Helen Austin just sings around Alberni

Award winning singer Helen Austin sits in for a session at Justin Singing 'Round songwriters circle on Nov. 12.

Comox Valley singer and songwriter Helen Austin joins fellow Courtenay alumni Birgit Kuit and Port Alberni performer Rob Armich at Just Singing ‘Round

Comox Valley singer and songwriter Helen Austin joins fellow Courtenay alumni Birgit Kuit and Port Alberni performer Rob Armich at Just Singing ‘Round

This Saturday, Nov. 12, award-winning singer Helen Austin joins blues man Rob Armich and host Birgit Kuit for Just Singing ‘Round songwriters circle series.

The monthly events take place at Char’s Landing on Argyle Street in Port Alberni, across from city hall.

Armich is no stranger to the Port Alberni music scene.  His definite blues-rock style makes him a popular favourite at music jams and gatherings.

Armich recently completed his inaugural CD titled Zero to 50, a collection of original blues songs, some of which he will be performing this Saturday.

Joining Armich and Kuit is award-winning songwriter Austin. She has won top female songwriter and artist of the year awards from the Vancouver Island Music Awards in 2011.

Austin has also been a top 10 finalist in the Mountain Stage New Song Competition, as well as nominated for a Hollywood Music Media Award this year.

A prolific song writer from the UK now living in the Comox Valley, Austin has worked as a professional performer for more than 20 years. After a previous life as a standup comedian, she brings her quirky humour to her musical performances, as well as the ability to tug at your heartstrings with her more serious songs.

With more than one

million views on her self-produced music videos she has been earning accolades and acquiring fans all over the world. Her music is now getting licensed in Network TV shows such as 90210, One Tree Hill and Ghost Whisperer, along with many MTV shows and ads.

Start time for Just Singing ‘Round is 8 p.m. (doors open at 7 p.m.). Cost is $5 at the door.