to light up the night sky with their phones and grabbed her acoustic guitar to play the song “Figures”, dedicated to Willows’ memory. 

Check out all the photos from last evening below, stay tuned for more photos throughout the weekend on Victoria Buzz, and if you haven’t got tickets to the last night of Tilt! or August’s ‘Reverb’ yet, get them while you can!

Teon Gibbs (Curtis Blandy/Victoria Buzz)
Teon Gibbs (Curtis Blandy/Victoria Buzz)
Teon Gibbs (Curtis Blandy/Victoria Buzz)
Liinks (Curtis Blandy/Victoria Buzz)
Liinks (Curtis Blandy/Victoria Buzz)
Liinks (Curtis Blandy/Victoria Buzz)
Liinks (Curtis Blandy/Victoria Buzz)
Liinks (Curtis Blandy/Victoria Buzz)
Liinks (Curtis Blandy/Victoria Buzz)
SonReal (Curtis Blandy/Victoria Buzz)
SonReal (Curtis Blandy/Victoria Buzz)
SonReal (Curtis Blandy/Victoria Buzz)
SonReal (Curtis Blandy/Victoria Buzz)
SonReal (Curtis Blandy/Victoria Buzz)
SonReal (Curtis Blandy/Victoria Buzz)
SonReal (Curtis Blandy/Victoria Buzz)
SonReal (Curtis Blandy/Victoria Buzz)
SonReal (Curtis Blandy/Victoria Buzz)
(Curtis Blandy/Victoria Buzz)
Flyana Boss (Curtis Blandy/Victoria Buzz)
Flyana Boss (Curtis Blandy/Victoria Buzz)
Flyana Boss (Curtis Blandy/Victoria Buzz)
Flyana Boss (Curtis Blandy/Victoria Buzz)
Flyana Boss (Curtis Blandy/Victoria Buzz)
Flyana Boss (Curtis Blandy/Victoria Buzz)
Flyana Boss (Curtis Blandy/Victoria Buzz)
Flyana Boss (Curtis Blandy/Victoria Buzz)
Flyana Boss (Curtis Blandy/Victoria Buzz)
Flyana Boss (Curtis Blandy/Victoria Buzz)
Jessie Reyez (Curtis Blandy/Victoria Buzz)
Jessie Reyez (Curtis Blandy/Victoria Buzz)
Jessie Reyez (Curtis Blandy/Victoria Buzz)
Jessie Reyez (Curtis Blandy/Victoria Buzz)
Jessie Reyez (Curtis Blandy/Victoria Buzz)
Jessie Reyez (Curtis Blandy/Victoria Buzz)
(Curtis Blandy/Victoria Buzz)
Jessie Reyez (Curtis Blandy/Victoria Buzz)
Jessie Reyez (Curtis Blandy/Victoria Buzz)
Jessie Reyez (Curtis Blandy/Victoria Buzz)
Jessie Reyez (Curtis Blandy/Victoria Buzz)
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