Savvie is the musical moniker for Vancouver industry vet Savannah Wellman.
Her 2015 release “Night Eyes”, a seductive mix of sultry, brooding rock and infectious pop hooks, became a favourite on CBC, and lead to Canadian tour dates and festivals including Rifflandia, CMW, Breakout West, and JUNOfest. The band became known for their high energy performances and Wellman’s captivating vocals and Stevie Nicks-like sorcery on stage. Once the album cycle wound down, Wellman focused in on building Tiny Kingdom Music, an artist management company that has been actively supporting Canadian talent and building a tastemaker reputation. Once Tiny Kingdom was fully rolling, it was time to get back to the rocking, and Savvie hit the studio to record a series of new songs with producer John Raham (Dralms, Belle Game, Dan Mangan). The first single from that session, “Creature of Habit”, will be released June 8th, supported by a video launch party at the Biltmore Cabaret June 7th, and undoubtedly more adventures to follow.
“Released on Wellman’s own Tiny Kingdom Records, Night Eyes is a beautifully bruised collection of whiskey-driven grooves which are already beginning to summon quite a following.”
~ Noisey by Vice
“Night Eyes doesn’t shy away from being provocative. Not in an obvious or vulgar way, rather, it’s poised, subtly sexy and layered with varied levels of emotion. Her sultry vocals ache through introspective moments, like on slow burner “A Blur and a Haze,” while heady tracks such as “Gravity” and “Without You” are charged with swelling riffs and splashy percussion as they explore notions of emotional and physical yearning.”
~ Beatroute BC
"Savannah Leigh Wellman’s unmistakable seductiveness consigned the crowd into a prolonged frenzy. With their meticulous riffs, conducted by Wellman’s sweeping vocals, every song resounded as a rock ‘n’ roll adage, fully willing and capable of sending the horde into a full on swing.”
~ Discorder Magazine