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I am very pleased to announce the release of the official music video for the latest single and title track of my upcoming EP "Open Sky"!

Many thanks to the talented Theras and Olivia Seneshen for their videography skills and my good friend David Tallarico for spending months in the studio with me recording, mixing, and mastering. I've put a lot of my heart and soul into this project and it is so great to finally be able to share it with you all 😊☀️🏖📹🎶 #musicvideo #dowhatyoulove

Happy to announce the release of the first single and title track from my brand new EP "Open Sky"!

Now available on Spotify and most other music download/streaming services.

Creating this really was a labour of love and I couldn't have done it without help from my amazing and wonderful sound engineer and co-producer @david_tallarico

Also shout out to the talented Gert Taberner for contributing to the harmonies, Olivia Seneshen for taking the cover photo, and Theras for spending hours with me listening over demo after demo : )

Look forward to sharing some more singles from this EP with you all in the near future!

I am pleased to announce the release of the official music video for my song "Thirsty Hearts"!

Special thanks to directors and producers Kyle Hollett and Kita Nahanni Loeks for their incredible footage from Nicaragua as well as the rest of their team:

Director of Photography - Devin Karringten and
Associate Producer - Mike Babiarz.

Also many thanks to:

Video Editor - Jasper Grau

And last but not least my music producer and good friend - David Tallarico

Much love to you all and I am so glad to be sharing this great collaboration with the world  : )

- T

New Album Release: May 20th

New Album Release: May 20th

After over 5 months in the studio, my producer David Tallarico and I are happy to announce that my sophomore album "Shine Through The Dark" has been officially released!  It is currently available for download from my website as well as Itunes, Spotify, and Bandcamp. A different, extended version of the album is also available via hard copy; if you are interested in one of these, please email me at Thorloeks@gmail.com or drop me a line via my Facebook band page.

Special thanks to all the incredible humans who have contributed to and supported this project; your belief and efforts in helping this come to fruition has meant the world to me.

x

Thor

In the last 2 weeks my friends at Lofty Media and I have been working on the official music video of my original song "Break Free". We are now happy to announce it's release, on my birthday no less 

I feel so grateful to everyone who has believed in, contributed to and supported my music and I look forward to stepping into this next chapter of my life with an open and full heart, mind, and spirit.

All the hours, days, months, and years of effort are worth it when doing something you love.

A special thanks to Cedric, camera operator Andrew Fyfe, pilot Geordie Milne, and my producer David Tallarico,

Peace and Love,

- T

Do What You Love And Love What You Do 

Yesterday after five years of study I successfully finished my bachelors degree in Communications from Capilano University. Felt like an eternity and the blink of an eye at the same time but I feel a lot of gratitude for everyone I connected with in my time there and to those who helped/inspired me to keep coming back and complete my studies.

Now looking forward to diving fully into the dreams that lie ahead, including the release of the first single of my New EP "Open Sky" next week!

Excited to share what we've been working on in the very near future : )

New EP 

I am pleased to announce that after over 6 months of recording and mixing with my long time friend and talented producer @david_tallarico, we have finished putting together my brand new EP, "Open Sky" : ) 

Releasing the first single and title track from the EP next week so stay tuned! 🎵😊☀️🌳 #newmusic #newep #studio #friends #summervibes #localmusicians

Nature is Free 

Constantly reminded of how powerful and nourishing nature is as a place to feel alive, get inspired, and be creative.  

Photo Credit: Michal Urbánek​ 

 

Backyard Summer Songwriting 

Summer has arrived in backyard : ) A perfect place for playing and working on new songs ✨ #summermusic #northvancouver #junglegarden 

Photo credit: Theras

Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival 2018 

Had a great time presenting and playing for the Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival 2018 last week about the 15000 km of bicycling and canoeing I've done with a guitar on my back over the last few years! 

It was an honour to be part of such a beautiful, inspiring, and motivational festival with so many incredible speakers, film makers, event organizers, volunteers, and contributors! 

I wish everyone a lot of joy, learning, and success in the adventures to come : )

 

Bare Bones Music Video 

I am proud to announce the official music video release for my song "Bare Bones"! 

I have now re-edited and mastered the footage from a trip my friend David and I took down the Wind River a few seasons ago and added some performance footage captured by my friend Jonathan Lowey over the holidays. Hope you like it! 

For those that don't know, The Wind River is in the middle of the Peel Watershed, one of the biggest untouched wildernesses left in North America (no towns or roads). First Nations, conservation groups, friends, family, fellow Yukoners and I have been fighting to protect these pristine lands for over a decade. We fought mining corporations, oil and gas companies, and our own government. We went through three court cases all the way to the Canadian Supreme Court and as of three weeks ago, we won! 

A wilderness area the size of Scotland, including the Wind River is now permanently protected from mining and development. 

I know that our world needs resources, but it brings me a lot of joy and comfort knowing that some incredible lands like the Wind River can remain wild for future generations, there is a lot we can learn from spending time in these places. 

Wishing you all wondrous start to your new year. 

- T

Grassroots Tour Coming to a Close 

Well friends, after bicycling over 4,300 km this summer from my family home in the Yukon, playing music in bars, coffee shops, restaurants, community halls, houses, parks, beaches, wilderness lodges and state parks, I have sold out all the CD's I've brought with me and have decided to end my journey and grassroots tour this year in San Francisco, California. 

Riding the length of Vancouver island, the 101 through Washington and Oregon and the some of the Highway 1 north of here helped me realize in greater depth how special the west coast really is, and inso I want to wait until the rest of Highway 1 south of me in Big Sur is fixed in the coming seasons before touring down to San Diego and beyond. 

It's hard to describe in a few words what this tour has meant to me.. Two years ago I began with a canoe journey in the heart of Peel River Watershed in northern Yukon, one of the largest pieces of untouched wildernesses left in North America. I paddled the Wind River with my friend David, 600 km north to Fort Macpherson, Northwest Territories above the Arctic Circle, before riding my dad's old mountain bike from the 80's (that I used to ride on the back of as a baby) south down a 700 km of dirt road from Inuvik to Dawson City. 

In the time since then, I have recorded two albums and taken ole blue Bessie over 6000+ km south through my hometown of Whitehorse down the length of the Yukon, British Columbia, and now most of the West Coast of the US. The experiences, landscapes, flora and fauna, people, towns, and communities I have met, traveled with and through, have enriched me beyond what one post can do justice.. but I hope to pour the gratitude I feel into new music and eventually attempt a book or two. 

While this chapter may be coming to a close, the journey is far from over.. I eventually will return and hope to take that old mountain bike all the way to the tip of South America. 

For everyone who has encouraged, helped, and inspired me to live my dream, I could never thank you enough.. You are the salt of the earth and I hope that I will be able to pay it forward in my own way in the years to come. 

Peace and love, 

- T 

#bicycletouring #lifeisanadventure

The Redwoods 

Humboldt Redwood State Park has 1/5th of all the remaining old growth redwoods in the world. I felt so fortunate to ride under these majestic giants that can live well over 2000+ years and on average contain 7 times the biomass of the amazon rainforest in equal area. 

Definitely puts things in perspective when you think of the centuries these trees have weathered and have continued to grow through, harbouring sustained life and vitality as humans live out countless generations of idealism, folly, hopes, dreams, good and bad deeds, delusions of grandeur and self importance, only to rise and fall from dust to dust while these trees remain in awe inspiring endurance and tranquility season to season. 

I hope some of these ancient old growth trees can continue to survive, thrive, and outlive us. 

There is a lot we can learn from them. 

#oldgrowth #bicycletouring #explorecalifornia

Tunes at the Boomer Saloon 

Shout out to the Midnight Sun Band! It was fun opening your great set with a few of my tunes at the Boomer Saloon in Laytonville, CA : ) 

#albumtour 

Previous events

Acoustic Night at the Portside

Portside Pub, 7 Alexander St V6A 1E9, Vancouver, BC

Live Acts Canada and Jack Daniel's presents Acoustic Nights featuring Thorin Loeks with special guests Bobby Wieler, Rob Roy, James Mitchell and Matt Storm, Sunday May 6th at The Portside Pub.

Tickets: $10.00 in advance or $13.00 at the door. Door/time: 8:00PM, 19+ to enter.

Vancouver Mountain Film Festival 2018 - Mountain Melodies

The Cinematheque, 1131 Howe Street, Vancouver, BC

Hi friends, I am pleased to say that I will be a speaker at the Vancouver Mountain Film Festival this year!

On Sunday February 11th, I will be doing a 45 minute presentation about why I decided bicycling and paddling over 15000 km across North America with a guitar on my back over the last five years was a good idea and what I have learned from it all so far. This will be followed by a musical performance of a few songs I have written along the way, and then a featuring of two of the wonderful adventure films selected this year by the festival.

Doors open at 7 PM show starts at 7:30.

If you are going to be in or around Vancouver, the festival runs for nine days from February 9th-17th celebrating mountain film, sports, and culture. There are going to be some amazing films and speakers involved with the festival this year that I am beyond honoured to see, meet, and participate with including National Geographic explorer Mike Libecki who has been on over 75 expeditions to some of the most remote parts of the world, Iranian adventurer Parvaneh Kazemi who start climbing at the age of 35 and now is the first woman in the world to reach the summit of Mount Everest & Lhotsie in a single season, award winning broadcaster & geneticist David Suzuki, and many more.

I am beyond excited to be a part of all this and hope to see some of you there!

https://vimff.org/

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