The Grit of it was just launched! Locals talking grit. Interviews and portraits of inspiring and creative people who share how they get through the bumps in life with a little "True Grit" Check out Zoubi Arros's interview: - Jun 2nd, 2014


New single
Available for streaming May 1st

Hello friends and family!

Here is a quick update, Toronto is full of life and I am having a wonderful time here. The community is rich and thriving; I've met many actors, visual artists, and of course musicians who all inspire me to continue to follow my heart. The winter is not so cold as I expected and the second-hand stores are full of warm and wacky garments for a Zoubi. I have a variety of jobs that help me get by while leaving time for music but spend most my time gardening, teaching and doing outdoor education with youngins. Performing, teaching and being with plants fills my spirit. The wilderness is not very wild here so I do miss the mountains, trees, and the raging sea of the west coast. Not to mention my irreplaceable friends and family back home in BC (I love you!) but as I am sure you understand, my adventure is not quite over yet.

About this single

A song inspired by love and dreaming; you may recognize "Sheep" from the many times Zoubi and the Sea have played it live. It's the one known for the funky jams! This rendition was recorded at Orange Lounge in Toronto during the Independent Songwriting and Performance program. During this program, I had the pleasure of collaborating with both budding and seasoned musicians, many of which made this recording so very phenomenal. (For a full list of credits, please see the song posted online.)

What's next

Zoubi and the Sea's current ensemble is a kind group of boys who I met through school and friends of friends. They are warm hearted folks who encourage me to create and let me choose stage our outfits (within reason). Me and the Sea have been performing all around Toronto, connecting with community and preparing to record some music to share with YOU all! We plan to begin recording this summer.

Please don't forget about me and do stay tuned! for tunes! soon!

From left to right: Rafael Callejas (guitar), Morgan (auxiliary percussion), Jesse Shafer (percussion), Zoubi (feelings), Andrew Vargas (bass)
Look at that fun! The love.

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- Apr 13th, 2019

We're making waves!

We\'re making waves!

Things are starting to flow for Zoubi and the Sea in Toronto. Lots of upcoming shows. Please see our facebook page for the most up to date show listings! (All social media is @zoubimusic) including two Battle of the Bands and a CMW showcase soon to be announced!

Single release on the horizon.... YAS!!!
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Thank you to all our dear friends who have been attending our shows! Wow what a difference it makes to see you there and feel the love :)

(Photo by Nxsty Media at Sneaky Dee's)

- Apr 1st, 2019

Toronto Show March 7

Toronto Show March 7

This might be our biggest Toronto show yet! And the first one of 2019. We're headlining Sneaky Dee's with Lambsbreath and We Wander opening. Hoping to see a lot of friends there and show them all what Zoubi and The Sea live for. It's hard starting fresh in a not-so-small-town. I've been mildly overwhelmed.. that might seem like a contradiction but I think it counts as "mild" because I DO feel overwhelmed yet only in spurts because I am not stuck circling my mind, alone in the feelings. My family encouraged me to get out of my shell and music has shown me how. When I am not working enough on work that pays money, I get anxious. But I know my effort is not fruitless and I am excited about all of the little things that I'm contributing to the band's future success. I'm also extremely lucky and grateful for the support I've been given by new friends and old. My old friends and family stay in touch and offer words of encouragement from a distance; I am truly blessed with caring relationships everywhere I go. I care for my friends and family quite madly indeed! Even when I long to run away into the woods, I do believe I'd be lifeless without my community. I love being around other artists and Toronto is FULL of 'em. 

Sneaky Dee's has a grungy vibe so we'll create a juxtiposition. You might even get so lost in our performance that you don't notice the lingering stench of yesterday's punk show; you might fall into such a dream state that all of your worries will fall away for 45 minutes. We'll try our best to catch you. Leap out for us, are arms are open :)

- Feb 24th, 2019

Hamilton performance

Hamilton performance

Just going to hang out with a bunch of bad ass babes in Hamilton Ontario Feb 23rd. Gender inclusive, safe space, all ages (that's right, shy inclusive and age inclusive). 
This will be my first time in Hamilton! That's where Tara Lightfoot said she's from and when I met her, I said to myself, "this gal is a BOSS."

Juice Girls' music is really fantastic! I can't wait to perform a little acoustic set at 7:30pm and then chill in this vintage clothing store (Into the Abyss) thereafter :)

- Feb 17th, 2019

Women in music!

Women in music!

Because sometimes I get annoyed with the lack of females portrayed in music business imagery... cheeky cheeky goof zoob

- Feb 16th, 2019

The Bout - Battle of the bands

The Bout - Battle of the bands

I think we'll be hustlin’. On the right, please subscribe to "Email Updates" this will inform me that you are interested in receiving news of voting results!

So many battles! Fighting can be fun, it makes me assess my values and goals. What am I fighting for? The Bout battle of the bands comes with some great prizes (money and recording time). We need these things because it cost money to create music. Sometimes I ask the band to play a show and that means 10+ hrs of rehearsal time plus show day usually means loading in gear at 6pm, sticking around for sound check at 7 and then being ready to perform from 10pm till 11pm. Then the load out. I believe that every one of my band mates truly enjoy being a part of Zoubi and The Sea and so do I. The thing that bugs me is that even though they work their butts off, they are rarely guaranteed $50 each per gig. This also means there is not much money funneling back into the business. 

With a competition like the Bout, I am hoping that our friends and family will get an opportunity to help us put more money back into the art itself, into recording. Music rarely pays and I love to play and enjoy all the administration, booking, applications and emails but I also have a hard time getting by with part time work. It's the classic artist problem. It's the flip side of a rich life. I live in a vast community of passionate artists. Each with their own aspirations, fears and excitement. I dip constantly in and out of happiness and grief and I believe that this type of lifestyle really contributes to my resilience as a human and my ability to love and let go.


- Feb 15th, 2019



We're playing NookFEST today, come see us! There will be music 11am till 10pm. We're on at 8pm! Danforth Ave + Woodbine Ave, Toronto

- Sep 7th, 2018


I had a blog once, it was started to post silly things and I had a partner in crime but it was one of those partners who simply serves to give some momentum at the beginning by offering excitement and a strew of ideas. Once of those who has only ideas that never come into fruition.  I let it stop me.


Today, the sun is shining. There was a two way stop and a woman waited her turn once to many times, she honked her horn and threw up her hands. Coffee at the shop is better than my coffee at home. I think my coffee grind is too course. Maybe when the water runs through it, it flows too easily, it needs to be slowed down. The water needs to savor the moment and stop to smell the coffee. That is, if it is going to make a nice, full body roast.


What am I writing for? I’m here in the coffee shop with many aspiring strangers. It appears that the majority of them are on their computers, working. Some are in pairs but most are solo. It appears one is awaiting a friend and there are two gentlemen reading books, the other ten people are on laptops. Why are we here? I’d assume that most of us are here for the SIDE-HUSTLE.


Should I be at home, playing my guitar? Writing songs? It’s funny thinking about art and what proportion of art is the craft itself and what amount of sharing is required. The tree falls in the woods but how far will the sound carry? The woods is really what they call “the woodshed” -for those who are unfamiliar with this term, the woodshed is where musicians go to hone their craft in private. A woodshed is far enough removed from the house that a green musician can make noise without being overheard or bothering people. It’s the place where we practice up before we’re ready to expose our work to the world.


There was a while where I was learning the trumpet. It was an extremely humiliating and humbling process. The trumpet is loud and unforgiving, living in a house with 4 other people meant that it was fairly unlikely that I would have the house to myself. There are two reasons why I do not like to practice trumpet while someone can hear me.

a) I wouldn’t want to listen to it myself, I wouldn’t wish that racket on anyone

b) If I know someone can hear me, I have less patience to repeatedly go over the challenge areas

Why? because that’s just about as irritating as sound can get. This means that if I am to play trumpet while people are in the house, I will play the things I feel are least annoying and that means I am going over the things that are least in need of attention.

c) embarrassment


So, what are we doing at the coffee shop?

a) here to focus

b) the coffee is better


I have an addiction to self help talks. I’ve moved from beating myself into shape to instead looking at the bat and trying to decipher why it swings at me and why I don’t move out of it’s way. This year, I’ve been toying with the game of letting things go. I have high standards, high expectations and am emotionally attached to the outcomes that I feel I have control over. You’d think that this is a recipe for high achievement.. however, for me, high expectation tends to cause fear of failure which surfaces as procrastination.



Here’s a concept, procrastination is an emotional attachment to outcome. Does that make sense? (The problem with writing is that I don’t get the facial cues that tell me whether or not to explain further.)

Do you beat yourself up about your procrastination habit? Why? Because you don’t get things done on time or you don’t get things done at all?



Imagine you are two people, one of whom is the person who wishes to get things done; the other is the one who constantly puts it off.  Next, imagine one character is the adult, the other is a child (you can guess who’s who). Children need encouragement, patience, forgiveness and structure. There is a certain degree of discipline that can be useful but it is easy to discourage a child if you give them the impression that they’re not living up to your standards. So, as you would wish to do with a child, treat your procrastinating, high-standards self with love and encouragement and you might just get results. Stop beating yourself up and look at the bat you’re beating yourself up with. You’re beating yourself up because you care about the outcome. Have fun with it, present things that aren’t finished. Just create something anything and SHARE IT! If a project loses momentum, take it off the shelf and put it out into the world. Make way for the next creation. And fuck if you have to procrastinate, write a blog post.

- Jun 1st, 2018

Life in Toronto so far

Life in Toronto so far

Before I begin blabbering on about my life, I need to get out of the dark lest my perfectionist monster scares me off again! So click > here < for a song in as-is-condition. Please note that it is free to download, click the "...more" button. 

Since I moved to Toronto August 2017, my world has changed immensely. I’ve made remarkable friends and learned how to retain a sense of connection that spans the distance between my British Columbian pals and I. I miss them. Maybe I speak for more than just the introverts of the world but I gather that we are especially reliant on the emotional safety and trust that is bolstered through long-time friendships. It’s a relief to be authentic and I do my very best to remain true to myself when I meet new people but I get exhausted fostering new relationships and investing time in getting to know one another. I like to get a sense of who people are on a deep level and although some people open up bold and generously, most people remain a little guarded.. so it takes some time. I enjoy being patient and am grateful for free long distance plans. Meeting so many artists and kind people in Toronto has been a relief and although I feel lost without the trees and the ocean of the west coast, I feel that being in a new environment has made me vulnerable in an uncomfortably awesome way. Torontonians have been surprisingly safe people to be around. I expected less of a city this big, a city who is known for being a hustle, bustle business town. No offense but I DID expect less and you gotta know that I have been astonished and am grateful for the remarkably welcoming community I’ve encountered.

I love learning and school is a beautiful thing. Having structure, encouragement and deadlines is a blessing and the Independent Songwriting and Performance program at Seneca College provided all that and more. The teachers were heroic role models who showed a vested interest in providing useful information and hearing the voice of each and every student. Graduating was slightly triumphant but also sad and scary. Luckily, I got to visit my sisters, dad and niece in BC between school and the big Canadian Music Week event. We managed to make time for baby burping, sun bathing, ocean air breathing and forest roaming. 

 Next thing I knew I was back in Toronto to work as Gary Taylor’s personal assistant for CMW. I spent half of my time in the office, doing graphic design and sending emails to mentors in the Mentors Cafe and the other half I spent listening to panels, taking notes, drinking free coffee, water and talking to industry people… generally stepping outside my comfort zone. In the evenings, I was reminded of the reason for all of this hullabaloo. The live music performances were amazing. I am aware that most of the artists do not get payed to be there and a lot of them travel from far away. I mostly went to see friends of mine perform. Carmanah, Foxglove and Fortune Killers. Fortune Killers stayed at my house which was fantastic because I've been feeling like I don't have enough close friends here yet. CMW was full of fantastic music and the whole event washed by! The memory of CMW in my brain appears a Ben Van Netten painting who’s blur of colours give me vertigo. For me, music conferences are an abstract mass of faces, information and emotions that are vibrant and unsettling with a beauty who’s meaning is unique to the individual. 

 One of the most resounding messages I heard from CMW came from a producer’s panel hosted by Lisa Patterson of Imaginit Music. The panelists invited a group of aspiring female producers to come up and answer questions as the voice of the new generation. One girl talked about creation and how her own perfectionism and self-criticism could keep her from releasing any music. I realized that I’ve let this happen and that this girl had pointed out the solution to the shame I’d been feeling throughout the music conference. Most of the content on my website is at least 2 years old so I’ve felt really embarrassed about my lack of dedication to being an artist who is faithful to creation and offering people access to those creations. It’s as if I haven’t called my mom since 2015 and I’m dying to show her my newest drawing so she can put it on the fridge. Maybe it’s a selfish desire but fuck self-criticism, I need my mom’s love. I need to share who I am and I feel out of sorts if I’m still only presenting my music and myself as who I was in 2015. It’s time for new music. Nothing is up to my standards but fuck it, it’s gotta come out whether I feel ready or not. 

 I feel like a scared child who needs constant encouragement. I think that chasing a lofty goal is both exhilarating and exhausting for the soul. I’m having trouble seeing the big picture and sometimes pursuing art as a career can feel like a sea of disappointment until finally there are remarkable discoveries and the occasional white-sand-beach basking session. I realize that one of the heaviest fears I have is that when I arrive on the next island I will be drinking my champaign alone and I’ll have to consume an entire papaya with two spoons and only one stomach. I want to thank the internet for being a place I can quickly reach friends. Sometimes I fear that I am boasting and it is not publicly acceptable. Sometimes I have fears of judgement but most of the time feel better after I go ahead and wear muddy boots on the subway or sing out of tune while I bike through my neighborhood. I’m not bothering anyone for that long! 

What better day to feel a need for love and encouragement than Mother’s Day. I have one who has shared her heart in the most open and loving ways. She has ALWAYS encouraged me to keep creating and keep dreaming the seemingly impossible dreams of continuing to be artist. Today, she is on Hornby Island gardening in the same earth that she taught me how to plant carrots, water plants and eat strawberries. Today, I have two older sisters who can be counted on for sharing anything they can offer and who help me out by reminding me to call my mom on mother’s day. Today, I am not only scared of life but I am excited to face my fears because I know that family and friends always have my back. Momma was the first one.

 Happy mother’s day mom and everyone after that. Go see your moms or anyone who you know that has provided love and support when you've needed it.

- May 13th, 2018

Canadian Music Week

Wow! That was a whirlwind! I thought I was going to be stuck in the office for most of CMW but my dear Gary Taylor let me roam around the conference most of the time. In the daytime, the love of music helped me bridge my introversion, having something in common with every one in attendance and having an opportunity to sit, listening to panelists speak.
On my first day, Gary signed me up to be a mentor at the Mentor's Cafe that he manages. I was really nervous and sat at my table, organizing papers and business cards I'd collected. Right away, Civil Wray came up and spoke with me. She was kind and talkative, filling up most of the conversational space (which I felt grateful I didn't have to do). I quickly learned that she's made more headway with her craft than I have so I chuckled at how I was given the "mentor" role while feel like it was more of a two way street. She mentored me just as much or more than I did her! Listening to her music for the first time now, I am thrilled! See her video 

Bad Animal came to speak to me next. They were so kind! Came to Toronto from Calgary and told me if I came to Calgary, they'd book me a show. It's really inspiring to meet so many people that share similar aspirations. I have rarely felt any mean competitive vibes from other musicians and have repeatedly noticed a eagerness to share resources, offer help or encouragement. This is why I believe that I am a happy person today. Beyond what my family and friends have done for me, beyond the love that my parents showed me I was worthy of, I feel that sharing in a love for making music is the community that has supported me since I left my mom's house in 2010.

I've wanted to befriend Fortune Killers since I started taking voice lessons with Felicia. They slept on my couch and left my roommates and I with merch, wine and eggs. Organic eggs!

Helena Deland and Anemone put on excellent shows!! I spoke to each of them afterward. Helena Deland's band mates were very encouraging and patient with my attemps at speaking french. Anemone made me want to keep dancing and really commit to my dreams of making disco.

I went to a party at Kensington Sound last night and ended up staying there for 7 hours. It was full of future friends including AbrahamLambsbreath, Ben Palchet some humble folks from Urban Music Canada and many more! Today I went to meet Gary for a wrap up chat. His friend Franz (President of Indica Records who manage Half Moon Run) who was the kindest sufer-rocker dude. Him and I went to the pool and lounged in the sun for a bit. He offered his house if I ever want to visit Montreal.. He said he's usually gone to Australia in the winter. WHA! So I think life is about taking those opportunities that make your jaw drop and mumble "oh, I couldn't do thaat, he's just trying to be nice." No, I COULD do that and he IS being nice and once more, I COULD do that. Should.. Will? I will. Ok, it's settled. 

Thank you Gary Taylor, thank you Canadian Music week, thank you to all of the music creators, music appreciators for being so welcoming and making networking not so horrible.

Next I need to find a place to stay in Nashville, anyone got a couch there?


- May 12th, 2018

Owen Davies

Today, I hung out with Owen Davies, singing backup on some of his new recordings. He's a kind soul and a talented songwriter. I'm looking forward to hearing the final product and a single release in late March! And our show at C'est What? Cafe Sunday April 29th.

- Feb 10th, 2018

Ice Fishing

Ice Fishing

On Saturday, I went ice fishing with the First Peoples @Seneca community. It was a warm and welcoming group who I met during the International Development Day performance the week before. Wow how opportunities lead to more opportunities! I made friends, caught eleven fish and received a new nickname, "Zibi" (Zeebee) which translates from Ojibwe to "little stream."

Peggy brought home made lunch and snacks, all of which were delicious and healthy. We drilled holes in four feet of ice and caught fish that were six inches long. I laughed more than I've laughed in a long time and felt accepted without a moments hesitation. I never once felt like an introvert or like I needed a break from interactions.
What a fun time!


- Feb 10th, 2018

International Development Week

International Development Week

Performing for International Development Week was a pleasure. Adriano and I performed instrumental music during the Opening Ceremony as well as a performance of "Stars" which the Director, Monica Kronfli said "not only set the tone, but really captured the spirit."

The week held a variety of workshops which brought awareness to current issues and solutions regarding Nature and immigration.

Read more

- Feb 4th, 2018


Toronto has been a whirlwind of adjusting to the big and inspiring city and a lot of saying "yes" to many amazing opportunities! The Independent Songwriting and Performance program at Seneca is fantastic. I am playing bass in another person's project for the first time ever! Check out Owen Davies by clicking HERE

- Nov 11th, 2017

New single

Zoubi and The Sea is working on a track with Victoria's own Sam Weber, producer and musician extraordinaire. We are so excited to share it with you in the new year!

- Dec 30th, 2016

Performing Rifflandia Festival!

Saturday, September 17th
11:30pm at the Mint
Zoubi and the Sea open for the Wild Romantics!

Rifflandia Website info

- Sep 6th, 2016

Times Colonist

Thank you to Mike Devlin of Times Colonist for including Zoubi and the Sea alongside LABSDJ LowMan Made Lake, the Dylan Stone Band in your listing of local highlights!

read the article

- Jul 24th, 2016

Rock of the Woods

Rock of the Woods

The Rock of the Woods music festival was announced and we're on it!
We have to sell tickets to this event so please email for details!

- May 15th, 2016

Playing w Jon and Roy at Sugar!

Playing w Jon and Roy at Sugar!
Jon and Roy, Wild Romantics, Zoubi and the Sea, March 18th at Sugar nightclub - Feb 1st, 2016

Song and Surf

It's official! We will be performing at Song and Surf 2016. What a great year this has started off to be for Zoubi and the Sea. Saturday, February 6th at 2pm we will be kicking off the show at the Big Fish Lodge in Port Renfrew! Hope to see you there :) Play Song & Surf Winner - Jan 28th, 2016

Best weekend ever!

WHAT A WEEKEND! Thank you so much to all those who came to our Logan's show on Jan 22nd! We filled the venue! A few friends said they waited in line for an hour before people left so that could get in. Holy what dedication -in this cold weather! Thank you to Bousada and Butterflywingtip for holding the event and being such warm and welcoming individuals to share the stage with. You, dancing in the front row; thank you! Zoubi and the Sea has never seen so many people groovin' so hard. I hope things have reached a new high. I think they have! Song & Surf showcase went better than I could have imagined! So much support and love, thank you thank you! We worked hard leading up to this and it turned out to be the most rewarding pay off EVER! Whether we win the contest or not, we sure have gained a lot from the experience. MYC Sharratt and Weak Patrol rocked it! Thank you Morgan for hosting, Stephen Franke, Colin McTaggart, Jimmy Leitch, and Mike Hann for your constructive criticism and encouragement. I plan on seeing much more of each of you in the future! - Jan 24th, 2016

Song & Surf

We have made it to the top 6 for the Play Song & Surf Contest!!!! Come to our showcase on January 23rd (saturday) at the Breakwater. We rely on your cheer for our success! - Jan 13th, 2016

Song & Surf

Very excited to be applying to the Play Song & Surf Contest! We have been working hard at creating some Zoubi and the Sea tracks to showcase to festival buyers. Please stay tuned for news on this! Song & Surf is my favorite festival. It has a beautiful crew of people who are authentically interested in music. What else would draw you out to Port Renfru rain forest in the winter?? :) - Jan 10th, 2016


In October, my mom got diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. A huge surprise. Together with many many kind friends and strangers, I am organizing a fundraiser for her. It will be held in February. Event details here: Mom's blog here: - Dec 28th, 2015


Wow it is cold out! What a great time to stay inside.. what will you do with your time? Feel free to post your ideas on my facebook page What am I doing? Getting together lots with the band :) lovely folks. Sade, Chase, Isaac and Simon. We rehearse and discus festival applications whilst sipping tea, beer or the like. Business stuff, you know how it is. I take notes and sip ginger tea of course. - Nov 20th, 2015


So many shows this fall! It has been lovely returning to Victoria. There is a beautiful community here who I feel ever so grateful to be a part of. The EP release show at Victoria House Concert B was an astonishing success! Thank you for all of your support. A lot of individuals who I truly admire made the time to come out and sit for two hours with us. Yipes! Check out the new video uploads on this site! The band has gotten together for rehearsal for the first time in a month. They are so talented and such stand out people, I can't say how grateful I am to be able to work with them. There are videos of us rehearsing! Felicita's last night was very very fun! A huge thank you to all of our friends who show us love by appearing at our shows or commenting on our facebook posts :) Much more news to come - Oct 3rd, 2015

Album release!

It's finally happening! Now you can get your FREE DOWNLOAD of the Tumble EP. Here is a review of the album by Mark Anthony Brennan Here for a listen or a download! If you stream, you can hear 3 songs *if you download, you can hear all 4!* - Aug 16th, 2015


Saskatoon is a gorgeous city! Trees everywhere and a river running through the center. Village Guitar & Amps Co. had me catching my dropping jaw. The wide open sales floor doubled as a classy hardwood dance floor. We came in and immediately started picking Dan's brain about sound engineering. He did sound for Michael Bublé.. so he had a lot of field knowledge to share. He shared his experience with a smile. It inspires me so much to be around people who are successful and still passionate about their chosen career path. Needless to say, this was the most crisp sound I have ever heard my instruments amplified through. Village Guitar & Amps Co. is a place to see if you're ever in Saskatoon. I would LOVE to come back and attend a show there. A pristine listening room run by kind and generous people -to say the least. Stay tuned for video footage of this performance! - Aug 15th, 2015


The Arts Bank in Bruno, SK.. Let me tell you WHAT! What a kind and generous group of individuals. We were greeted with such warmth and down to earth kindness. The venue was an adorable little cafe/art space/house concert style set up. I'll post a photo! Check my instagram for a video of my favorite room! Thank you to the owner Jonas and the ladies running the cafe; Bethany and Danielle. The Cherry Sunday fair was a wonderful surprise! Thank you so much Bruno. This was a real highlight in my touring experience. - Aug 15th, 2015

Jasper National Park

What a nice introduction to Jasper! Thank you to the National Park employees for welcoming us in. It was so fun petting stuffed animals and experimenting with the sound equipment inside the Fire Hall. A Britney Spears headset!? Once in a lifetime opportunity for your truly. Solange thank you for connecting me with Dominique who connected me with the other employees and landed us a bed under the most beautifully starlit sky that I've ever seen. The warden's cabin! Then the most beautiful drive down the Icefields Parkway! Nature walks and fresh fresh air. Graham, you are fantastic company. - Aug 14th, 2015

First stop on the tour! Prince George

Prince George, what a beautiful place! My time staying with Norm, Carolyn, Gabrielle, Emma, Noah and Noah was very inspiring. What a kind and welcoming family. Thank you for feeding us and for taking me mountain biking! Nancy O's is a fun venue, the owner, Owen, was very helpful and accommodating. I recommend it to any musician looking for a place to perform. It was packed on a Wednesday! What a wonderful way to kick off our tour. Off to Jasper at 5am tomorrow wooo woooo! Vroom vrooooooom can't wait to see what that big green spot on the map looks like from the earth.

- Aug 11th, 2015

Green Party Party

We will be doing an impromptu performance, at 7pm TONIGHT at the Sunset Room to raise money and awareness for the Green Party! info here Hope to see you there! - Aug 6th, 2015

Summer tour

This summer, I am privileged to have the opportunity to tour with my friend Graham, Much adventure to come! August 12: Prince George, BC // Nancy O's // 8:00pm August 13: Jasper, AB // Heritage Firehall // 6:30pm August 14: Calgary, AB // Cafe Koi // 8:30pm August 15: Bruno, SK // Bruno Arts Bank // 7:00pm August 16: Saskatoon, SK // Village Guitar & Amp Co. // 7:00pm August 18: Regina, SK // O'Hanlons Pub // 8:00pm (Devarrow only) August 19: Lethbridge, AB // The Slice // 9:00pm August 20: Kimberley, BC // Green Door // 7:00pm - Jul 31st, 2015


Hello world! What has been happening in the life of Zoubi Arros you ask? Well well well, some very exciting things indeed. Many many shows. Rehearsing with a new band! The three of them are coming up with a name for themselves, so stay tuned for that :) Currently we are going by "Zoubi Arros" but would like to have a different name for solo vs ensemble performances. Who's in this band? Sade aka Smooth Operator, keepin' time on tha drums Isaac hittin' tha grooves on tha bass Chase wooing it on tha saxophone. - Jun 1st, 2015


It's festival submission time! I'll be at Tall Tree and Rifflandia Music Festivals!! Though, I might not get to perform.. I'll be there. Join me? - Mar 9th, 2015


I would like to say extend a HUGE thank you to all of my friends and friends of friends. Your exceptional support for the past two shows has been a very pleasant surprise and helped all of us musicians feel very loved! The attendance at the Cambie blew my mind. We managed to cover the cost of renting rehearsal space and you even bought our dinner! What a hoot. The set at Lacey-Lou Tapas Lounge last night was extra fun. Patrons were saying they've never seen it so packed! Nice work on the promo everyone! Thank you to the Zone@91.3 for announcing our show on the radio! Wholie I'm very privileged to have had Shane Soderberg keeping both the rhythm of my guitar and my heart as my soul pushed it's way out of my voice. It was a real treat to have the company of Andrew Poirier (of Weird Party) on stage with us last night. He set us at ease, making everything look easy ;) A special thanks to the lovely Michelle, who warmed everyone up with her beautiful voice and piano playing. I hope to collaborate with her in the near future! Chris Jones with some of his Sweet Leaf members; excellent show boys. Always entertaining. Thank you Chris for giving me the chance to perform sans-guitar for the first time ever!! SO MUCH FUN! Super scary but I'm hooked. Simon De Laat and Dave took some video footage, can't wait to see that! Thank you for helping us out a ton by doing sound for us while I fumbled about with various unknown cables and buttons. You can look forward to some excellent photographs by Darren Ho (of Darren Ho Media) and we possibly scored a few shots by Kim (of Kim Jay Photography). Thank you to Nev Gibson for helping us sound tight by offering the Hidden Gem as a big comfy rehearsal space. And of course, I must express a gigantic appreciation for Lacey-Lou Tapas Lounge for hosting our shenanigans and always asking us to come back. Amelia and staff, you are so lovely! - Mar 6th, 2015


Yes! Just finished a photo shoot with the wonderful Brad Edwards, of PIV Photography. New and fabulous portraits coming soon! - Jan 30th, 2015


Currently working on a new EP. What joyous fun! Stay tuned. - Jan 13th, 2015


It's official, I'm signed with Mighty Speck Records, collective of passionate and talented people who I'm excited to work with. MSR showcases the artist who demonstrates both talent and social responsibility. So far it has been very inspiring! - Dec 5th, 2014


I've updated my bandcamp! Added lyrics to every track :) Check it out! - Jun 7th, 2014


The Grit of it was just launched! Locals talking grit. Interviews and portraits of inspiring and creative people who share how they get through the bumps in life with a little "True Grit" Check out Zoubi Arros's interview: - Jun 1st, 2014

Wood Recital Hall

I've been taking some vocal lessons at the Victoria Conservatory of Music. Kathryn Whitney has been the perfect vocal instructor for me. She makes me laugh and makes it easy to ask questions. Anyhow, she hosted a recital for her students. Most of them sung classical songs (Bach and the likes). It was a new experience for me. Very very impressive! Singing with those acoustics was fun! My new found friend, Simon De Laat ( filmed the event. My two songs will be posted ASAP! Can't wait! - May 26th, 2014

New news

Well, I'm not sure if this quite constitutes as news to the music of me.. but you must know the joys of my new discovery. A wooden spinning top. Never ceasing to amuse since 3500 B.C. and possibly before! - Apr 26th, 2014


Wrapping up winter hibernation with some spring recording! Soon to have some spiffy new tracks to add to the list. It's got to be about enough for an album real soon! Just can't wait... - Apr 14th, 2013

Winter Videos

New music videos! Winter on the sunshine coast has been quite the same as the rest of the west coast. Sunny days are fewer and further between, so when it is sunny; we get out! My girlfriend has kindly offered to film a few videos of me and my guitar in the outdoor scenery. Much better surroundings than the usual videos I upload to youtube. They were a lot of fun to record! All of them thus far are filmed right on the beach, so there are waves in the audio hah! Looking forward to moving back to Victoria BC, where family and friends are most abundant :) - Nov 10th, 2011

The Magic Feather

My good friend Keira and I are working on a goofy children's film for a little boy named Jasper. Jasper just turned 6 and is a great friend of Keira's. Making this film has been lots of fun! It has taken longer than expected (which was expected.. but it's taken even longer than that) none the less, it has been worth it. AND IT IS ALMOST FINISHED! My song "dancing" is featured in the film! I will post it under "videos" on this website as soon as it is done! - Oct 26th, 2011

Music @ TC pub

Wow! What a great crowd at TC pub in Powell River! Open mic-style Wednesday night hosted by Renelle, a friendly and exuberant musician. My first time in the venue, I felt quite nervous to get up on stage. I sung "Dancing" first to swing into the happy and relaxed mindset that the song was written with. At the end of the song I was relieved with a great response from the audience. Thank you for your kind words and warm welcome Powell River! - Oct 18th, 2011

Tiny Bubbles

Learning to play "Tiny Bubbles" by Don Ho. Check out the song on youtube. It's good - Oct 5th, 2011


the "shop" is now open! I haven't sold anything over the internet before so lets experiment. This is very exciting and convenient! However if you prefer to do this the old fashion way and, for example, you'd like to trade a chicken for a CD; we will have to meet in person. Come to a show and we'll engage in good ol' commerce. For special requests, please feel free to email me. - Oct 1st, 2011


A great night performing at Falconetti's Bar and Grill with Return of the Stern Vancouver, BC - Sep 30th, 2011


New website! Be the first to sign the guestbook! Thank you to some great friends for helping to make this website possible. Nev and Bill from the Indivision Network for the site and Keira Pinchbeck for the artwork! I am on the interweb YEEEEEHAAWWW!!! nothing can stop me now! Lets not be too professional now. - Sep 21st, 2011


Soup and BMWs! - Sep 21st, 2011