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short and sweet.


The Shorties is a contemporary folk trio inspired by influences in singer-songwriter, jazz, and R&B. Shorties are grateful to make music on the unceded ancestral territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ / sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) nations.

Cindy, Kaya, and Sydney met while studying Jazz at Capilano University and quickly bonded over jam sessions, heart-to-hearts, and love of cheese (brie to be exact). Together they weave colourful harmonies with honest lyrics that are authentic to their experiences with anxiety, friendship, grief, and hope.

Shorties songs feel like a warm hug, togetherness, and tender commiseration. 

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