Hillside Summer Festival 2016

July 22 - 24

 Casey Mecija

Casey Mecija

Casey is best known as the front woman for Ohbijou, an indie orchestral-pop band that she formed over eight years ago with her sister, Jennifer.  The band is no longer performing, so we are very lucky to get Casey here in Guelph.  Ohbijou always created expansive atmospheres of sound at their shows, their work being both dense and musical and yet open and ambient. Casey's voice is gentle and yet full of yearning, giving her work a sweet ethereal quality that makes you feel transported.  An abundantly talented artist, Casey is not only a vocalist and musician (guitar,piano, ukulele), she is also a filmmaker, having produced, My Father, Francis, a tribute to her father as an immigrant worker and an exploration of his relationship with her, his queer daughter. Her work has been screened at Toronto's Reel Asian Film Festival and Inside Out. Casey recently won an emerging artist award from Women In Film and Television. She is host of CBC Radio One's The Doc Project about documentary films, and she is currently a Ph.D. student at the Women and Gender Studies Institute at the U of T.

Performance Schedule

  • Sunday, July 24th at 1:05pm

    Island Stage
  • Sunday, July 24th at 5:50pm

    Sun Stage